St. Louis, MO
Cole Gibsen is a critically acclaimed local author of young adult novels who will be making her first appearance at Kawa Kon this year. She will be hosting panels on writing, story telling, and the history of the samurai warrior caste in ancient Japan, which is the focus of her latest series of books. The next book in this exciting series is to be released in March of 2013. Booklist calls her novel, Katana, "an action packed page-turner tempered with slow-burning romance." When Cole Gibsen isn't writing books for young adults, she can be found rocking out with her band, sewing crazy costumes for the fun of it, and picking off her nail polish.