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James Riley

Distinguished Visiting Writer 2020

About James Riley

James Riley is the New York Times bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time series, the Story Theives series, and the Revenge of Magic series. He currently lives in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C., because that’s where his cats are. He has three of them. Other people think that’s a bit much, and yet, he wants more. More. MORE!

Find Classes with James Riley

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Arizona Time
Type: Craft Class, Presentation, Workshop
Genre: Children's Books, Creative Practice, Editing, Fairy Tales, Writing Process
Join James Riley, the New York Times bestselling author of the Story ThievesHalf Upon a Time, and The Revenge of Magic series as he leads a workshop on writing for children, including: how to come up with an idea; how to come up with another idea when the first one doesn't work; why first drafts are always bad; looking into the abyss and waiting for it to look back; dealing with existential angst about never achieving your dreams; achieving those dreams anyway; and the editing process.