Long time, no blog post — but I’ve got a good reason!
I’ve been hard at work planning the Teen HQ at the Louisiana Book Festival, and boy do we have an amazing lineup of authors & panelists this year. On the MG & YA front, we have:
- Lauren Allbright, author of Exit Strategy
- Alys Arden, author of The Romeo Catchers
- Alton Carter, author of Aging Out
- Judy Christie, author of Wreath, in College
- Neil Connelly, author of Into the Hurricane
- Heather Demetrios, author of Bad Romance
- Laurie Devore, author of How to Break a Boy
- Michael Fry, author of How to be a Supervillain
- Frye Gaillard, author of Go South to Freedom
- Claudia Gray, author of Defy the Stars
- Jesse Haynes, author of Special
- S.F. Henson, author of Devils Within
- Linda Williams Jackson, author of Midnight without a Moon
- Brendan Kiely, author of The Last True Love Story
- Laurent Linn, author of Draw the Line
- Joanne O’Sullivan, author of Between Two Skies
- Richard Peck, author of The Best Man
- Caleb Roehrig, author of Last Seen Leaving
- Michelle Schusterman, author of Olive and the Backstage Ghost
- Corabel Shofner, author of Almost Paradise
- Ronald L. Smith, author of The Mesmerist
- Sarah Tolcser, author of Song of the Current
- Jasmine Warga, author of Here We Are Now
- Jeff Zentner, author of Goodbye Days
We’ll also have a podcasting panel featuring Kassiah Faul of the Swoony Boys Podcast, Jesse Haynes of the Mazie Meadows Morning Show, and Nicole Jorge of the Alexandria Archives, moderated by Katherine Downey of the Swoony Boys Podcast. Finally, we’ll have an #OwnVoices panel featuring Laurent Linn, Caleb Roehrig, and Jasmine Warga, moderated by Brendan Kiely.
Just a few of the amazing books we’re featuring this year.
Join us on October 28th in downtown Baton Rouge! For more information and to check out the full schedule, go to http://www.louisianabookfestival.org.
The “Wall of Awesome”. See how many MG & YA titles you can spot!
In other news, I’m very excited and pleased to announce that I’m starting a podcast on youth services in libraries with the amazingly awesome Nicole Jorge! We’ll be discussing programs and services for kids and teens, featuring tips and tricks on how to score various goodies such as ARCs and even author visits, as well as featuring the occasional author interview! The show won’t premiere until mid or late November, but we’ve already hard at work and will be announcing the title soon. If children & teen librarianship floats your boat, keep an eye on this blog for more information and also follow Nicole over at That Girl Jorge!
Till next time!