Saturday, July 16

Meet YA Rising Stars @novaren @cindypon @suzanne_young @hgoldbergsloan

Great news! On Sunday, August 7 at 1:30 pm, authors Nova Ren Suma, Cindy Pon, Suzanne Young and Holly Goldberg Sloan will be signing their books at Once Upon a Time Bookstore in Montrose, CA. Click on the book covers below for more information on the books. Read to the end for signing details!

Photo credit: Erik Ryerson

Nova Ren Suma is the author of the YA novel Imaginary Girls (Dutton Juvenile) and the middle-grade novel Dani Noir (Aladdin). She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and a BA in writing & photography from Antioch College, and has been awarded fiction fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. She lives in New York City.

Visit her at
Follow her @novaren on Twitter

Cindy Pon is the author of Silver Phoenix (Greenwillow Books) which was named one of the Top Ten Fantasy and Science Fiction Books for Youth by the American Library Association’s Booklist, and one of 2009′s best Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror by VOYA. The sequel to Silver Phoenix, titled Fury of the Phoenix, released in March. A children’s picture book with her Chinese brush art is also in the works.

For more about Cindy, visit her website:
Follow Cindy @cindypon on Twitter

Suzanne Young currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she uses the rainy weather as an excuse to stay inside and write obsessively. After earning her degree in creative writing, Suzanne spent several years teaching middle school language arts. Now she can be found at home chasing after her two children and writing novels for teens. She is the author of A Need So Beautiful (Balzer+Bray).

Learn more about Suzanne at
Follow her @suzanne_young on Twitter

Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent a peripatetic childhood (following her Professor father and architect mother) living in California, The Netherlands, Istanbul, Turkey (where she went to high school), Washington D.C. and Oregon.

Holly considers her book I’ll Be There (Little, Brown) to be the most rewarding thing she’s ever done in her work life. She believes a perfect day to be one where she writes in the morning, takes a long walk by the Pacific Ocean in the afternoon, and she spends the evening with her family and friends around her large dining room table.

She likes to fall asleep reading a good book.

Visit her website at
Follow Holly @hgoldbergsloan on Twitter

Book signing rules:

Attendance of the author panel discussion is free, and will be followed by a book signing.

Purchase a $20 gift card to Once Upon a Time to receive a numbered ticket for the signing line. The gift card can be used to purchase the authors' books at the event; or if you already have their books, you may purchase any items sold at Once Upon a Time.

Once Upon a Time is located at 2207 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose CA 91020. Questions? Please call 818 248 9668 or email

Click here to download the event flyer.


  1. Hopefully I can come! You guys did an AMAZING job with YA in Bloom, so I would love to get a chance to attend this event as well. Great authors you have as well!