Did you go to the Austin Teen Book Festival last year? There were panels about beasts and romance, there were light saber fights and smoke machines, there were YA fanatics and nachos- needless to say it was awesome! And judging by the authors announced thus far for the 2013 Austin Teen Book Festival, this year is going to rock. Check out the latest panelists we have confirmed:
For each author our Teen Press Corps came up with some interview questions, here are some highlights.
LAUREN MYRACLE – THE INFINITE MOMENT OF US
“Are any of your characters named after or based on real people?
There’s a fifth grader in AWESOME BLOSSOM named Haley Green, and she’s a real person. She won a contest, and the reward was to show up in a book of mine. Don’t worry, I made her nice. And, are my characters based on real people? Every one of them! But then they morph, the rascals.”
Do you want to ride a mechanical bull while you visit Austin?
Thanks to an adolescent case of scoliosis, I am technically now the bionic woman, and steel spinal rods don’t mix well with mechanical bulls. Otherwise (easy for me to say), that would be a loud and unabashed (and surely ill-advised) YES.”
Previously Confirmed Authors
Keynote Speaker – MAGGIE STIEFVATER
Closing Note Speaker – HOLLY BLACK
Lunch Speaker – SARAH DESSEN
Lunch Speaker – ROB THOMAS
PJ HOOVER – SOLSTICE
ROBIN LAFEVERS – DARK TRIUMPH
MARI MANCUSI – SCORCHED
CLICK HERE to read the complete Q&A’s, and be sure to mark your calenders for Saturday September 28 because this year’s Austin Teen Book Festival is going to be a blast! Follow @AustinTBF
on twitter and be sure to use the hashtag #ATBF2013.