Suzanne Collins – author of Hunger Games
Hunger Games is the first book in a proposed trilogy. The second book Catching Fire is due to be released in September 2009. The third and final volume is tentatively scheduled for 2010.
Neil Gaiman – author of The Graveyard Book
Winner of the 2009 Newberry medal
Website - http://journal.neilgaiman.com/
Video of Gaiman reading the first chapter of The Graveyard Book - http://www.mousecircus.com/videotour.aspx
Guillame Prevost – author of Book of Time
Link to Scholastic book discussion guide and author interview - http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=29924_type=Book_typeId=4734
Roland Smith – author of I.Q. Book One: Independence Hall
This is the first book in a Smith’s new I.Q. series.
Visit his web site - http://www.rolandsmith.com/ for curriculum and teacher resources associated with this book as well as his other books (Peak is on the NC BOB list year and was on our list last year).
Mr. Smith will be the opening speaker at “The Market – 2009” on August 19 in Charlotte NC.
Brian Williams and Roderick Gordon – authors of Tunnels
Tunnels is the first book in this series. Deeper is the second book in the sereies and the third book is titled Freefall.
Visit the web site http://www.tunnelsthebook.com/
Heather Brewer author of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites
8th Grade bites is the first book in the Vladimir Tod series. Book 3 – 10th Grade Bleeds came out this summer.
Visit her web site for an author biography and blog http://www.heatherbrewer.com/ . She also has a FANGtastic art contest open for submissions until Sept 27.
Brian James author of Zombie Blondes
Publishers page http://us.macmillan.com/author/brianjames with a very refreshing author interview.
Zombie blondes book video trailer (a little scary) http://www.teen.com/movies/zombie-blondes/
He also has a blog http://brianjamestheauthor.blogspot.com/ about music and writing.
E. Lockhart author of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks
Printz Honor book – 2009. Finalist for 2008 National Book Award for Young Peoples Literature… and many more accolades
Web page - http://e-lockhart.com/main/?page_id=7 with a link to a Youtube video of her reading from the book.
Here is a link to her blog http://www.theboyfriendlist.com/
Carrie Ryan author of Forest of Hands and Teeth
Carrie is a local author and resides in Charlotte.
Link to her website - http://www.carrieryan.com/
Teen Book Video Award finalist - trailer created by NC students was finalist for this award. View Forest pf Hands and Teeth and the other finalist book videos here http://www.kirkusreviews.com/kirkusreviews/book_video/index.jspCheck back here for local appearances and signings.