Thursday, June 12, 2014

YALLFest 2014 Author List!

So if any of you have been on this blog Instagram account than you would know that I am a big supporter and fan of YALLFest-- a book festival that takes place in Downtown Charleston, SC.
Last year there were many Bestselling Authors there including Veronica Roth (Divergent Trilogy), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), Lauren Oliver (Delirium Trilogy, Panic), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) and so many more. A few others were David Levithan, Gayle Forman, Pseudonymous Bosch, and Margaret Stohl.

So interested yet? If you are, here is all the event info!

Who’s coming: 60 of the country’s top YA authors, including 25 New York Times bestsellers.

What: Panels, presentations and signings on three stages on Upper King Street, as well as the infamous YA Smackdown!

When: Fri., Nov. 7 and Sat., Nov. 8, 2014

Where: Blue Bicycle Books, the American Theatre, Charleston Music Hall, Upper King Street, Charleston, SC

Cost: FREE!
*Preview nights, keynote addresses and the YA Smack Down will require you to purchase tickets for these events. Tickets sell out quickly, please purchase tickets immediately when they become available. Tickets usually cost under $10*
The full 2014 schedule of panels and signings for events on Sat., Nov. 8, will be posted Nov. 1.
All venues are within one block radius of Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St., site of book sales, book signings, literary bazaar, and more (i.e. pie sales!).
MUSIC HALL = Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.
BALLROOM = American Theater Ballroom, 446 King St.
CINEMA = American Theater Cinema, 446 King St.
*This info is from YALLFest's website. For updates right away keep checking back in on

This year, not only will Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Melissa de la Cruz, Brendan Reichs, and Pseudonymous Bosch be back with Blue Bicycle Books owner Jonathan Sanchez, there are over 60 authors that will be there — like “Divergent” author Veronica Roth, “The Maze Runner” author James Dashner, and “Matched”s author Ally Condie.

“YALLFest is a fantastic blend of raucous laughter, thoughtful discussions, amazing books, and of course, delicious pie,” Ms. Roth shared in a statement.

This year, the Middle Grade Storyball is also returning, where middle school kids will have the opportunity to write and publish their own story alongside renowned children’s authors; the popular YA Smackdown where all 61 authors compete in storytelling games for the coveted Golden Pie trophy and the official YALLFest band, Tiger Beat, headlined by author Libba Bray, performs.

YALLFest’s mission is to improve literacy through great YA literature and it is quickly becoming the most highly anticipated annual event for booklovers of all ages.

So with out a further a do, here is this year's, YALLFest 2014's, author list!

There are so many amazing names on here and Mrs. Roth...WILL BE BACK! Along with the lovely and shuckiest greenie of them all, James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner!

James Dashner (“The Maze Runner”) – keynote speaker
Sara Zarr (“Story of a Girl”) – keynote speaker
Sarah Dessen (“The Moon and More”) – closing keynote speaker
Ally Condie (“Matched” trilogy) – closing keynote speaker
Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia (“Beautiful Creatures”)
Melissa de la Cruz (“Frozen”, “The Ring and the Crown”)
Brendan Reichs (“Virals”)
Pseudonymous Bosch (“Secret” series)
Ann Brashares (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” novels)
Libba Bray (“The Diviners”)
Kiera Cass (“The Selection” trilogy)
Becca Fitzpatrick (“Hush, Hush” trilogy)
Gayle Forman (“If I Stay”)
Marie Lu (“Legend” trilogy)
Lauren Oliver (“Delirium” trilogy)
Kathy Reichs (“Virals” and Bones television adaptation)
Rainbow Rowell (“Eleanor & Park”)
Laini Taylor (“Daughter of Smoke and Bone” trilogy)
Scott Westerfeld (“Uglies”)
Maya Van Wagenen (“Popular”)
Rita Williams-Garcia (“One Crazy Summer”, “Like Sisters on the Homefront”)
Kwame Alexander (“He Said, She Said”)
Jennifer Armentrout (“Frigid”, “Trust in Me”)
Leigh Bardugo (“The Grisha” trilogy)
Alexandra Bracken (“The Darkest Minds”, “Never Fade”)
Matt de la Pena (“Mexican WhiteBoy”, “We Were Here”)
Jim di Bartolo (“In the Shadows”)
Christina Lauren (“Beautiful Bastard” series)
Coe Booth (“Kendra”)
Susan Ee (“Angelfall”, “World After”)
Susan Fine (“Initiation”)
Ryan Graudin (“All That Glows”)
Adele Griffin (“Loud Awake and Lost”)
Nikki Grimes (“Words with Wings”)
Lev Grossman (“The Magicians and the Magician King”)
Aaron Hartzler (“Rapture Practice”)
Michelle Hodkin (“Mara Dyer” series)
Ellen Hopkins (“Tilt”, “Smoke”)
Varian Johnson (“The Great Greene Heist”)
Michael Johnston (“Frozen”)
David Levithan (“Every Day”)
Alexander London (“Proxy”)
E. Lockhart (“We Were Liars”)
DJ MacHale (“Sylo”)
Sarah J Maas (“Throne of Glass” series)
Barnabas Miller (“Watching Alice” series)
Sarah Mylnowski (“Gimmie a Call “)
Lauren Myracle (“Internet Girls” series)
Danielle Paige (“Dorothy Must Die”)
Stephanie Perkins (“Anna and the French Kiss”)
Morgan Rhodes (“Falling Kingdoms” series)
Carrie Ryan & John Parker Davis (“The Map to Everywhere”)
Kieran Scott (“He’s So/She’s So” series)
Jennifer E. Smith (“This is What Happy Looks Like”)
Natalie Standiford (“The Boy on the Bridge”)
J.E. Thompson (“The Girl from Felony Bay”)

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