Friday, May 15, 2015


Texas Teen Book Festival 2015!
(as reported by BookPeople)

It’s that time of year again – time to gear up for the Texas Teen Book Festival! The announcements of the awesome authors attending the 2015 festival are starting to come out. Today, it was announced that Sonia Manzano, known to many people as “Maria” on Sesame Street, will be the keynote speaker!!!!

Manzano will be talking about her upcoming memoir, Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx. We are so excited by this news! It is a great start and can’t wait to hear who else will be coming to Austin this fall.

To start planning your visit, information about attending this year’s festival is up, and you can keep it tuned here for author line up & programming announcements.

New for this year, is a fiction writing contest sponsored by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books. You know Delacorte as the publisher of Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands & Teeth), James Dashner (The Maze Runner), Matt De La Pena (The Hunted), Ann Brashares (The Here and Now), Frank Portman (King Dork), and Libba Bray (Going Bovine). Delacorte’s got YA chops, to be sure. There is a deadline – July 1! – so be sure to check out all the rules and entry form. Good luck and happy writing!
Are you excited yet?? You should be!!

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Texas Teen Book Festival (formerly the Austin Teen Book Festival) happens on Saturday, September 26, 2015 on the campus of St. Edward’s University. This event – and parking – is free and open to the public.