The Bozeman Public Library is excited to welcome Zoraida Córdova back to Montana to take part in our first Bozeman Teen Book Fest. Zoraida is the award-winning author of The Vicious Deep trilogy and the Brooklyn Brujas series. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 16 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. She is a New Yorker at heart and is currently working on her next novel. She loves to travel, eat her body weight in pizza, and wander around old bookstores.
Another author with a Montana link, Jeff Giles is the author of The Edge of Everything and its sequel The Brink of Darkness. He's been the deputy managing editor of Entertainment Weekly and has written for Rolling Stone and The New York Times Books Review. He also coauthored The Terrorist's Son, a nonfiction book that won an Alex Award from the American Library Association and has since been translated into more than a dozen languages. While reporting on the Lord of the Rings movies for Newsweek, Jeff was invited to be an extra in The Return of the King. He played a Rohan soldier, and--because he didn't have a beard or mustache--they glued yak hair to his face.
Rounding out our panel of Young Adult authors is Kathleen Glasgow, author of the New York Times best-selling novel, Girl in Pieces. Girl in Pieces has been named to "best of" lists by The New York Public Library, Amazon, TAYSHA, Goop, TeenVogue, BN Teen, Refinery29, EW.com, TeenReads, and more. Her second young adult novel, How to Make Friends With the Dark, will be published by Delacorte Press in April 2019. Kathleen lives in Arizona and we are thankful she decided to brave the Montana snows to visit.