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Authors Veronica Roth and Elizabeth Mosier talk about their books and writing process on a panel moderated by local author John Bliss.

Veronica Roth is a 22-year-old debut author and a recent graduate of Northwestern University's Creative Writing program. While a student, she often chose to work on the story that would become her book Divergent instead of doing her homework. It was a transforming choice. Now a full-time writer, Ms. Roth lives near Chicago.

Elizabeth Mosier is the author of the novella The Playgroup, part of GemmaMedia’s “Open Door” series to promote adult literacy. She has also published the novel My Life as a Girl (Random House) and numerous short stories and essays that have appeared in literary and commercial magazines, including Seventeen, Cimarron Review, Child, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Poets and Writers. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, she has taught fiction and nonfiction writing to audiences from elementary school to adult in a variety of settings including Bryn Mawr, the Bennington College July Program, and elementary schools as part of the Young Writers Day program.

John Bliss is an author of young adult nonfiction, including Designer Babies (Heinemann-Raintree).

Recorded Monday, March 5, 2012 at Northwestern University's McCormick Tribune Forum.

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