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!
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!
Mary H. K. Choi
Moderated by Sara Roberts
1:00pm Mental Health Matters Panel (YA) Junior Ballroom A-B, Level 3
Discussing mental health in YA lit!
Shaun David Hutchinson
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
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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