Last weekend YA Wednesdays hit the road to Austin, Texas to attend the Texas Teen Book Festival . The Texas Teen Book Festival (TTBF) is a one-day event that “celebrates the teen reading experience by inviting fans to engage with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult authors in the country”. TTBF is a close sponsorship between Austin best indy book store BookPeople, Humanities Texas and St. Edwards University. This one day event packed a lot in with workshops and talks with some of the hottest names in YA literature.
Here are some of TTBF’s most popular authors:
I was lucky enough to meet the charming Libba Bray who presented the festival closing with fellow author David Levithan. I asked Ms. Bray the all-important question: When will we get the next installment of the Diviners Series?! Libba reassured me that although events will keep her busy through November, she’ll start working on Diviners book three after the holidays. We can’t wait for the follow-up to Lair of Dreams!
If you’re a Texas native or just looking for a reason to visit Austin, TTBF should definitely be added to your schedule. We can’t wait to see what’s on the agenda for 2016!
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