Thursday, August 29, 2013

Decatur Book Festival 2013: YA Author Spotlight

The annual Decatur Book festival is THIS weekend! You do not want to miss the amazing lineup of authors, including the incomparable David Levithan, Michelle Hodkin, and Lauren Morrill + SO many more. There is something for everyone at this incredible book festival. For YA fans in particular there are incredible panels and book signings taking place on Saturday and Sunday, August 31st and September 1st, 2013 in the Decatur Square in Georgia. 

You can see the full list of YA authors here and the panel schedule here.

You can find a handy Twitter list I created with all of the YA DBF 2013 authors in one place here!

Pro Tip: there is an amazing iPhone app for the festival with all of the authors, schedules, locations, etc. You can even mark the events you want to attend and create your schedule for the weekend. 

Some of the authors I am looking forward to in particular are as follows (but honestly, they are all so incredible it's hard to list just a few):

Rick Yancey, author of 2013 Must-Read, The 5th Wave:

Leigh Bardugo, author of the incredible fantasy Grisha Trilogy beginning with Shadow and Bone:

Michelle Hodkin, author of the hauntingly amazing Mara Dyer series:

David Levithan, author of too many incredible books to name:

Lauren Morrill, author of the incredibly swoony Meant to Be:

And, as I said, this is by no means an exhaustive list! There are so many other great authors so be sure to check out the full list above!

Finally, last year DBF was incredible. I meant to blog about it here are some picture highlights now, hopefully better late than never.

David Levithan reading from his new book, Every Day. Incredible.

Meeting David Levithan with fellow writer and BFF Jessi!

Finally meeting the amazing Susan Dennard (Something Strange & Deadly) and hanging out + cookies (obviously).

Catching up with Pinterest buddy Jessica Khoury, author of Origin!

Laughing at pretty much everything Dan Krokos (False Memory) said--seriously hilarious on Twitter and in person. :)

And meeting the incredibly sweet and awesome Sarah Maas, author of the kick-butt series, Throne of Glass!

Be on the lookout for some exciting book giveaways soon as well!

Leave me a comment and let me know if you'll be at DBF this year and what authors you're most looking forward to seeing!

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