Georgia Center for the Book is offering its young audience a zany, Jimmy Kimmel-esque live talk show centered around YA authors called YATL. The program was created by former bookseller, author and literary influencer Kimberly Jones, and author photographer, writer, literary influencer Vania Stoyanova, and writer, artist Jessi Esparza who also serves as showrunner. YATL is a live show in the Georgia Center for the Book auditorium filmed for later playback on Facebook with author interviews, games, giveaways, fun video clips and lots of shenanigans.
For March, YATL will feature: Marie Marquardt, Rachael Hawkins, Ash Parsons and Ashley Poston!
Marie Marquardt is the author of FLIGHT SEASON, DREAM THINGS TRUE, and THE RADIUS OF US, which was named a Book All Young Georgians Should Read in 2017.
Rachel Hawkins is the author of HEX HALL, a best-selling trilogy of young adult paranormal romance novels. She is from Dothan, Alabama.
Ash Parsons is the author of STILL WATERS and THE FALLING BETWEEN US. She teaches creative writing for Troy University’s ACCESS program and media studies at Auburn University. Ash lives in Alabama with her family.
Ashley Poston loves dread pirates, moving castles, and starry night skies. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in How to Kick Butt Without Even Trying (aka English), and solidified her love for storytelling. When not proclaiming her undying love for movie star studs and emotionally compromised robots, she's in search for her next great adventure. She lives in South Carolina with her bossy cat, and they are firm believers that we're all a bunch of weirdos looking at other weirdos, asking for their usernames. She is the author of of four books, including HEART OF IRON.