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Brandon Sanderson and Richelle Mead are keynotes as YALLFest reaches 5-year mark

The list of authors that will be attending YALLFest in Charleston, South Carolina has been released, and it’s a grand list! Brandon Sanderson (The Reckoners Series) will Brandon Mull (The Five Kingdoms Series), and Richelle Mead (The Vampire Academy Series) with R.L. Stine (The Goosebumps Series) will be the keynote speakers for the event’s 5-year-old event.

As it has been before, but even more so this year, more than a handful of best-selling authors will be there to connect with the fans and sign books as well as just bonding with each other as writers, creators, and storytellers.

Leigh Bardugo (Grisha trilogy)
Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds Series)
Ann Brashares (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series)
Libba Bray (The Diviners)
Heather Brewer (Vladimir Tod Series)
Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries Series)
Gail Carriger (Finishing School Series)
Rae Carson (Girl of Fire and Thorns Series)
Kiera Cass (The Selection Series)
Rachel Caine (Ink and Bone)
Soman Chainani (School for Good and Evil Series)
Melissa de la Cruz (Disney’s Isle of the Lost, A Descendants Novel)
Susan Ee (Angelfall Series)
Gayle Forman (If I Stay)
Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures Series)
Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm Series)
Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
Ellen Hopkins (Crank, Rumble)
Julie Kagawa (Blood of Eden)
Kody Keplinger (The Duff)
Mercedes Lackey (Valgarth books)
David Levithan (Will Grayson, Will Grayson)
E. Lockhart (We Were Liars)
Marie Lu (Legend series)
Veronica Roth (Divergent Trilogy)
Megan Spooner (These Broken Stars)
Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die Series)
Carrie Ryan (Forest of Hands and Teeth Novels)
Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes)
Jane Yolen (Briar Rose)
Maya Van Wagenen (Popular)
Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity)
Rick Yancey (The Fifth Wave Series)

Many more authors will be there as well to participate

Gwenda Bond (Lois Lane)
Susane Colasanti (City Love)
Daniel Ehrenhaft (Wessex Papers series)
Michelle Falkoff (Playlist for the Dead)
Seth Fishman (The Well’s End)
Ryan Graudin (The Walled City)
Aaron Hartzler (Rapture)
E.K. Johnston (A Thousand Nights)
Curtis Jobling (Wereworld)
Mari Mancusi (Night School)
Mindy McGinnis (Not A Drop to Drink)
Meg Medina (Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass)
Barnabas Miller (7 Souls)
G. Neri (Ghetto Cowboy)
J.E. Thompson (The Girl from Felony Bay)
Natalie Standiford (The Secret Tree)
Carole Boston Weatherford (The Sound that Jazz Makes)
Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything)

Being that it’s the 5-year anniversary of the book festival, it’s definitely something that no YA reader should miss.  Start making your plans now!


Source: The Gazette

By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.