Join Sara Holland and Friends!
On Thursday 26th July, from 6 - 7pm, you can warm up for YALC and celebrate the 40th birthday of Forbidden Planet! Join SARA HOLLAND AND FRIENDS at our London Megastore, for a drink, a chat, and a meet'n'greet with some of most exciting names in Young Adult Fiction!
Sara Holland, Everless Sara Holland is a fierce storyteller. She grew up in small–town Minnesota, surrounded by hundreds of books, and graduated from Wesleyan University. After working in a tea shop and a dentist’s office, she moved to New York to work in publishing. Everless is her debut novel.
Matt Killeen, Orphan Monster Spy Matt Killeen was born in Birmingham, in the UK. Early instruction in his craft included being told that a drawing of a Cylon exploding isn’t writing, and copying out your mother’s payslip isn’t an essay “about my family.” Several alternative careers beckoned, some involving laser guns and guitars, before he finally returned to words and attempted to make a living as an advertising copywriter and largely ignored music and sports journalist. Orphan Monster Spy is his first novel.
Sif Sigmarsdottir, I am Traitor Sif Sigmarsdottir has a BA in history from the University of Iceland and an MA in Children’s Literature from the University of reading. She writes a column for an Icelandic newspaper and has been writing in Icelandic for ten years. I am Traitor is her first work in English.
Taran Matharu, The Outcast Taran Matharu is a New York Times bestselling author – and wrote his first book at nine years old. He has a firs class degree in Business Administration and, after University, secured an internship at Penguin Random House. He wrote ‘Summoner’ for NaNoWriMo, and the trilogy became a huge success. The Outcast is a brand new volume in the series.
David Owen, the Fallen Children David Owen achieved a first class degree in BA Creative Writing and an MA in Writing for Children at The University of Winchester, where he went on to teach on the BA Creative Writing course for three years. His debut YA novel, Panther received rave reviews, and was nominated for the Carnegie medal.
Kristina Perez, Sweet Black Waves Kristina Pérez holds a PhD in Medieval Literature from the University of Cambridge and a non-fiction title based on her research, The Myth of Morgan la Fey, is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan. In 2012, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Hong Kong University’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre. As a journalist, her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal Asia, Departures, L’Officiel India, Condé Nast Traveler, CNNGo and the South China Morning Post, among others. Sweet Black Waves is her debut novel.
Josh Martin, Anassa Josh Martin writes and draws his way through life and is currently residing in London. He has aspired to novel writing since he was a tadpole and has since graduated from Exeter University before completing Bath Spa’s Writing For Young People MA last year. His particular interest in heroines, fantasy, environment, gender studies and wisdom led him to write Ariadnis, his first book. Anassa is the second book in the series.
THIS EVENT FORMS PART OF OUR 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SIGNING SCHEDULE!