We’re super pumped that the one and only James Dashner
will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2014
Texas Teen Book Festival!

James Dashner is the best selling author of The Maze Runner series for Young Adults. If you haven’t heard, The Maze Runner is being made into a live action movie with Teen Wolf actor Dylan O’Brien!!!  The movie will be hitting the big screens on September 19th and we are sure it will be a hit with YA and Sci Fi fans alike. The Maze Runner is told from the point of view of Thomas, a teen who wakes up with no recollection of his past and is thrust into a post- apocalyptic maze-like world called the Glade. As things become more and more complicated, Thomas has to piece together why he was sent to the Glade and how he plays an important part in how to get out.

James Dashner’s newest Sci Fi series is called The Mortality Doctrine. The Eye of Minds is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyper-advanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams . . . and your worst nightmares. The latest book in the series, The Rule of Thoughts, will be available at TTBF14, along with Dashner’s other books.

James Dashner will be the opening keynote speaker at the Texas Teen Book Festival, where he will also be taking your questions about his books and The Maze Runner Movie and signing!!! If that doesn’t get you excited, we will have more than 20 other authors in attendance who will also be speaking and signing your favorite books! Check out the full TTBF14 line up here.


5 Fun Facts About James Dashner:

1. He used to be an accountant.
2. He was obsessed with the TV show LOST.
3. He once saved a kid from being hit by a bus.
4. He once had cupcakes and tea with “Judy Freaking Blume” (his words).
5. He’s into movies just as much as he’s into books.

Are you Excited Yet?? You Should be!!


The 2014 Texas Teen Book Festival will take place on Saturday, October 18 8:30am – 5:30pm at St. Edward’s University. The day-long event is totally FREE and open to the public. 29 authors will appear on a series of panels, in special talks and even in a crazy live game show! The BookPeople Teen Press Corps will bring you live coverage of the day’s events over on the TTBF website. BookPeople is proud to be the co-founder, official bookseller and program director for the Festival. BookPeople is pleased to work in partnership with the the Texas Teen Book Festival, the Texas Book Festival, St. Edward’s University and the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation to bring this totally awesome, totally free event to Austin’s readers.

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Twitter: @TXTeenBookFest
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