Authors Yalc part 12!

The author reveal was so exciting at the YALC instagram! I’m sharing them too and their books, so you can decide which ones you’d like to meet!

Ruby Clyde

Ruby Clyde is a comedian and writer from South London, via Southern California. They will be there on Saturday.

It isn’t easy working out who you like when you’re still working out who you are . Jay – sorry, Jennifer – and her family move to a new town for a fresh start, after bullying at her last school went too far. Jennifer’s mum insists that she do things differently , so gone are her jeans, T-shirts, skateboard and short hair. Jennifer want to keep her mum happy, so she follows Mum’s plan to start looking and acting like a girl . But it soon starts to wear on Jennifer, and she starts leading a double life , dressing in her brother’s clothes to sneak out to go skateboarding in the local park. That’s where Jennifer feels most like herself, where she can be Jay again. But then Jay gets tangled up in a crush with Alex, a closeted boy at the skate park who thinks Jay is a boy. But is her friend Mina flirting with Jay … as a girl? Can Jay keep their different worlds from colliding? A romantic comedy that shows readers that sometimes the basics can be quite complicated!

Sophie Cameron

Sophie Cameron is a MG & YA author from the Black Isle, Scotland. Her debut novel OUT OF THE BLUE was nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019 and her books have featured in Kirkus’ Best YA of the Year and the ALA Rainbow Book List, among others. She lives in Spain with her wife and their twin boys and likes cats and learning languages. She will be there on Sunday.

When angels start falling from the sky, it seems like the world is ending. Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted, not a single one has survived.

As the world goes wild for angels, Jaya’s father uproots the family to Edinburgh intent on catching one alive. But Jaya can’t stand this obsession and, still reeling from her mother’s recent death and the sudden disappearance of her ex-girlfriend, she’s determined to stay out of it.

Then something incredible happens: an angel lands right at Jaya’s feet – and it’s alive …

David Fenne

David Fenne is a gay early thirties writer living in London. Originally from a small village in coastal Dorset, he works as an actor and improv comedian while pursuing his writing ambitions. He will be there on Saturday.

Sometimes, emotions can be a little too powerful…

Seventeen-year-old Steven has a big problem… Whenever he feels intense emotions, weird things happen. Like when he kissed a boy for the first time, and the boy’s head literally exploded.

Fleeing to the miserable town of Grunsby-on-Sea, Steven is determined to not hurt anyone else – but he doesn’t count on his best friend Freya, her boyfriend Marcus and American friend Troy following him. And when agents from the mysterious DEMA organisation show up talking about “neutralisation”, Steven realises that Grunsby-on-Sea might not be the safe haven he’d hoped for…

Kate Asquith

Kate Asquith is a writer and illustrator from Cumbria, currently living in London. She studied English at the University of Oxford, and Fashion Journalism at the University of the Arts London, which cultivated her interest in language and culture. She will be there on Saturday.

If you want to use words to change the world, keep reading…
‘Louder ‘ has all you need to put the ” active ” in ” activist”
This empowering book for teenagers and young adults uses hands-on activities and infographics to show how you can implement actionable change in society and make a real difference to the world we live in. Be empowered to make a real difference to the issues you care about with this inspiring and insightful book.

· Explore the power of language and discover how it influences the way we think and behave
· Learn why using our voices is so important, and the many ways people are unfairly silenced
· Investigate media bias and fake news, and learn how to spot and squash misinformation
· Have a go at different types of activism – from vlogging to art, demonstrations to debates, storytelling to social media

Covering themes of race, gender, sexuality, violence, culture, politics and other important issues in the world today, this is a crucial read for teens and young adults who want to get out there and make change happen!

Danielle Jawando

Danielle Jawando is an author and screenwriter. Her debut YA novel, And the Stars Were Burning Brightly, won best senior novel in the Great Reads Award, and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the YA Book Prize, the Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize, the Branford Boase Award, and was longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the UKLA Book Awards and the Amazing Book Awards. She will be there on Sunday.

When fifteen-year-old Nathan discovers that his older brother Al has taken his own life, his whole world is torn apart.
Al was special.
Al was talented.
Al was full of passion and light…so why did he do it?
Convinced that his brother was in trouble, Nathan begins to retrace his footsteps. And along the way, he meets Megan. Al’s former classmate, who burns with the same fire and hope, who is determined to keep Al’s memory alive. But when Nathan learns the horrifying truth behind his brother’s suicide, one question remains – how do you survive, when you’re growing up in the age of social media?

So far, I’ve added 1 more book to my YALC TBR. How about you?


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