New York City Teen Author Festival


Tuesday, March 19 (WORD Bookstore, 7-8:30pm, 126 Franklin St, Greenpoint):

The Only Way Out is Through: Engaging Truth through YA

Description: "Pain. Confusion. Loss. Mistakes. Revelation. More mistakes. Recovery. One of the things that makes YA work is its desire to engage the messy truths of both adolescence and life in general. Here we talk about what it's like to engage this messy truth, and how to craft it into a story with some kind of form."

Crissa Chappell Tim Decker Ellen Hopkins Amy McNamara Jessica Verdi

moderator: David Levithan

Sunday March 24: Our No-Foolin' Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder:


Jessica Brody (Unremembered, Macmillan) Marisa Calin (Between You and Me, Bloomsbury) Jen Calonita (The Grass is Always Greener, LB) Sharon Cameron (The Dark Unwinding, Scholastic) Caela Carter (Me, Him, Them, and It, Bloomsbury) Crissa Chappell (Narc, Flux) Susane Colasanti (Keep Holding On, Penguin) Zoraida Cordova (The Vicious Deep, Sourcebooks) Gina Damico (Scorch, HMH) Jocelyn Davies (A Fractured Light, HC) Sarah Beth Durst (Vessel, S&S) Gayle Forman (Just One Day, Penguin) Elizabeth Scott (Miracle, S&S)

See you there!

Lots of writerly events happening in NYC all week. So many amazing YA peeps! Check out the full schedule on the Facebook page:

--crissa xo