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Saturday, October 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
YA Keynote: Kami Garcia Talks with Samantha Lane

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As author of Unbreakable and as one-half of the writing duo that brought teen readers Beautiful Creatures and its phenomenally popular sequels, Kami Garcia has become one of the most successful authors of YA contemporary fantasy. Now, with The Lovely Reckless, Garcia is turning her pen in a new direction: contemporary realistic fiction, with a gritty romance set in the world of street racing that Kirkus Reviews calls “a wild and enjoyable ride.” In this session, Garcia will talk candidly about inspiration, crossing genres, and writing for a variety of YA audiences, in conversation with popular booktuber Samantha Lane, host of YouTube channel “Thoughts on Tomes.” Sponsored by the Boston Teen Author Festival.

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Samantha Lane

A Midwestern girl currently living on the East Coast, Samantha Lane has been uploading bookish videos on her channel, Thoughts on Tomes, three times a week since 2014.  She is currently the moderator for Top 5 Wednesday. When not discussing fictional characters online, Samantha can... Read More →

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Kami Garcia

Young Adult Keynote
Kami Garcia is an author of novels and short stories for young adults. A teacher for seventeen years, she debuted as a writer in 2009 with the #1 New York Times-bestselling novel Beautiful Creatures, originally written on a dare from her students with her best friend and co-author... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Church of the Covenant