Ya’ll Fest

Max Brallier

The Last Kids on Earth

MAX BRALLIER is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books and games, including the middle-grade series The Last Kids on Earth.

Under the pen name Jack Chabert, Max is the creator and author of the Eerie Elementary series for Scholastic Books and author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Poptropica: Mystery of the Map.

He is the creator and writer of Galactic Hot Dogs, a goofy middle-grade adventure series, and has written books for properties including LEGO, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, and Uncle GrandpaMax has written for adults, including the pick-your-own-path series Can YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? and an entry in the zombie anthology Nights of the Living Dead.

  • Saturday, November 12
  • Middle Grade Storyball
    12:00 PM, Charleston Museum
  • The Mundane, the Magical & the Monstrous: Writing the Extra and the Ordinary
    1:00 PM, Charleston Music Hall
  • AMA Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety and Writing
    3:00 PM, Charleston Museum
  • Signing — Max Brallier
    4:00 PM, Charleston Museum

2022 Authors

Kat Cho

Once Upon a K-Prom
Wicked Fox
Vicious Spirits

Laura Gao

Messy Roots

Ryan North

How To Take Over The World
Danger And Other Unknown Risks

Samira Ahmed

Hollow Fires
Amira & Hamza

Nick Brooks

Promise Boys
Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont

Max Brallier

The Last Kids on Earth

Alyson Noël

Stealing Infinity
Field Guide to the Supernatural Universe

Rachel Griffin

Wild Is the Witch
The Nature of Witches

Brittany N. Williams

That Self-Same Metal

Angeline Boulley

Warrior Girl Unearthed
Firekeeper’s Daughter

Lizz Huerta

The Lost Dreamer

Jas Hammonds

We Deserve Monuments

Alex Aster


Jade Armstrong

Scout Is Not A Band Kid

Jarrod Shusterman


Jenna Evans Welch

Spells For Lost Things
Love & Olives
Love & Gelato

TJ Klune

Heat Wave
The House in the Cerulean Sea
Under the Whispering Door

Kylie Lee Baker

The Keeper of Night
The Empress of Time

Sofía Lapuente


Megan Whalen Turner

Moira’s Pen
Return of the Thief
Thick As Thieves

Casey McQuiston

I Kissed Shara Wheeler

Maya Prasad

Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things
Sejal Sinha Battles Superstorms

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Harvest House
Hearts Unbroken
Rain is Not My Indian Name

David Bowles

They Call Her Fregona
The Witch Owl Parliament

S. K. Ali

Love from Mecca to Medina
Love from A to Z
Misfit in Love

Julian Randall

Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa
Pilar Ramirez and the Curse of San Zenon

Amanda Glaze

The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond

Gina Chen

Violet Made of Thorns

Lio Min

Beating Heart Baby

Brianna Peppins

Briarcliff Prep

Matthew Dawkins

Until We Break

Shannon Hale

Diana and Nubia, Princesses of the Amazons
Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld
Friends Forever

Susan Lee


Naz Kutub

The Loophole

Sasha Peyton Smith

The Witch Hunt
The Witch Haven

Brianna Joy Crump

Of Cages and Crowns

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Final Gambit
The Hawthorne Legacy
The Inheritance Games

Ashley Woodfolk

Nothing Burns As Bright As You
Opening My Eyes Under Water

Tracy Deonn


Sarah Mlynowski

Best Wishes
Whatever After
Upside-Down Magic

Jason June

Riley Weaver Needs a Date to the Gaybutante Ball
Out of the Blue
Jay’s Gay Agenda

Adam Sass

The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers
Surrender Your Sons
Your Lonely Nights are Over

Ayana Gray

Beasts of Ruin
Beasts of Prey

Chloe Gong

Foul Lady Fortune
Last Violent Call
These Violent Delights

Mary Alice Monroe

Search for Treasure
The Islanders

Adalyn Grace

All the Tides of Fate
All the Stars and Teeth

Claribel A. Ortega

Ghost Squad

Angela May

Search for Treasure
The Islanders

Stuart Gibbs

Spy School Project X
The Labyrinth of Doom
Charlie Thorne and the Curse of Cleopatra

Mark Oshiro

You Only Live Once, David Bravo
Into the Light
Each of Us a Desert

Adam Silvera

The First to Die at the End
They Both Die at the End
Infinity Son

Tiffany D. Jackson

The Weight of Blood
White Smoke

Melissa Albert

Our Crooked Hearts
The Hazel Wood
The Night Country

Kiersten White

Wretched Waterpark
Vampiric Vacation
Star Wars: Padawan

Neal Shusterman


Cassandra Clare

Chain of Thorns
Sword Catcher
City of Bones

Nic Stone

How to be a (Young) Antiracist
Chaos Theory

Stephanie Garber

The Ballad of Never After
Once Upon A Broken Heart

Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose
Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy

Nicola Yoon

Instructions for Dancing
The Sun is Also a Star

Cinda Williams Chima

Children of Ragnarok
The Demon King

Sabaa Tahir

All My Rage
A Sky Beyond the Storm
An Ember in the Ashes

Margaret Stohl

A Secret Princess
Supervisible: The Story of the Women of Marvel
Spider-Man Noir

Maggie Stiefvater

Call Down the Hawk
The Scorpio Races

Sara Shepard

Wait for Me
Pretty Little Liars
The Perfectionists

Brendan Reichs

The Darkdeep

Daniel José Older

Ballad & Dagger
Midnight Horizon

Alex London

Battle Dragons: City of Speed
Battle Dragons: City of Thieves

David Levithan

Answers in the Pages
Take Me With You When You Go
The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother)

Ryan Graudin

The World Between Blinks: Rebellion of the Lost
The World Between Blinks
Wolf By Wolf

Melissa de la Cruz

Blue Bloods: After Life
Never After: The Broken Mirror
A Secret Princess

Dhonielle Clayton

The Marvellers
The Rumor Game

Soman Chainani

Rise of The School for Good and Evil
Of Beasts & Beauty
The School for Good and Evil

Raphael Simon

The Anti-Book
The Name of This Book Is Secret
The Unbelievable Oliver

Victoria Aveyard

Blade Breaker
Realm Breaker
Red Queen