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Friday, March 3

The 2017 North Texas Teen Book Festival

Friday, March 3

I mentioned this great event last year, but the time has come yet again for another North Texas Teen Book Festival.

The festival, which is tomorrow (March 4) at the at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas, will feature panels and keynote sessions with Young Adult and Middle Grade authors. The event is free, and you don't have to be a teen to attend.

This is my third year to go—a group of my friends from the Austin chapter of the FYA Book Club have gone each year since it began in 2015. The festival organizers manage to outdo themselves each year, and I know this year won't be an exception to that exponential growth of awesome.

In addition to attending panels, I'll also be moderating one at 11 a.m. with authors Kate Hart (After the Fall), Brendan Kiely (The Last True Love Story, The Gospel of Winter, All American Boys), Jennifer Mathieu (Afterward, Devoted, The Truth About Alice), Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give) and Jeff Zenter (The Serpent King, Goodbye Days). The panel's title is Betrayed!, so laughs will surely be had*.

Check out the festival's website for more info about the rest of the panels and the authors attending.

And if you're attending, definitely let me know so we can say hi!

*I'm being facetious, but I do hope it's a fun panel, even if it verges into some dark territory.

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