Monday, April 25, 2011

Jon Skovron
is another author that will be joining us at the Teen Book Festival!
Jon is the author of:
Struts & Frets

Fun facts about Jon:
He used to work at Studio 54

Jon only has 9 fingers
He is a classically trained Shakespearean actor

He does not like anything sweet! This includes candy, chocolate, pastries and all things sweet! 

Jon can play 9 instruments

For more information on  Jon visit his website or his TBF page.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Elizabeth Scott

will be at the Teen Book Festival this year!

Elizabeth is the author of:
Unwritten Rule
Stealing Heaven
Something, Maybe
Perfect You
Love You Hate You Miss You
Living Dead Girl
Between Here and Forever (May 2011)

Some fun facts about Elizabeth:
* She didn't start writing until she was 27

* She wishes she could write poetry

* In elementary school she was one of two kids to get an "Unsatisfactory" in handwriting, the other kid was her brother!

* Perfect You was the hardest book she had to write!

To learn more about Elizabeth, visit her website and her TBF page!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Shari Maurer

will be at the TBF this year!!!

Shari is the author of:
Change of Heart

Fun facts about Shari Maurer:

* Shari met her husband when she was 17 while they were at sleep away camp!

* Shari's daughter was born with a heart defect (she is okay now), and that inspired her to co-write a nonfiction book for adults dealing with children who have heart defects.

*She got the idea for writing Change of Heart after she watched an episode of Dr. Oz that was about a teen girl who was in desperate need of a heart transplant.

* When she's really depressed she drinks Yoo-Hoo

*She has traveled to: Indonesia, Italy, Israel, Norway, Holland, Spain, Canada, France, Mexico, England, 6 Caribbean islands plus her honeymoon in Bermuda

* Shari used to work for International Sesame Street

For more info on Shari and her book, visit her neat website and her TBF page!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Teen Book Festival is one month from today!
Saturday, May 14th! For information on attending please contact Dorothy Morehouse!

 Torrey Maldonado
will be there, will you!?

Torrey is the author of:
Secret Saturdays

Fun facts about Torrey:

*He loves chocolate SO MUCH that when he was in college he would buy nutty chocolate bars and hide them under his bed. He would wake up in the middle of the night, eat one, and then go back so sleep!

*Torrey was born and raised in the Red Hook Projects of Brooklyn, NY; the fact that he overcame the violence and poverty living there has greatly affected his writing and his outlook on life.

*He has taught in the NYC public school system for ten years

*On writing Secret Saturdays Torrey states: "I mixed my passion for writing and teaching and made Secret Saturdays, which can help young people better handle tough times and gives them an exciting read."

*He is very confident that no matter where he is, nobody in a five mile radius could beat him at handball or scrabble!

For more information on Torrey and his book, visit his website and his TBF page!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Teen Book Festival is quickly approaching!

TBF will take place on Saturday, May 14th! Many authors will be joining us. Including...

Eric Luper!

Eric is the author of...
 Big Slick
Bug Boy
Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto 

 Fun facts about Eric:

*He is a chiropractor as his day job; he has treated many professional athletes and entertainers! 

*He once worked for two months in southern France restoring a medieval castle 

*When he was in high school he spent a summer working at a predatory bird rehabilitation center. He treated injured hawks, owls and vultures!
*Eric has lived in Albany since 1999, but he grew up in Springfield NJ, and lived in Seneca Falls for a while!

*After 9/11 he volunteered with the American Red Cross to aid injured rescue workers in the recovery efforts

To find out more about Eric and his books, visit his super cool website, and his TBF page!


Thursday, April 07, 2011

Who else will be at the Teen Book Festival this year?

A.S. King! 

Amy is the author of:
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
and The Dust of 100 Dogs 

Please Ignore Vera Dietz is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book for 2011!!!

Fun facts about A.S. King...
*She lived in Ireland for 10 years teaching adult literacy and writing novels

*Amy as also been a: rare poultry breeder, a pizza delivery driver, a life skills and juggling teacher, photographer, and camp counselor
*She lived without TV for over a decade but now has MANY channels (and still has trouble finding something to watch)

*She has a celebrity crush on John Stewart from the Daily Show
*Amy now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children

*She is a big fan of: corn on the cob, Kurt Vonnegut, nice weather, and fleece socks

For more information on A.S. King and her books, visit her website and her TBF page!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Jackie Morse Kessler 
will be one of the authors joining us at the Teen Book Festival on May 14th!

Jackie's second book Rage is released today!
Her first book is: Hunger

***A portion of her first book's proceeds go to the National Eating Disorder Association and a portion of her second book's proceeds will go to the organization To Write Love on Her Arms.***

Fun facts about Jackie:

-She just barely reaches 5 feet tall

-Jackie takes Tae Kwon Do lessons

-She believes that true love really does prevail... she married the man she had a crush on when she was a teenager!

-She has never read anything by Jane Austen (with or without zombies)

-Jackie grew up in New York City and now lives in Upstate New York

-She has a weakness for chocolate and tends to let her cranky cat take over her office chair

For more information on Jackie visit her fantastic website and her TBF page!!!