Monday, March 29, 2010

Are you ready to meet...

A.S. King

at the Teen Book Festival!?!?

A.S. is the author of:

The Dust of 100 Dogs

and she has a new book coming out in October 2010 called:

Please Ignore Vera Dietz

Some interesting facts about A.S. King are...

*Her favorite food is corn pie.

*She lived in Ireland for ten years

*She currently lives in Pennsylvania

*She is married and has children

*King is a "mega-fan" of Kurt Vonnegut

For more information about A.S. King visit her TBF page:
and her cool website:

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Don't miss out on meeting...

James Kennedy

at this year's Teen Book Festival!!!

He is the author of

The Order of Odd Fish

Some fun facts about James are...

*He often starts things (such as writing books, or creating games) and stops halfway. He considers this to be a talent.

*Many of the events in his book are inspired by things that happened to him.

*He enjoys the quote:
“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.”

*He wrote his first story when he was 7, and it was titled The Strange Ship

*He revels in the irrelevant and the absurd

*He also enjoys receiving Fan Art about his book

Check out his TBF page:
and his very interesting personal website:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Patrick Jones!

is another author that will be joining us at the Teen Book Festival this May!

Patrick often writes about themes that teens can relate to, such as: fitting in, relationships, friendship and life struggles. He is the author of:

Chasing Tail Lights
Stolen Car
Things Change
The Tear Collector

Some fun facts about Patrick are...

*He is the only person who has been on the cover of School Library Journal with their nipples showing.

*He used to be a librarian for teens

*In 2006 he received two lifetime achievement awards; one from the American Library Association, and the other from the Catholic Library Association

*He has been to all fifty states

*It took him nearly 17 years to write his first novel Things Change!

To learn more about Patrick Jones and his novels visit his page on the TBF website:
and his webpage:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Get ready to meet

Lindsay Cibos and Jared Hodges

at the Teen Book Festival!!!

Lindsay and Jared are authors of anime and manga:

Peach Fuzz (volumes 1, 2, & 3)
Domo: The Manga

and their recent publication:

Draw Furries - How to Create Anthropomorphic and Fantasy Animals

Fun facts about Lindsay and Jared...

*Jared was born in Rochester, NY

*They met at an anime club in Florida

*The first time they met Jared spilled soda on Lindsay

*Lindsay used to have to ferrets

*Lindsay has played the piano, the recorder, the clarinet, and the violin

To learn more about Lindsay and Jared before the Teen Book Festival check out their page on the TBF website:

and look at some of their cool art on their website:

Monday, March 15, 2010

Amy Kathleen Ryan

will be at this year's Teen Book Festival!!!

Amy is the author of:
Shadow Falls

She also has a book coming out May 3rd, 2010! The title of that is:
Zen and Xander Undone

Some fun facts about Amy are...

*Her favorite TV show is Battlestar Galactica

*She went to school in Madrid, Spain for a while

*She has two small dogs

*What first got her into reading is the book A Wrinkle in Time by
Madeleine L'Engle

*Amy enjoys going on hikes in the mountains (as long as they don't last TOO long!)

*She loves the smell of garlic, and she enjoys cutting fresh garlic in a garlic press

For more information about Amy Kathleen Ryan and her books visit her TBF page:
and her super cool personal page:

Monday, March 08, 2010

Who else are we going to meet at this year's Teen Book Festival?

Ellen Hopkins

Ellen is a very accomplished author of Teen novels! She has written:

Flirtin' With the Monster

She has a new book Fallout which is coming out on 9/14/2010, and will complete the story she started in Crank and continued in Glass. She also has another book, Perfect, planned to come out in 2011!

Some interesting facts about Ellen are...

*She loves to garden, but hates getting dirt under her nails, and hates wearing gardening gloves!

*The character "Kristina" from Crank and Glass is loosely based off of Ellen's real-life daughter's story of addiction to crystal meth

*She was adopted at birth by an older couple; her father was born in 1883, and her mother was born in 1912

*She grew up in Palm Springs, CA and lived in the same neighborhood as Elvis Presley, Arnold Palmer, Kirk Douglass, and Bob Hope!

To learn more about Ellen Hopkins and her books, visit her TBF page:

and her personal website:

Monday, March 01, 2010

Are you ready to meet...

Simone Elkeles

at this year's Teen Book Festival?!?

Simone is the author of some very popular Teen books, including:

Perfect Chemistry
Leaving Paradise
How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation
How to Ruin My Teenage Life
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation

She also has a new book coming out in May 2010, and another in Fall 2010!
Some interesting facts about Simone are...

*She has two dogs, two kids, and a husband!

*She got her undergraduate degree in Psychology, and her Masters Degree in Industrial Relations

*Simone loves sushi!

*She grew up in Chicago

*Her favorite books to read are Romance Novels

For more information about Simone Elkeles's books visit her Teen Book Festival Page:

and for more fun info about Simone herself, visit her super cool personal site: