Library lures YA book festival to Santa Monica

from the Santa Monica Daily Press

“While writing big portions of her bestselling novel ‘Beautiful Creatures’ at the Santa Monica Public Library, local author Margaret Stohl regularly crossed paths with public services librarian Robert Graves…Their early interactions spawned YALLWEST, which will be held April 11-12 in Santa Monica. It’s the West Coast debut of an event that will bring together hundreds of authors and fans for a full-fledged celebration of the young-adult genre, which has recently turned out wildly popular series like ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The Hunger Games.'”