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Teens Know Best

Teens know the best authors and they've invited them to visit. A visiting author series.

Jay Asher is the author of the acclaimed novel Thirteen Reasons Why about a young girl’s suicide. The Future of Us, Jay’s second novel, was written with Carolyn Mackler and explores what happens if you know your future. Reviewers are saying The Future of Us: is a page-turner, a quick, highly engaging read and it will appeal to a wide range of readers.

Steve Brezenoff, a Minnesota author, has been receiving a lot of buzz in the publishing world recently. His latest book Brooklyn Burning, a story of two homeless teens, was a finalist in NPR’s Best-Ever Teen Book feature, and is on the 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Lauren Myracle is The New York Times best-selling and award-winning author of Shine and the Internet Girls trilogy, among many other books for tweens and teens. As part of the TKB Author Series she’ll discuss her books, and the sometimes dark, but also hopeful and inspiring elements behind their creation. Read more about Shine.

Jordan Sonnenblick, the author of award-winning books, such as Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, After Ever After and Notes from a Midnight Driver, will be speaking and signing books. For readers who enjoy humor in their books, Jordan’s latest, Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip, does not disappoint. View the Curveball video.

One reviewer called Unwholly, the second book in Neal Shusterman’s Unwind trilogy, a “gripping, brilliantly imagined futuristic thriller.” A bestselling, award-winning author, Neal is also a funny and engaging speaker not to be missed. Learn more about Neal and view the Unwholly book trailer on his website www.storyman.com.

Andrea Cremer is a New York Times and international bestselling author, and former Minnesotan. She dazzles fans with her Nightshade series, about the adventures of Guardian wolf shifter Calla and her forbidden human love interest Shay. The next book in the series, Rise, is due to be released in Spring 2013—come and hear what Andrea has to say about it.

With four series listed on NPR’s 2012 list of 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels it’s no wonder Tamora Pierce has legions of fans wanting to know what’s next. Tamora will talk about her latest book, Mastiff: the Legend of Beka Cooper, creating fantasy worlds, what she’s working on now, and more.

Novelist, short story writer, self-proclaimed comic book geek, Barry Lyga will talk about his new book, I Hunt Killers, about the son of a serial killer. The sequel, Game, is set for release April 23. Be sure to ask Barry about a potential movie deal. Watch the I Hunt Killers book trailer.