Ya’ll Fest

Get social with #YALLFest! Be sure to use #YALLFest2014 and mention us @yallfest on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram this weekend! We’ll be […]


YALLFestians the final schedule for YALLFest 2014 has been posted on our new website. Just go to http://yallfest.org/2014-festival-info/ to find:   *Map […]

Two heads are better than one!!

Fun Facts GALORE about #YALLFest14 author christinalaurenbooks “Yes!! There are two of us!” Christina Lauren is the combined pen name […]

Pre-order Signed Books

The staff at Blue Bicycle Books can’t wait for you to join us at YALLFest! What’s that? Can’t make it? […]

Rock out with Natalie!

Fun Facts about YALLFest author Natalie Standiford: She the bassist in Tiger Beat. Local Charleston artist Nathan Durfee painted the covers […]


Tickets for the Opening Keynote, Closing Keynote, and the YA Smackdown are on sale now!  Buy here *Tickets are nonrefundable […]

2014 — What You Need To Know!

Friday, Nov. 7, 3 – 5 pm. Upper King Street. Penguin March YALLFest 2014 kicks off a day early with the […]

We’ve extended the deadline for the #TigerBeatSongRequest contest! We loved the videos we’ve seen so much that we want to […]

Instagram a video of you signing, lip-syncing, interpretive dancing, etc (be creative) to a song you want Tiger Beat to […]

Matt De La Pena

Fun Facts about YALLFest author  Matt de la Pena  “I have a 36 inch vertical leap. Or at least I […]

The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith

Did you know??  YALLFest author jensmithwrites has been to 46 of the 50 states and is working on the rest! We wonder […]

Get on stage at YALLFest by posting an Instagram? Here’s how: http://yallfest.org/post/93784906813!

Since it was YALLFest author gayleforman Fun Fact Day I just couldn’t resist posting this! CANNOT WAIT!! (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Poetic Words!

When asked about her FUN FACT YALLFest author gayleforman  said, “My first “”published”” writing was a poem I recited on […]

Fun Fact!!

This FUN FACT is all about YALLFest author Daniel Ehrenhaft! Did you know he is also Erin Haft, female author of the […]

Did you know???

YALLFest author Aaron Hartzler got kicked out of high school two weeks before graduation. So, naturally, he wrote a book […]

Tiger Beat will be rocking YALLFest again this year & this time they’re taking requests! Want them to play your […]

Summer Fun

If you couldn’t see these authors together this summer we hope you can see them (and MANY MORE) November 7-8th […]

#FlashbackFriday Remember when Veronica Roth wore this disguise so no one would recognize her? and then Margaret Stohl wore this […]

Did you love Divergent? Did you wait in line for hours last year just to see Veronica Roth? Need more […]

Today is the release date for the second book in Margaret Stohl’s Icons series- IDOLS! I cannot wait to find […]

Rainbow Rowell’s new adult contemporary book Landline was released today. Remember when she came to YALLFest last year? Cant wait […]

Flash Back Friday- Did you love this performance as much as we did?  “How does he do it? We all […]

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to Leigh Bardugo! The 3rd book in The Grisha Trilogy came out today. ‘Ruin and Rising’ was […]

Here they are- our 2014 YALLFest Authors! Reblog with the authors you’re most excited to see!   Kwame Alexander– The […]

#YALLFest is going to be TWO DAYS this year! Double the fun. Double the pie. http:// bit.ly/yallfestlineup 

The 2014 YALLFest Author Lineup is here, exclusively at Just Jared! Check it out  HERE to see which of your favorite authors […]

TODAY at Blue Bicycle Books!

Can’t wait until YALLFest? Us either. So in the meantime, we are very excited to be the last stop on […]

Gayle Forman signing away at YALLFest 2013!

YALLFest 2014: Nov. 7 – 8

YALLFest will return for its fourth year on Fri. Nov. 7 and Sat. Nov. 8 on lovely and lively Upper […]

The clones of David Levithan made an appearance during the Tigerbeat concert at YALLFest! Watch the performance here!

YALLFest Author Funny Faces: Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston- a YA power couple!

Can’t have a concert without throwing around a giant beach ball, right? via the Tigerbeat concert at YALLFest

Even when the lines get long, our readers stay in the YALLFest-spirit! We love you guys!

YALLFest Author Funny Faces: Alexandra Bracken showing Sean Williams some girl power

Our favorite party of the year: the VIP author party on YALLFest-eve! 

Daniel Ehrenhaft in his true rock god form performing with Tigerbeat at YALLFest!

YALLFest Author Funny Faces: Cinda Chima and Brendan Reichs ready to fight some aliens Men in Black style!

Authors Adam Gidwitz, Pseudonymous Bosch, Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs get cozy with readers at their YALLFest coffee talks!

YALLFest Author Funny Faces: Kami Garcia and Victoria Schwab, YALLFest secret service

The Tigerbeat show at YALLFest was, in our opinion, the best concert of 2013.

YALLFest Author Funny Faces: Who does duckface better: David Macinnis Gill or Margaret Stohl?

YALLFest Keynote speaker, Veronica Roth, made a surprise appearance at our movie panel. We’re pretty sure it was so she […]

YALLFest Author Funny Faces: Brooklyn authors Gayle Forman and Libba Bray in the YALLFest spirit!

If you sing the lyrics above to the tune of Beyonce’s “Halo”, amazing things will happen. Trust us. (Lyrics by […]

What a YALLFest author sees during a panel at the Music Hall!

Some amazing readers made these Divergent signs for Veronica Roth’s keynote!

YALLFest Author Funny Faces: Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs at YALLFest being adorable- as always

Did you know that YALLFest Author Libba Bray is a rock goddess?  The all-YA-author band, Tigerbeat, absolutely killed it at […]

A really great article about YALLFEST came out in the Chicago Tribune today. Read it below here!

YALLFEST FOR THE PHILIPPINES Here you can bid on special YALLFEST tickets, signed books from our authors, and many more […]

Miss YALLFEST? That means you missed the Tiger Beat concert. No worries, we have most of the set list for […]

THE FIRST ANNUAL YALLFEST STORYBALL STORY ——————————————————————————————————— Dear Storyballers: Thanks for writing our story for us participating in Storyball. We […]

Buy Your Books Early!

Blue Bicycle Books will have normal hours, 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, on Fri., Nov. 8 (AKA The Day Before). If […]

In celebration of ONE WEEK until YALLFEST, we are giving away tickets to the Keynote conversation. You can enter on […]

Miss Lisa McMann’s Yallfest Interview? Here it is! 1. What one thing do you need to have when you write? […]

Check out the book trailer for Champion by Marie Lu. YALLfest authors know how to write action! (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Jocelyn Davies is the YALLFest Author Interview today! Read all about her –  http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/2013/10/yallfest-author-interview-jocelyn-davies.html

Veronica Roth Book Signing — NEWS

After the Keynote Conversation (10 am, Sat. Nov. 9, Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., SOLD OUT), Veronica Roth will […]

Who will win the coveted Pie Trophy this year? Well, you can find out if you attend the YA Smackdown […]

Allegiant by Veronica Roth is out today! Have you picked up your copy yet?

Are you following YALLFEST on Pinterest? You should! We’ll be adding more author boards (and more to the existing boards) […]

The Keynote Conversation tickets are currently sold out. However, there are still tickets available to the Smackdown (Veronica and Rae […]

22 Days Til YALLFEST! Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the […]

44 Days Until YALLFest! What are you most excited for? Who are you most excited to see?

Ransom Riggs has been busy working on the second book in the Miss Peregrine’s series. He was kind enough to […]

Sean Williams is today’s YALLFest Author Interview! Thanks to everyone in the blogosphere for helping to spread the word. What […]

Happy Book Birthday to FROZEN by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston! We love the book and can’t wait […]

Author CJ Lyons has a new book – Broken. It hits shelves November 5, 2013. Read all about her –  […]

YALLFEST is Coming – Saturday, November 9, 2013. Will you be there?

Pre-order Signed Veronica Roth Books!

Can’t wait for you to join us at the Veronica Roth/Rae Carson Keynote Conversation, presented by Epic Reads and HarperTeen. (Get tickets here.) […]

Today, several sites featured an interview with Cinda Williams Chima. Here’s her interview.  What one thing do you need to […]

Happy Birthday Nancy Holder! Can’t wait to see you at YALLFest in November!

MundieMoms.com hosts todays Yallfest interview with Lauren Oliver.  http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/2013/08/yallfest-interview-author-lauren-oliver.html

The first of many YALLFest Author interviews is here! Thanks to David Levithan for answering questions! What one thing do […]

Gayle Forman will be at YALLFest this fall. Celebrate the release of Just One Day in paperback by reading the first chapter […]

Over the next few weeks, we will be releasing more information about YALLFest. Bloggers – want to help us spread […]

Have you purchased your tickets for the Keynote Conversation and YA Smackdown yet?  We will sell out! Don’t wait! (These […]

Tomorrow, 8/7 – the tickets for the YA Smackdown and the Keynote Conversation go on sale! Here’s the links to […]

We are pleased to announce that C.J. Lyons, Sean Williams, and Rainbow Rowell have been added to the YALLFEST lineup! 

Next Wednesday tickets go on sale for the Smackdown and Keynote Conversation.The cost for the Smackdown is $6 and the […]

Want to win an ARC of Bitter Kingdom? Simply like our facbook page https://www.facebook.com/yallfest

Happy Birthday Lev Grossman! We’ll eat pie in your honor today.

The Openly YA Tour is coming to PA today! See Aaron Hartzler, Bill Koninsberg, David Levithan at  3 p.m. | Children’s Book […]

You can see Veronica Rossi at YALLFest this fall. But you can see her cover and read the first three […]

Three Additional Authors Have Been Announced for the YALLFest Lineup.  Visit @Hypable for more information http://www.hypable.com/2013/05/24/marie-lu-michelle-hodkin-and-caitlin-kittredge-added-to-yallfest-line-up/

The 2013 List of YALLFest Authors

The List of 2013 Authors for YALLFest is here!  Leigh Bardugo – The Grisha TrilogyPseudonymous Bosch – The Secret SeriesAlexandra Bracken […]

We will be updating the YALLFEST lineup on here shortly, but right now, head over to Teen.com for the exclusive […]

Margaret Stohl’s ICONS is in stores now. She will be at YALLFEST. Want to know who else will be there? […]

YALLFest 3 — Sat. Nov. 9, 2013

YALLFest will return for the third year on Sat. Nov. 9, 2013, again on Upper King Street in Charleston. We […]

There’s a few signed copies left at @bluebikebooks from #yallfest! Call 843-722-2666 to order one of these! Also Siobhan Vivian’s […]

See ya next year! #yallfest @yallfest

#Yallfest after hours. Comparing paleness

Look at these crazy lights! #yallfest

Our #yallfest smackdown hosts, dancing a jig from Sarah’s homeland.

Gearing up for the YA Smackdown at #yallfest! Great and hilarious way to end an awesome Saturday!

Stephanie Perkins offering some writing insights of her own at #yallfest. Great stuff!

@kieracass giving a yallfester writing advice. Awesome stuff!

Jonathon Sanchez and @mstohl! 🙂 #yallfest

Final song from YouTuber Abigail Ayala! Awesome and gorgeous performance, with songs based off of Every Day and Beautiful Creatures! […]

She is the next Taylor Swift. I just know it! #yallfest

Smackdown teams! You ready, #Yallfest?

Awesome performance to kick off the #yallfest YA Smackdown!

Poster at @bluebikebooks so cool! #yallfest

Backstage at the YA at the Movies panel at #yallfest with @cassieclare, @mstohl, and @kamigarcia!

.@cassieclare talking about how they casted Simon for TMI. #yallfest

Packed house for the movie panel!

YA at the Movies

In production 2013 panel! #yallfest

Running these livestreams has been so much fun! #yallfest

The future of sci-fi/fantasy panel! #yallfest

When asked okra or collards, @kieracass said “vegetables are terrible!” #yallfest #southernauthors

#yallfest author #stretch to fight that 2 o’ clock feeling @margaret_stohl @debharkness @melissadelacruz @ellenhopkinsYA @kathyreichs @loversdiction

Carolina’s Own: Kami Kinard, Jess Rothenberg, John Thompson, and Kiera Cass.

rachelfershleiser: (via YA Highway) Check out YA Highway for a big list of Young Adult authors on Tumblr!

@kieracass just did a shout out to @stephenchbosky’s Perks of Being a Wallflower! So, so good! #yallfest

YALLFest rachelfershleiser: These amazing ladies have been tumbling about their journey to Yallfest for months. I was so excited to […]

Full house for @debharkness @margaret_stohl @sarahreesbrennan @robinwasserman @corey_whaley #yallfest

Jennifer Lynn Barnes! #yallfest

Sarah Rees Brenan, Caitlin Kittredge, Michelle Hodkin, Holly Black and @Kamigarcia! #yallfest @yallfest

Who will win?

I found a great seat for the Dark Hearts panel! #yallfest @yallfest

A question from the history and mystery panel at Yallfest: “What do YOU think the collective noun for a group […]

Kiera Cass getting pumped for her upcoming panel by listening to One Direction’s “One Thing.”

@Corey_Whaley just said he’s never played Clue! Oh my! #yallfest

Good Girlz & Bad Boyz! #Yallfest

Lest we forget why we are al here: greenroom #pie #yallfest

The History and Mystery panel at Yallfest! So exciting! #yallfest

Huge line for @cassieclare!

Nerdfighting with Stephanie Perkins! #dftba #nerdfighter #yallfest @yallfest #pinkhair #author

South Carolina is a Will state. #yallfest Cassandra Clare

I spot some pink hair! #yallfest @yallfest

Kathryn Williams and Elizabeth Eulberg in the signing tent! #yallfest @yallfest

.@hollyblack signing White Cat! #yallfest

David Macinnis Gill encourages readers to establish a relationship with independent bookstores.

Question to the authors about how the YA market is geared toward feminine readers, and how to change it. #yallfest

Bosch vs. Benedict: It Ends Now

Best bookstore in Charleston! #yallfest

David Levithan said that both boys and girls can identify with the emotional truth of a book, regardless of the […]

Resting, chatting, snacking: authors in the greenroom #yallfest @debharkness @robinwasserman @sarahreesbrennan @cassieclare

Signing lines for @ellenhopkinsya and @hollyblack! #yallfest

If you’re watching the live stream over at blogtv.com/people/YallFest, you’re on stage.

Hanging out with Andrea Cremer outside of the Cinema Authro Stage!

Men of YA panel with John Corey Whaley, David Levithan, Eliot Schrefer, Brendon Reichs, David Macinnis Gill and Kwame Alexander! […]

Question Time: Will ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ be the last in the series? Cassie says yes.

We love Cassie & Holly!

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black giving our keynote address to a packed theater.

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black sure know how to bring a crowd!

Packed house. #Yallfest

Authors listening to the keynote. Have you tuned into the live stream? Blogtv.com/people/yallfest #Yallfest

Keynote! #Yallfest

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black talking about how awesome it is to be literary friends and writer retreats.


@cassieclare and @hollyblack take the stage #yallfest

kamigarcia: Hanging with author @carrieryan. @yallfest #yallfest

Janna from Justine Magazine! #yallfest

@margaret_stohl warms up the crowd for @cassieclare and @hollyblack ‘s keynote #yallfest

We’re ready for @cassieclare & @hollyblack’s key note!! #yallfest

Filled up quick!

Yallfest media team hard at work! #yallfest

Waiting for the keynote to start! #yallfest

Everyone coming in storms for Cassandra Clare and Holly Black!

Hi @justinemagazine! Get your magazines guys! #yallfest

Look at this line for @cassieclare & @hollyblack’s keynote!!! #yallfest

Livestream is getting all hooked up. Will you be watching? #Yallfest

Good morning YALLFEST! Starting your day off with some sound Charleston advice. #grits #thesouth #charleston #yallfest @margaret_stohl

Finishing touches. #Yallfest

Major fangirl moment with Deborah Harkness and Robin Wasserman at the Yallfest VIP Party!

Boys of YA #yallfest @AdamGidwitz

Another lovely group of authors! @eliotschrefer @gayleforman @cindachima @siobhanvivian

Nothing better then southern food & great company. #Yallfest

Swear we didn’t coordinate this lovely group laugh! @melissadelacruz @kamigarcia @margaret_stohl @cassieclare #yallfest

John Corey Whaley checking out his copy of Charleston Ghosts at the pre-Yallfest VIP party. Spooky! #yallfest

David Levithan chatting it up with fellow authors at the pre-Yallfest VIP party! #yallfest

Literary mingling #yallfest @margaret_stohl

Eliot Schrefer and Michelle Hodkin!

Beth Revis, Javier Ruescas and his lovely girlfriend. 

Siobhan Vivian, Melissa de la Cruz and Elliot Screfer talking with David Levithan!

Having a great time with @debharkness, @corey_whaley, and @robinwasserman at the Yallfest VIP Party! 

Wouldn’t be #yallfest without amazing food and awesome parties

At the YALLFEST VIP party! @kamigarcia @bluebikebooks

And so it has begun! #Yallfest party time!

YALLFEST Authors on the way to the VIP party! @margaret_stohl @kamigarcia @debharkness @melissadela #yallfest

@justinemagazine and @margaret_stohl setting up for #yallfest

Sound check for the #exclusive #beautifulcreaturesmovie footage tomorrow! #yallfest #beautifulcreatures

Blue Bicycle Books is gearing up for YALLFEST! This Saturday 47 of the country’s top YA authors (including 25 New […]

Authors @mstohl and @debharkness having a pre-yallfest dinner. Be sure to follow yallfest’s Instagram for more pictures!

We’ll be live streaming YALLFEST!

Won’t make it Yallfest this year? No worries! We’ll be streaming live select panels so you won’t  miss out on […]


Hi, Thank you so much for your support of YALLFest 2012. It’s exciting to see so many of you coming […]

Zombies beware: Adele Griffin has 10 pounds of burning fury (cuteness?) on her side, plus a great mind for pie […]

It’s always the fear of looking stupid that stops you from being awesome. Kiera Cass, author (via lovinghayesisred) If this […]

Check out Natalie Standiford’s YALLFest Author Interview! Who and what would you bring with you for the zombie apocalypse? I’m […]

Robin Wasserman will use the zombie apocalypse as a time to enrich herself and enriches us with an awesome favorite […]

Who and what would you bring with you for the zombie apocalypse? I would bring a katana like Michonne has […]

Check out Alyson Noel’s interview! Who and what would you bring with you for the zombie apocalypse? I would bring […]

After a hurricane-induced hiatus from Author Interviews, we’re back with Elizabeth Eulberg! Who and what would you bring with you […]

Check out the book trailer for YALLFest author Cinda Chima’s book THE CRIMSON CROWN (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

from yallfest author Siobhan Vivian! siobhanvivian: THE PERSON I AM MOST EXCITED TO SEE AT YALLFEST 2012 is…. The gorgeous […]

Brendan Reichs gives some practical advice for the zombie apocalypse and serves up a slice of humble pie.  Who and […]

“YALLFEST offers free child and pet care!” – YALLFest Author Trenton Lee Stewart 

Sarah Rees Brennan updates her answers to the YALLFest Author Interview and this time it involves a lot more talk […]

Read Gitty Daneshvari’s Author Inteview to find out what spiders, confined spaces, hotel rooms above the twentieth floor, chefs with dirty […]

A chance to pitch your novel at YALLFest

This is your chance to pitch your book to a noted industry professional! Agents Richard Abate (3Arts), Sarah Burnes (The Gernert Agency), […]

“I took this picture in the Beinecke Library at Yale University. It’sfrom a medieval magical manuscript. Very Witchy!” —YALLFest Author, […]

YALLFest Author Eliot Schrefer with bonobo monkey Oshwe (who unfortunately can not make it to YALLFest this year). eliotschrefer: This […]

Read today’s Author Interview with Cinda Chima; her list of pies will not disappoint. Who and what would you bring […]

we are men of action

A little motivation from YALLFest Author, Robin Wasserman. Thursday doesn’t stand a chance. robinwasserman: Today, I am the Man in […]

Siobhan Vivian’s zombie apocalypse sounds lovely (and organic!). Plus, a new contender for best sounding pie flavor. Who and what […]

Divine Pie

We’re proud to announce the newest edition to our line-up: Chefs Enan and Jennifer Palazo of Twenty Six Divine have been […]

Kiera Cass’  zombie apocalypse companions may be impractical, but we think she’ll have a lovely time anyways. Who and what […]

Michelle Hodkin plans to avoid mortal peril in Paris and teaches us about what seems to be heaven in a […]

New Life Goal

New Life Goal We wish you luck on your quest for an Erdős–Bacon number, Jennifer! jenniferlynnbarnes: (Click on the above […]

Read Holly Black’s author interview to learn your new favorite word: Scrumping! Who and what would you bring with you […]

Adam Gidwitz gives another vote for Hogwarts as literature’s most eligible destination, alludes to an indispensable salamander, and trashes our […]

Stephanie Perkins’ may not fair well in the zombie apocalypse; but she’d rather be a firewhiskey swilling witch at Hogwarts […]

Check out Tonya Hurley’s YALLFest Author Interview featuring a short but powerful favorite word… Who and what would you bring […]

Kami Garcia talks chaos, the music that could save you from zombies, and some pie that we hope she brings […]

More sound zombie advice and a shout out to Apple (and apple pie) from YALLfest Author, David Gill! Who and […]

Check out this interview to learn some zombie survival tips from Carrie Ryan, our YALLFest zombie expert. Who and what […]

Eliot Schrefer on tea-drinking, using the word ‘savory’ and touching the beyond. Enjoy! Who and what would you bring with […]

Read Deborah Harkness’  YALLFest Author Interview to hear her take on pie and zombie preparedness!  Who and what would you […]

Check out what Sarah Rees Brennan has to say about pie, Narnia, and the zombie apocalypse! Who and what would […]

Introducing the YALLFest Author Interviews! Think of them as a sneak peak into the awesome minds of our authors. Every […]

YALLFEST YA Smackdown – On Sale Now

The YA Smackdown tickets are going on sale now! Once again YALLFest will conclude with the YA Smackdown Finale: an “all-star […]

YALLFEST Keynote Tickets – On Sale Now!

#1 NYT Bestseller Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments series) and NYT Bestseller Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) will kick off YALLFest […]


YALLFEST AUTHOR LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT! From hollywoodcrush.mtv.com: EXCLUSIVE YALL Fest Lineup: Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, David Levithan And Many More! […]

YALLFest 2012!

Hey Everyone! Preparations for YALLFest 2012 have already begun! The event will be on November 10, 2012, but stay tuned […]

Yallfest 2012: November 10!! Some wonderful pictures from last year.  vlcphoto: Some photos from the Oh-SO-AWESOME #Yallfest! 

See You Next Year!

We just want to thank everyone for making the first annual YALLFest such a huge success! By everyone, we literally […]

YA Smackdown Finale hosted by CCPL!

You definitely don’t want to miss the YA Smackdown Finale: an “all-star jam” with all 26 of our featured authors […]

Thanks to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor: Blue Bicycle Books Premiere Sponsors: Pressque Editing, Lowcountry Local First, Kerry Kimmel and Pollack, Ashly Stohl Photography Media Sponsor: Charleston City Paper First Editions […]

YALLFest Program

The YALLFest Schedule is now available! Please visit the official YALLFest website here to see the entire program for Saturday.