Maurene Goo Kristina Forest
Jess Rothenberg Hafsah Faizal
Hicklebee's TAB (Teen Advisory Board) will be hosting these four authors as part of the Fierce Reads Tour. RSVP on eventbrite here!
Join our Teen Advisory Board in a round of speed dating--with books! Meet four awesome YA authors: Hafsah Faizal (We Hunt The Flame), Kristina Forest (I Wanna Be Where You Are), Maurene Goo (Somewhere Only We Know), and Jess Rothenberg (The Kingdom). Stop at each author's speed dating station for a chance to enter our raffle to win fun prizes. Plus, the first 25 attendees will get a poster, and 25 attendees will get a Fierce Reads fanny pack.
Maurene Goo Maurene Goo grew up in a Los Angeles suburb surrounded by floral wallpaper, one thousand cousins, and piles of books. She studied communication at UC San Diego and then later received a Masters in publishing, writing, and literature at Emerson College. Before publishing her first book, Since You Asked, she worked in both textbook and art book publishing. She has very strong feelings about tacos and houseplants. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two cats.
Kristina Forest was born and raised in Lawnside, New Jersey, a teeny tiny town that was also the first self-governing African American community north of the Mason-Dixon line. She started dancing when she was seven and her dream job was to be a backup dancer for Michael Jackson. By the time she was seventeen, she’d realized she loved writing more than dancing, so she enrolled at Rowan University and majored in Writing Arts, and then earned an MFA in Creative Writing at the New School. Kristina work in children’s book publishing, and lives in Brooklyn, New York with two huge bookshelves. I Wanna Be Where You Are is her first novel.
Jess Rothenberg is the author of the young adult contemporary novel, The Catastrophic History of You & Me, published in more than a dozen countries. She is a former editor of books for young readers, including the bestselling Vampire Academy series. She currently works as a writer and freelance editor. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.
Hafsah Faizal is an American Muslim and brand designer. She’s the founder of IceyDesigns, where she creates websites for authors and beauteous goodies for everyone else. When she’s not writing, she can be found dreaming up her next design, deciding between Assassin’s Creed and Skyrim, or traversing the world. Born in Florida and raised in California, she now resides in Texas with her family and a library of books waiting to be devoured. We Hunt The Flame is her first novel.