Attention Midwestern bookworms: the annual RT Booklovers Convention, held in the Chicago area, is rapidly approaching. With schedules designed for visiting readers and writers alike, the festival will be jam-packed with events including book signings, author panels, writing workshops, and a few parties thrown in to the mix. We’re especially psyched that Jennifer Lynn Barnes, YA star author, will be in attendance!
Jennifer first made an appearance on Figment early this year in conjunction with the release of her latest novel, Every Other Day. Her ninth published book (Jennifer secured her first book deal while still an undergrad at Yale—yowza!), Every Other Day is the gripping story of Kali, a teenager who divides her time between high school and demon hunting.
At the RT Convention, Jennifer will be active during Teen Day, held on Saturday, April 14.Celebrating all things YA, Teen Day includes a book fair, author speed-dating (as in, attendees get to speak briefly with a range of authors—no match-making involved), and a teen dance. Fans can also find her taking part in a Friday panel, “Wasting My Time,” which covers the changing landscape of ebooks and digital readers, and moderating another panel, “Heartthrobs & Heartbreak: Writing Romance for Teens.”
So whether you’re a teen romance enthusiast, an aspiring author, an avid reader, or some combination of the three, we’re thinking Chicago is the place to be.