I can hardly contain my excitement and the list went up HOURS ago.
I love this event, clinic I have a blast every single year that I go and as I dive deeper into this world, the more I fall in love with this event, because of all the authors I get to meet!
And they’ve finally put up the list of authors that are going to be there. If your’e in the Los Angeles area, you HAVE to be there. Pssh, even if you’re not in the area, you should find a way to GET to the area because its going to be amazing.
Here’s the list of YA authors that will be at the fest. Plus some commentary by me, of course ;)
She’s going to be at Ontario Teen Book Fest. Not sure of her yet, but I gotta try her books, of course!
Laurie Halse Anderson
I’ve only ever read Speak (I know, I know) but that book is amazing so I hope that I meet her soon.
She’ll be at Pasadena Teen Book Fest and I’m excited to see her because she’s awesome.
Always beautiful to meet. I’ll worry about her once Ruin and Rising comes out haha.
I’ll see her at Ontario TBF. And I just saw her at Disneyland in January. That was awesome.
Francesca Lia Block
She is so sweet! I met her at Los Angeles TBF
I hope that I can meet her. The Traveling Pants books were huge to me in high school.
Words cannot explain how excited I am about her coming. I can’t handle it.
I’ve met her so many times, I’ve lost count haha.
Lovely lovely man. I’ve met him already but I don’t have a signed copy of Perks so that would be awesome.
Lovely man, and I’m so glad I was able to meet him and interview him. I know my sister will be happy to see him again.
Melissa de la Cruz
I hope to actually see her this year haha. I missed her last year because I hadn’t read any of her books.
I will be seeing her at Ontario TBF
I LOVE her book, My Life Next Door, so I’m SO excited to meet her. This is a MUST.
I met her at LA TBF and she was a doll, and she had an awesome dry sense of humor.
I literally cannot handle this. I was shaking when I saw this. I need to tell him how amazing Abundance of Katherines is and I need to just love on him forever. Is that awkward? I don’t even care. Its like a fangirl’s dream come true to meet him.
I met him at LA TBF but I have no books signed by him so hopefully I can do that here.
Sarah J. Maas
Always a blast to see her :) I’d love to see her again!
I keep seeing his books all over the place so I gotta give him a try. If I can squeeze him, that’d be cool.
Oh I’ve seen her so much haha. And I’m sure I can see her again, easily.
No words can describe. I MUST see her. I cannot go the weekend without meeting her.
If I can squeeze her in, that’d be great. I’ve met her before but getting Panic signed would be a full and complete collection.
Have already met him, of course
YES! I was so hoping she would be back so I can get Allegiant signed! Which means I’ll have the WHOLE collection and I’ll be excited.
Ohmygod I have to meet her. Even though Cassandra got me Fangirl signed, I need Eleanor and Park and Attachments and Landline if its out by then. And I need to write her a letter and tell her how amazing Fangirl was and how it changed my life, seriously.
I’ve met him! Yay!
She’ll be at Ontario TBF
Holly Goldberg Sloan
He’ll be at Pasadena TBF so I’m going to try and get his books signed then. But I want to say hi to him at FoB because I adore him and I want to say hi, of course.
I think…Pasadena TBF? I think so. I’ve met her before though. Such a sweetheart.
I will meet her at Pasadena TBF. I am excited because I haven’t met her yet.
Tamara Ireland Stone
I won both of her books signed, but it’d be cool to get them personalized, or even just to say hi because I like her books.
I really need to read The Daughter of Smoke and Bone. And then I can meet her, without feeling like a fool.
Maya Van Wagenen
John Corey Whaley
He’ll be at Ontario TBF. WOO!
For the complete list of authors, and for other information, visit their website here.
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I want to go so bad! My mom said maybe, but my step-dad keeps saying we shouldn’t go because it’s a bad area. :(
I hope you can go. Tell your step dad this: I went to the Festival of Books for YEARS at UCLA, which is in Westwood, which is UBER nice area. And when they switched it to USC, I was the same way. I thought, oh no, that’s a bad area, and I wanted to avoid it as much as possible. So I skipped the first year.
I went last year, because Cassandra Clare and Sarah Dessen and Veronica Roth were going to be there and I’m so glad I did. Yes, USC is in a not so great neighborhood BUT, you’re not in the neighborhood. You’re on the USC campus and the campus is beautiful and well enclosed and it was done VERY well. I felt VERY safe. Also its during the day, from about 10 to 5, so you’re done before it even gets dark. Honestly, its a beautiful, safe, event. There’s security everywhere. I would definitely encourage your parents to take you. I’ve been going since I was a little kid and I absolutely love it
Hey so I have never gone before but I will be visiting the area that weekend coincidentally! I would LOVE to meet John Green, but I have no idea how this is set up! Is there a signing booth I would go to? Is it a panel and/or speech? Do I need tickets? How do I know when and where to go to find the authors I want in the massive festival? Any help would be very much appreciated!