Spotlight on YAB Fest Author GREG LEITICH SMITH!

Posted May 07, 2013

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YAB Fest (the Young Adult Book Fest) is this Saturday (May 11) in Round Rock, Texas! I have the privilege of moderating the OUT OF THIS WORLD Panel, which is appropriately named because there are such amazing authors on it! (Also, our books all feature fantasy/sci fi worlds). My fellow panelists are so cool that I decided to feature one of them every day until the start of the festival. (Also, this is my first time moderating a panel. I’m slightly nervous about it, so I’ve decided to error on the side of overachieving).

Today’s featured OUT OF THIS WORLD Panelist is . . .




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Greg is a fellow Austinite and the author of several books-with-cool-names, including TOFU AND T-REX and NINJAS, PIRANHAS,and GALILEO. His featured book at YAB Fest is his latest, an awesome time travel adventure with dinosaurs called CHRONAL ENGINE. Greg is one of my two favorite Leitich Smiths, the other being the sublime Cynthia Leitich Smith (Greg’s wife, and the author of the TANTALIZE and FERAL series). Greg is from Chicago and has degrees in electrical engineering and law. He is fond of dinosaur tee-shirts and doing exhaustive book research which puts the rest of us writers to shame!



For more on Greg, including news on the forthcoming sequel to CHRONAL ENGINE, (WOOT!) check out his website!

You can also follow Greg on FACEBOOK and/or TWITTER.

Come and see Greg, his fellow panelists on the OUT OF THIS WORLD Panel, and all of the other amazing authors in attendance at YAB FEST this Saturday in Round Rock!



When: Saturday, May 11 from 9:30am to 5pm

Where: Round Rock High School (in Round Rock, Texas)

Admission: FREE

Who Will Be There?: Complete List of Authors and What Panel Each Author Is On

When Will Cory and/or My Other Fave Authors Be Speaking?: Schedule Of the Day

Other Questions: See the YAB Fest Website


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  1. Sharon Bayliss

    May 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm


    Tofu and T-Rex? With a title like that, you can’t help but be interested. :)

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