Author Visits

Teen Author Visits

In the summer of 2011, Irving Public Library began hosting Young Adult (YA) author visits. As we’ve expanded our author events and panels over the years, the support and praise for our programs, from both teens and adults, also has grown exponentially.

In 2015, YA author events at the Irving Public Library took off with 14 YA author visits that brought in more than 1,300 avid fans. This inspired staff to try something more ambitious. The library teamed up with Half Price Books, the Friends of the Irving Public Library, local school districts, museums, other local libraries, and the DFW chapter of the Forever YA book club, to launch the inaugural North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF). The event, held that March, attracted more than 3,500 middle grade and YA fans to meet 63 bestselling and relevant authors. NTTBF, now an annual event in North Texas held at the Irving Convention Center, regularly attracts crowds of over 12,000 with a guest list of approximately 75 authors, many of national fame, such as Cassandra Clare, Dav Pilkey, R.L. Stine, Veronica Roth, Gayle Forman, Maggie Stiefvater and Angie Thomas. View images and author lists from previous festivals on the North Texas Teen Book Festival website.

Irving Public Library also hosts author events and panels at its locations throughout the year. These events are often characterized by a short author talk, Q&A session and a time for book signings. At author events, books will be available for sale by the Friends of the Irving Public Library or an established library bookseller partner.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own copies to be signed. Some authors may require a purchase of their latest book to gain entrance to the signing line. Call ahead for more information, call (972) 721-2606.

Author visits hosted by Irving Public Library

Check out past authors in this photo album and on the North Texas Teen Book Festival web site.
  • A. S. King
  • Adam Gidwitz
  • Adam Silvera
  • Adele Griffin
  • Adi Alsaid
  • Aimee Carter
  • Alan Gratz
  • Alex Gino
  • Ally Carter
  • Ally Condie
  • Amy Ephron
  • Amy Spaulding
  • Amy Tintera
  • Andrea Cremer
  • Andrew Clements
  • Angie Thomas
  • Anna Godbersen
  • April Henry
  • Arvin Ahmadi
  • Ashley Woodfolk
  • Becky Albertalli
  • Becky Wallace
  • Ben Acker
  • Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Beth Revis
  • Bethany Hagen
  • Bill Konigsberg
  • Brenden Kiely
  • Brenden Reichs
  • Brenna Yovanoff
  • Brittany Cavallaro
  • Brodi Ashton
  • C. Alexander London
  • Cammie McGovern
  • Caragh M. O'Brien
  • Carrie Ryan
  • Cassandra Clare
  • Chandler Baker
  • Chris Crutcher
  • Chris Grabenstein
  • Chris Weitz
  • Christian Diaz Gonzalez
  • Christina Soontornvat
  • Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Cinda Williams Chima
  • Cindy Pon
  • Clair Legrand
  • Claudia Gray
  • Colby Sharp
  • Colleen Oakes
  • Cynthia Hand
  • D. J. McHale
  • Danielle Paige
  • Dav Pilkey
  • David Levithan
  • Dean Hale
  • Dhonielle Clayton
  • e E. Charlton-Trujillo
  • E. Lockhart
  • Elissa Sussman
  • Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Emily X.R. Pan
  • Erika L. Sanchez
  • Faith Erin Hicks
  • Gayle Forman
  • Gennifer Albin
  • George O'Connor
  • Gordon Korman
  • Gwenda Bond
  • Heather Reid
  • Heidi Heilig
  • Hena Khan
  • Holly Black
  • Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • I. W. Gregorio
  • Ibi Zoboi
  • Jack Gantos
  • James Dashner
  • James Ponti
  • James Riley
  • Janet B. Taylor
  • Janet Fox
  • Jason Reynolds
  • Jeff Zentner
  • Jeffrey Brown
  • Jen Calonita
  • Jen Wang
  • Jennifer Archer
  • Jennifer E. Smith
  • Jennifer L. Holm
  • Jennifer Latham
  • Jennifer Mathieu
  • Jennifer Nielsen
  • Jennifer Niven
  • Jennifer Ziegler
  • Jenny Han
  • Jenny Martin
  • Jeramey Kraatz
  • Jessica Brody
  • Jessica Shrivington
  • Jessica Spotswood
  • Jessica Taylor
  • Jodi Meadows
  • John Corey Whaley
  • Jon Scieszka
  • Jonathan Mayberry
  • Jonathan W. Stokes
  • Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Julie Buxbaum
  • Julie Murphy
  • Justina Ireland
  • Justine Larbalestier
  • Kami Garcia
  • Karen Blumenthal
  • Karen Harrington
  • Kat Falls
  • Kate Hannigan
  • Kate Hart
  • Katherine Catmull
  • Kathi Appelt
  • Kathleen Baldwin
  • Katie Catugno
  • Katie Finn
  • Kayla Cagan
  • Kekla Magoon
  • Kelley Armstrong
  • Kelsey Macke
  • Kendare Blake
  • Kiera Cass
  • Kieran Scott
  • Kiersten White
  • Kimberly Derting
  • Kory Merritt
  • Kris Dinnison
  • Kristen Hubbard
  • Kristin Rae
  • Laini Taylor
  • Lance Rubin
  • Lara Avery
  • Lauren Myracle
  • Lauren Tarshis
  • Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Lee Bacon
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Libba Bray
  • Lilliam Rivera
  • Lindsay Smith
  • Lisa McMann
  • Lisa Stasse
  • Lori Goldstein
  • Lynne Matson
  • Maggie Stiefvater
  • Malinda Lo
  • Margaret Stohl
  • Mari Mancusi
  • Marie Lu
  • Marie Rutkoski
  • Marieke Nijkamp
  • Marisa Reichardt
  • Marissa Meyer
  • Marley Dias
  • Mary Gray
  • Mary H.K. Choi
  • Mary Pearson
  • Matthew Holm
  • Matthew J. Kirby
  • Maurene Goo
  • Meg Medina
  • Melissa Albert
  • Meredith Moore
  • Michael Merschel
  • Michelle Hodkin
  • Mike Maihack
  • Morgan Matson
  • Natalie C. Anderson
  • Natalie Lloyd
  • Natalie Parker
  • Nathan Hale
  • Neal Shusterman
  • Nic Stone
  • Nicola Yoon
  • Nikki Kelly
  • Nina LaCour
  • Nova Ren Suma
  • Pablo Cartaya
  • Paige McKenzie
  • Paul Rudnick
  • Polly Holyoke
  • R. L. Stine
  • Rachel Caine
  • Rachel Cohn
  • Rachel Hawkins
  • Rachel Vail
  • Rae Carson
  • Ransom Riggs
  • Rebecca Stead
  • Renee Ahdieh
  • Renee Watson
  • Robin Benway
  • Robin Roe
  • Ronald L. Smith
  • Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • Ruta Sepetys
  • Ryan Graudin
  • S. A. Bodeen
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Samantha Mabry
  • Sara Mlynowsky
  • Sara Shepard
  • Sarah Dessen
  • Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Shanna Swendson
  • Shannon Hale
  • Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Sherry Thomas
  • Shivaun Plozza
  • Siobahn Vivian
  • Soman Chainani
  • Sona Charaipotra
  • Sonia Gensler
  • Sonya Sones
  • Sophie Jordan
  • Stephanie Garber
  • Stephanie Perkins
  • Stuart Gibbs
  • Tahereh Mafi
  • Tamera Ireland Stone
  • Tara Hudson
  • Teresa Toten
  • Tessa Gratton
  • Tiffany D. Jackson
  • Varian Johnson
  • Varsha Bajaj
  • Veera Hiranandani
  • Vera Brosgol
  • Veronica Rossi
  • Veronica Roth
  • Victoria Aveyard
  • Victoria Scott
  • Will Kostakis