R. L. Stine, Veronica Roth, Maggie Stiefvater Top Long List of Authors at Teen Book Festival

It's a speculative-fiction fan's dream come true at the North Texas Teen Book Festival 2017. Horror icon R.L. Stine - Goosebumps writer and Stephen King gateway drug - tops the list of 81 young adult authors who will descend on Irving Convention Center on March 4. Writers run the gamut from science fiction and fantasy to mystery and romance. Some of the big names include Veronica Roth (Divergent series), Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen series), Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe), Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle series) and Amy Ephron (The Castle in the Mist). If none of those names piques your interest, there are plenty more to choose from.The festival runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Keynote speakers kick off at 8:30 a.m. Authors will take part in panel discussions throughout the day, which concludes with another speaker. Author signings will start at 3:30. A full schedule will be available closer to the event. Admission is free, but there's a $5 fee for parking. Authors will sign up to three books per person, per turn. Got more books? Just hop back in line. The convention center is at 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.   Continue reading...

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