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YALLFest 2018 Author Lineup Announced



The eighth edition of YALLFest, a young adult book festival, will take place on Upper King Street on Friday and Saturday, November 9th and 10th. This year, about 70 authors – from bestsellers to newcomers – will be signing books and participating in seminars and sessions in various venues in downtown Charleston.

Tickets for the Keynote and Spotlight Conversations, featuring Jenny Han and Morgan Matson, Natasha Ngan and James Patterson, and R.J. Palacio and Neal Shustermanare available here.

Tickets for other free special events, including Fierce Friday and the Penguin Red Carpet Preview will be released soon. Most festival events, including the YALLCrawl signings on Friday, November 9th and the panels and signings on Saturday, November 10th, are free and unticketed.

The full list of participating authors (subject to change):
  • Renée Ahdieh, Smoke in the Sun
  • Melissa Albert, The Hazel Wood
  • David Arnold, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik
  • Victoria Aveyard, War Storm
  • Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
  • Jessica Brody, Geography of Lost Things
  • Jimmy Cajoleas, The Good Demon
  • Deb Caletti, A Heart in a Body in the World
  • J.C. Cervantes, The Storn Runner
  • Soman Chainani, The School For Good and Evil
  • Mary H.K. Choi, Emergency Contact
  • Roshani Chokshi, Aru Shah and the End of Time
  • Dhonielle Clayton, The Belles
  • Brandy Colbert, Finding Yvonne
  • Ally Condie, The Darkdeep
  • Sarah Enni, Tell Me Everything
  • Sara Farizan, Here to Stay
  • Stephanie Garber, Legendary
  • Kami Garcia, Broken Beautiful Hearts
  • Lamar Giles, Spin
  • Anna Godbersen, When We Caught Fire
  • Jenny Han, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Monica Hesse, The War Outside
  • Spencer Hyde, Waiting For Fitz
  • Emiko Jean, Empress of All Seasons
  • Adib Khorram, Darius the Great Is Not Okay
  • Robin LeFevers, His Fair Assassin trilogy
  • Claire Legrand, FurybornSawkill Girls
  • David Levithan, Someday
  • Alexander London, Black Wings Beating
  • Morgan Matson, Save the Date
  • Lisa Maxwell, The Devil’s Thief
  • Richelle Mead, The Emerald Sea
  • Megan Miranda, Fragments of the Lost
  • Kass Morgan, Light Years
  • Brandon Mull, Fablehaven
  • Natasha Ngan, Girls of Paper and Fire
  • Danielle Paige, Mera: Tidebreaker
  • R.J. Palacio, Wonder
  • James Patterson, Crazy House
  • Stephanie Perkins, There’s Someone Inside Your House
  • Brendan Reichs, The Darkdeep
  • Beth Revis, Give the Dark My Love
  • L.C.Rosen, Jack of Hearts
  • Veronica Roth, The Fates Divide
  • Carrie Ryan, Dead Air
  • Aminah Mae Safi, Not the Girls You’re Looking For
  • Rebecca Schaeffer, Not Even Bones
  • Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
  • Nisha Sharma, My So-Called Bollywood Life
  • Megan Shepherd, Grim Lovelies
  • Neal Shusterman, Thunderhead
  • Destiny Soria, Beneath the Citadel
  • Margaret Stohl, Cats vs. Robots
  • Nic Stone, Odd One Out
  • Stephanie Kate Strohm, It’s Not Me, It’s You
  • Courtney Summers, Sadie
  • Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give
  • Siobhan Vivian, Stay Sweet
  • Corrie Wang, The Takedown
  • Kaitlin Ward, Where She Fell
  • Jacqueline West, The Collectors
  • Scott Westerfeld, Impostors
  • Kiersten White, Liz Frankenstein
  • Ashely Woodfolk, The Beauty That Remains
  • Nicola Yoon, The Sun is Also a Star
  • Adrienne Young, Sky in the Deep
  • Jesse George, Booktuber
  • Kat O’Keeffe, Booktuber
  • Christine Riccio, Booktuber

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