Charles Tan: Hi everyone! Thanks for agreeing to do this panel.

In case people don’t know each other, let me introduce you to one another. I’m Charles, your blogger from the Philippines. Today we have:

  • Malinda Lo from the US, author of Ash and Huntress.
  • Tehani Wessely from Australia, who is a publisher, editor, and librarian.
  • Cheryl Morgan from the UK, who is very active in the genre nonfiction and awards scene.
  • Gwenda Bond from the US, who dabbles in a little bit of everything.
  • Tarie Sabido from the Philippines as well, who is a blogger and a teacher.

I’m a bit new at this so we don’t have to be very formal. Feel free to steer the conversation in a direction you think is relevant, but I was hoping to start with the speculative fiction YA books (whether novels or anthologies) published this past year that interested you.

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