Meet the Pickerington Teen Book Fest Authors!

If you follow our social media you have no doubt heard about the twelve amazing authors who are going to be visiting our library for the Pickerington Teen Book Fest. The event is now only a month away (and you can add it your calendar here): are you excited as we are?!

Join us on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for two amazing keynote speakers, a great selection of author panels, book signings, vendors, and scrumptious food truck offerings. For more information, visit the official Teen Book Fest webpage.

Get ready for Pickerington Teen Book Fest by reading the authors’ latest books courtesy of this handy guide: start thinking about what questions you want to ask them and get inspiration for future reading from our recommendations, before meeting them all on October 27!

Sarah Dessen – Morning Keynote

Genres: Realistic Fiction, Romance

Find Similar Authors: John Green, Gayle Forman, Emma Mills, Jenny Han

Margaret Peterson Haddix – Afternoon Keynote

Genres: Realistic Fiction, Science Fiction, Action/Adventure, Tween Fiction

Similar Authors: Rick Riordan, Suzanne Collins, Rebecca Stead, D.J. MacHale

Ellen Oh

Genres: Supernatural, Fantasy, Realistic Fiction, Mystery, Diverse Fiction, Tween Fiction

Similar Authors: Renee Ahdieh, Lauren DeStefano, Dan Poblocki, Neal Shusterman

Sarah Glenn Marsh

Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy, LGBTQIA+ Fiction

Similar Authors: Rin Chupeco, Kelley Armstrong, Garth Nix, Jospeh Delaney

Riley Redgate

Genres: Realistic Fiction, LGBTQIA+ Fiction, Diverse Fiction

Similar Authors: Nina LaCour, David Levithan, Becky Albertalli, Rainbow Rowell

Saundra Mitchell

Genres: LGBTQIA+ Fiction, Short Story Collections, Nonfiction, Paranormal, Historical Fiction

Similar Authors: Robin Talley, Jandy Nelson, David Almond, Christopher Barzak

Chelsea Bobulski


Genres: Fantasy, Time Travel

Similar Authors: Ransom Riggs, Eoin Colfer, Jasper Fforde, M.T. Anderson

Kerry Winfrey

Genres: Realistic Fiction, Mental Illness

Similar Authors: John Green, Tamara Ireland Stone, Emery Lord, Josh Sundquist

Kristen Orlando

Genres: Spy Fiction, Action/Adventure

Similar Authors: Ally Carter, E. Lockhart, S.A. Bodeen, Robin Benway

Margaret Rogerson


Genres: Fantasy, Romance

Similar Authors: Claire Legrand, Kiersten White, Sarah J. Maas, Aprilynne Pike

Mindy McGinnis

Genres: Fantasy, Psychological Thriller, Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Dystopian

Similar Authors: Kristin Cashore, Bailee Madison, Lauren Oliver, Marie Lu

Natalie D. Richards

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Survival, Horror

Similar Authors: Patrick Ness, Becca Fitzpatrick, E. Lockhart, Cyn Balog




Meet the Pickerington Teen Book Fest Authors!

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