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Posted on: January 2, 2018

NTTBF18 Author List

NTTBF18 Complete Author List

The winter holidays are over, but there is still plenty to be excited about since North Texas Teen Book Festival organizers released the entire list of 76 authors attending the fourth annual event taking place April 21 at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. Some names are so popular, you won’t believe your eyes! Not sure which book to read first? Getting your annual NTTBF TBR (to be read) lists ready will be a breeze with our handy author list in alphabetical order. Links to titles owned by the Irving Public Library are also included.


Elizabeth Acevedo - The Poet X (Harper Collins, 2018 - debut novel)

Renee Ahdieh - Flame in the Mist (Penguin/Putnam, 2017)

Arvin Ahmadi - Down and Across (Penguin, 2018 - debut novel)

Melissa Albert - The Hazel Wood (Flatiron, 2018 - debut novel)

Becky Albertalli - Leah on the Offbeat (Harper Collins, 2018); the feature film Love, Simon (March, 2018) is based on Albertalli's novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Jay Asher - Piper (2017 - graphic novel, with Jessica Freeburg and Jeff Stokely); the Netflix television series Thirteen Reasons Why (2017) is based on Asher's same titled novel

Leigh Bardugo - The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Imprint, 2017)

Robin Benway - Far from the Tree (2017, HarperTeen - 2017 National Book Award for Young People's Literature)

Holly Black - The Cruel Prince (Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2018)

Vera Brosgol - Be Prepared (2018, First Second - graphic novel)

Jeffrey Brown - Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: The Stone Cold Age (2017, Crown Books for Young Readers)

Julie Buxbaum - What to Say Next (2017, Delacorte Press)

Kayla Cagan - Piper Perish (2017, Chronicle Books - debut)

Jen Calonita - Switched: Fairy Tale Reform School book 4 (2018, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Pablo Cartaya - The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora (2017, Viking Children's Books)

Ally Carter - Not If I Save You First (2018, Scholastic Press)

Soman Chainani - Quest for Glory: The School of Good & Evil: The Camelot Years book1 (2017, HarperCollins)

Cinda Williams Chima - Stormcaster (2018, HarperTeen)

Mary H. Choi - Emergency Contact (2018, Simon & Schuster)

Cassandra Clare - City of Bones series (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

Dhonielle Clayton - The Belles (2018, Disney Hyperion)

Andrew Clements - The Loser's Club (2017, Random House Books for Young Readers)

Rachel Cohn - Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah (2018, Knopf Books for Young Readers, co-written with David Levithan)

Chris Crutcher - Losers Bracket (2018, HarperCollins)

Marley Dias - Marley Dias Gets it Done - And So Can You! (2018, Scholastic Press)

Gayle Forman - I Have Lost My Way (2018, Penguin Random House)

Stephanie Garber - Caraval (2017, Flatiron)

Stuart Gibbs - Waste of Space (2018, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Adults)

Christian Diaz Gonzalez - Return Fire: Moving Target, book 2 (2017, Scholastic Press)

Nathan Hale - Raid of No Return: Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales book 7 (2017, Harry N. Abrams)

Jenny Han - Always And Forever, Lara Jean (2017, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Rachel Hawkins - Royals (2018, Penguin)

Veera Hiranandani - The Night Diary (2018, Dial Books)

Michelle Hodkin - The Becoming of Noah Shaw (2017, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm - Swing it Sunny (2017, Graphix)

Shaun David Hutchinson - The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza (2018, Simon Pulse)

Justina Ireland - Dread Nation (2018, Balzer + Bray)

Tiffany D. Jackson - Allegedly (2017, Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins)

Varian Johnson - The Parker Inheritance (2018, Arthur A. Levine Books)

Brendan Kiely - Last True Love Story (2016, Margaret K. McElderry Books)

Will Kostakis - The Sidekicks (2017, Harlequin Teen)

Jeramey Kraatz - The Moon Platoon: Space Runners book1 (2017, HarperCollins)

Claire Legrand - Furyborn (2018, Sourcebooks Fire)

David Levithan - Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah (2018, Knopf Books for Young Readers; co-written with Rachel Cohn)

Malinda Lo - A Line in the Dark (2017, Dutton Books for Young Readers)

E. Lockhart - Genuine Fraud (2017, Delacorte Press)

Samantha Mabry - All the Wind in the World (2017, Algonquin Young Readers)

Jennifer Mathieu - Moxie (2017, Roaring Brook Press)

Morgan Matson - The Unexpected Everything (2016, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Meg Medina - Burn Baby Burn (2016, Candlewick)

Michael Merschel - Revenge of the Star Survivors (2017, Holiday House)

Sarah Mlynowski - Two Peas in a Pod: Whatever After book 11 (2018, Scholastic Press)

Julie Murphy - Puddin' (2018, Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins)

Lauren Myracle - The Backward Season: Wishing Day book 3 (2018, Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins)

Jennifer Nielsen - The Traitor's Game (2018, Scholastic Press)

Emily X.R. Pan - The Astonishing Color of After (2018, Little Brown Books for Young Readers - debut)

Dav Pilkey - Series include The Adventures of Captain Underpants, Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot, Dogman

Shivaun Plozza - Frankie (2017, Flatiron - debut)

Cindy Pon - Want (2017, Simon Pulse)

Brendan Reichs - Genesis (2017, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers)

Robin Roe - A List of Cages (2017, Disney Hyperion - debut)

Erika L. Sanchez - I am not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (2017, Knopf Books for Young Readers - debut)

Colby Sharp - The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018, Little Brown Books for Young Readers - debut)

Ronald L. Smith - Black Panther: The Young Prince (2018, Marvel Press)

Jennifer E. Smith - Windfall (2017, Delacorte Press)

Rebecca Stead - Goodbye Stranger (2015, Wendy Lamb Books)

Jonathan W. Stokes - The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome (2018, Viking Books for Young Readers)

Nic Stone - Dear Martin (2017, Crown Books for Young Readers - debut)

Sabaa Tahir - A Torch Against the Night: An Ember in the Ashes book 2(2016, Razorbill)

Lauren Tarshis - The Children's Blizzard, 1888: I Survived book16 (2018, Scholastic Paperbacks)

Angie Thomas - The Hate U Give (2017, Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins - debut)

Siobahn Vivian - Stay Sweet (2018, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Jen Wang - The Prince and the Dressmaker (2018, First Second Books - graphic novel)

Ashley Woodfolk - The Beauty That Remains (2018, Delacorte Press - debut)

Nicola Yoon - The Sun is Also a Star (2016, Delacorte Press)

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