Announcing YABFest 2014 & MS BookCon

We are excited to announce the Young Adult Book Festival 2014 (YABFest 14) will be held at Pflugerville High School on May 10, 2014.  This year we will have another great line-up of authors and fun for Middle School and High School kids from Central Texas and beyond! As an added bonus, we are hard … Continue reading

What Did You Think About YAB Fest 2013?

We would love to hear what you thought about this year’s YAB Fest. What did you like? What would you like to see changed? Please take our survey and let us know!

YAB Fest Announces 2013 Festival Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2013 EVENT: The Young Adult Book Festival (YAB Fest) EVENT DATE: May 11, 2013 from 9AM to 5PM EVENT LOCATION: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek, Round Rock, TX 78681 ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Young Adult Book Festival is excited to announce the schedule for this year’s … Continue reading

Spotlight On: Ernest Cline

Spotlight On: Ernest Cline

ERNEST CLINE has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture fulltime as a spoken word artist and screenwriter. His … Continue reading

Featured Book: Ready Player One

Featured Book: Ready Player One

From the Author: At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve … Continue reading

Spotlight On: Cory Putman Oakes

Spotlight On: Cory Putman Oakes

Cory Putman Oakes was born in Basel, Switzerland, but grew up in Novato, California and attended Marin Catholic High School. She then spent three fantastic years at the University of California at Los Angeles before graduating in 2001 with a B.A. in Psychology. In 2004, Cory graduated from Cornell Law School with a Juris Doctorate … Continue reading

Featured Book: The Veil

Featured Book: The Veil

Seventeen-year-old Addison Russell is in for a shock when she discovers that she can see the invisible world of the Annorasi. Suddenly, nothing is as it appears to be—the house she lives in, the woman who raised her, even the most beautiful boy in town all turn out to be more than what they seem. … Continue reading

Spotlight On: Lindsey Scheibe

Spotlight On: Lindsey Scheibe

Lindsey Scheibe lives life on the edge. She’s tried her hand at surfing, bouldering, and most terrifying of all… publishing. Lindsey’s YA novel, RIPTIDE, sold to flux books and debuts in May of 2013. These days, you can find her hanging out with her family, where she’s traded her hiking boots for family dinners and … Continue reading

Featured Book: Riptide

Featured Book: Riptide

Grace has one summer to prove she’s good enough For Grace Parker, surfing is all about the ride and the moment. Everything else disappears. She can forget that her best friend, Ford Watson, has a crush on her that she can’t reciprocate. She can forget how badly she wants to get a surf scholarship to … Continue reading

Spotlight On: Mari Mancusi

Spotlight On: Mari Mancusi

Mari Mancusi always wanted a dragon as a pet. Unfortunately the fire insurance premiums proved a bit too large and her house a bit too small–so she chose to write about them instead. Today she works as an award-winning young adult author and freelance television producer, for which she has won two Emmys. When not … Continue reading