THIS WEEKEND: North Texas Teen Book Fest & The LA Times Festival of Books!

Cue the monster trucks, this is going to be one heckuva weekend coming up!

First up, the North Texas Teen Book Festival in Irving, Texas. This is my first time participating and from everything I’ve heard, it’s one of the best festivals – not just in Texas – but in the country. So excited I finally get to see what it’s all about. Here’s some of the stuff I’ll be doing:

Saturday, April 21st  The North Texas Teen Book Festival (#NTTBF)

10:00am                     Sister Act Panel (YA)   Junior Ballroom A-B, Level 3

Oh, what a difference a sister can make!

Julie Buxbaum

Kayla Cagan

Dhonielle Clayton

Stephanie Garber

Erika L. Sánchez

Moderated by Jamie Leroy

12:00noon                 New Kids on the Block Panel (MG/YA) Meeting Room 8, Level 3

Learn about the path to publication for these debut authors and discover your new favorite book!

Arvin Ahmadi

Kayla Cagan

Mary H. K. Choi

Nic Stone

Moderated by Sara Roberts


1:00pm                       Mental Health Matters Panel (YA) Junior Ballroom A-B, Level 3

Discussing mental health in YA lit!

Kayla Cagan

Chris Crutcher

Shaun David Hutchinson

Nina LaCour

Robin Roe

Moderated by Rachel Reeves


3:30pm                       Signing Sessions

Irving Convention Center – 1stFloor


And then after North Texas Teen Book Fest, I’m back in LA for my favorite book festival, The LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, where I’ll be moderating a fun panel of YA authors. I’ve become a real fan of all of them, and I bet you will, too. 


Sunday, April 22 LA Times Festival of Books (#Bookfest)



2:00pm                       Standing out from the Masses: Young Adult Fiction

YA Stage  Moderator/Interviewer: Kayla Cagan


Cecil Castellucci

Rachel Cohn

David Levithan

Arvin Ahmadi

3:00pm                       Booksigning










Hope to see you at one of one of the many festival-paloozas this weekend, but if not, let’s catch up soooon! Until then, happy reading and writing!

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