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ARE YOU READY FOR OUR LINEUP REVEAL?

What a lovely day it is! This month's newsletter is particularly special because in it you'll find not only our BTAF2016 lineup, but also what you can look out for over the summer as far as fun promotions go!

So check it out, get excited, and then head over to our various social channels to share our GIF of the lineup! You can find all of our accounts linked at the bottom of the email.

As a reminder, this year the festival will be held on Saturday, September 24! We can't wait to see you there!
OUR 2016 SUPERSTARS!*

In alphabetical order:
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes - Bloodwitch, Bloodkin, Bloodtraitor
Martina Boone - Compulsion, Persuasion 
Erin Bowman - Vengeance Road
Michael Buckley - Undertow, Raging Sea 
Nicole Castroman - Blackhearts
Brittany Cavallaro - A Study in Charlotte
Roshani Chokshi - The Star-Touched Queen
Zoraida Cordova - Labyrinth Lost
Lauren Gibaldi - Autofocus
Lori Goldstein - Becoming Jinn, Circle of Jinn 
Rahul Kanakia - Enter Title Here
Melissa Landers - Starflight, United [Alientated series]
Malinda Lo - Adaptation, Inheritance 
Emery Lord - When We Collided
Kate McGovern - Rules for 50/50 Chances
Lauren Morrill - The Trouble With Destiny
Daniel Jose Older - Shadowshaper
Rebecca Podos - The Mystery of Hollow Places
Cindy Pon - Sepentine, Sacrifice
Beth Revis - A World Without You
Kim Savage - After the Woods
Kate Scelsa - Fans of the Impossible Life
Victoria Schwab - This Savage Song
Natasha Sinel - The Fix
Evelyn Skye - The Crown's Game
Eric Smith - Inked, Branded
Destiny Soria - Iron Cast
Francisco X. Stork - The Memory of Light
Nicola Yoon - Everything, Everything
Jeff Zentner - The Serpent King

*5 additional authors are in the works and will be announced at a later date!

OUR SUMMER PROMOTIONS



In the month of June we'll be hosting an Instagram challenge! Follow along on Instagram for the forthcoming graphic giving daily prompts!

Beginning June 1st we'll be posting videos and graphics Monday - Thursday across our various social accounts! These videos will be introductions to our awesome authors to help you decide who to go see on September 24. The graphics will be quotes from their most recent titles!

To honor FIVE YEARS of the Boston Teen Author Festival, we're celebrating a summer of fives! Every Friday beginning June 10, check our social channels for a prompt (ex. 5 villains you want to be friends with). Follow along and participate with #BTAFive and #BTAFriday! (#BTAFive is our official hashtag in general this year!)


Follow along all summer long for spontaneous giveaway opportunities as well!

SUMMER WRITING PROGRAM*

Walnut Hill has a summer Writing & Film program! It's an immersive three-week day program designed especially for students who are passionate about storytelling and filmmaking. Work closely with other students and have one-on-one meetings with full-time faculty. There are workshops and intensives in fiction, playwriting, poetry, and screenwriting. It runs M-F, June 27 - July 15. Ages 13-17. 

* This is not affiliated with the Boston Teen Author Festival.

WHAT WE'RE READING
Renee is reading The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater.
Marisa is reading Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
Sarah is reading The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.
Janella is reading A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston.
Akshaya is reading Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst.
Maddy is reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

LOCAL BOSTON EVENTS

Harvard Bookstore welcomes bestselling author Rick Riordan to the Back Bay Events Center on Tuesday, May 3, at 7pm for a presentation of the first book in a new series, The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle. $30 tickets include a pre-signed book, $15 for admission only. 

Also on May 3, Bookbuilders of Boston is hosting the 59th Annual New England Book Show from 5:00-8:30pm at Boston Symphony Hall. 

The Fierce Reads spring 2016 tour is coming to Wellesley Books! Come meet Cecelia Ahern (P.S. I Love You), Harriet Reuter Hapgood (The Square Root of Summer), and Marie Rutkoski (The Winner's Trilogy) on May 10 at 7pm. They will be joined by moderator Erin Bowman (Vengeance Road) and special guest Sandy Hall (A Little Something Different). 

The 18th annual PEN-NE Children's Book Discovery Award ceremony is onSunday, May 15, from 6:30-7:30pm at Simmons College School of Management. The Susan P. Bloom Award will be presented to talented writers or writer/illustrators living in New England. Free and open to the public.

Middle grade authors Chris Grabenstein, Liesl Shurtliff, Matthew Cody, and Rob Buyea will be part of the "Middle Grade Greats" series at Cambridge Public Library on Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30pm

Fans of Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Cycle will be thrilled that her tour for The Raven King includes a stop at the Brookline Library on Thursday, May 26, at 7pm

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