It’s been a long, but well-deserved break for us coordinators of YA Fest. As much as we love planning for the event, it takes a lot of work. But, we’re back at it! We’ve picked a date for our next fest…but we’ll share that soon.
In the meantime, we’re excited to be sharing news and information as it comes. We’ll be featuring 40 young adult authors at Palmer Branch of the Easton Public Library.
We’ve updated our Thank You page with the list of publishers and authors whom graciously donated to YA Fest 2015 so we could have fabulous raffles and shower our Teen Volunteers with presents.
Check out the list on our Thank You page!
Here are just a few of the Tweets about #YAFest2015:
I have like twelve new books and I still haven’t read all the ones from the last #YAFest2015
— Morgan Cahill (@bando_girl) October 10, 2015
— Lisa NaNo-Witz (@lisa_amowitz) October 10, 2015
— EAPL Teens (@EAPLTeens) October 10, 2015
— Elizabeth LaBan (@ElizabethLaBan) October 10, 2015
— Casey Marie (@littlered630) October 11, 2015
We’re sad YA Fest is over, but we can relive the fun with through pictures! Please visit our GALLERY to see all of the pictures we took at the event.
If you have any pictures you’d like to share, just send them to us at email@example.com!
Get to know Jennifer Murgia, co-founder and coordinator of YA Fest!
Author of ANGEL STAR, LEMNISCATE, FOREST OF WHISPERS and others!
Jennifer Murgia: I absolutely devour books by Libba Bray, Megan Shepherd, Cyn Balog, Molly Cochran and Suzanne Young.
Jennifer: THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL, WE’LL NEVER BE APART, A COLD LEGACY, MARY – THE SUMMONING. Can you tell I like dark fiction??
Jennifer: I started writing short poems and stories in elementary school but my writing always took a dark turn. Yes, I kept a notebook of creepy stories and dark prose while in high school. I was THAT girl:) Writing was an incredible outlet for me, having grown up an only child. I loved stories that played with my head, stories that taught me if you look close enough, there’s more than what meets the eye … finding I could write that way was a thrill.
Jennifer: Seriously, take the time to dig deep within yourself. You’ll never know what you find. And be patient with your thoughts – let them brew and then revisit them.
Jennifer: I’m writing two YA historical noirs – one I’m co-writing with another emerging author. It’s a creepy tale of an 1800’s London orphanage and delves into creating the perfect child. The other is a terrifying reincarnation tale of a girl boarding at a school for the blind, only to find the building is a former insane asylum.
Jennifer: The characters in my stories are always fictional, but I do love my research and tend to pull in very real places and circumstances. I’ve found a real love for telling stories based on real events and happenings.