I absolutely love Anderson’s Bookshop’s Young Adult Literature Conference, and so I was thrilled when they invited me to this year’s event. Lots of my fellow young adult writers will be there and it’s going to be fun. We’ll be giving breakout sessions to discuss topics pertaining to YA literature today (so much to talk about, right?). And of course there will be books available to purchase and an autograph session.
Headlining the event on Saturday are Scott Westerfeld, Laura Ruby, Lizzy Mason, Alex London, and Elizabeth Eulberg.
Other authors in Saturday’s lineup include Ronni Davis, K Ancrum, Sonia Hartl, Natalie Lund, Rachel DeWoskin, Jennifer E. Smith, Claire Legrand, Kimberly Jones, Gilly Segal, Rosiee Thor, Gloria Chao, Charlotte Nicole Davis (Fan Frenzy Only), E.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Rafi Mittlefehldt, Annie Sullivan, Kimberly Gabriel, Lauren Mansy, Lillie Vale, Melissa Grey, Amber Smith, Jenn Bennett, Kit Frick, Adrienne Young, Shelby Mahurin, Jessika Fleck, and Rosaria Munda.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.) at the Embassy Suites, 1823 Abriter Court, Naperville. Continental breakfast and a plated luncheon are included. Tickets are available only at eventcombo.com.
Fan Frenzy on Sunday is for young adult readers. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 with many of the above authors appearing. The event will be at Fischer Middle School, 1305 Long Grove Drive, Aurora. It’s only $5 to attend but registration is required. Head to andersonsbookshop.com to sign up.
Hope to see you there! Come find me and say hello.