Virginia Festival of the Book • Saturday, March 19

The Virginia Festival of the Book starts next week, and I’m looking forward to moderating a panel with three terrific authors: “Thrillers for a Wild Ride” on Saturday afternoon, March 19, at 2 p.m. with Yasmin Angoe, S.A. Cosby, and Vera Kurian.

I’m including bios below, but do check out the full event info at the festival website—and hope to see a good crowd there. In-person!

And if you can’t be there in person, the Virginia Festival of the Book is also live-streaming—the next best thing to being there.

Yasmin Angoe, author of Her Name is Knight, is a first-generation Ghanaian American who grew up in two cultural worlds. She received the 2020 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award for Emerging Writers of Color from Sisters in Crime, of which she is a proud member. Yasmin lives in South Carolina.

S. A. Cosby, author of The New York Times bestseller Razorblade Tears, is an Anthony Award-winning writer from Southeastern Virginia. His critically-acclaimed Razorblade Tears and Blacktop Wasteland were both named a NYT Notable Book and named a best book of the year by NPR, The Guardian, and Library Journal, among many others. When not writing, he is an avid hiker and chess player.

Vera Kurian, author of Never Saw Me Coming, is a writer and scientist living in Washington, D.C. Her short fiction has been published in magazines such as Glimmer Train and The Pinch. She has a PhD in Social Psychology, where she studied intergroup relations, ideology, and quantitative methods.