Exactly one week from today, the young adult/teen community of eastern PA will descend on Easton, PA for YA FEST 2012!!
YA Fest 2012 is a young adult book and author festival for anyone who enjoys young adult literature. YA Fest 2012 will host 35 young adult and middle grade authors at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library. Some of the authors you can expect to see there include:
(Fairy Tale, Sleepless, Starstruck, Touched)
(You, Fall From Grace)
Crissa Jean Chappel
(Total Constant Order, Narc)
(13 to Life series)
(Popular, Ferocity Summer)
(The Eleventh Plague, Magisterium)
Jennifer R. Hubbard
(The Secret Year, Try Not to Breathe)
(Patient Zero, Dust and Decay, Rot and Ruin)
(Angel Star, Lemniscate)
(Prophecy of the Sisters series, A Temptation of Angels)
The day’s events will include book signings with all the authors, a scavenger hunt, book sales (for both new and used books), a panel discussion from several of the authors, a bake sale with contributions from the authors themselves, and finishing up with MASTER BERK THEATER LIVE featuring Josh Berk and John Skovron.
There’s also tons of raffle prizes to be won, such as signed books (some of which are not-yet-published ARCs) and swag (such as booksmarks, buttons, postcards, etc.) from Jennifer Echols, Ilsa Bick, Brodi Ashton, Beth Fantaskey, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Kate Ellison, Heather Brewer, and sooo many more. There’s also a HUGE grand prize containing autographed copies of books from every attending author. That’s more than 35 signed books for one lucky winner!
If you live near or can make your way to Easton, PA on August 4, I highly recommend it. Ashley and I are stoked for it, and it should be an awesome day. We’ll be sure to document it… then we’ll start the countdown for PAYA on August 25!