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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

RT TEEN DAY April 16th, 2016 in Las Vegas! #RT16 / Interview with Jennifer Armentrout

The count down is on for this year's RT Convention, which kicks off in Las Vegas, Nevada next week! Like last year's event, this year there's an awesome line up of YA authors whom will be there for fans to meet! With panels, signings, and a whole lot more scheduled, YA readers will be in for a real treat. 

TEEN DAY was epic last year, and I have no doubts that it will be epic again this year as well! I had the pleasure of attending last year, and assisted the YA Track Leader, Kami Garcia. It was so much fun! Check out some of the pictures we took last year from the event:

The Panels:

Myself with Stephanie Perkins, Andrea Cremer and Heidi 

The Games

The Signings

 It was so much fun doing all the behind the scenes things for the YA side of RT. While I won't be there in attendance this year, I know it's going to be a blast for those who go. You can read my recap from last year's event here.

Check out the more than 100 Authors Whom Will Be There 

Adi AlsaidJamie McGuireMarie Rutkoski
Aimee SalterJen KleinMary E. Pearson
Alexandra BrackenJenna BlackMichelle Knudsen
Alys ArdenJenna LincolnMichelle Levy
Amanda HockingJenna MaloneMorgan Rhodes
Amelie HowardJennifer JenkinsNatalie C. Parker
Amy BartolJennifer L. ArmentroutNatalie Decker
Amy PlumJennifer Salvato DoktorskiPage Morgan
Andrea CremerJennifer WattsPintip Dunn
Ann AguirreJess PetosaRachel E. Carter
Anna ToddJessica CluessRachel Harris
Bethany HagenJessica LoveRachel Higginson
Brenda DrakeJodi MeadowsRachel Van Dyken
Brendan ReichsJulie MoffettRae Carson
Brodi AshtonJulie MurphyRebecca Donovan
C.C. HunterJulie ReeceRenee Ahdieh
C.J. RedwineK.A. LindeRenee Collins
Cameo RenaeK.C. HeldRichelle Mead
Cate DeanKami GarciaRosalyn Eves
Catherine SteineKass MorganRosamund Hodge
Cecilia AhernKate BrauningRoxanna Rose
Charlene A. WilsonKatherin HarbourSandy Hall
Charlie N. HolmbergKathryn RoseSara York
Chelsea KrostKatie McGarrySarah J. Schmitt
Cinda Williams ChimaKelly FioreScarlett Kol
Cindy PonKiera CassShaila Patel
Colleen HouckKimberley Griffiths LittleShannon Dermott
Courtney C. StevensKimberly DertingSharon M. Johnston
Cynthia HandKody KeplingerShawnte Borris
Cynthia VespiaKR WilburnSona Charaipotra
D.M. MarloweKresley ColeSophie Jordan
Dana ElmendorfL.H. NicoleStacey Kade
Danielle PaigeLauren OliverStacey Wallace Benefiel
Debra DrizaLea NolanSusane Colasanti
Delilah DawonLeah ScheierTamora Pierce
Dhonielle ClaytonLindsay CummingsTessa Elwood
Elizabeth BriggsLisa Brown RobertsVeronica Rossi
Ellen HopkinsLisa MaxwellVicki Leigh
Erica CameronLiz CzukasVictoria Aveyard
Gayle ParnessLucy D. BriandWendy Higgins
Ginger ScottM.D. WatersWendy Knight
Gretchen McNeilM.S.L.R.Zoraida Cordova
Gwenda BondMari Mancusi
 *Please note this list is subject to change.
Like last year, there are some great YA panels you won't want to miss! Trust me. I had so much fun moderating panels, and listening in on panels last year. Along with the panels, there will be games! The games were a blast last year! Check out all the information about the YA panels and games on the RT Teen Facebook Page.

One of the best things about RT is the GIANT BOOK FAIR/Signing and TEEN DAY! Teen Day is so much fun! Fans will get to chat with authors, play games, and goers will receive an awesome bag full of all sorts of goodies! You know it's going to be amazing when there's goodies in there from Fierce Reads, Swoon Reads, Epic Reads and Random House’s First In Line. These bags are for those 18 years and younger. Check out this guide for all you need to know about Teen Day here

Author Jennifer Armentrout will be again this year! Thank you to those running Teen Day, I've got an interview they recently had with Jennifer to share with you!

You have written romance, mystery and sci-fi, is there one that you enjoy writing the most? Or one that just comes easier to you? 
I enjoy them each equally, mainly because I can switch back and forth between them so I don't burn myself out on contemporary or paranormal for example. By the time I finish a contemporary mystery, I'm ready to write a book about murderous fae.

Tell us a bit more about Mallory and Rider Stark in The Problem with Forever. How are they different from other characters you’ve written?  Did they present you with new challenges when writing about them? 
Both of these characters are so different than anything I've ever written, especially Mallory. I don't want to go into too many details, but she was a tough character to write and showcase how she dealt with her past. Rider's story was heartbreaking to tell in a way he represents so many teens and adults who struggle with worthiness.

What's up next for you?
Currently finishing up edits on Till Death, a romantic suspense coming out in 2017 from Avon and then I start working on The Possibility of Tomorrow

Why do you enjoy coming to RT/what are you looking forward to at RT?
It's the perfect blend of authors and readers. It's one of the most useful conventions out there, and I love getting to see my author friends and readers!

What's your favorite romance story?
My fav romance story is anything with the trope enemies to lovers or best friends to lovers.

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Thank you RT Teen Day for having us share your interview with Jennifer! YA fans, you can meet Jennifer on Saturday, April 16th at TEEN DAY! Find out more about RT's TEEN DAY here!

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, I wish I could go to this :) Sounds like so much fun. <3 Glad you had a great time last year :D YAY! Thank you for sharing about it all :) Lovely post. <3