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SCBWI-IL OP Network with Lorelei Savaryn

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Magical Middle Grade Resource Sheet


Lorelei Savaryn  presents on writing middle grade fantasy, including how she plans & writes her novels, advice on building magic systems, tying magic into plot, finding inspiration, as well as tips and tricks for creating engaging, heartfelt stories.

Lorelei ( is an author of creepy, magical stories for children. She holds a BA in creative writing and is a former elementary teacher and instructional coach. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time amidst the beautiful chaos of life with her husband, four children, and dog outside of Chicago. Her books are THE CIRCUS OF STOLEN DREAMS (out now), THE EDGE OF IN BETWEEN (April 19, 2022), and THE NIGHT TRAIN (2023). You can follow her on Twitter @LoreleiSavaryn, or on Instagram at loreleisavarynauthor.


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