Fall is finally here, which means festival time! While summer is the time for Coachella, Lollapalooza and other sweaty music endeavors, fall is the time for books, books and more books! Your friends at YA Wednesday have gather information on some of the best fall book festivals around to help you plan your own YA road trip. You’re welcome.


October 10, 2015

PA YA

YA Fest PA

Pennsylvania show its YA love with YA Fest PA 2015, a young adult book and author festival. This festival in its third year will feature:  Lisa Amowitz, Cyn Balong, Martina Boone, Lisa Colozza Cocca, Molly Cochran, Sarah Cross, Robin Constantine, Sherry Ficklin, Wendy Higgins, Demitria Lunetta, Page Morgan, Mindy McGinnis, Kieran Scott, special guest Micol Ostow and MORE!

For a full list of authors and agenda check here.


October 24, 2015

TBT reading fest

Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading

This festival is presented by the Tampa Bay Times and features not just YA authors but authors from all genres and categories. The YA stand-outs are authors Jeff Strand A Bad Day for Voodoo, Kimberly Karalius Love Fortune and Other Disasters, and actress and poet Amber Tamblyn who is best known for her leading role in Joan of Arcadia and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants as well as her role as poetry reviewer for Bust magazine. And this festival has the godmother of YA, JUDY BLUME, which makes this event a MUST!

Check here more information.  


October 24th, 2015

NK YA Fest

NK-YA Fest

This afternoon event in Erlanger, Kentucky features a long list of YA talent. And the Kentucky should be lovely this time of year. Confirmed authors for the 2015 NK-YA Fest are:

Alex Mallory, Bethany Griffin, Carey Corp, C.J. Redwine, Colette Ballard, Courtney C. Stevens, David Arnold, Edith Pattou, Geoffrey Girard, Gina Damico, Jasmine Warga, Jennifer McGowan, Karen Ann Hopkins, Katie McGarry, Kristen Simmons, Liz Coley, Meg Whitmer, M.G. Buehrlen, Mindee Arnett, Mindy McGinnis, Natalie D. Richards and Tammy Blackwell

For more details check here.


November 13 & 14 2015

YALL Fest 2

YALL Fest

The Charleston Young Adult Book Festival, otherwise known as YALL Fest, is presented by the good folks at Epic Reads and epic it is! Here are the stats:

 60 of the world’s biggest Y.A. authors
29 New York Times best-sellers
22 panels, presentations and talks

The MASSIVE author list is drool worthy:

Victoria Aveyard Red Queen

Leigh Bardugo The Grisha Trilogy

Gwenda Bond Lois Lane

Pseudonymous Bosch Bad Books

Alexandra Bracken Never Fade, The Darkest Minds

Ann Brashares The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Libba Bray The Diviners

Zac Brewer Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

Meg Cabot Princess Diaries, Mediator series

Rachel Caine Ink and Bone

Gail Carriger The Parasol Protectorate Series

Rae Carson Girl of Fire & Thorns

Kiera Cass The Selection Trilogy

Soman Chainani School for Good & Evil

Susane Colasanti City Love trilogy

Melissa de la Cruz Isle of the Lost, A Descendants Novel and Summer on East End: Triple Moon

Susan Ee Angelfall

Daniel Ehrenhaft Wessex Papers Series

Michelle Falkoff Playlist for the Dead

Seth Fishman The Well’s End

Gayle Forman If I Stay, Just One Day

Kami Garcia The Beautiful Creatures Series, The Legion series

Adam Gidwitz A Tale Dark and Grim Series

Ryan Graudin The Walled City

Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events

Aaron Hartzler What We Saw

Ellen Hopkins Rumble, Crank

Curtis Jobling Max Helsing: Monster Hunter

EK Johnston A Thousand Nights

Julie Kagawa Blood of Eden

Kody Keplinger The Duff

Mercedes Lackey Hunter

David Levithan Will Grayson, Will Grayson

E. Lockhart We Were Liars

Alexander London Proxy, The Wild Ones

Marie Lu Legend Series, The Young Elites

Carolyn Mackler Infinite In Between

Mari Mancusi Night School, Scorched

Katie McGarry Pushing The Limits

Mindy McGinnis Not A Drop to Drink

Richelle Mead Bloodlines

Meg Medina Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass

Marissa Meyer Cinder

Barnabas Miller 7 Souls

Brandon Mull Fablehaven

G. Neri Ghetto Cowboy

Danielle Paige Dorothy Must Die, The Wicked Will Rise

Brendan Reichs The Virals Series

Veronica Roth Divergent Series

Carrie Ryan Forest of Hands and Teeth, Inifnity Ring

Brandon Sanderson The Mistborn Series

Megan Spooner These Broken Stars/This Shattered World

Natalie Standiford The Secret Tree

R.L. Stine Goosebumps

Margaret Stohl The Beautiful Creatures Series, Icons series

Sabaa Tahir An Ember in the Ashes

J.E. Thompson Girl from Felony Bay

Bella Thorne Autumn Falls

Maya Van Wagenen Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek

Carole Weatherford Becoming Billie Holiday

Elizabeth Wein Code Name Verity

Scott Westerfeld Afterworlds

Rick Yancey The 5th Wave

Jane Yolen Briar Rose

Nicola Yoon Everything Everything

This two day event already has sold out sessions, so if you’re interested, act now! Check here for more information.

We may not have listed all the YA festivals out there, but this will get you started. Happy Reading!

Ann-Eliza

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