A novel idea: YAllapalooza

Books, Events, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe is hosting 15 authors of young adult fiction starting at 4 p.m. Saturday — and event the store has dubbed YAllapalooza 2011, “a literary extravaganza for tween and teen readers featuring free pizza, games, prizes and the chance to mix and mingle with your favorite YA authors!”

The East Valley Tribune’s Mandy Zajac writes more about the event here.

There’s a good mix of sci-fi and fantasy novelists among the attending authors: Lisa Mangum, Bree Despain, Karen Hoover, Cameron Stracher, Jessica Day George, Obert Skye, Janette Rallison, James Owen, Angela Morrison, Tom Leveen, Jon Lewis, Adam Rex, Laurie Brooks, Lisa McMann, and Kofi O. Okyere.

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