What Authors Will Be At YALLFest 2014? JJJ Book Club Can Tell You! (Exclusive)

What Authors Will Be At YALLFest 2014? JJJ Book Club Can Tell You! (Exclusive)

Every year in Charleston, South Carolina, almost every single young adult writer congregates and takes over the city for the YALLFest.

The 2014 YALLFest will take place this year on Friday, November 7th to Saturday, November 8th, with two full days of interactive panels, signings and readings taking place at various venues in historic downtown Charleston and guess what? The JJJ Book Club exclusively has the ENTIRE AUTHOR LINEUP!

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.

Who else will be there? Check out the full list inside…

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 (“Don’t Look Back”)
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 (“Sublime”)
Coe Booth (“Kendra”)
Susan Ee (“Angelfall”, “World After”)
Sarah Fine (“Sanctum”)
Adam Gidwitz – (“A Tale Dark and Grimm”)
Ryan Graudin (“All That Glows”)
Adele Griffin (“The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone”)
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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