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Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Jennifer Brown
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Two-time winner of the Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award, Jennifer's weekly humor column appeared in The Kansas City Star for over four years, until she gave it up to be a full-time novelist. Her young adult novels, Hate List, Bitter End, and Perfect Escape, tackle tough teen issues, such as bullying, dating violence, and OCD. Jennifer lives in the Kansas City, Missouri area with her husband and three kids.

Hate List

Recipient of the 2012 Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice Award for Grades 9-12

Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.

Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.

 

11:30 AM – NOON

State Library, Seminar Center

Ceremony

Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award Presentation

 

NOON – 12:30 PM

State Library, Seminar Center

Book Talk

Bitter End

 

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing