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Heart-Stopping Thrillers: YA Characters Fighting to Survive


Experience the spine-tingling thrill of YA books in which characters must fight to survive and solve the mysteries that bring danger into their lives. Whether the setting is space, a fantasy world, the desert or a high school, these page-turners keep you at the edge of your seat.


Panelists
Robin LaFevers

New York Times best-selling author Robin LaFevers was raised on a steady diet of fairy tales, Bulfinch’s mythology, and 19th century poetry. It is not surprising she grew up to be a hopeless romantic....

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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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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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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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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
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Marshall Foundation

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