Co-founder and director, Renee Combs, has been fantastic over the years to create such an amazing festival for people of all ages to enjoy YA! This year's line up of authors is absolutely fantastic! Some of my favorite authors will be attending and I cannot wait to meet them and hear all the authors speak at the panels. Some of the authors I am looking forward to meeting include Melissa Landers, Eric Smith and Emery Lord. Of course I can't wait to see Roshani Chokshi, Zoraida Córdova, Lori Goldstein and Marie Rutkoski again. If you are curious about the authors attending, check out the author list.
What's great about the festival are the panels that are offered and the fact that you get to meet so many people interested in same thing as you. I have met so many people who enjoy reading the same books and who love the same authors I do. It's definitely an event to attend if you are around the Boston and Cambridge area. What I love seeing the most is when teens get to enjoy a safe and welcoming environment to celebrate their love for books. I wish I had something like this when I was younger.
If you plan to attend BTAF, come and say hi if you see me! I promise, I don't bite.