Come and celebrate all that teen fiction has to offer! Our fabulous lineup of authors includes Courtney Alameda, Lindsey Leavitt, Valynne Maetani, and Robison Wells! Meet the authors, get a free book, play games, make crafts, and more at this year's Teen Book Fest.
LIMITED tickets for Teen Book Fest will be available Saturday, October 10 to Provo City Library cardholders at the First Floor Reference Desk. On October 17, any remaining tickets will be released to the general public.
Courtney Alameda has spent her entire career trying to con and cajole people into reading great books. A veteran bookseller and librarian, Courtney now spends her days writing thriller and horror novels for young people. Her debut novel, SHUTTER, was hailed as a "standout in the genre . . . [and] sure to please thriller fans" by School Library Journal. Her forthcoming novel, PITCH DARK (Fall 2016), is a genre-blending science fiction/horror novel in the vein of Ridley Scott's 1979 film ALIEN.
A Northern California native, she now resides in Utah with a legion of books and a five pound cat who possesses a giant personality.
Lindsey Leavitt is a former elementary school teacher and present-day writer/mom to three (mostly) adorable girls. She is the author of the PRINCESS FOR HIRE series, SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD, GOING VINTAGE, THE CHAPEL WARS, and the upcoming THE PAGES BETWEEN US (Co-written with Robin Mellom).
Valynne E. Maetani grew up in Utah and obtained a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In a former life, she was a project manager and developed educational software for children with learning disabilities. Currently, she is a full-time writer.
Her debut novel, INK AND ASHES, is the winner of the New Visions Award 2013 and is a Junior Library Guild 2015 selection. She is a member of the We Need Diverse Books team and is dedicated to promoting diversity in children's literature because every child should grow up believing his or her story deserves to be told. She lives in Salt Lake City.
Robison Wells is the author of BLACKOUT, DEAD ZONE, VARIANT, and FEEDBACK. VARIANT was a Publishers Weekly Best Book and a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Robison lives in the Rocky Mountains in a house not too far from elk pastures.
Robison suffers from five mental illnesses (panic disorder, OCD, agoraphobia, depression and dermatillomania) and is an outspoken advocate for those with mental illnesses. His books have been published in nine different languages, and he is the winner of many awards both in and out of the United States.