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Our First YALLFEST Author Announcement – US!

August 11, 2011

Obviously the first two authors that will be at Yall Fest will be the festival coordinators Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of The Beautiful Creatures Novels.  (Margie is also author of the new series Icons coming out 2013)

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Margaret Stohl

Margaret Stohl is the author of the forthcoming YA novel ICONS, the first book in the Icons Series – as well as the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Indie-Bound and internationally bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures Novels with Kami Garcia, which have been translated into 28 languages and 37 countries and optioned for film by Warner Brothers.

A longtime veteran of the videogame industry, Margaret’s work includes – to name a few – Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Dune 2000, The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow, Defender, The Sopranos, Slave Zero, Apocalypse, Zork Nemesis, Zork Grand Inquisitor, Spycraft, Command & Conquer: Red Alert Retaliation, and Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun.

A graduate of Amherst College, Margaret earned a MA in English from Stanford University, and completed classwork for a PhD in American Studies from Yale University. Margaret was a teaching assistant in Romantic Poetry at Stanford, and in Film Studies at Yale. She attended the Creative Writing Program of the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where she was mentored by the Scottish poet George MacBeth.

Margaret loves traveling the world with her daughters, who are nationally and internationally ranked epee fencers, and living in Santa Monica with her husband and two bad beagles, Kirby and Zelda.

That's my part of the announcement, anyways. Read the whole thing here:


August 10, 2011

Woke up to this headline this morning. Not a bad way to start a Wednesday – Thanks MTV Crush! Check it out here:


We are excited to announce YALLFEST—the first YA book festival to come to Charleston, SC! YALLFEST will hit Charleston on November 11-12, 2011, with a serious line-up of YA authors.

Founded by Jonathan Sanchez of Blue Bicycle Books, the two-day festival is open to the public and sponsored by Blue Bicycle Books, the College of Charleston, the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and a host of local businesses. Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of the "Beautiful Creatures" novels, are coordinating the author line-up and panels.

So who's going to be there? Follow the festival's official Tumblr to find out. Exclusive author reveals will be posted in the days to come. You can also follow festival updates on Twitter via @yallfest and Facebook.

Bloggers, fansites and websites that want to support and promote the festival can add the festival button from the Tumblr to their sites and enter to win a basket of books and swag from more than 15 authors, special access at the festival and more! Contest details can be found on the festival Tumblr.

Hope to see ya'll there! And Kami and Margie, save a slice of pie for us, will you?

Do you plan to check out YALLFEST?

Tags Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, YALLFEST

DREAM DARK hits Amazon tomorrow: August 2, 2011

August 1, 2011

It's only available online, and right now, only in the USA. But as of midnight tonight, you can download the first-ever Beautiful Creatures Story. Check it out and let me know what you think! :) Margie