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Local YA authors at the 2011 Albany Children's Book Festival

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The 2011 Albany Children's Book Festival was held this past weekend at the Albany Academy for Girls campus. More than 50 authors for children and teens were available for book signings and workshops throughout the day. There were many exhibitors as well, including local bookseller Barefoot Books, The Children's Literature Connection, and Skribblers Magazine.

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Among the YA authors available were:

  • Sarah Darer Littman
  • Peter Dewitt (local)
  • Aimee Ferris
  • Rose Kent (local)
  • Jo Knowles
  • Eric Luper (local)
  • Peter Marino (local)
  • Amanda Marrone
  • Lyn Miller-Lachmann (local)
  • Micol Ostow
  • Coleen Murtagh-Paratore (local)
  • Melissa Walker

Aimee Ferris, Jo Knowles, Eric Luper, Micol Ostow, and Melissa Walker all spoke about the Value of Contemporary Young Adult Literature. Each of these authors have had success with the YA market.