Julie Buxbaum, Alyson Noël, and Nicola Yoon, moderated by Andrea Mullarkey
"The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness, and in the taste destroys the appetite. Therefore, love moderately," says Friar Lawrence to Romeo. True? Listen to four young adult authors talk about the trials and tribulations of teen romance in their books.
Julie Buxbaum is the author of the critically-acclaimed "The Opposite of Love and After You," and her work has been translated into twenty-five languages. "Tell Me Three Things" is her first novel for young adults, and the book, according to The New York Times, "sounds, reads, breathes, worries, and soars like real adolescents do.” Buxbaum lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young children, and an immortal goldfish.
Andrea Mullarkey is a teen librarian at Berkeley Public Library’s Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch and the Book Review Editor for BAYA, a professional organization of young adult librarians throughout the Bay Area.
Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of twenty-three YA and science fiction novels, including the series titled "The Immortals," "Riley Bloom," and "Soul Seekers." Her newly-launched series, "Unrivaled," is filled with "mystery, suspense, and an insiders-only look at Los Angeles that echoes Gossip Girl’s racy and real New York." With millions of copies in print, Noël's books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have made numerous international bestseller lists. Born and raised in Orange County, California, she’s lived in both Mykonos and Manhattan and is now settled back in Southern California, where she’s working on her next book.
Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). Her first novel, "Everything, Everything," debuted at #1 on The New York Times Young Adult bestseller list. Entertainment Weekly described "Everything, Everything" as a "fresh, moving debut." Yoon currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.