Horror is a major trend in YA and providing both pulse-pounding thrillers and a safe zone for fear and danger. These horror novels include a pan-African adventure of monsters and heroes, a murder mystery in which a Black teen is blamed for the murder of a popular White girl, and a dark portal encounter with the ghost of a friend left for dead.
|YA Author Stage (Seats 100)
|Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)
Ayana Gray is The New York Times best-selling author of "Beasts of Prey," "Beasts of Ruin" and "Beasts of War." To date, her works have been translated in 10 languages across five continents, they have received critical recognition at the state and national level and have been featured on Good Morning America, Tamron Hall, People Magazine and Oprah Daily, among others....
Jumata Emill is a journalist who has covered crime and local politics in Mississippi and parts of Louisiana. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from Southern University and A&M College....
Critically-acclaimed young adult author of more than a dozen books, including the "Article Five" trilogy, "The Deceivers" series, "The Glass Arrow" and "Find Him Where You Left Him Dead," Kristen Simmons' writing is inspired by her work with trauma survivors as a mental health therapist....