Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 Guest Author

Kathryn Purdie

  • Guest Info

    APPEARING: All Three Days
    KNOWN FOR: Burning Glass 

    *Panels are subject to change or cancellation. Please check Schedule for updates.

  • Guest Bio

    Kathryn Purdie is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, BURNING GLASS (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins) and the forthcoming sequel, CRYSTAL BLADE. Her lifelong love of storytelling has ranged from making home video productions and directing neighborhood plays as a child, composing sappy poetry and writing avidly in her journal as a teenager, to later studying classical acting in high school and college, including The Oxford School of Drama. The writing bug bit her when she was in recovery from donating a kidney to my older brother. She found her old stash of short stories, and the inspiration for her first novel struck. She’s been writing darkly fantastical stories ever since. A lover of art in all forms, Kathryn also enjoys singing and playing the guitar. Her husband is equally artistic. They keep busy raising three rambunctious and creative children. Kathryn can be found online at
    Praise for BURNING GLASS: “Dark, intricate and utterly immersive, Burning Glass will take you on a journey you’ll never forget. Heart-pounding action meets deadly intrigue and aching romance, drawing you deep inside a story full of complex questions.”
    —Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the award-winning These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, and Illuminae.
    “Filled with mystery and intrigue, betrayal and passion, Purdie’s political debut will sweep readers away to a world that is not that different from their own.”
    —School Library Journal
    “Richly imagined, compelling, and darkly romantic, this book will leave you begging for more!” —Sara B. Larson, author of the Defy trilogy
    “I feel like Burning Glass has catered to all of my YA book needs: Russian-flavored fantasy, a neat but not overly complicated magic system, a flawed but wonderful heroine, and the only kind of love triangle I can enjoy (one involving competing brothers!)” —Allison Senecal, Old Firehouse Books
    “Purdie expertly weaves a complex storyline with well-developed characters in a vividly described world to entrance readers with her words.” —Wendy Jessen, Deseret News BURNING GLASS is a Junior Library Guild Selection.
© Copyright 2013-2017 - Salt Lake Comic Con