One More Page is excited to once again host the George Mason Fall for the Book Young Adult Panel. The panel will discuss the widening demands for Young Adult fiction — with a focus on fiction that might be considered “too dark” for young adult readers.
This exciting panel discussion will feature the following authors:
Kristen-Paige Madonia, author of Fingerprints of You. "From the first page she pulls the reader into a world of authentic characters we’ve never met before, characters living real and complicated lives, and she doesn’t let go. Sure to appeal to both teens and adults who will want to read it again, just as I did. What a thrill to discover this talented writer." – JUDY BLUME
Diana Peterfreund, author of For Darkness Shows the Stars. “Dystopian, ideological, rebellious-Peterfreund’s fantasy homage to Austen’s Persuasion departs from the original in many respects, and with great success …. a richly envisioned portrait of a society in flux, a steely yet vulnerable heroine, and a young man who does some growing up.” - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Carmen Rodrigues, author of 34 Pieces of You. "A dark and moving novel--reminiscent of "Thirteen Reasons Why"--about the mystery surrounding a teenage girl's fatal overdose. There was something about Ellie...Something dangerous. Charismatic. Broken...Now Ellie's dead, and Jake, Sarah, and Jess are left to pick up the pieces. All they have are thirty-four clues she left behind. Thirty-four strips of paper hidden in a box beneath her bed. Thirty-four secrets of a brief and painful life."
Timothy Travaglini, Director of Children’s Acquisitions at Open Road Integrated Media. Travaglini has worked with a wide range of bestselling and award-winning authors and illustrators including Michael Rex, Laini Taylor, Michael P. Spradlin and D. M. Cornish. He was formerly Senior Editor at G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Group. He began his career at Scholastic in 1994 in trade marketing, and went on to become a bookseller at Books of Wonder in New York City before switching to editorial, first at Henry Holt and Company and then Walker & Company.