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Justin A. Reynolds

Author
Participates in 8 items
Justin A. Reynolds has been a pest control operator in NYC, night security guard, steel mill janitor, an intern at NASA Glenn Research Center, salesman of high-end faucet fixtures, and carpet-flooring installer (his first job ever!). In between, he attended several colleges and universities, before finally settling in at Cleveland State University for English literature and creative writing. He’s been the recipient of various fellowships, including the diversity award at NY State Writers Institute at Skidmore College. He was most recently a registered nurse, specializing in hematology and oncology, before trading his stethoscope for a pencil; he likes to think both instruments reveal the heart. He lives in northeast Ohio, home to snow, Lake Erie, and the Cavaliers. Opposite of Always is his debut novel.

Sessions in which Justin A. Reynolds participates

Friday 9 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Do you outline before you start writing or do you just go where the story takes you? If you've ever wondered how authors manage to take the ideas in their heads and turn them into actual books that you can hold in your hands, this is the panel for you.

3:45 PM
3:45 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

Saturday 10 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

The phrase "love story" can mean lots of different things. Sometimes it means an epic tale that ends with characters riding off into the sunset. Sometimes it means a small-town story about a young person trying to hide a crush from their friends. Our authors will discuss how they write love stories that are compelling and complicated without resorting to clichés.

2:15 PM
2:15 PM CDT - 2:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

4:30 PM
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

A line may seem funny in the midst of a deadline-induced writing haze, but will that translate to editors and readers? We'll talk about what makes something funny, how to punch up instead of down, and other tricks we've learned while writing humor. 

Sunday 11 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

By the end of this weekend, maybe you'll be inspired to write your own novel. But where do you even begin? Our authors will detail how their first novels grew from ideas into books and will share their advice for getting started.

11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

For many young adults, the most important relationships in their lives are their friendships. Our panelists will examine their favorite types of fictional friendships and why a realistic friendship can be so difficult to write.

2:00 PM
2:00 PM CDT - 2:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.