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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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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 Margaret Stohl. Since, the pair has worked together on the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures series, and Garcia has embarked on solo series The Legion, which includes the bestselling Unbreakable and its sequel Unmarked, both of which have been nominated for Bram Stoker awards. Along with Margaret Stohl and Jonathan Sanchez, she is a founder of YALLFEST (Charleston, SC), the largest annual teen book festival in the country, and serves as a board member of its sister festival, YALLWEST (Santa Monica, CA). She also chairs the YALLWEST Purple Ink Award Committee, established in her honor to help support underfunded classroom libraries in Los Angeles schools. Garcia’s latest work, The Lovely Reckless, is a contemporary romance.

Links:

More about The Lovely Reckless

Interview at BookCon 2016 on PBS

Garcia’s blog