Incorporated into the Northern Arizona Book Festival will be a slate of young readers’ events—our Young Reader Fest—on Saturday, Oct. 15. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Downtown Flagstaff-Coconino County Public Library. We’ll have some of the best and brightest local and regional children’s and young adult authors, reading, signing, meeting, and greeting. All events are free and open to the public. Books for all authors will be on sale throughout the day. The theme is Nature & Diversity.
11:30 a.m.-noon Theresa Howell. We’ll open up our mini-festival with Theresa Howell. About 20 minutes with a 10-minute meet and greet.
Noon-12:30 p.m. Midji Stephenson. Grand Canyon children’s book author Midji follows things up with readings from her latest book about a very hungry raven. About 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A meet and greet.
12:30-1 p.m. Linda Kranz. Flagstaff’s beloved children’s book author with Only One You, You Be You, and other great titles presents and shares stories of her work and her inspirations.
1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Juana Martinez-Neal. Phoenix author-illustrator who is about to make some big waves in the diverse world of children’s books shares her stories – and story. A thirty-minute presentation that includes Q&A and meet-and-greet.
1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Nicole McInnes: Regional author Nicole McInnes has made a big breakthrough with her second young adult novel, 100 Days.
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Author reception and final meet-and-greet and raffle.