Ya’ll Fest

Renée Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist, The Wrath and the Dawn, The Rose and the Dagger

Renée Ahdieh lives in North Carolina with her husband Victor and their dog Mushu. Her newest YA fantasy novel, FLAME IN THE MIST, is available wherever books are sold.



Timothy Banks

2017 YALLFest poster artist

Alex R. Kahler

Runebinder, Echoes Of Memory

Scott Reintgen


Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone

Erin Bowman

Taken trilogy, Vengeance Road

Holly Black

The Silver Mask, The Cruel Prince

Sona Charaipotra

Tiny Pretty Things, Shiny Broken Pieces

Joelle Charbonneau

Dividing Eden, Need

Jim Di Bartolo

In the Shadows

Sarah Beth Durst

Drink Slay Love, Chasing Power

Jeff Giles

The Edge of Everything

S. Jae-Jones

Wintersong, Shadowsong

Peter Lerangis

The Lost Girls, the Seven Wonders series

Lisa McMann

The Unwanteds series, Going Wild series

Jennifer A. Nielsen

The False Prince, A Night Divided

Hilary Reyl

Kids Like Us, Lessons in French

Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Kiss, The Winner’s Crime

Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer, Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy

Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato

Lisa Williamson

The Art of Being Normal, All About Mia

F.C. Yee

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched Queen, A Crown of Wishes

Cassandra Clare

Lord of Shadows

E. Lockhart

Genuine Fraud, We Were Liars

Patrick Ness

Release, A Monster Calls

Kekla Magoon

Shadows of Sherwood, How It Went Down, X

Karuna Riazi

The Gauntlet

Nic Stone

Dear Martin

Katherine Locke

The Girl with the Red Balloon

Rachel Renée Russell

Dork Diaries series, The Misadventures of Max Crumbly

Rebecca Serle

Famous In Love, Truly Madly Famously

Cora Carmack

The Losing It series, The Rusk University series

Zoraida Córdova

Labyrinth Lost, The Vicious Deep trilogy

Maggie Thrash

Honor Girl, Strange Truth series

Christina Lauren


Marissa Meyer

Renegades, Heartless

Rhoda Belleza

Empress of a Thousand Skies

Tim Floreen

Tattoo Atlas, Willful Machines

Corrie Wang

The Takedown

Stephanie Garber


Mackenzi Lee

This Monstrous Thing, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Cindy Pon

Want, Sacrifice, Serpentine

Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

Jeff Zentner

The Serpent King, Goodbye Days

Kirsten Miller


Jason Segel

Otherworld, Nightmares!

Suzanne Young

All In Pieces, The Program

Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything; The Sun Is Also a Star

Cinda Williams Chima

Flamecaster, Heir chronicles

Scott Westerfeld

Afterworlds, Leviathan series, Zeroes series

Kara Thomas

The Darkest Corners

Sabaa Tahir

A Torch Against the Night, An Ember in the Ashes

Courtney Summers

All The Rage, This Is Not A Test series

Christine Riccio


Nova Ren Suma

The Walls Around Us

Jonathan Stroud

Lockwood & Co. series

Margaret Stohl

Black Widow: Forever Red; Beautiful Creatures series

Maggie Stiefvater

All the Crooked Saints, The Raven Cycle

Natalie Standiford

The Only Girl in School, Switched at Birthday

Jennifer E. Smith

Windfall; Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

Sara Shepard

The Heiresses, Pretty Little Liars

Adam Silvera

History Is All You Left Me, More Happy Than Not

Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea, Between Shades of Grey

Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song, Shades of Magic series

Aisha Saeed

Written in the Stars

Carrie Ryan

The Map to Everywhere, Daughter of Deep Silence

Lance Rubin

Denton’s Little Death Date

Veronica Roth

Carve the Mark, Divergent series

Veronica Rossi


Caleb Roehrig

Last Seen Leaving

Jason Reynolds

Ghost, All American Boys

Brendan Reichs

Nemesis, Virals series

Aprilynne Pike

Glitter, Life after Theft

Danielle Paige

Stealing Snow series, Dorothy Must Die series

Lauren Oliver

Ringer, Replica, Delirium trilogy

Daniel José Older

Bone Street Rhumba series, Shadowshaper

Katie O’Keefe


Nnedi Okorafor

The Book of Phoenix

Julie Murphy

Dumplin’, Side Effects May Vary

Barnabas Miller

7 Souls, The Girl with the Wrong Name

Katharine McGee

The Thousandth Floor

Jennifer Mathieu

Devoted, The Truth About Alice

Samantha Mabry

A Fierce and Subtle Poison, All the Wind in the World

Emery Lord

When We Collided, Open Road Summer

C. Alexander London

Proxy, The Wild Ones

David Levithan

You Know Me Well, Hold Me Closer

Justine Larbalestier

My Sister Rosa, Liar

Stephanie Kuehn

Charm & Strange, Delicate Monsters

Jay Kristoff

Nevernight chronicles, The Illuminae Files

S.J. Kincaid

The Diabolic, Insignia series

Brendan Kiely

The Last True Love Story, The Gospel of Winter, All American Boys

Amie Kaufman

The Illuminae Files, Starbound trilogy

Grady Hendrix

My Best Friend’s Exorcism

Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You, The Summer I Turned Pretty, Burn for Burn

Ryan Graudin

Invictus, Wolf by Wolf, The Walled City

Alex Gino


Adam Gidwitz

A Tale Dark and Grimm, So You Want to Be a Jedi?

Jesse George


Kami Garcia

The Lovely Reckless, Beautiful Creatures series

Laure Eve

The Graces, Fearsome Dreamer

Daniel Ehrenhaft

That’s Life, Samara Brooks; Dirty Laundry

Nathan Durfee

illustrator of The Only Girl in School

Sarah Dessen

Saint Anything, The Moon & More

Susan Dennard

Windwitch, Witchland series

Melissa de la Cruz

Alex and Eliza, Rise of the Isle of Lost, Something in Between

Ally Condie

Summerlost, Matched trilogy

Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl series

Rachel Cohn

Shrimp, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily series

Dhonielle Clayton

The Belles, Tiny Pretty Things, Shiny Broken Pieces

Soman Chainani

The School for Good and Evil series

Kiera Cass

The Siren, The Crown

Sharon Cameron

Rook, The Dark Unwinding

Zac Brewer

The Cemetery Boys, Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, The Slayer Chronicles

Libba Bray

Lair of Dreams, The Diviners, Beauty Queens

Alexandra Bracken

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, Passenger, Darkest Minds series

Pseudonymous Bosch

Bad Magic, Bad Luck, the Secret series

Gwenda Bond

Girl in the Shadows, Girl on a Wire, Lois Lane series

Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns, Anna series, Goddess War series

Robert Beatty

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Six of Crows series, Grisha trilogy

Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen series

Jay Asher

What Light, Thirteen Reasons Why

Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Problem with Forever, Wait for You series,

Jesse Andrews

The Haters, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Becky Albertalli

The Upside of Unrequited, Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens

Adi Alsaid

North of Happy, Never Always Sometimes, Let’s Get Lost

Renée Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist, The Wrath and the Dawn, The Rose and the Dagger