Announcing the Official Roster for the Third Annual YALLFest

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YALLFest 2013

YALLFest 2013

YALLFest is coming up quick, and it’s better than ever. For the 2013 edition of the Charleston young adult book festival, some of Teen’s favorite YA authors — like Veronica Roth (Divergent), Lauren Oliver (Delirium) and Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures)! — are joining together for a packed day of panels, signings, readings and more. And fortunately for you (and us), we’re revealing the entire roster for the first time.

But before we do, get this exciting news — Veronica Roth’s one of the keynote speakers! So thrilling considering we recently sat down to interview her about the Divergent movie, and of course the third book in the trilogy, Allegiant.

Melissa de la Cruz, author of YA vampire series Blue Bloods, says, “We are so excited to bring such a variety of bestselling and inspiring authors to YALLFest. It’s always a treat to come back to Charleston every year, and to see all our enthusiastic readers! YALLFest is one of the most fun, most raucous and a true, noisy, funny, and loud celebration of children’s and young adult literature. Veronica Roth on stage with Rae Carson will make for an amazing keynote. We are also looking forward to boogie-ing down with Tiger Beat, the YA author band with Libba Bray as the frontman! Woohoo!”

Well, what are you waiting for? Check out this year’s featured authors below!

Leigh Bardugo – The Grisha Trilogy
Pseudonymous Bosch – The Secret Series
Alexandra Bracken – The Darkest Minds
Libba Bray – The Diviners
Heather Brewer – The Slayer Chronicles
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
Tim Federle – Better Nate Than Never
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 Near Witch
Natalie Standiford - How to Say Goodbye in Robot
Margaret Stohl – The Beautiful Creatures Series
John Thompson – Salem Witch Trilogy

The third annual YALLFest hits Charleston, South Carolina on November 9, 2013. For more details, visit YALLFest.org. Who’s your favorite YA author at the moment?

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