Festival Info

Pre-Recorded Plot on the Spot!

What happens when kid lit authors have to create a plot on the spot? Find out when bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski (WHATEVER AFTER), Max Brailler (LAST KIDS ON EARTH), Stuart Gibbs (TYRANNOSAURUS WRECKS), and Christina Soontornvat (A WISH IN THE DARK) join forces to play a hilarious improv storytelling game!

WHEN: 11:00AM EST on Saturday, 2 May 2020


Sarah Mlynowski is the New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series, the Magic in Manhattan series, Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) and many other books for tweens, teens, and adults. Along with Emily Jenkins and Lauren Myracle, she co-writes the Upside-Down Magic series, which will air on the Disney Channel this summer. Originally from Montreal, Sarah now lives in Los Angeles with her family.

MAX BRALLIER is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of more than 30 books for children and adults. His books and series include The Last Kids on Earth, which has been adapted for a Netflix animated series, Eerie Elementary, Mister Shivers, Galactic Hot Dogs, and Can YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Max lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

Stuart Gibbs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Spy School series, the FunJungle series, the Moon Base Alpha series and Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation. He has also written for TV and film. he lives in Los Angeles.

Christina Soontornvat is a storyteller, engineer, and STEM educator. She is the author of the fantasy middle grade series, The Changelings, and the early chapter book series, Diary of an Ice Princess. Her newest books include the middle grade fantasy, A Wish in the Dark, and All Thirteen, a nonfiction account of the Thai Cave Rescue.