Appalachian hosts Scott Reintgen, young adult Sci-Fi writer

Established author Scott Reintgen will be giving a craft talk on Friday, October 25 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Parkway Ballroom of the Plemmons Student Union on the campus of Appalachian State University. This event is free and open to the public. Young Adult Sci-Fi writer, Reintgen’s books include the "Nyxia," "Nyxia Unleashed," "Nyxia Uprising," "Ashlords" and "Saving Fable." 

“Scott Reintgen is a former public school teacher and still spends summers teaching middle schoolers dark fiction and fantasy at Duke Young Writers’ Camp. The birth of his son has convinced him that magic is actually real. He lives in North Carolina, surviving mostly on cookie dough and the love of his wife, Katie. Scott is the author of the "Nyxia Triad" and "Ashlords" for young adults, and "Saving Fable" is his middle-grade debut.” – Penguin Random House

Members of the Appalachian campus and community interested in science fiction, young adult literature or getting their own work published are encouraged to attend. 

“Scott Reintgen grew up in North Carolina and took full advantage of the fact that he lived on the same street as fourteen of his cousins. It could be a little crowded, but he threw a few elbows and carved out space for himself as the family storyteller. He enjoyed the role so much that he decided to spend most of college and graduate school investing in the world of literature. This led to a career teaching English and Creative Writing in the great state of North Carolina, where he currently lives with his wife and family. To his great delight, the demand for stories and storytellers is alive and well. As such, he can often be found at local coffee shops laboring over stories that he hopes his family, and fans will love.” – Good Reads Website

This event is sponsored by the University Bookstore and Cold Mountain Review

If you would like more information about this event, please contact Trixie Wilkie at 828-265-8601 or email at


About the Appalachian State University Bookstore
The primary mission of the University Bookstore is to provide students and their families, faculty, staff, and alumni, with goods and services to support the educational goals of the institution. Additionally, the bookstore's purpose is to generate funds to support student scholarships. This is accomplished by offering a variety of products from socially and environmentally responsible sources.

About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Young adult Sci-Fi writer Scott Reintgen. Photo Submitted.
Published: Oct 3, 2019 11:27am