“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book!” – Dr. Seuss From an early age, reading gives the gift of lifelong learning, an avenue for personal growth, and a medium of entertainment. The Fox Cities Book
From 2009 to 20016, Laura Vosika, author of the acclaimed time travel series, The Blue Bells Chronicles, a story ranging across modern and medieval Scotland, has made multiple trips to Scotland and northern England to research the locations of her story—the battlefield of Bannockburn, Inverness’s
Chelsea Bobulski will be presenting on her journey as a writer, focusing on her process for The Wood. Find your inspiration like Chelsea, who says, "As a child, I fell in love with the unique magic of books, the magic of escape. I’ve wanted to be a writer ever since.”
Laura is an alumnus of Lawrence University, playing (like Niall and Shawn in The Chronicles) both trombone and harp. In addition to writing, she teaches music lessons and hosts the radio program Books and Brews. She lives in Minneapolis with five of her nine children, three cats, and an Irish Wolfhound much like the Laird’s great hunting hounds.
This craft talk will delve into the process of writing a fantasy novel—ideally one that readers can’t put down!
A reading by Callie Bates, author of THE WAKING LAND. Her debut fantasy novel, it has been named both an IndieNext and LibraryReads pick.