Want a sneak peek?
11-2pm Giant Book Fair and Author Signing (I'll be signing in Row 1, and I'll have swag--Come find me! : ) )
2-3pm Fierce Reads Pizza Party, including many/most of the authors who will be at Teen Day as well as the Fierce Reads authors. (I'll be there)
3-4:15pm Author Speed Reading (I'll be reading)
3-4:15pm Strong Heroines: Writing Fictional Girls Who Can Save Themselves
3-4:15 YA Family Feud: Test your knowledge of YA books!
4:30 - 5:45 Humble Beginnings: YA Authors Share Their Teen Writing
4:30 - 5:45 The Match Game: Authors and Readers Team Up to Answer Lit Questions
4:30 - 5:45 Writing Tips & Techniques
6-7:45 Teen Day Party -- Come hang out with the authors!
What authors will you find?
Want to know what I'm looking forward to?
Readers. Readers are why I write, and when I get a chance to hear what readers thought while reading Compulsion, that's an amazing, humbling, gratifying, and uplifting experience for me. I also love connecting with authors (okay, fangirling over them in deeply embarrassing ways) whose work I love. And finally, I allow myself one weeklong craft workshop to focus on improving my writing per year. This is it, so I'm looking forward to attending the workshops, learning, going back to my room and applying what I learned, and hopefully getting stronger as a writer.
Want to know what other authors are looking forward to?
"I love Teen Day. It's a whirlwind of a day, where we get to meet readers in a more casual atmosphere, and this year we're playing games too (I'm play Family Feud!). So basically, I'm super excited about pretty much everything!!:
That's what I found last year, at least, and I'm REALLY yearning for another dose!"
"I'm looking forward to meeting readers (always!), and seeing old authors pal (it's been too long!). Oh, and maybe indulging in some giggle-inducing, memory-making, 'I shouldn't have done that' parties with fellow book junkies. I love RT!"
"I'm looking forward to the Teen Day party - nothing like free books and teen fans! Oh, my horror panel on on Thursday!"
"I'm looking forward most to the networking: hanging out with other authors, industry professionals, and, most of all, READERS! Bring on the Twitter-worthy shenanigans!"
"I’ve never been to RT before, so I’m excited to see what it’s all about. Plus, I get to hang with author friends new and old. And BOOKS. ALL THE BOOKS!!!"
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I've got a bonus sneak peak for you, too--something you might hear Marie Rutkoski say in one of her session:
"I'm looking forward to Maggie Stiefvater's last book in the Raven Cycle series (The Raven King), Lindsay Smith's Dreamstrider, Mary Pearson's The Heart of Betrayal, and Becky Albertalli's Simon vs The Homo Sapien Agenda."
~ Marie Rutkoski
And now for the GIVEAWAY!
How about a mystery box of FIVE books from RT Teen Day authors? (Mix of signed and unsigned)