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Mildred Laughlin Festival of Books for Young People: 2014 Festival
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The 2014 Mildred Laughlin Festival of Books was held on October 30, 2014 at Northeastern State University Broken Arrow Campus in Broken Arrow, OK.  Attendees met notable bestseller Megan McCafferty, selected New Voice author Mike Mullin and artist, illustrator Ard Hoyt.

Megan McCafferty

Photo of Megan McCaffertyMegan McCafferty is author of the “Jessica Darling’s It List” series beginning with Sloppy Firsts which was ALA Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, an ALA Popular Paperback, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Its sequel, Second Helpings was also selected to the NYPL list, and was a Booklist Editor’s Pick for one of the best novels of 2003. Charmed Thirds was an instant New York Times bestseller and a NYPL pick. Forth Comings and Perfect Fifths also made the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Booksense, Barnes and Noble, Borders and other national bestseller lists. McCafferty is working on a series of middle-grade prequels for this series starting with Jessica Darling’s It List: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection with the second book, List 2: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Friends, Foes & Faux Friends publishing this fall. Visit Megan at

Photo of Mike MullinMike Mullin

Mike Mullin's debut title, Ashfall was named one of the top five young adult novels of 2011 by National Public Radio, a Best Teen Book of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews, and a New Voices selection by the American Booksellers Association. Its sequel Ashen Winter quickly followed with the series finale Sunrise due out this fall. Visit Mike on the web at

Photo of Ard HoytArd Hoyt

Ard Hoyt has illustrated over 15 children's books including two New York Times Best Sellers I'm a Manatee by John Lithgow and The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School by Laurie Halse Anderson. Being raised on books Ard discovered at a very early age that even though he wasn't allowed to cross the street, he could go anywhere in a picture book. Visit Ard on the web at
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