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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cavalcade of Authors West is this Saturday.

This coming Saturday, May 2nd is the first Cavalcade of Authors West (west of the Cascades).

Here are the details:

Seventeen Young Adult and Middle-Grade authors will converge on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University for a day of seminars, author panels, and book-signings.

Who is invited to attend:
  • 20 students from each of the area high schools and middle schools were invited to attend. These students had to pay the registration fee, read books by a minimum of four of the authors, and get themselves to PLU on Saturday.
  • Students were also invited to submit their writing samples to be judged by college students.
  • Preregistration was required.
These authors will present workshops:
Sorry about the poor quality of this photo. It is a copy of a copy of the handout given to potential participants in the writing contest.
In case you can't read the authors names (imagine that!?) Here is a list of the authors and a few titles of their books.

Book titles (not an exhaustive list)
Royce Buckingham
The Terminals; The Dead Boys
Kimberly Derting
The Body Finder series; The Taking
Peggy Eddleman
Sky Jumpers; The Forbidden Flats (Mid grades)
Kevin Emerson
Breakout; Exile; The Dark Shore
Kristin Halbrook
Surfacing; Nobody But Us
Kazu Kibuishi
Amulet series (graphic novels) (Junior)
Mindy McGinnis
Not a Drop to Drink series
Lish McBride
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer series
Rachelle Mead
Vampire Academy series
Marissa Meyer
The Lunar Chronicles series (Cinder)
Alyson Noel
Immortals series; Soul Seekers series
Lisa Schroeder
The Bridge from Me to You; Far From You
Lisesl Shurtliff
Jack: the true story of Jack and the Beanstalk (Junior)
Terry Trueman
Stuck in Neutral; Life Happens Next; Cruise Control
Leslye Walton
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Stasia Ward Kehoe
The Sound of letting Go; Audition
Jim Whiting
The Story of the Seattle Seahawks; Many other nonfiction titles (most for Mid-grades)

This is the first year of Cavalcade of Authors West.  Apparently a similar event has been happening on the other side of the mountains for several years. I am sure that it will be a fantastic event and I am excited for Saturday.

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