Daniel Handler, Maggie Stiefvater & John Corey Whaley - An Evening of Young Adult Authors

Daniel Handler is the author of the literary novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and, most recently, Adverbs. Under the name Lemony Snicket he has also written a sequence of books for children, known collectively as A Series of Unfortunate Events, which have sold more than 53 million copies. His intricate and witty writing style has won him numerous fans for his critically acclaimed literary work and his wildly successful children’s books. His newest book, with illustrations by Maira Kalman, is Why We Broke Up. It was named a 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the ALA.

Maggie Stiefvater is an artist, and musician and the New York Times bestselling author of The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. Her latest novel, The Scorpio Races, was also named a 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the ALA, a New York Times Notable Children’s Book, and The New York Times Book Review raved, “[Stiefvater] not only steps out of the young adult fantasy box with The Scorpio Races but crushes it with pounding hooves….If The Scorpio Races sounds like nothing you’ve ever read, that’s because it is.”

John Corey Whaley grew up in Springhill, Louisiana, where he learned to be sarcastic and to tell stories. He has a B.A. in English from Louisiana Tech University, as well as an M.A in Secondary English Education. He started writing stories about aliens and underwater civilizations when he was around ten, but now writes realistic YA fiction, including Where Things Come Back - which was given the 2012 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature by the ALA. He is a very picky eater and has never been punched in the face. His favorite word is defenestration, which is the inspiration for his second book.


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