YALLWEST in Santa Monica a YA book festival of awesome!!



Hello, lovely readers. Not sure if you know about YALLWEST? If not, don't worry I will spill the deets YALLWEST in Santa Monica is the spin off west coast twin of YALLFEST, an event that occurs in the Charleston, South Carolina every year. It was announced at YALLFEST last month that this coming year two amazing YA events would occur, one on each coast. I don't know about you but I totally want to go. I will post whatever information I know about this event as it goes and I hope to see you there.

This morning the talent line up was posted for YALLWEST on their FB page

The ‪#‎YALLWEST‬ talent list is here! Who are you the most excited to see?
THE YALLWEST 2015 AUTHOR LINEUP
Brought to you by Epic Reads......



APPEARING ON SATURDAY APRIL 11th, 2015
(at Santa Monica Public High School Venue)
keynote
*RANSOM RIGGS (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children) NYT
with
*LEIGH BARDUGO (Shadow and Bone) NYT
COE BOOTH (Kinda Like Brothers) LAT
*PSEUDONYMOUS BOSCH (Secret Series) NYT
ANN BRASHARES (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) NYT
LIBBA BRAY (Diviners) NYT, PRINTZ, LAT, TIGER BEAT
*RACHEL COHN (Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist) NYT
*MELISSA DE LA CRUZ (Blue Bloods) NYT and
*MICHAEL JOHNSTON (Frozen)
ALLY CONDIE (Matched) NYT
KIMBERLY DERTING (The Taking)
SUSAN EE (Angelfall) USA
DAN EHRENHAFT (The Last Dog on Earth) TIGER BEAT
*KAMI GARCIA (Beautiful Creatures) NYT, MORRIS
SHANNON HALE (Ever After High) NYT, NEWBERRY
E. LOCKHART (We Were Liars) NYT, PRINTZ
RICHELLE MEAD (Vampire Academy) NYT
*LISI HARRISON (Monster High) NYT
ELLEN HOPKINS (Crank) NYT
*ROBIN LAFEVERS (Grave Mercy) NYT
JUSTINE LARBALESTIER (Razorhurst)
ALEXANDER LONDON (Proxy)
*MARIE LU (Legend) NYT
*TAHEREH MAFI (Shatter Me) NYT
BARNABAS MILLER (7 Souls) TIGER BEAT
JANDY NELSON (I’ll Give You the Sun) NYT
*KASS MORGAN (The 100) NYT
LAUREN OLIVER (Delirium) NYT
DANIELLE PAIGE (Dorothy Must Die) NYT
BRENDAN REICHS (Virals) NYT
VERONICA ROTH (Divergent) NYT
STEPHANIE PERKINS (Isla & The Happily Ever After) NYT
MORGAN RHODES (Falling Kingdoms) NYT
VERONICA ROSSI (Under the Never Sky) NYT
CARRIE RYAN (Forest of Hands & Teeth) NYT
*HOLLY GOLDBERG SLOAN (Counting By 7’s) NYT
NATALIE STANDIFORD (Switched at Birthday) TIGER BEAT
*MARGARET STOHL (Beautiful Creatures) NYT, MORRIS
MAYA VAN WAGENEN (Popular) NYT
SCOTT WESTERFELD (Uglies) NYT
GENE LUEN YANG (Boxers & Saints) NYT, PRINTZ, NBA, EISNER, LAT
and illustrators
*GARY ROSEN (Appleblossom the Possum)
& *JOHN ROCCO (Percy Jackson)

APPEARING ON SUNDAY APRIL 12th, 2014
(Local Author Day at Santa Monica Main Library Venue)
SMPL’s mayor for the day
*JOHN COREY WHALEY (Noggin) MORRIS, PRINTZ, NBA
with local authors
*COLET ABEDI (FAE)
*JULIE BERRY (Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place)
*VICTORIA AVEYARD (Red Queen)
*ROBIN BENWAY (Emmy & Oliver)
*GREG BOOSE (The Red Bishop)
*JESSICA BRODY (Unremembered)
*ANNA CAREY (Blackbird)
*AVA DELLAIRA (Love Letters to the Dead)
*MICHELLE GAGNON (Don’t Turn Around)
*AARON HARTZLER (Rapture Practice) stonewall
*NANCY HOLDER (Wicked) NYT
*LEILA HOWLAND (Nantucket Blue)
*JESSI KIRBY (Golden)
*MORGAN MATSON (Since You’ve Been Gone)
*ABBY McDONALD (Sophomore Switch)
*MAILE MELOY (The Apothecary) NYT
*JENNIFER NIVEN (All The Bright Places)
*NEAL SHUSTERMAN (Unwind) NYT
*ALYSON NOEL (Immortals) NYT
*MADELEINE ROUX (Asylum) NYT
*GRETCHEN MCNEIL (Possess)
*CINDY PON (Silver Phoenix)
*ELISSA SUSSMAN (Stray)
*ROBYN SCHNEIDER (The Beginning of Everything)
*LISA YEE (Millicent Min, Girl Genius)
*ALLEN ZADOFF (I Am the Weapon)
& honorary locals
KATIE COTUGNO (99 Days)
MARIA DAHVANA HEADLEY (Magonia)
SARA RAASCH (Snow Like Ashes)
*past or present SoCal author
nyt or usa = new york times or usa today bestseller
morris, nba, printz = nominated or received
tiger beat = festival band
note: schedule is subject to change.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like some great writers are going to be there! Enjoy.

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