This will be your third trip to our festival! What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of visiting Austin?
I mean, the corner that houses Book People, Waterloo Records, and Amy’s Ice Cream is probably my favorite corner in the world.
Why do you think the EVERY DAY series resonates with so many different teen readers? And what’s one thing do you hope they walk away with?
I think there’s profound strength in saying, “I will not be defined by my body, and I will not let other people define me by what they see.” That resonates on so many levels.
Our festival slogan is “Read Everything.” What one book would you like to see on our official “Read Everything” list for 2018?
Will Walton’s I FELT A FUNERAL, ON MY BRAIN is sheer brilliance on both an emotional level and a craft level. I want everyone to read it.