On Saturday, April 17th, all the members of Bookmarked were invited to go with me to Octavia Books to see authors Maggie Stiefvater, Carrie Ryan, and Jackson Pearce. Four students were able to join me at the event. The three authors talked for an hour and were very entertaining. Maggie's book, Shiver, is about werewolves, Carrie's book has zombies, and Jackson's first book has a tale with a jinn. Fantasy seems to be their genre of choice. All three said that they always intended to write for a young adult audience. I was surprised that the students I brought were the only kids in the audience. Though the adults there were all familiar with the books.
Maggie is sitting on the left, Jackson is in the middle and Carrie is on the right.