Come join me and a host of other YA authors for this year’s Virginia Festival of the Book, March 19-20 in Charlottesville, VA. I’ll be presenting and reading from Black Hole Sun on March 20, joined by Jennifer Hubbard, Amy Brecount While, and Paula Chase Hyman. But that’s not all!  The day will be full of panels featuring award-winning YA and children’s authors:
Terrific Kids’ Novels Adults Will Love Too – Anne Marie Pace, Moderator  10:00 AM, Omni Hotel
1. Kathy Erskine
2. Fran Cannon Slayton
3. Sara Lewis Holmes
4. Sue Corbett
5. Irene Latham
Getting Published – Picture Books to Young Adult – Fran Cannon Slayton, Moderator  12:00 PM, Omni Hotel
1. Laura Rennert
2. Deborah Heiligman
3. Bonnie Doerr
4. Emily Ecton
5. Ruth Spiro
Hot Young Adult & Teen Fiction – Anne Marie Pace, Moderator  4:00 PM, Omni Hotel
1. David Macinnis Gill
2. Jennifer Hubbard
3. Amy Brecount White
4. Paula Chase Hyman
Panel Summary:  Introduction of books and readings by the authors from their books (lasting 3-4 minutes each).  Questions about the difference between YA and adult novels, trends in YA, the difference between YA and middle grade, etc.  Ending with questions from the audience.
About the VA Festival of the Book:
As the largest gathering of authors, writers, and readers in the Commonwealth, and, indeed, the Mid-Atlantic region, the Book Festival has become an integral part of the community and is presented in a unique partnership of contributors that includes the VFH, foundations, corporations, bookstores, schools, libraries, area businesses and organizations, and committed individuals. This partnership results in programs in a wide range of topics set among a variety of venues throughout the City of Charlottesville, County of Albemarle, and the University of Virginia.