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Suzanne Young

Dawn Martin

Suzanne Young is the New York Times best-selling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher but not always in that order. Suzanne is also the author of "Girls with Sharp Sticks," "All in Pieces," "Hotel for the Lost" and several others novels for teens.

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Scheduled events:
Teen Worlds: A Carousel of YA Authors
Meet eight YA authors in 60 minutes. Each author will be at a table to talk about their latest book with a small group. Every eight minutes, each author will move to another table in our own version of author speed-dating.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tanaz Bhathena, Sara Holland, Karen McManus, Emma Mills, Kass Morgan, Shelley Sackier, Sonja Stone, Suzanne Young
Moderators: Janine Schall, Tracy Smiles
Suzanne Young
The Adjustment (Program #5) - Tatum Masterson never went through The Program. She never had her memory stripped, never had to fight to remain herself. But when Weston, her longtime boyfriend and love of her life, was taken by handlers, she hoped he'd remember her somehow--that their love would be strong enough.

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens

Author: Suzanne Young
Writing a Successful Adventure Novel
Adventure stories for middle grade/YA readers reach out to an enthusiastic audience. Several best-selling authors will share their strategies for writing and publishing a successful adventure story.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mari Mancusi, Shelley Sackier, Suzanne Young
Moderator: Jose Arizpe
Dangerous Secrets: The Will to Live
Secrets can be dark and dangerous, especially when someone does not want those secrets exposed to the world. These YA fantasies portray the dark worlds of secrets in Sara Holland's Evermore series, Shelly Sackier's "The Antidote" and Suzanne Young's "Girls with Sharp Sticks."

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Teen and Author Stage (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sara Holland, Shelley Sackier, Suzanne Young
Moderators: Cydne Bolton, Nancy Webber-Graff

Girls with Sharp Sticks
Book / Movie Biz
Simon Pulse
March 2019
ISBN 9781534426139
400 pages
$18.99, NYP
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Westworld meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this start to a thrilling, subversive near future series from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young about a girls-only private high school that is far more than it appears to be. More/less

The Complication
Children / Teens
Simon Pulse
February 2019
ISBN 9781481471367
496 pages
$12.99, INSTORE
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How do you go back to a life you can’t remember? Find out in this final installment in the New York Times bestselling Program series from Suzanne Young. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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