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Peter Knapp and Blair Wilson represented Park Literary & Media at the 2017 YALLWEST Book Festival in Santa Monica, CA this past weekend. The festival is an opportunity for fans of young adult fiction to meet some of their favorite authors. 

Park Literary clients Adi Alsaid, Soman Chainani, Lindsay Cummings and Emily Bain Murphy attended the festival as well, taking part in panels, signings, and tons of photo ops with their fans. 

Check out the pictures below!

PK BW Yall WestAbove: Pete and Blair with authors Kayla Olson (far left) and Emily Bain Murphy (second from left). Emily's debut THE DISAPPEARANCES comes out from HMH on July 4, 2017.

Soman Chainani Yall West

Above: Soman Chainani discusses his story in the anthology BECAUSE I LOVE TO HATE YOU, which publishes July 11th from Bloomsbury.

Lindsay Cummings Yall West

Above: Lindsay Cummings signs swag with Sasha Alsberg. Their co-authored YA science fiction series ZENITH comes out January 2018.

Adi Panel Yall West

Above: PLM client Adi Alsaid joined authors Jennifer Smith, Nicola Yoon, Lilliam Rivera, Sandhya Menon and Kami Garcia. Adi's third novel, NORTH OF HAPPY, was released by Harlequin Teen last week (on April 25th).PKYALLWest Panel

Above: Peter joined moderator Erin Stein (publisher of Imprint) and panelists Sona Charaipotra (co-head of Cake Literary), and Kieran Scott (senior editor at Disney-Hyperion) for the panel "So You Want a Career in Publishing?"