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YALLFest 2013

Who’s coming: 50 of the country’s top YA authors, including 25 New York Times bestsellers.

What: Panels, presentations and signings on three stages on Upper King Street, as well as the infamous YA Smackdown!

When: Sat., Nov. 9, 2013, 10 am to 7 pm

Where: Blue Bicycle Books, the American Theatre, Charleston Music Hall, Upper King Street, Charleston, SC

Cost: FREE!

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YALLFest Author Funny Faces:

Who does duckface better: David Macinnis Gill or Margaret Stohl?

The 2013 List of YALLFest Authors

The List of 2013 Authors for YALLFest is here! 

Leigh Bardugo – The Grisha Trilogy
Pseudonymous Bosch – The Secret Series
Alexandra Bracken – The Darkest Minds
Libba Bray – The Diviners
Rae Carson – Fire and Thorns Trilogy
Cinda Chima – The Heir Chronicles
Matthew Cody – Super
Rachel Cohn – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Ally Condie – Matched Trilogy
Jocelyn Davies - A Beautiful Dark
Melissa De La Cruz – Blue Bloods Series
Daniel Ehrenhaft – The Last Dog on Earth
Gayle Forman – If I Stay
Kami Garcia – The Beautiful Creatures Series
Adam Gidwitz – A Tale Dark and Grim
David Macinnis Gill – Sun Series
Lev Grossman – The Magicians
Shannon Hale – Princess Academy
Lisi Harrison – The Clique Series
Aaron Hartzler – Rapture Practice
Nancy Holder – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Ellen Hopkins – Crank Series
Mike Johnston – Frozen
Bill Konigsberg – Out of the Pocket
David Levithan – The Lover’s Dictionary
C.Alexander London – Semper Fido
Tahereh Mafi - Shatter Me
Myra McEntire – Hourglass Series
Lisa McMann -Wake Series
Lauren Oliver – Delirium Series
Alyson Noel - The Immortal Series
Stephanie Perkins – Anna and the French Kiss
Aprilynne Pike – Wings Series
Kathy Reichs – The Virals Series
Brendan Reichs -The Virals Series
Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Veronica Rossi – Under the Never Sky
Veronica Roth – Divergent Series
Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Victoria Schwab - The Archived
Natalie Standiford - How to Say Goodbye in Robot
Margaret Stohl – The Beautiful Creatures Series
JE Thompson – The Girl From Felony Bay

We will be updating the YALLFEST lineup on here shortly, but right now, head over to Teen.com for the exclusive list!

We will be updating the YALLFEST lineup on here shortly, but right now, head over to Teen.com for the exclusive list!

Margaret Stohl’s ICONS is in stores now. She will be at YALLFEST. Want to know who else will be there? Announcement coming soon! 

Margaret Stohl’s ICONS is in stores now. She will be at YALLFEST. Want to know who else will be there? Announcement coming soon! 

Charleston City Paper: “YALLFest returns for another round of YA lit love”

"It’s a little funnier and wilder than some of the more staid book events," says Margaret Stohl, co-author of Beautiful Creatures and co-organizer of the event. “It’s meant to be an entertaining and wildly enthusiastic book weekend.”

Read the article HERE

Backstage at the YA at the Movies panel at #yallfest with @cassieclare, @mstohl, and @kamigarcia!

Backstage at the YA at the Movies panel at #yallfest with @cassieclare, @mstohl, and @kamigarcia!

We’ll be live streaming YALLFEST!

Won’t make it Yallfest this year? No worries! We’ll be streaming live select panels so you won’t  miss out on the fun! 
Follow us on  BlogTV on Saturday November 10th at 10am starting with the keynote featuring Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. 
Not only can you tune in online but you can watch on your iPhones  or smart phones so don’t miss a minute. 

Live stream Schedule:

10 am – CMH (Charleston Music Hall)

Festival Welcome – Jonathan Sanchez

Intro by Keynote Sponsor – Justine Magazine — Jana Pettey

Keynote: Cassandra Clare & Holly Black



11 am – CMH



Pseudonymous Bosch & Trenton Lee Stewart.


12 pm – CMH

PUBLISH OR PERISH (Industry Panel)


Sarah Burnes, Sally Willcox, Emily Meehan, Julie Scheina, Richard Abate, David Levithan


1 pm – A.T. CINEMA



Melissa de la Cruz, Cinda Chima, Caitlin Kittredge, Kim Derting, Siobhan Vivian, Kiera Cass


2 pm – CMH



Deborah Harkness, Melissa de la Cruz, Kathy & Brendan Reichs, David Levithan, Ellen



3 pm – A.T. BALLROOM



Beth Revis, Brendan Reichs, Dave McGinnis Gill, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Kimberly Derting,

Diana Peterfreund


4 pm – CMH



Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Cassandra Clare

YALLFest 2012!

Hey Everyone!

Preparations for YALLFest 2012 have already begun! The event will be on November 10, 2012, but stay tuned to our website for news, contests, events and the attending authors list! 

More updates coming soon!

YALLFest Interviews Margaret Stohl

What were you like as a teen?

I thought I was a rebel, but really I was a giant dork. With blue eyeshadow and fabulous free-standing 80’s hair.

What were your favorite books as a kid?

I was the head of the Susan Cooper, Dark is rising fan club at my school. We met under the stairs. In High School I was a Jane Austen snob.

If you had one wish what would you wish for?

More wishes. DUH.

What musicians have influenced your writing?

Rufus Wainright, The Decemberists, Spring Awakening.

What are you looking forward to about YALLFest?

Pie. Charleston. The Blue Bicycle. Seeing all my writer and reader friends.

What is your favorite kind of pie?

That’s like choosing between children. Banana Cream, in LA. Chocolate Buttermilk, in the south. Or chocolate pecan. Or some kind of crumble. Or coca cola cake…….

Lineup Announcement: David Levithan

David Levithan will be joining Kami and Margie at YALLFest.  David is co-author of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares.  He is also author of The Realm of Possibility and The Lover’s Dictionary.

Here is a little more about him:

I find it downright baffling to write about myself, which is why I’m considering it somewhat cruel and usual to have to write this brief bio and to update it now and then. The factual approach (born ‘72, Brown ‘94, first book ‘03) seems a bit dry, while the emotional landscape (happy childhood, happy adolescence - give or take a few poems - and happy adulthood so far) sounds horribly well-adjusted. The only addiction I’ve ever had was a brief spiral into the arms of diet Dr Pepper, unless you count My So-Called Life episodes as a drug. I am evangelical in my musical beliefs.

You can learn more about David here