Cidney Swanson (Guest of Honor)

Cidney Swanson is a full-time writer of Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy. At age eight she started her first novel, which began with “Ouch,” and her characters have been suffering ever since. Her works include the Ripple Series, the Saving Mars Series, the standalone novel Siren Spell and the Thief in Time Series. Saving Mars was named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012 and was an honor book for the SCBWI Spark Award in 2014. A former costume designer and confessed Star Trek, Shakespeare, and ballet geek, Cidney writes full time in Eugene, Oregon with her husband, some kids, some cats, and entirely too much rain.