TLC19 Headliners

Tomi Adeyemi is the #1 NYT and International Best-Selling author of book and upcoming movie CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE. ‘You don’t realize how cool your culture is until you get out of that phase of trying to fit in.’ – Tomi Adeyemi. Read more at Brainyquote and check out

Becky Albertalli is the award-winning author of SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA now a major motion picture: LOVE, SIMON. Her YA novel WHAT IF IT’S US is a collaboration with 2018 Teen Lit Con alum Adam Silvera. ‘There are so many kinds of normal,’ Becky Albertalli. Read more at Brainyquote and check out

Lamar Giles is an author, speaker, teacher and a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. In addition to the short fiction collection Fresh Ink, Lamar’s fourth YA thriller SPIN was also recently released. ‘If you’re the kind of writer that starts a bunch of projects, but finishes very few of them, break that habit. It’s the most useful skill you’ll develop,’ Lamar Giles. Read more at Adventures in YA Publishing and check out

Jarrett Krosoczka is a New York Times best-selling author/illustrator. He creates books with humor, heart, and a deep respect for his readers. Best known for the LUNCH LADY  books, HEY, KIDDO is his first book for teens. ‘Now when I was a teenager, I was angsty as any teenager was, but after 17 years of having a mother who was in and out of my life like a yo-yo and a father who was faceless, I was angry,’ Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Read more at Brainyquote and check out