Art of the YA Novel
Children's/Teen Specialist, Books Inc
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Michael Grant is the author or co-author with his wife, Katherine Applegate, of more than 150 books, some of which he still remembers. Works include the Animorphs, Gone, BZRK and Front Lines series.
Nina LaCour is the author of three critically acclaimed young adult novels published by Dutton Books: Hold Still, The Disenchantments, and Everything Leads to You. You Know Me Well, a novel written in collaboration with David Levithan, is forthcoming from St. Martin's Griffin in June, 2016.
She has tutored, taught, and guest lectured in various places, including Berkeley City College, Maybeck High... Read More →
Stacey Lee is a fourth generation Chinese-American whose people came to California during the heydays of the cowboys. She believes she still has a bit of cowboy dust in her soul. A native of southern California, she graduated from UCLA then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. After practicing law in the Silicon Valley for several years, she finally took up the pen because she wanted the perks of being able to... Read More →
Jandy Nelson's New York Times bestselling novel, I'll Give You the Sun, received many awards including the 2015 Printz Award. Both Sun and her debut, The Sky Is Everywhere, were on multiple best of the year lists including the NY Times, Time, and NPR. The novels are collectively published in over 60 countries and are under option with Warner Brothers. A former literary agent, Jandy received a BA from Cornell and MFAs from Brown and VCFA.
Malena Watrous is a novelist, book critic, and instructor at Stanford. Her first novel, If You Follow Me, was published by Harper Perennial. She is the co-author, with Helena Echlin, of Sparked, a supernatural thriller for teens. A native of San Francisco, she lives in the Mission with her husband, their 9-year-old son, and two superb cats.