Bookmarks: Writing for Young Adults with Bestselling Authors

Salem College will be hosting an event for Bookmarks, an organization that promotes the love of reading. The event will be called Writing for Young Adults with Bestselling Authors, and will be held this spring. It will feature four bestselling and award-winning authors of young adult novels, namely Kami Garcia, Stephanie Perkins, Brendan Reichs, and Carrie Ryan.

Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Beautiful Creatures with Margaret Stohl. This book is published in 50 countries, translated into 39 languages, and was made into a film in 2013. Garcia has had multiple books on the New York Times bestseller list, and was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for her Legion Series.

Stephanie Perkins writes novels for teens and young adults. Brendan Reichs co-wrote the Virals series with his mother, bestselling author Kathy Reichs. His new book is Terminal, the fifth in the Virals series.

Carrie Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Forest of Hands and Teeth series, which is translated into over 18 languages and is in development to become a major motion picture. She is also the editor of the anthology Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction, as well as author of Infinity Ring: Divide and Conquer, the second book in Scholastic’s new multi-author/multi-platform series for middle grade readers.

These celebrated authors will speak and answer questions about writing along with their novels, series, and film adaptations. They will be available to sign books following the presentation.

Admission is free. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015 in the Drama Workshop in the Elberson Fine Arts Center.

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