YA & MG Authors at Wordstock Festival 2011

Today marks 100 days until Wordstock Festival in Portland, Oregon! It’s happening October 6-9th this year — and once again, I’m serving as the children’s & YA author coordinator. And honestly, I couldn’t be more excited about this year’s line-up. We’re still waiting to finalize a few more names, but in honor of hitting this 100 day mark, I wanted to officially share with you guys the YA & MG line-up so-far. And I think you’ll agree, it’s an all-star list!

In alphabetical order, here are Wordstock 2011’s YA & MG authors, and the books they’re expected to present:

Jonathan Auxier – Peter Nimble & His Fantastic Eyes

Pseudonymous Bosch – You Have to Stop This

Patrick Carman – Skeleton Creek

Kimberly Derting – The Pledge

Adam Jay Epstein & Andrew Jacobson – The Familiars 2

Lindsey Leavitt – The Royal Treatment: Princess for Hire 2

Maile Meloy – The Apothecary

Blake Nelson – Recovery Road

Lauren Oliver – Liesl & Po

Lisa Schroeder – Sprinkles & Secrets

Maggie Stiefvater – Forever

DF Walker – Darius Logan: Super Justice Force

Scott Westerfeld – Goliath

John Corey Whaley – Where Things Come Back

Moira Young – Blood Red Road

Suzanne Young – A Need So Beautiful

If you live anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, I fully expect to see you at Wordstock. And if you don’t live here — now is the perfect time to visit!

Over the coming weeks, I’ll be providing you with more posts that include both a travel guide to Portland (if you want to come here for Wordstock), plus more about each of these authors and their books. And be sure to stay tuned for an announcement about the final line-up. There will be a few more names added to this list in the next few weeks!

For the comments: Who are you most excited to see at Wordstock?

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  1. I am so STOKED! woo-hoo! I’m going to try my darndest to be there!

    I was just thinking I should stop by your blog and see if you had any advice on what to expect. What exactly happens? Are there lines and such? Are there ARCs or copies of books to buy, or should I bring my own? Sorry for all the questions!

    I can’t wait! 😀

    1. No worries — happy to answer your questions!

      The authors all have appearances on our stages — and while we haven’t scheduled this year’s lineup quite yet, the plan is to avoid overlapping our YA authors as much as possible, so you don’t have to pick and choose.

      There will be some lines at the signing area, but that usually moves pretty quickly.

      The author’s most recent book will be available for sale at the festival, but you’re welcome to bring other books from home!

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