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I am... ...33 English professor ...a librarian ...a writer editor avid reader ...passionate

Skyping with Paige McKenzie

We want to give a HUGE shoutout and thank you to Mercedes McKenzie and Paige McKenzie for Skyping with our Golden Ticket Event winners at yesterday’s YA Fest!  And thank you to Georgina Levitt from Weinstein Books for making it all possible!

If you weren’t able to attend the Golden Ticket, you can watch our conversation with Paige on our YouTube channel!

That’s a wrap!

Jennifer Murgia and I would like to say THANK YOU to our amazing authors, wonderful volunteers, and fabulous guests!  YA Fest 2017 was a success because of you!


We are going to take a short break, but then we’ll be back and planning for the next festival!

If you took any pictures, wrote a blog post, or shared information about YA Fest, please email us so that we can share it on our social media networks!  Email Ashley at with the subject line YA FEST 2017.

If you would like to be part of our official Street Team to help spread the word about YA Fest in the future, please join our group at:

Until next time!


10 Days of YA Fest! Publisher Spotlight – SOURCEBOOKS


Leading up to #YAFest2017, we want to take a moment to shout-out to the awesome publishers and publicists who help make YA Fest extra awesome by donating books for our raffles and author goody bags.



First off, we have some amazing authors coming from Sourcebooks for #YAFest2017!

Zoraida Cordova!

Kieran Scott!

K.M. Walton!

Cyn Balog!

Stacie Ramey!

Mark Alpert!

Jeffry W. Johnston!

We’d also like to say


because Sourcebooks has always been a great sponsor of YA Fest by donating tons of amazing titles from their catalog for our raffles.


And a special shout-out to Alex Yeadon for helping us this year with getting all those awesome books together for a raffle donation!