Thursday, August 22, 2013

YALLFest 2013

This Young Adult Book Festival is on November 9, 2013 in Charleston, SC.

Has anyone ever gone to this?  Look at the list of authors!!

The 2013 Roster of Authors
(NYT = New York Times bestselling author)

Leigh Bardugo – The Grisha Trilogy NYT
Pseudonymous Bosch – The Secret Series NYT

Alexandra Bracken – The Darkest Minds
Libba Bray – The Diviners NYT

Heather Brewer – The Slayer Chronicles NYT

Rae Carson – Fire and Thorns Trilogy

Cinda Chima – The Heir Chronicles NYT

Matthew Cody – Super
Rachel Cohn – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist NYT

Ally Condie – Matched Trilogy #1 NYT

Jocelyn Davies - A Beautiful Dark
Melissa De La Cruz – Blue Bloods Series NYT

Daniel Ehrenhaft – The Last Dog on Earth
Gayle Forman – If I Stay NYT

Kami Garcia – Beautiful Creatures Series #1 NYT

Adam Gidwitz – A Tale Dark and Grim NYT

David Macinnis Gill – Sun Series

Lev Grossman – The Magicians NYT

Shannon Hale – Princess Academy NYT

Lisi Harrison – The Clique Series #1 NYT

Aaron Hartzler – Rapture Practice
Michelle Hodkin - Mara Dyer series

Nancy Holder – Buffy the Vampire Slayer NYT

Ellen Hopkins – Crank Series NYT

Mike Johnston – Frozen
Bill Konigsberg – Out of the Pocket
David Levithan – Two Boys Kissing NYT
Alexander London – Semper Fido
Marie Lu - The Legend Series
C.J. Lyons - Blind Faith, Hollow Bones
Tahereh Mafi - Shatter Me NYT

Myra McEntire – Hourglass Series

Lisa McMann -Wake Series NYT

Alyson Noel - The Immortal Series #1 NYT

Lauren Oliver – Delirium Series NYT

Stephanie Perkins – Anna and the French Kiss NYT 

Aprilynne Pike – Wings Series #1 NYT

Kathy Reichs – The Virals Series #1 NYT

Brendan Reichs -The Virals Series NYT

Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children #1 NYT
Veronica Rossi – Under the Never Sky NYT

Veronica Roth – Divergent Series #1 NYT
Rainbow Rowell - Fangirl
Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth NYT

Victoria Schwab - The Archived
Natalie Standiford - How to Say Goodbye in Robot
Margaret Stohl – Beautiful Creatures Series #1 NYT
Sean Williams - Troubletwisters Series
J.E. Thompson – The Girl From Felony Bay

Here's the link for the festival for more information:

If anyone has gone, let us know!


  1. This sounds awesome! I see a TON of authors that I would LOVE to meet!

    1. I know, I thought the list of authors was just amazing. I think the festival is fairly new so I haven't read anything from anyone who has actually gone. ~Pam

  2. ARE YOU GOING? Who are you excited to see? Or would you want to see, if you were going?

    Attending would be so awesome. I've never gone but it seems as popular as the RT Convention has become among YA authors. Melissa Marr kept organizing the RT Teen Day, and I think Y'ALLFEST was a product of Kami Garcia's effort?? I might be wrong, but hey, so many YA authors there!

    Bardugo, Perkins, Rowell, Roth, Rossi, Lu, Hodkin, Forman, and Bray are all authors whose work I've read and loved and would love to chat with. There are some others whose books I own but still haven't gotten a chance to read.

    1. I was thinking about going, but I think I have to choose between this and BEA so I was hoping someone had gone that could tell me about it. The list of authors is just amazing, I would love to meet so many of them: Veronica Rossi, Veronica Roth, Alexandra Bracken, Stephanie Perkins, Lauren Oliver (I would have to ask her how it all turns out for the characters in Requiem), Marie Lu, Michelle Hodkin...I could go on and on. ~Pam

  3. omg omg omg. So i haven't been to this but I love Charleston and many of these authors and I am really tempted to just buy a plane ticket right now. I might try to go another year now that I know this exists. Is this set up like BEA? (Lots of free ARCS/author signings.) I can't imagine much beating BEA if you're deciding between the two!

    1. I know nothing about this festival, but I'm thinking no free ARCs. The reason I think this is because one of the main sponsors is an independent bookstore and so I'm thinking they want you to buy the books. So I think the authors are there to sign and there are panels, but just not the free books. But I don't know for sure which is why I would love to find out from someone who has been. The list of authors is just so amazing! ~Pam