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NYC Teen Author Fest...It's ON.


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The NYC Teen Author Fest is a really fun, free, awesome, weeklong event. You should come!

And I'm very excited to be involved in the wackiest, most fun night of it, something called...

Reader's Theater.

What's that? Funny you should ask.

It's bunch of writers writing out short scenes from our books as plays...and then acting them out.

In other words, in a city more than fully saturated with professional talent, this is an opportunity to see...something else!

Come on down. I will be channeling the part of myself that always ends up lip synching Meatloaf songs and line dancing at bar mitzvahs celebrations.

(I'll also be at the Mega Signing at Books of Wonder on Sunday March 22nd.)

Here's the info:

Friday March 20, Barnes & Noble Reader’s Theater/Signing

(Union Square B&N, 33 E 17th St, 7-8:30pm)

Explanation: Our annual Reader’s Theater, which is always a highlight of the Festival. I will follow up with more details on this one. This year we’ll have two groups of four, with me as the swing.

Cathleen Bell Holly Black Heather Demetrios Kevin Emerson Tanuja Desai Hidier Kathryn Holmes David Levithan Scott Westerfeld

Sunday March 22: Our No-Foolin’ Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder

(Books of Wonder, 18 W 18th St, 1-4pm):

1-1:30 S Petroff / D Manley, Ash JJ Howard, Tracers Nicole Maggi, The Forgetting Jenn Marie Thorne, The Wrong Side of Right Jennifer A. Nielsen, Mark of the Thief Dahlia Adler, Behind the Scenes Lisa Amowitz, Vision Maria E. Andreu, Secret Side of Empty Kate Axelrod, The Law of Loving Others Martina Boone, Compulsion

1:30-2:00 Coe Booth, Kinda Like Brothers Sarah Rees Brennan, Unmade Caela Carter, My Best Friend, Maybe Selene Castrovilla, Melt Alison Cherry, For Real Lisa Colozza Cocca, Providence Susane Colasanti, Now and Forever Laurie Crompton, Adrenaline Crush Sarah Cross, Tear You Apart Gina Damico, Hellhole Tim Decker, Lies in the Dust Heather Demetrios, I’ll Meet You There Sarah Beth Durst, Chasing Power

2:00-2:30 Cathleen Bell, I Remember You Daniel Ehrenhaft, 21 Proms Kevin Emerson, Breakout Seth Fishman, The Dark Water TM Goeglein, Embers & Ash Gabriel Guarante, Satan’s Prep Corey Haydu, Life by Committee Tanuja Desai Hidier, Bombay Blues Michelle Hodkin, Retribution of Mara Dyer Kathryn Holmes , The Distance Between Lost & Found Amalie Howard, Oceanborn Lee Kelly, City of Savages

2:30-3:00 Elizabeth Kiem, Hider, Seeker, Secret Keeper Michelle Knudsen, Evil Librarian Claire Legrand, Winterspell David Levithan, Hold Me Closer Sarah Darer Littman, Backlash Elisa Ludwig, Pretty Wanted Barry Lyga, Blood of my Blood Terra Elan McVoy, In Deep L Melnick & B Lauer, Please Excuse this Poem Kass Morgan, Homecoming

3:00-3:30 Danielle Paige, Dorothy Must Die Lindsay Ribar, The Fourth Wish Maya Rock, Scripted Cindy Rodriguez, When Reason Breaks Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Crime Jill Santopolo, Love on the Lifts Kieran Scott, What Waits in the Woods Chris Shirley, Playing By the Book Jennifer E Smith, Geography of You and Me Lindsay Smith, Sekret

3:30-4:00 Jessica Spotswood, Sisters’ Fate VC Stanley & CL Gaber, Jex Malone Aaron Starmer, The Whisper Robin Talley, Lies We Tell Ourselves Yvonne Ventresca, Pandemic Tommy Wallach, We All Looked Up Sandra Waugh, Lark Rising Scott Westerfeld, Afterworlds Suzanne Weyn, Faces of the Dead Alecia Whitaker, Wildflower

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