R.L. Stine, Richelle Mead among many authors in town for YallFest

Ellen Hopkins signs books at a previous Yallfest.

Time to break out the sharpies and send your teens over to Blue Bicycle Books.

It’s the fifth annual Yallfest celebrating young adult literature, and the bookstore is boasting its best lineup of guest authors yet: R.L. Stine of the legendary “Goosebumps” series as well as Richelle Mead of the “Vampire Academy” series and Brandon Mull of the “Fablehaven” series, both of whom have topped the New York Times’ list of best-sellers. There will be dozens of other top authors from around the country signing copies of their books and participating in speaker panels throughout the weekend. The schedule is packed with events at various times and venues, and several are free to attend. Visit www.yallfest.org for the full schedule and tickets

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