Keynotes: Brandon Sanderson with Brandon Mull, and Richelle Mead with R.L. Stine.
YALLFest, the nation’s premier festival for children’s and young adult literature, will celebrate its fifth anniversary Nov. 13-14 with its most star-studded author list yet.
Presented by Epic Reads, Harper Collins’ YA community, YALLFest’s Hollywood crossover titles will include #1 New York Times bestselling blockbusters Veronica Roth (Divergent Trilogy), Gayle Forman (If I Stay), Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Kody Keplinger (The Duff), Rick Yancey (The Fifth Wave Series), Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures Series), Melissa de la Cruz (Disney’s Isle of the Lost, A Descendants Novel), Ann Brashares (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series) and Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries Series). Author/actress Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) will appear to promote her new book, Autumn Falls.
Opening keynote will be given by #1 New York Times bestseller Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy Series), along with the legendary children’s book author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps Series), who has sold over 40 million books. Closing keynote will be given by dual #1 New York Times bestsellers Brandon Mull (Fablehaven Series) and Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn Series); Sanderson is also known for completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series.
Check out the full Line Up Here!
Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen)
Leigh Bardugo (Grisha trilogy)
Gwenda Bond (Lois Lane)
Pseudonymous Bosch (The Secret Series)
Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds Series)
Ann Brashares (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series)
Libba Bray (The Diviners)
Zac 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)
Susane Colasanti (City Love trilogy)
Melissa de la Cruz (Disney’s Isle of the Lost, A Descendants Novel)
“My only regret about being gay is that i repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when i could have been out there loving someone. Don’t make that mistake yourself. Life’s too damn short” – Armistead Maupin, Author of the Tales of the City series and the novel “The Night listener”
(in short, life is too short to live for someone else)