Author Archive

Marvel: Heroes of Tomorrow

Marvel Editor Lauren Bisom moderates an unmissable panel of prose and graphic novel writers for super hero fans of all ages!  Nic Stone takes you to the wonderful world of Wakanda in Shuri, as the titular genius strives to preserve the source of the Black Panther’s power. Preeti Chhibber speaks to what it means to be a hero […]

Grace Lin

Award-winning author and illustrator Grace Lin (WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON, A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR) talks about her books, gives a tour of her home studio, and shares a sneak peek at her upcoming math-related projects!

Closing keynote with Nic Stone

Bestselling and award winning author, Nic Stone (CLEAN GETAWAY), is Everywhere Book Fest’s special keynote speaker! Join her as she discusses her writing and her books!

Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope

In a celebration of Black Girl Magic, contributors Danielle Paige (DOROTHY MUST DIE series), Amerie (BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME), Somaiya Daud (MIRAGE series), and Karen Strong (JUST SOUTH OF HOME) join together to discuss the inspiration and self-reflection behind their heroines.

Middle Grade Lunch Bunch

Bring your lunch and join middle grade authors Mae Respicio (ANY DAY WITH YOU), Jessica Kim (STAND UP, YUMI CHUNG!), and Debbi Michiko Florence (KEEP IT TOGETHER, KEIKO CARTER) as they share what’s in their characters’ lunchboxes. Learn about the characters’ worlds as authors discuss identity and food!

Truth or Dare with YA Authors Everywhere

YA Authors take on your TRUTH OR DARE LIVE! Let’s talk books and engage in funny shenanigans! Mayra Cuevas (SALTY, BITTER, SWEET), Ismée Williams (THIS TRAIN IS BEING HELD), I.W. Gregorio (THIS IS MY BRAIN IN LOVE), and Natalia Sylvester (RUNNING) will answer audience questions and take their dares!

Out of the Box: Exploring the Boundlessness of Black Girlhood

Authors Brandy Colbert (THE VOTING BOOTH), Liara Tamani (ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER KNEW), and Bethany C. Morrow (A SONG BELOW WATER), and Jennifer Baker (EVERYDAY PEOPLE) produce stories introducing readers to a wide range of experiences prominently starring Black girls who are athletes, organizers, and romantics. Their characters are driven, loving, and showcase humility […]

Totally True Stories: Nonfiction Books that Stick

These authors take fascinating facts and figures from American history and transform them into thrilling adventures for middle grade readers! From Teri Kanefield’s series on the founding of the nation, to Nathan Hale’s riveting historical graphic novels, to Tonya Bolden’s celebretory look at black women in STEM through the centuries, these authors have exciting tales […]

Magic in Queer YA

YA authors Andrew Eliopulos (THE FASCINATORS), Isabel Sterling (THIS COVEN WON’T BREAK), Anna-Marie McLemore (DARK AND DEEPEST RED), and Aiden Thomas (CEMETERY BOYS) come together to discuss the role of magic–witchy and otherwise–in queer narratives, as well as their magical inspirations!

Black Voices Matter

Karyn Parsons (HOW HIGH THE MOON and Hilary Banks on NBC’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) interviews #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jason Reynolds (STAMPED), Jewell Parker Rhodes (BLACK BROTHER, BLACK BROTHER), and #1 New York Times Bestselling author Vashti Harrison (LITTLE LEGENDS). Each of these authors are known for their literary and commercial […]