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#LoveYA Bloggers Panel by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence Books www.happyindulgencebooks.com

A few months ago, I was invited by Brisbane Libraries to be a part of a bloggers panel at the #LoveYA Festival, which is the YA portion of the Brisbane Writers Festival - and I’ve kept it a secret until now!

I think it’s wonderful that Brisbane Libraries are putting so much recognition into not only our local authors, but our local blogging talent as well. It’s easy enough to follow a blog and read their written words, but being able to actually see, question and speak to bloggers and authors in person is a huge opportunity to get inspired.

The bloggers session will be lead by Steph Bowe, who became a published author at just 16! She’s the author of two YA novels, Girl Saves Boy and All This Could End, which are some thought provoking, emotional contemporaries. She is incredibly inspirational and I can’t wait to hear her story.

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Other bloggers who are a part of the session include:

Each and every one of these bloggers will be able to offer different thoughts, lessons and perspectives about blogging in general and how blogging has allowed us to share our passion to a wider audience. From fashion, literature, food, travelling and writing, no matter the subject topic, we’ll be able to relate on some topics when it comes to blogging.

If you’ve thought about blogging, don’t know how to get started, or simply want to know what it’s all about, I invite you to come to the session. We’ll be answering your questions as well, so feel free to ask us anything about blogging! If you’re coming to the session, please come and say hi!

Session details:

When:  2 – 4pm Saturday 6 September

Where: Brisbane Square Library, 266 George St, Brisbane QLD 4000.

Cost: FREE!

More details: bit.ly/LYblog

What is #LoveYA Festival about? Check out my last post about the author line up here.

Subscribe to Happy Indulgence for more book news and reviews at http://www.happyindulgencebooks.com

You can follow me on:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6186603-jeann-happy-indulgence

Twitter: @jeannius88

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/happyindulgencebooks

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#LoveYA Festival Author Line-Up by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence Books www.happyindulgencebooks.com

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Living in Brisbane for most of my life, I know how rare it is to have your favourite YA authors visiting. In the past, I’ve had to pay for a ticket at Supanova to see a favourite author or two and to get my books signed. But to have a whole line up of them, all in one event and completely free? That’s unheard of!

That’s why I’m really excited about the Brisbane Libraries #LoveYA festival, celebrating young adult fiction as a part of the Brisbane Writers Festival in September. Brisbane Libraries have lined up a free, fun-filled bookish afternoon with panels, book signings, our favourite authors and more.

Let me tell you how exciting it is to have these authors visit…

Laini Taylor is a HUGE YA author who lives in the US, and she’s written the amazing Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. Set in Prague containing elements of fantasy, mythology and utterly beautiful prose, this series is a MUST READ for all YA lovers out there. I’m really excited to see Laini Taylor and will be totally star struck when I meet her!

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Amie Kaufman co-authored one of my favourite YA books of 2013, the sci-fi romance These Broken Stars which is pretty much Titanic in space. If you don’t think you like sci-fi books, think again because Amie along with Megan Spooner, have created a timeless romance on a different planet with some interesting twists.

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A.J. Betts is an author, teacher, speaker and cyclist who wrote the unforgettable Zac & Mia, which is a heart breaking and emotional read about two cancer sufferers in hospital. While the synopsis may remind us of another famous YA cancer book, Zac & Mia stands on its own with dual point of views and the realistic effects of cancer.

Sean Williams has written 40 novels, including the YA novel Jump also known as Twinmaker, a combination of a sci-fi and a dystopian with modern technology that can transport you anywhere in the world or change your appearance. He’s also written an award-winning space opera series as well as several Star Wars novels. 

Diana Sweeney is the author of The Minnow, a powerful, lyrical and diverse book which won the 2014 Text Prize of the Year. If you’re looking for a book that is different from the norm, this one is it with teen pregnancy, and a girl who can talk to animals and ghosts.

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K.A. Barker's debut book, The Book of Days is due out in September. It is a YA fantasy that opens up an imaginary world filled wonder, featuring mercenaries, flying cities, airships and adventure.

Ananda Braxton-Smith is a journalist and children’s writer whohas published 5 young adult books including the Secrets of Carrick series about a remote island of Carrick containing historical fiction with a touch of fantasy. 

All of these amazing books written by these authors can be found at your local bookstore or at the library - why not read up on them before you meet the author?

I’ll see you all there on Saturday the 6th of September! For more info visit http://bit.ly/LoveYAfest

Who are you most excited to see at #LoveYA Festival? Let us know in the comments below!

Subscribe to Happy Indulgence for more book news and reviews at http://www.happyindulgencebooks.com

You can follow Jeann on:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6186603-jeann-happy-indulgence

Twitter: @jeannius88

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/happyindulgencebooks

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