Tucson Festival of Books

Teen Worlds: A Carousel of YA Authors


Meet a bunch of YA authors in 60 minutes and enter teen worlds of fantasy, mystery and complicated relationships. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.


Panelists
Hafsah Faizal

Hafsah Faizal is The New York Times best-selling author of "We Hunt the Flame," "We Free the Stars" and "A Tempest of Tea." She is the founder of IceyDesigns, where she creates websites for authors and beauteous goodies for everyone else....

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Ayana Gray

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....

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C.A. Gray

C.A. Gray is the author of three YA Amazon bestselling trilogies: "PIERCING THE VEIL" (magic and quantum physics meet Arthurian legends), "THE LIBERTY BOX" (dystopian metaphysics and mind control technology), and "UNCANNY VALLEY" (dystopian coming-of-age with neuroscience and super intelligent A....

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Marc J. Gregson

Marc J. Gregson attended the University of Utah, where he graduated cum laude and received his Bachelor of Arts in English teaching. Gregson's pursuit of learning has led him into the classroom, where he teaches middle school English....

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Shelby Mahurin

Shelby Mahurin is The New York Times best-selling author of the "Serpent & Dove" trilogy. Her new book is "The Scarlet Veil." She grew up on a small farm in rural Indiana where sticks became wands and cows became dragons....

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Samuel Miller

Samuel Miller is a novelist and screenwriter, made in South Dakota, based in Los Angeles. His most recent novel, "Redemption Prep," was a New York Times and Indie best-seller and is in development for television with MGM....

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Axie Oh

Axie Oh is The New York Times best-selling author of "The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea," "XOXO" and the Rebel Seoul series. Her new book is "ASAP." Born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, she studied Korean history and creative writing as an undergrad at the University of California, San Diego and holds a Master of Fine Arts in writing for young people from Lesley University....

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Kristen Simmons

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....

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Amélie Wen Zhao

Amélie Wen Zhao is The New York Times and internationally best-selling author of "Song of Silver, Flame Like Night," "Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White" and the "Blood Heir" trilogy. She grew up in Beijing, where she spent her days reenacting tales of legendary heroes, ancient kingdoms and lost magic at her grandmother's courtyard house....

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Books:
A Tempest of Tea
Hafsah Faizal
Children
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
February 2024
ISBN 9780374389406
352 pages
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We Hunt the Flame
Hafsah Faizal
Children / Teens
Square Fish
December 2020
ISBN 9781250250797
Paperback, 480 pages
$10.99, OUTOFSTOCK
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Beasts of War
Ayana Gray
Children
Penguin
January 2024
ISBN 9780593405741
464 pages
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Beasts of Prey
Ayana Gray

Penguin
June 2022
ISBN 9780593405703
528 pages

Sky's End
Marc J. Gregson
Children
Holiday House
January 2024
ISBN 9781682635766
416 pages
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The Scarlet Veil
Shelby Mahurin
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2023
ISBN 9780063258754
640 pages
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Serpent and Dove
Shelby Mahurin
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2020
ISBN 9780062878038
519 pages

Dark Parts of the Universe
Samuel Miller
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
April 2024
ISBN 9780063160484
432 pages

ASAP
Axie Oh
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
February 2024
ISBN 9780063299306
352 pages
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XOXO
Axie Oh
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2021
ISBN 9780063024991
352 pages
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Find Him Where You Left Him Dead
Kristen Simmons
Children
Tor Publishing Group
September 2023
ISBN 9781250851123
272 pages

Song of Silver, Flame Like Night
Amélie Wen Zhao
Children
Random House Children's Books
January 2023
ISBN 9780593487501
480 pages
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Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White
Amélie Wen Zhao
Children
Random House Children's Books
January 2024
ISBN 9780593487549
368 pages