Alexandra Duncan

Science Fiction. Fantasy. Feminism.

Jun 5

Con Carolinas

  • Embassy Suites Concord

I will be appearing at ConCarolinas in Concord, NC this June! Specific panel and event times to come. In the meantime, check out the ConCarolinas web site for information about other guests and special events.

May 30

Balticon 50

  • Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

Balticon 50 is coming! I'm so excited to be welcomed back to Balticon this year to present the Compton Crook Award to this year's winner. Visit the Balticon web site for more information, as it becomes available.

5:30 pm17:30

YA panel at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC

  • Fiction Addiction

Join Renée Ahdieh, Alan Gratz, Stephanie Perkins, Will Walton, and myself for a panel and signing at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC. This is a ticketed event. For more information, click here or call Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

7:00 pm19:00

SOUND book launch at Malaprop's

  • Malaprop's Bookstore

Join me for the launch of my new book SOUND, the companion to SALVAGE. 

Details here:

10:00 am10:00

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

  • Burnsville, NC

In incomparable Beth Revis and I will be on two panels together at this year's Carolina Mountains Literary Festival in Burnsville, NC. More details as they become available!

Sep 7

Dragoncon: Young Adult Literature Track

  • Atlanta, GA USA

More information about specific panel appearances as it becomes available, but for now, a general announcement that I'll be a guest at this year's DragonCon. Hooray!

12:00 pm12:00

AWP Conference Panel: Young Adult Literature and the Female Body

  • Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Hotel

Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel

Room M100 F&G, Mezzanine Level

With Megan Atwood,  Brandy Colbert,  Christine Heppermann, and Steve Brezenoff. In this panel, we will discuss the ways in which young adult literature tackles the landscape of the teenage female body and brings to light the inherent cultural messages that are bucked or enforced through young adult fiction and poetry. The panel will encourage a dialogue about the ways in which current and past young adult literature trends across genres explore agency, sexuality, identity, and representations of the teen female body.

6:00 pm18:00

Teen Read Week Author's Cafe

  • Burke County Public Library - Morganton

Turn dreams into reality this Teen Read Week!

Meagan Spooner, author of the Skylark trilogy and These Broken Stars, and I will be speaking at the Burke County Public Library in Morganton, NC.

Learn more about Teen Read Week at

2:00 pm14:00


  • Barnes & Noble - Citiplace

Join me in Baton Rouge at Barnes & Noble Citiplace for my second Louisiana appearance. Click here for more information.

6:30 pm18:30


  • City Lights Bookstore

Join me for a reading at City Lights Bookstore in beautiful Sylva, NC

2:00 pm14:00

Girl Power! Panel

  • Flyleaf Books

Girl Power!: A Panel on Powerful Women in Young Adult Literature featuring Jessica Spotswood, Nathan Kotecki, Meagan Spooner, and Alexandra Duncan

Sometimes the women in YA books can feel a little confined: they need a guy to rescue them, or if they're powerful, they must be evil. Fortunately, there are plenty of great female protagonists to read - girls and young women who don't wait for a man to save them, and who wield their power (personal and supernatural) unapologetically. This panel will discuss the evolution of empowered female protagonists in young adult literature using the examples of some exciting recent titles in the genre, and share in the fun of reading about "sisters who are doing it for themselves."

Meet the panel:

Alexandra Duncan - Author (based in Western NC) of the new YA novel Salvage, an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce pick.

Nathan Kotecki - Author (based in Durham NC) of YA novels The Suburban Strange and Pull Down the Night

Meagan Spooner - Author (based in Asheville NC) of the YA Skylark Trilogy (Skylark, Shadowlark, third title TBA) and co-author with Amie Kaufman of the YA Starbound Trilogy (These Broken Stars, second and third titles TBA)

Jessica Spotswood - Author (based in Alexandria VA) of the YA Cahill Witch Chronicles (Born Wicked, Star Cursed, and the forthcoming Sisters' Fate)  

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