register here.) If you're in NYC for BookExpo America--or for any other reason, for that matter--please join us.
Here's the official description of the event:
The Not-So-Secret Life of the American Teenager: Bridging the Gap Between YA and Adult Fiction
On this panel, Penguin authors Laura Harrington (Alice Bliss) and James
King (Bill Warrington's Last Chance) join forces with fellow YA authors
Mari Mancusi (Blood Coven Vampire novels), Veronica Wolff (The Watcher
series), and Emily McKay (The Farm) to draw comparisons between Adult
literature and the growing YA market. How do these authors craft novels
that both teens and adults enjoy? Whether their characters are parents
reconnecting with their teenage children or teens battling high school
bullies or vampires, each author offers readers a glimpse into teenage
life-the milestones, the angst, the blissful moments-that both teens and
parents can relate to. Moderated by Lev Grossman, author of the New
York Times bestselling novels, The Magicians and The Magician King,
these authors discuss books that appeal to readers of all ages. In
celebration of "New York Book and Media Week", free goodie bags will be
given to attendees while supplies last! This is a free event, there will
also be goodie bags filled with free books and other fun "book swag"
will be given to attendees on a first come, first serve basis.