Monday, May 21, 2012

Author Event: The Not-So-Secret Life of the American Teenager

I'm really looking forward to participating in this panel discussion at the New York Public Library on Tuesday, June 5, at 6 p.m. There will be free book bags filled with book swag (first come, first serve), and attendance is free. (Registration recommended, though. You can 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.