Monday, June 18, 2012


Hi Guys,
Today's post is going to be about the YALL FEST which will be hosted in Charleston SC, November 9th and 10th. This will be the second year of YALL FEST, which is put together by the authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. On the website, the About tab wraps this even up better than I can, and it states:

"Who’s coming: 44 (and counting) of the country’s top YA authors, including 25 New York Times bestsellers.
What: Panels, presentations and signings on more than three stages on Upper King Street, as well as the infamous YA Smackdown!
When: Sat., Nov. 10, 2012, 10 am to 6 pm. 
Where: Blue Bicycle Books & The American Theatre, King Street, Charleston, SC 
Cost: FREE!"
So that pretty much sums it up, and you would be crazy not to want to come to this event... I mean "44 (and counting) of the country's top YA authors" all at one event. This is what Heaven is for the YA Book community. So come on out to support these authors, and also get a chance to have a conversation with them. I'm very excited for this, I've never been to a book event like this, and I was planning to go last year, but something came up, so I couldn't make it... but this year I'm determined to not only be at YALL FEST, but to make the best of my time there.
The authors that will be there are:
(Check back soon for links to author’s websites!)
Keynote: Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, “Literary Friendships” 
Kwame Alexander      -
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, PhD      -
Holly Black      -
Pseudonymous Bosch      -
Sarah Rees Brennan      -
Heather Brewer      -
Kiera Cass      -
Cinda Chima      -
Cassandra Clare      -
Andrea Cremer      -
Katie Crouch      -
Gitty Daneshvari      -
Melissa De La Cruz      -
Matt de la Peña      -
Kim Derting      -
Simone Elkeles      -
Elizabeth Eulberg      -
Gayle Forman      -
Kami Garcia      -
Adam Gidwitz      -
David McInnes Gill      -
Adele Griffin      -
Deb Harkness      -
Jenny Han      -
Siobhan Vivian      -
Michelle Hodkin      -
Ellen Hopkins      -
Tonya Hurley      -
Michele Jaffe, PhD      -
Caitlin Kittredge      -
Alyson Noel      -
David Levithan      -
Stephanie Perkins      -
Diana Peterfreund      -
Kathy Reichs      -
Brendan Reichs      -
Beth Revis      -
Jessica Rothenberg      -
Carrie Ryan      -
Eliot Schrefer      -
Natalie Standiford      -
Trenton Lee Stewart      -
Margaret Stohl      -
Cate Tiernan      -
Robin Wasserman      -
Marjorie Wentworth
John Corey Whaley      -
Kathryn Williams      -

WOW, That is a very large list of authors, and I'm excited to see most of them. I'm not familiar with some of them, but I hope to be able to find out more about their novels, and hopefully have some new books on my TBR pile. 

So if this post hasn't convinced you to come out to YALL FEST, maybe the official website will. Click HERE to check it out, and I will hopefully see you there. 

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