Teen Book Fest At PCL

01 Nov, 2010 by in provo teen fest, scott westerfeld 51 comments

On Saturday the Provo City Library held their Teen Book Fest with Scott Westerfeld as the keynote speaker. It was insanely packed full of teen readers and local authors, over 900 people. There were Q&A panels, trick or treating tables, book giveaways and games. We could only stay for a second since their red face paint marked my children for life… LOL! But, we still snuck in visits and signings with some of our very favorite people. I also spotted local authors Nichole Giles, Elana Johnson and book bloggers SueySays and Meow_mix 85 in the line to meet Scott Westerfeld. I SO hope Provo City Library is planning on doing this again next year. It was huge. See all of our photos from the event on twitter @fireicephotos

In attendance at the Teen Book Fest were:
Ann Cannon The Chihuahua Chase
Kristen Chandler Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me
Ally Condie Matched, Reunion, Being 16, Freshman for President
Chris Crowe Presenting Mildred D. Taylor, Mississippi Trial, 1955, Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case
Bree Despain The Lost Saint, The Dark Divine
Ann Dee Ellis Everything Is Fine, This Is What I Did
Jessica Day George Dragon Slippers, Dragon Flight, Dragon Spear, Sun and Moon, and Princess of the Midnight Ball.
Nathan Hale Rapunzel’s Revenge, Calamity Jack
Dene Low Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone
Lisa Mangum Hourglass Door, Golden Spiral
Brandon Mull Fablehaven, Beyonders Series
Sheila Nielson The Forbidden Sea
Sydney Salter Swoon At Your Own Risk, By Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters, Jungle Crossing
Brandon Sanderson Alcatraz and Stormlight Archive Series
J. Scott Savage Far World Series, The Fourth Nephite
Wendy Toliver The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren, Lifted, Miss Match
Carol Lynch Williams Kelly and Me, Adeline Street, Carolina Autumn, Christmas in Heaven, If I Forget, You Remember, The True Colors of Caitlynne Jackson, My Angelica, A Mother To Embarrass Me, Pretty Like Us, The Chosen One, Glimpse
Scott Westerfeld Leviathan Series, Uglies Series, Peeps, Midnighters Series, Risen Empire Series, So Yesterday
Sara Zarr Once Was Lost, Sweethearts, Story of A Girl

We picked up some awesome goodies for a giveaway. Here’s what’s up for grabs:

  • A signed hardback of Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
  • A bottle of The Lost Saint aqua nail polish from Bree Despain
  • Signed bookmarks from authors Wendy Toliver and Lisa Mangum
  • A signed copy of Freshman for President by Ally Condie.

To enter simply comment below with what item you’d like to win and which YA author you wish you could have met from the list of attendees.

Contest ends December 1, 2010.

51 Responses to “Teen Book Fest At PCL”

  1. Lynsey Newton

    I have to say that I would have loved to have met Ally Condie as Matched is one of my favourite reads EVER at the moment. I haven’t managed to pick up any of her earlier work yet but I’ll see what I can do.

    This may surprise you but I’d like to be entered into the draw for “Wolves, boys and other things that might kill me” as I cannot resist a book with such a brilliant title! Not heard of it either so I’m intrigued.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Lynsey(AT)narrativelyspeaking(DOT)com

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  2. nat

    If its international I would love the hard back copy of Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler.

    natcleary at gmail dot com

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  3. ako4eggs

    I would love to win Wolves, Boys, and Other Thing that might Kill Me. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ako4eggs at comcast dot net

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  4. Stephanie

    I would like to win the Freshmen for President book. I would have loved to meet Scott Westerfeld because I absolutely love his Uglies series.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

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  5. Jessica

    Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me is one I’ve been wanting to read. I’d also love a copy of Freshman for President!
    I actually had the chance to go to this event, so I met the author I was dying to meet (Ally Condie!) My life is complete. ๐Ÿ™‚
    jessicasue90@gmail.com
    Put it on Paper

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  6. Tracy

    I would have loved to meet Kristen Chandler & Ally Condie! So accordingly I’d love to win either of their prizes! wandren at yahoo dot com

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  7. Vivien

    I would love to meet Scott Westerfeld. I absolutely love him. I would like to be entered for Freshman for President.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  8. throuthehaze

    I would love to win Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler. It would have been cool to meet Brandon Mull ๐Ÿ™‚
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  9. mariska

    i wish i could win A signed hardback of Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler !! ๐Ÿ™‚

    uniquas at ymail dot com

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  10. lbdiamond

    Nice pics! Sounds like it was a great time.

    I would love to meet Bree Despain.

    Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me sounds like a fun read!

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  11. PinkStuff28

    I would love to meet Kristen Chandler …And of course that I would like to win A signed hardback of Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler ๐Ÿ™‚

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

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  12. Lyudmila

    I want to win A bottle of The Lost Saint aqua nail polish from Bree Despain
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  13. Lola Sharp

    I’d love to win Wolves, Boys, and other things. ( in case I should give a second choice: the nail polish.)

    I wouldn’t mind meeting Jandy Nelson (The Sky is Everywhere), because I think she must be quirky and interesting and kind.

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  14. Shannon O'Donnell

    As soon as I saw that little James Dashner in the “You might also like” column, I knew I would be a follower here for life! You can ask Elana about my Dashner psychosis. He he. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Bookish in a Box

    I’d love to win The Lost Saint nail polish and (not coincidentally), I wish I could’ve met Bree Despain!

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

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  16. Suey

    Awesome pictures of an awesome event! And I saw you too! Standing in line somewhere from across the room.

    I NEED the Kristin Chandler book, yes.

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  17. Matthew Rush

    I came here from Elana’s blog and am happy to say I’m the newest follower.

    Nice ta meet ya!

    I’m winning too much stuff lately for it to be fair for me to enter here, but best of luck to all who do!

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  18. buddyt

    Being an International, I don’t get the opportunity to meet authors very often.

    I would have loved to chat with Brandon Sanderson about how he feels about things now that he has finished substituting for Robert Jordan.

    If the giveaway is open worldwide, please enter me.

    Thanks.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  19. Dovile

    I would have loved to meed Scott Westerfeld. But I’m international, so that’s just a dream:)

    I’d like to win Kristen Chandler’s book or the nail polish.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  20. Ishta Mercurio

    Meeting Nathan Hale would have been pretty cool. And if I win, I’d love the signed copy of Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me.

    Thanks for the giveaway, and the great blog!

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  21. lulilut

    I wish I could have met Scott Westerfeld, I love his books.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I would like to win one of the books, if I had to choose – Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
    d.septer at insightbb.com

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  22. Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape)

    I’m here for the The Lost Saint aqua nail polish! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s so pretty! I wish I could go and meet Scott Westerfeld, heard a lot great things about his books, and meeting him in person!

    feeyonachan at gmail dot com
    thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

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  23. GMR

    Wow…so jealous! That had to be a great event….but thanks for sharing some of it with us via the contest. ^_^ Let’s see the item I’d like to win the most goes right along with who I wish I could have met….the FRESHMAN FOR PRESIDENT book and author Ally Condie. Finished reading MATCHED (ARC…hehe) last month and it was just…WOW…so asking her a bit about where the idea came from, and so on would definitely have been a plus. ^_^

    Thanks for the chance…and happy reading!

    grgenius(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. xlacrimax

    I would like to win Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler and to meet this author as well.
    xlacrimax at gmail dot com

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  25. ninefly

    if this is open to Canada, please sign me up!
    I would like to win Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me please!
    and the author I would love to meet is Scott Westerfeld, I’ve heard a lot about his works and I’m reading Leviathan soon =)
    thanks!
    ninefly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Christi

    I have to pick just one author?? hmmm…then it would have to be Scott Westerfeld (Uglies series was amazing!). BUT I would also love to meet Ally Condie (waiting for Matched), Carol Lynch Williams (Glimpse was incredible), Ann Dee Ellis (loved Everything. Is. Fine), and Sara Zarr (love everything she writes!). Sounds like a great festival!
    As for a prize, I’d love the Allyson Condie book!
    caldellizzi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Laura Brady

    I wish I could have gone to the event. This is one I actually knew about but couldn’t fit into the schedule. I wanted to meet so many of the authors there. Next year is the goal.

    I have read Freshman for President and it was great. Can’t wait for Matched.

    I would like Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me. Heard about it but haven’t picked it up yet.

    psormommy(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  28. YA Vampire Books

    I would love to win Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler. And I would have liked to meet Bree Despain ๐Ÿ™‚

    yavampire(at)hotmail.com

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  29. Good Golly Miss Holly

    I’d most like to win the bottle of nail polish but the hardcover of Wolves + Boys looks awesome too.

    I’d most like to meet Sara Zarr because her novels are so shockingly beautiful, I’d want to ask her if any of really happened in her life.

    hollytaylor(AT)optusnet.com.au

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  30. Sharli

    I’d loved to meet Ally Condie! Her book sounds so interesting and different ๐Ÿ™‚

    If it’s international I’d love either the hardback of Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler or the Lost Saint Nail Polish ๐Ÿ˜›

    entrelibros_blog at hotmail.com

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  31. The Itzel Library

    I’d loved to meet Kristen Chandler!!

    If itยดs international I would love the copy of Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler.

    Thanks for the chance.

    itzel_library@hotmail.com

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  32. Brooke

    I’d love to win either Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me or Freshman for President. Both have been on my tbr list. And I would LOVE to meet Ally Condie.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    texas_gal45(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. Aik

    I’d love to win the signed hardback of Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  34. Nastassia

    I would love to win a signed hardback of Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler.

    dekad1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. dor

    I would love to win the signed hardback of Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler.

    I would have love to meet
    Bree Despain, the most but meeting any of the authors would be a treat for sure.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  36. Teril

    Wolves Boys and Other Things that might kill me. Ohh I would have loved to been there and seen almost all of those authors. Awesome times!

    terilhack (AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  37. Jaz

    I would like to win Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me

    I would love to meet Bree Despain

    wildpeetree7 at hotmail dot com

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  38. Belle Dรฉcouverte

    I would love to win the signed hardback of Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler.

    I would have been thrilled to meet Sara Zarr. I adored her book Sweethearts.

    bdecouverte@gmail.com

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  39. Anonymous

    I would love to win Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler as it sounds good and i can’t wait to read it.

    Would have loved to meet Bree Despain as i loved The Dark Divine and actually cannot wait to read The Lost Saint.

    Thank you!
    jessica_kulendran_602@hotmail.com

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