YA Author Panel feauring: Shannon Messenger, Debra Driza, Amy Tintera & Kasie West
Join us for an evening with some of your favorite YA authors, as they discuss and sign some of their latest books!
Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned--among other things--that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She's studied art, screenwriting, and television production, but realized her real passion was writing for kids and teens. Her middle grade series, KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, is published by Simon & Schuster (Aladdin) and her YA series, Let the Sky Fall, is published by Simon Pulse. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats. Find her online at shannonmessenger.com.
Debra Driza is a member of the teen lit blogging group the Bookanistas and a former practicing physical therapist, who discovered tormenting her characters was infinitely more enjoyable. These days you can find her at home in California, adding random colors to her hair and wrangling one husband, two kids, and an assortment of Rhodesian Ridgebacks. MILA 2.0 is her first novel.
Amy Tintera writes novels for young adults. She grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in journalism. After receiving a masters in film at Emerson College she moved to Los Angeles, where she promptly discovered she didn't enjoy working in the film industry, and went back to her first love, writing. Her debut, Reboot, is out now from HarperCollins/HarperTeen, with the sequel to follow in 2014.
Kasie West, as a stay-at-home mom of four children, three of them girls, ranging in age from twelve to four, hears lots of melodramatic versions of large-than-life events. She graduated with a BA in liberal studies, with a strong focus on linguistics and psychology, from Fresno State University. She lives in Fresno, CA.
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