Friday, January 29, 2010

Who else are we going to meet at the Rochester Teen Booth Festival on May 15th?

Coe Booth

Coe is the author of...


She is currently working on the sequel to Tyrell! Some fun facts about Coe Booth...

*She was born and raised in the Bronx (a borough of New York City)

*She took dancing and piano lessons when she was younger

*When she was a kid they used fire hydrants as sprinklers on hot, summer days

*She thinks the inspiration for Tyrell came from working with teenagers and families in crisis. She worked with a lot of teens who were homeless, in gangs, and even addicted to drugs. She also helped children who were victims of neglect and child abuse. It was there, she said, she learned about how strong teenagers can really be!

To learn more about Coe Booth visit her page on the TBF website:

and her personal website:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Let's take a look at 2010 Teen Book Festival Author

Holly Black

Holly is a New York Times Best Selling Author! She is popular for her Modern Faerie Tale Series which includes:


She also has a new book for Teens coming out in May called

White Cat

Some fun facts about Holly Black are...

*She has a hairless cat named Lily, and two other cats named Fizzgig and The White Cat (which came into her house while writing her upcoming novel!)

*She has a secret library in her home

*She lives in Massachusetts

*She is married; her husband's name is Theo

*Holly worked with her friend Tony DiTerlizzi on the childrens book series The Spiderwick Chronicles

*She graduated from The College of New Jersey where she studied English Literature

*She can touch her nose with her tongue!

For more information about Holly Black visit her page on the Teen Book Festival Website:

and her personal website:

Friday, January 22, 2010

In preparation for the 5th Annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival
let's take a look at some of the featured Authors! Keep checking this blog regularly for fun facts about each Author!

The First author we'll look at is...

Laurie Halse Anderson

She has written several very popular books for Teens! Some of these are:


*Laurie Halse Anderson was born in 1961 in Potsdam, NY!

*Her name is pronounced Laurie Halt-z Anderson, NOT Laurie Halls Anderson; she is always appreciative when someone pronounces her name correctly!

*Her books have made it onto the New York Times Best Sellers List numerous times and have won several awards.

*She loves popcorn.

*If she could have anything it would be world peace.

*She doesn't like Ralph Lauren because their models are photoshopped to be even skinner than they actually are.

*She has a tattoo.

*She is married, has four children, and one dog.

*She still lives in NY.

*She enjoys hiking!

For more information about Laurie Halse Anderson check out
her page on the TBF Website:

and her personal webpage:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Got Dessert?

Wednesday January 27th 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The teens are baking things!! We will be selling these baked items to help raise money for a bus to the Teen Book Festival in May.

Come and get good sweet treats to eat!