The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative is sponsoring a Teen Author Festival on Wednesday, November 16th at 4:00pm.  Author list, tentative schedule and details after the jump!


Teen Author Festival where New York Times bestselling Young Adult Authors will be answering questions about writing and being an author.


Wednesday, November 16th from 4:00 –  8:00pm

WHO WILL BE THERE? (other than us!)

Vivi Barnes, author of Paper or Plastic and Olivia Twisted series

Martina Boone, author of The Heirs of Watson Island series

Lucienne Diver, author of Vamped and Latter-Day Olympians series

Christina Farley, author of Gilded series

Alethea Kontis, author of Woodcutter Sisters and Books of Arilland

Jodi Meadows, author of Newsoul and Orphan Queen series, plus 1/3 of the Lady Janies

Sarah Nicolas, author of Keeping Her Secret and Dragons Are People, Too

Amy Christine Parker, author of Gated series and Smash and Grab

Jenn Marie Thorne, author of The Inside of Out and The Wrong Side of Right

Jeff Yager, author of Atom & Eve and I Like God: A Novel


Author Introductions — 4:00-4:30 pm

Community Room


First Panel Session — 4:40-5:20pm

Community Room 1: Uniquely You: Developing Your Voice in Fiction Vivi Barnes, Christina Farley & Amy Christine Parker

Community Room 2:  Buried Secrets and Hidden Dangers: Stories with a Plot Twist — Jodi Meadows, Martina Boone & Jenn Marie Thorne


Second Panel Session — 5:30-6:10pm

Community Room 1: Fractured Retellings and Fairy TalesChristina Farley & Alethea Kontis

Community Room 2: Kicking Butt and Taking Names: Putting Action into Books Sarah Nicolas, Amy Christine Parker, Jenn Marie Thorne & Jeff Yager


Third Panel Session — 6:20-7:00pm

Community Room 1: Fantastical Beasts and Twisted Magic: Creating Fantasy Worlds—Martina Boone, Althea Kontis, Christina Farley & Jodi Meadows

Community Room 2: Other Side of the Writing Industry: Views from the Publishing World — Lucienne Diver & Sarah Nicolas


Fourth Panel Session— 7:10– 7:50pm

Community Room 1: Writing Real Characters: Creating Realistic Characters — Vivi Barnes, Jodi Meadows & Jeff Yager

Community Room 2: Flash Fiction: Authors will lead audience into writing a story together— Alethea Kontis, Lucienne Diver & Martina Boone

Author Book Sale from Inkwood Books

Library Lobby 4-8pm


Book Signings—Library Lobby

All Authors—8:00—8:30

Authors will also be popping up at signing tables throughout  festival.


SouthShore Regional Library

15816 Beth Shields Way

Ruskin, FL 33573-4903

The library event page is here.

If there are any updates or changes, we’ll be updating this post.  Otherwise, see you soon!