Snowblind: When Winter Closes In
The moderator will be Kathryn Johnson
and the other panelists are Annette Dashofy
, Sara J. Henry
, and James M. Jackson
. Apparently, we all write about snow, because the premise of the panel is this:
As we're all suffering through the worst winter in a long time, the backdrop of your books -- snow, snow, and more snow -- seems especially on point. Why did you decide to use winter conditions as such an important part of your book? What role does the winter play? In addition to affecting the plot, winter conditions can affect your character's disposition and the mood of the book, including the feeling of claustrophobia. What choices did you make regarding the impact of ice, snow, and bitter temperatures and why? This panel will address issues such as these.