Saturday, March 14, 2015

Morgan Matson


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Morgan Matson grew up in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Occidental College in Los Angeles but halfway though a theater degree, she started working in the children's department of Vroman's Bookstore and fell in love with YA literature. She has an MFA in Writing for Children from the New School as well as an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California. She now lives in Los Angeles, though she loves to travel and does it whenever she can. She is currently writing another book, to be published in 2016.

Since You've Been Gone (Simon & Schuster, 2014)
The Pre-Sloane Emily didn't go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn't do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell. 
But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend. 
Apple Picking at Night? Okay, easy enough. 
Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not? 
Kiss a Stranger? Um... 
Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find? 
Go Skinny Dipping? Wait ... what?


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Photos and Thanks

Our fourth annual teen book festival, Pasadena Loves YA, featured 17 authors, 4 panels, and a book blitz.  We owe a gazillion thanks to ...