The Thrill of YA

Join us for an exciting discussion with four of the best thriller authors writing YA literature today, women who aren't afraid to lead their characters down dark hallways...or into crime labs, a soul's past lives, the disturbing Prime Destinations location in a postplague LA, or a shadow version of London in a parallel universe. An audience Q&A and book signing will follow the panel. 

Elle Cosimano grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs, the daughter of a maximum security prison warden and an elementary school teacher who rode a Harley. She spent summers working on a fishing boat in the Chesapeake Bay, baiting hooks, scrubbing decks, and lugging buckets of chum.She is the author of Nearly Gone and Nearly Found, which was an Edgar Award Finalist. She lives with her husband and two sons in Northern Virginia and Mexico. Learn more about her at

Megan Miranda, author of Soulprint, Fracture, Hysteria, and Vengeance, graduated with a degree in Biology from MIT and spent her post-college years working in biotech and, later, teaching high school Science. She now lives in North Carolina with her family.

Lissa Price's debut novel Starters is an award-winning, international bestseller published in over thirty countries, with high praise from Harlan Ellison, Kami Garcia and The L.A. Times. Dean Koontz called this YA futuristic thriller “a smart, swift, inventive, altogether gripping story.” The sequel, Enders, also a bestseller, was called “delightfully disturbing” by Kirkus. Set in a future L.A., the series asks the question: Would you rent your body to a senior citizen so they could be young again temporarily?

Victoria "V.E." Schwab is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes", "like", and "y'all". She is the author of many acclaimed and beloved novels, most recently A Darker Shade of Magic.  

Event date: 

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012