One week until YA Fest 2012!

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:

Jennifer Armentrout
(Covenant series, Lux series)

Cyn Balog
(Fairy Tale, Sleepless, Starstruck, Touched)

Josh Berk
(The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin, Guy Langman: Crime Scene Procrastinator)

Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman 
(Sirenz, Sirenz: Back in Fashion)

Charles Benoit
(You, Fall From Grace)

Crissa Jean Chappel
(Total Constant Order, Narc)

Shannon Delaney
(13 to Life series)

Margie Gelbwasser
(Inconvenient, Pieces of Us)

Alissa Grosso
(Popular, Ferocity Summer)

Jeff Hirsch
(The Eleventh Plague, Magisterium)

Jennifer R. Hubbard
(The Secret Year, Try Not to Breathe)

Jonathan Maberry
(Patient Zero, Dust and Decay, Rot and Ruin)

Jennifer Murgia
(Angel Star, Lemniscate)

Michael Northrop
(Gentlemen, Trapped)

Michelle Zink
(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 FantaskeyHuntley 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!

For more details and information, hit up the following links…
Find and like YA Fest 2012 on Facebook
Follow YA Fest 2012 on Twitter
Check out YA Fest 2012’s Official Blog

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!

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