Ya’ll Fest

Jessica Cunsolo

Best Vacation Ever
Be With Me
She’s With Me

Jessica Cunsolo’s young adult series, With Me, has amassed over 215 million reads on Wattpad since she posted her first story, She’s With Me, on the platform in 2015. The novel has won a 2016 Watty Award, been published in multiple languages, and is in development with Wattpad WEBTOON Studios. Jessica lives just outside of Toronto, where she enjoys the outdoors and transforming her real-life awkward situations into plotlines for her viral stories. You can find her on Instagram @jesscunsolo.

  • Friday, November 10
  • Red Carpet Preview
    4:00 PM, Charleston County Public Library
  • Saturday, November 11
  • No Time Like the Present: 21st Century YA Stories
    11:00 AM, Charleston Museum
  • SIGNING – Jessica Cunsolo
    3:00 PM, Blue Bicycle Books — Courtyard
  • Writing in the Age of Social Media: How to Tik the Tok & Watt the Pad
    5:00 PM, Charleston Museum

2023 Authors

Mari Mancusi

All is Found
Frozen: Polar Nights
New Dragon City

Nidhi Chanani

Super Boba Café

Asha Ashanti Bromfield

Songs of Irie
Hurricane Summer

Matt Mendez

The Broke Hearts
Barely Missing Everything

Alexandra Monir

Realm of Wonders

Vichet Chum


Vanessa Montalban

A Tall Dark Trouble

Trang Thanh Tran

She is a Haunting

Ryan La Sala

The Honeys

Rebekah Weatherspoon

Her Good Side

Rebecca Ross

Divine Rivals
Ruthless Vows
A River Enchanted

Page Powars

The Borrow a Boyfriend Club

Maureen Johnson

Nine Liars
Truly Devious
The Vanishing Stair

Maggie Tokuda-Hall

The Siren, The Song and the Spy
The Mermaid, The Witch and The Sea

Laura Nowlin

If He Had Been With Me
If Only I Had Told Her

Laura Taylor Namey

A British Girl’s Guide to Hurricanes and Heartbreak
A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow
When We Were Them

Kitty Curran

Grave Mistakes

Joelle Wellington

Their Vicious Games

Jessie Weaver

Live Your Best Lie
Lie Until It’s True

Jessica Cunsolo

Best Vacation Ever
Be With Me
She’s With Me

Jen Ferguson

Those Pink Mountain Nights
The Summer of Bitter and Sweet

J. Elle

House of Marionne
Wings of Ebony
Against The Tide

Isabel Ibañez

What the River Knows
Together We Burn
Woven in Moonlight

Hannah V. Sawyerr

All the Fighting Parts

Gretchen McNeil

Three Drops of Blood
Dig Two Graves

Gina Musa

Boot Camp

Eliot Schrefer

Charming Young Man
Queer Ducks (and Other Animals)
The Darkness Outside Us

Candice Iloh

Salt the Water
Break This House
Every Body Looking

Britney S. Lewis

The Dark Place
The Undead Truth of Us

Bethany Baptiste

The Poisons We Drink

Arya Shahi

An Impossible Thing to Say

Angela Montoya

Sinner’s Isle

Angel Luis Colón


Abigail Hing Wen

Loveboat, Taipei
Loveboat Reunion
Loveboat Forever

Abdi Nazemian

Only This Beautiful Moment
Like a Love Story
The Chandler Legacies

Hafsah Faizal

We Hunt the Flame
We Free the Stars
A Tempest of Tea

Claribel A. Ortega

Kat Cho

Once Upon a K-Prom
Wicked Fox
Vicious Spirits

Laura Gao

Messy Roots

Ryan North

How To Take Over The World
Danger And Other Unknown Risks

Samira Ahmed

Hollow Fires
Amira & Hamza

Nick Brooks

Promise Boys
Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont

Max Brallier

The Last Kids on Earth

Alyson Noël

Stealing Infinity
Field Guide to the Supernatural Universe

Rachel Griffin

Wild Is the Witch
The Nature of Witches

Brittany N. Williams

That Self-Same Metal
Saint-Seducing Gold

Angeline Boulley

Warrior Girl Unearthed
Firekeeper’s Daughter

Lizz Huerta

The Lost Dreamer

Jas Hammonds

We Deserve Monuments

Alex Aster


Jade Armstrong

Scout Is Not A Band Kid

Jarrod Shusterman


Jenna Evans Welch

Spells For Lost Things
Love & Olives
Love & Gelato

TJ Klune

Heat Wave
The House in the Cerulean Sea
Under the Whispering Door

Kylie Lee Baker

The Keeper of Night
The Empress of Time

Sofía Lapuente


Megan Whalen Turner

Moira’s Pen
Return of the Thief
Thick As Thieves

Casey McQuiston

I Kissed Shara Wheeler

Maya Prasad

Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things
Sejal Sinha Battles Superstorms

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Harvest House
Hearts Unbroken
Rain is Not My Indian Name

David Bowles

They Call Her Fregona
The Witch Owl Parliament

S. K. Ali

Love from Mecca to Medina
Love from A to Z
Misfit in Love

Julian Randall

Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa
Pilar Ramirez and the Curse of San Zenon

Amanda Glaze

The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond

Gina Chen

Violet Made of Thorns

Lio Min

Beating Heart Baby

Brianna Peppins

Briarcliff Prep

Matthew Dawkins

Until We Break

Shannon Hale

Diana and Nubia, Princesses of the Amazons
Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld
Friends Forever

Susan Lee


Naz Kutub

The Loophole

Sasha Peyton Smith

The Witch Hunt
The Witch Haven

Brianna Joy Crump

Of Cages and Crowns

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Final Gambit
The Hawthorne Legacy
The Inheritance Games

Ashley Woodfolk

Nothing Burns As Bright As You
Opening My Eyes Under Water

Cherie Dimaline

Hunting by Stars
The Marrow Thieves

Marie Lu


Margot Wood


Eric Smith

You Can Go Your Own Way
Battle of the Bands
Don’t Read the Comments

Abbi Glines

Game Changer
Lyrics of a Small Town

Tracy Deonn


Dustin Thao

You’ve Reached Sam

Rachael Lippincott

Pride and Prejudice and Pittsburgh
She Gets the Girl
The Lucky List

Lilliam Rivera

We Light Up The Sky
Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story
Never Look Back

Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe
Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything

Shanna Miles

The Fall of the House of Tatterly
For All Time

Steven Salvatore

Can’t Take That Away
And They Lived

Shelby Mahurin

The Scarlet Veil
Serpent & Dove
Blood & Honey

Sarah Mlynowski

Best Wishes
Whatever After
Upside-Down Magic

Tashie Bhuiyan

Counting Down with You
A Show for Two

Amy Skylark Foster

The Rift Coda
The Rift Frequency
The Rift Uprising

Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones
The Merciless Ones
The Eternal Ones

Jason June

The Spells We Cast
Riley Weaver Needs a Date to the Gaybutante Ball
Out of the Blue

Virtual Alan Gratz

Ground Zero

Judith Stephens

Super Visible: The Story of the Women of Marvel

Aiden Thomas

Lost in the Never Woods
Cemetery Boys

Jen Calonita

All is Found
Lost Legends: The Fixer Upper
What if…A Twisted Tale Anthology

Adam Sass

The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers
Surrender Your Sons
Your Lonely Nights are Over

Justin A. Reynolds

Miles Morales Shock Wave
Early Departures
Opposite of Always

Ayana Gray

Beasts of Ruin
Beasts of Prey

Chloe Gong

Foul Heart Huntsman
Foul Lady Fortune
These Violent Delights

Mary Alice Monroe

Search for Treasure
The Islanders

Tahereh Mafi

Believe Me
An Emotion of Great Delight
Shatter Me

Ransom Riggs

The Desolations of Devil’s Acre
Conference of the Birds
Map of Days

Stacey Lee

Luck of the Titanic
The Downstairs Girl
Under a Painted Sky

Adalyn Grace

All the Tides of Fate
All the Stars and Teeth

Gayle Forman

Frankie & Bug
We Are Inevitable
If I Stay

Claribel A. Ortega

Ghost Squad

Angela May

Search for Treasure
The Islanders

Lori M. Lee

Pahua and the Soul Stealer
Broken Web
Forest of Souls

Stuart Gibbs

Spy School Goes North
The Quest of Danger
Whale Done

Elizabeth Lim

Six Crimson Cranes
Spin the Dawn
Reflection: A Twisted Tale

Jennifer Niven

Take Me With You When You Go
All the Bright Places

Jonny Garza Villa

Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun

Tochi Onyebuchi

Riot Baby, War Girls, Crown of Thunder

Julian Winters

The Summer of Everything
Running with Lions
How to Be Remy Cameron

Maurene Goo

Somewhere Only We Know, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, The Way You Make Me Feel

Sophie Jordan

The Me I Meant to Be, Reign of Shadows, Uninvited series

Kim Liggett

The Grace Year, The Unfortunates, Heart and Ash

Rory Power

Wilder Girls

Camryn Garrett

Full Disclosure

Charlotte Nicole Davis

The Sisters of Reckoning
The Good Luck Girls

Derek Milman

Swipe Right for Murder, Scream All Night 

Coco Ma

Shadow Frost

Debbie Rigaud

Truly Madly Royally, Hope: Project Middle School

Michael Johnston

Confessions of a Dork Lord

Nadine Jolie Courtney

All-American Muslim Girl, Romancing the Throne

Nandini Bajpai

Sister of the Bollywood Bride
A Match Made in Mehendi

Ronni Davis

When the Stars Lead to You

Rosiee Thor

Tarnished Are the Stars

Sara Faring

The Tenth Girl

Serena Valentino

Disney Villains series

Tiffany Schmidt

Bookish Boyfriends: A Date with Darcy & The Boy Next Story

Mark Oshiro

The Sun and the Star
Into the Light
You Only Live Once, David Bravo

Ibi Zoboi

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America, My Life As an Ice Cream Sandwich

Mason Deaver

I Wish You All the Best

Amélie Wen Zhao

Song of Silver, Flame Like Night
Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White
Blood Heir

Ashley Poston

Hawkeye: Bishop Takes King
The Bewitching Hour

Brittney Morris


Emily A. Duncan

Wicked Saints

Jodie Lynn Zdrok


Jordan Ifueko


Julie C. Dao

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix

Kacen Callender

King and the Dragonflies, This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story

Karen M. McManus

One of Us Is Lying, Two Can Keep a Secret

Kate DiCamillo

Beverly, Right Here

Makiia Lucier

Song of the Abyss, Isle of Blood and Stone

Adam Silvera

The First to Die at the End
They Both Die at the End
Infinity Son

Kwame Mbalia

Tristan Strong Keeps Punching
Black Boy Joy
Last Gate of the Emperor

Adrienne Young


Tiffany D. Jackson

The Weight of Blood
White Smoke

Ronald L. Smith

Black Panther: The Young Prince, Hoodoo, The Mesmerist

Sara Farizan

Here to Stay, If you Could Be Mine, Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel

Sarah Enni

Tell Me Everything

Spencer Hyde

Waiting for Fitz

Nisha Sharma

Radha & Jai’s Recipe for Romance

Stephanie Kate Strohm

That’s Not What I Heard, The Taming of the Drew, It’s Not Me, It’s You, The Date to Save, Prince in Disguise

Stephanie Perkins

There’s Someone Inside Your House, Anna and the French Kiss, My True Love Gave to Me

Melissa Albert

The Bad Ones
Our Crooked Hearts
The Hazel Wood

Monica Hesse

Girl in the Blue Coat, American Fire

Megan Miranda

Fragments of the Lost, The Safest Lies, Fracture

Mary H.K. Choi

Permanent Record, Emergency Contact

L.C. Rosen

Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)

Kiersten White

Wretched Waterpark
Vampiric Vacation
Star Wars: Padawan

J. C. Cervantes

The Storm Runner, The Fire Keeper

Destiny Soria

Beneath the Citadel, Iron Cast

Jimmy Cajoleas

The Good Demon, Goldeline

Jessica Brody

The Geography of Lost Things, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, Better You Than Me

Jacqueline West

The Collectors, Dreamers Often Lie, The Books of Elsewhere series

Emiko Jean

Empress of All Seasons, We’ll Never Be Apart

Kaitlin Ward

Where She Fell, Girl in a Bad Place, Bleeding Earth

Lamar Giles

Spin, Overturned, Endangered, Fake ID

Natasha Ngan

Girls of Paper and Fire

R. J. Palacio


Neal Shusterman


Kass Morgan

Light Years, The 100

Megan Shepherd

The Madman’s Daughter series, The Cage series, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill, Grim Lovelies

Laura Sebastian

Lady Smoke, Ash Princess

Rebecca Schaeffer

Not Even Bones

Lisa Maxwell

The Devil’s Thief, The Last Magician, Unhooked, Sweet Unrest, Gathering Deep

Deb Caletti

A Heart in a Body in the World, The Last Forever, Essential Maps for the Lost, Honey, Baby Sweetheart

Siobhan Vivian

Stay Sweet, The Last Boy and Girl in the World, The List

Morgan Matson

Save the Date

Robin LaFevers

Courting Darkness, the His Fair Assassin trilogy

Brandon Mull

Fablehaven, Beyonders, the Five Kingdoms series

Brandy Colbert

The Blackwoods
Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
The Only Black Girls in Town

Adib Khorram

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

David Arnold

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, Mosquitoland

Claire Legrand

Furyborn, Sawkill Girls, The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, Some Kind of Happiness

Aminah Mae Safi

Tell Me How You Really Feel, Not the Girls You’re Looking For

Beth Revis

 Give the Dark my Love, Across the Universe trilogy, Rebel Rising

Anna Godbersen

When We Caught Fire, Bright Young Things, the Luxe series

James Patterson

Crazy House, Maximum Ride

Timothy Banks

2017 YALLFest poster artist

Alex R. Kahler

Runebinder, Echoes Of Memory

Scott Reintgen

Saving Fable, Nyxia Uprising, Nyxia

Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone

Erin Bowman

Taken trilogy, Vengeance Road

Holly Black

The Prisoner’s Throne
The Stolen Heir
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 Gilded Wolves, Aru Shah and the End of Time, The Star-Touched Queen

Cassandra Clare

Sword Catcher
Chain of Thorns
Chain of Gold

E. Lockhart

Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero
We Were Liars
Again Again

Patrick Ness

Release, A Monster Calls

Kekla Magoon

Shadows of Sherwood, How It Went Down, X

Karuna Riazi

The Gauntlet

Nic Stone

How to be a (Young) Antiracist
Chaos Theory

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

Mermaids Never Drown: Tales to Dive For
Kiss the Girl: A Meant to Be Novel
Valentina Salazar is Not a Monster Hunter

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

City of Beasts, The Takedown

Stephanie Garber

A Curse for True Love
Once Upon A Broken Heart

Mackenzi Lee

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

Cindy Pon

Want, Sacrifice, Serpentine

Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose
Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy

Jeff Zentner

The Serpent King, Goodbye Days

Kirsten Miller


Jason Segel

Otherworld, Nightmares!

Suzanne Young

All In Pieces, The Program

Nicola Yoon

Instructions for Dancing
The Sun is Also a Star

Cinda Williams Chima

Children of Ragnarok
The Demon King

Scott Westerfeld

Impostors, Afterworlds, Leviathan series, Zeroes series

Kara Thomas

The Darkest Corners

Sabaa Tahir

All My Rage
A Sky Beyond the Storm
An Ember in the Ashes

Courtney Summers

Sadie, All The Rage, This Is Not A Test series

Christine Riccio

Again, But Better

Nova Ren Suma

The Walls Around Us

Jonathan Stroud

Lockwood & Co. series

Margaret Stohl

A Secret Princess
Jo & Laurie
Beautiful Creatures

Maggie Stiefvater

Call Down the Hawk
The Scorpio Races

Natalie Standiford

The Only Girl in School, Switched at Birthday

Jennifer E. Smith

Windfall; Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

Sara Shepard

Wait for Me
Pretty Little Liars
The Perfectionists

Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea, Between Shades of Grey

Aisha Saeed

Written in the Stars

Carrie Ryan

Dead Air, The Map to Everywhere, Daughter of Deep Silence

Lance Rubin

Denton’s Little Death Date

Veronica Roth

The Fates Divide, Carve the Mark, Divergent series

Veronica Rossi


Caleb Roehrig

Teach the Torches to Burn
The Fell of Dark
Death Prefers Blondes

Jason Reynolds

Ghost, All American Boys

Brendan Reichs

Clark & Lex
The Darkdeep

Aprilynne Pike

Glitter, Life after Theft

Danielle Paige

Wish of the Wicked
The Ravens

Lauren Oliver

Ringer, Replica, Delirium trilogy

Daniel José Older

Ballad & Dagger
Midnight Horizon

Kat O’Keeffe


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

Alex London

Battle Dragons: City of Speed
Battle Dragons: City of Thieves

David Levithan

Ryan and Avery
Every Day: The Graphic Novel
Answers in the Pages

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

The Final Girl Support Group
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires
My Best Friend’s Exorcism

Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series

Ryan Graudin

The World Between Blinks: Rebellion of the Lost
The World Between Blinks
Wolf By Wolf

Alex Gino


Adam Gidwitz

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

Jesse George


Kami Garcia

Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven
Teen Titans: Beast Boy
Teen Titans: Raven

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

The Hunting Moon
The Luminaries
The Witchlands

Melissa de la Cruz

The Super Secret Octagon Valley Society
Blue Bloods: After Death
Never After: The Missing Sword

Ally Condie

The Only Girl in Town
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe

Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl series

Rachel Cohn

Shrimp, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily series

Dhonielle Clayton

The Marvellers
The Rumor Game

Soman Chainani

The School for Good & Evil: The Collector’s Edition
Rise of the School for Good & Evil
Beasts & Beauty

Kiera Cass

The Siren, The Crown

Sharon Cameron

Rook, The Dark Unwinding, The Forgetting

Zac Brewer

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

Libba Bray

Lair of Dreams, The Diviners, Beauty Queens

Alexandra Bracken

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

Raphael Simon

The Anti-Book
The Name of This Book Is Secret
The Unbelievable Oliver

Gwenda Bond

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

Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood Anniversary Edition
Champion of Fate

Robert Beatty

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone
Six of Crows
Demon in the Wood

Victoria Aveyard

Fate Breaker
Blade Breaker
Realm Breaker

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

The Beautiful, Smoke in the Sun, Flame in the Mist