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YALLFest 2014

Who’s coming: 60 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: Fri., Nov. 7 and Sat., Nov. 8, 2014

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

Cost: FREE!

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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

Stephanie Perkins offering some writing insights of her own at #yallfest. Great stuff!

Stephanie Perkins offering some writing insights of her own at #yallfest. Great stuff!

Stephanie Perkins’ may not fair well in the zombie apocalypse; but she’d rather be a firewhiskey swilling witch at Hogwarts anyway…


Who and what would you bring with you for the zombie apocalypse?

Oh, I’d totally be the first kill. I’m such a weakling. No need to prepare.



If you could spend a week in any book world, which would it be?

How could I pick anything but Harry Potter?! I want to go to the Hog’s Head and drink firewhiskey with the rebel wizards.



What is the best word (in any language) and why?

I can’t tell you, because it’s my password on at least half a dozen websites! But here are a few good ones: gossamer, luminescent, gloaming. I love words that sound as beautiful and mysterious as their meanings.



Who are you most excited to see at YALLFest?

My wonderful phone-a-friend, Gayle Forman. And for similar reasons, I’m excited for Cassandra Clare and Holly Black’s keynote about literary friendships.



What is your favorite flavor of pie?

Lemon sour cream, eaten in the company of my father. It’s his favorite, too.



Want to hear more from Stephanie?
Website: http://www.stephanieperkins.com/
Blog: http://naturalartificial.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @naturallysteph
Tumblr: http://naturallysteph.tumblr.com/
Stephanie Perkins’ may not fair well in the zombie apocalypse; but she’d rather be a firewhiskey swilling witch at Hogwarts anyway…


Who and what would you bring with you for the zombie apocalypse?
Oh, I’d totally be the first kill. I’m such a weakling. No need to prepare.
If you could spend a week in any book world, which would it be?
How could I pick anything but Harry Potter?! I want to go to the Hog’s Head and drink firewhiskey with the rebel wizards.
What is the best word (in any language) and why?
I can’t tell you, because it’s my password on at least half a dozen websites! But here are a few good ones: gossamer, luminescent, gloaming. I love words that sound as beautiful and mysterious as their meanings.
Who are you most excited to see at YALLFest?
My wonderful phone-a-friend, Gayle Forman. And for similar reasons, I’m excited for Cassandra Clare and Holly Black’s keynote about literary friendships.
What is your favorite flavor of pie?
Lemon sour cream, eaten in the company of my father. It’s his favorite, too.
Want to hear more from Stephanie?
Twitter: @naturallysteph