I’m pumped to attend the 2012 YALSA Literature Symposium, titled: The Future of Young Adult Literature: Hit Me with the Next Big Thing. The conference is being held in St. Louis, Mo., the proverbial “hop, step and jump” away from my home. (Am I dating myself with that reference?) YALSA stands for Young Adult Library Services Association.
While I am not presenting (that will be at the ALA convention next summer) I will be haunting the halls, attending presentation on YA Literature and Fan-Created Work, the Future of Review Guidance, the Future of Whiteness in Young Adult Literature, Contemporary Young Adult Fiction, What Will Guys Read Next, and, of course, a special presentation on Trends, Fads, and the Next Big Thing in Publishing.
If you’re hanging around and find YALSA Author B. A. Binns, hit me with the secret words (hint: All The Colors Of Love) to get a free copy of one of my books, either PULL or Die Trying.