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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.

Tanaz Bhathena

Tanaz Bhathena was born in India and raised in Saudi Arabia and Canada. She is the author of "A Girl Like That" and "The Beauty of the Moment" (forthcoming Feb. 26, 2019). Her short stories have appeared in various journals including Blackbird, Witness and Room....

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Sara Holland

Sara Holland grew up in small-town Minnesota but also in the countless fictional worlds of books. She graduated from Wesleyan University and worked in a tea shop, a dentist's office and a state capitol building before heading to New York to work in publishing....

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Karen McManus

Karen M. McManus is the author of the New York Times best-sellers "One of Us is Lying" and "Two Can Keep a Secret." Her work has been translated into 40 languages worldwide. Karen earned her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her MA in journalism from Northeastern University, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her son....

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Emma Mills

Emma Mills is the author of "First & Then," "This Adventure Ends" and "Foolish Hearts." She lives in Indianapolis, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in cell biology. Her new book is "Famous in a Small Town....


Kass Morgan

Kass Morgan is the author of The 100 series, which is now a television show on the CW. She received a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's degree from Oxford University. She currently works as an editor and lives in Brooklyn, New York....

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Shelley Sackier

Shelley Sackier is the author of "The Antidote," "The Freemason's Daughter" and "Dear Opl." She blogs at about food, family and the folly that is life while living atop a mountain in the Blue Ridge....

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Sonja Stone

Author of "Dark Divide" and "Desert Dark," Sonja Stone collected intel on psychology and creative writing from Washington College, trained at Le Cordon Bleu for a cover job as head pastry chef and completed a handful of courses at the same survival school where Tom Hanks prepared for Cast Away....

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Suzanne Young

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....

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