GEORGIA CENTER FOR THE BOOK is offering itâ€™s young audience a zanny, Jimmy Kimmel esque live talk show centered around YA authors called YATL.
Online PR News – 24-December-2017 – Decatur, GA – January 24, 2018, GEORGIA CENTER FOR THE BOOK is offering itâ€™s young audience a zanny, Jimmy Kimmel esque live talk show centered around YA authors called YATL. The program was created by former Bookseller, Author and Literary Influncer Kimberly Jones (repped by Adams Literary), and Author Photographer, Writer, Literary Influencer Vania Stoyanova (Vania Photo Studio) and Writer, Artist Jessi Esparza (Motion Designer at CNN) who also serves as showrunner. YATL is a live show in the Georgia Center for the Book auditorium filmed for later playback on FaceBook with author interviews, games, giveaways, fun video clips and lots of shenanigans.
Their inaugural show is a reflection of the amazing calibre of talent they will highlight. Guest: Jackson Pearce, Cold Spell (Little Brown Books for Young Readers), Lauren Morrill, My Unscripted Life (Delacorte Press) and NY Times Bestseller Nic Stone, Dear Martin (Crown Books For Young Readers). Each month's audience swag bag will be sponsored by a different publisher or lit related retailer, the inaugural sponsor is Tor. Book sales will be handled by the legendary children's bookstore Little Shop of Stories (Decatur, GA).
Vania Stoyanova said â€śThe show will never be serious, weâ€™ll always produce shenanigans and we may at times be mildly inappropriate.â€ť However, this mantra also seen in the bio of their Instagram page, does not take away from their stated commitment to exposing diverse voices. To them that part only makes since as Kimberly Jones has been quoted as saying, â€śWe are an African-American, Mexican-American and Bulgarian Immigrant, it would make zero sense for us three ladies to not delight in the beauty of diversity in this country and the YA world.â€ť
FIRST QUARTER DATES
January 24, 2018, February 28, 2018 & March, 28, 2018.
Kimberly Jones is the former Store Manager of Little Shop of Stories childrenâ€™s book store in Decatur, Georgia. Kimberly is currently Director of Development for Talent Connect, a talent management firm and production company, and has worked with trailblazing entertainment figures such as Tyler Perry, Tracey Baker-Simmons and Wanda Shelly.
Kimberly has served on the Selection Committee for Library of Congress' 2016-2017 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, 2015 Childrenâ€™s Choice Illustrator Committee for The Children's Book Council, and the advisory board that created the Creative and Innovative Education Masterâ€™s Degree program at Georgia State University. She has been featured in Redbook, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and was Book Brahmin in an issue of Shelf Awareness. James Patterson, in partnership with the American Booksellers Association, chose her out of over 3,000 booksellers to receive a bonus for her outstanding work around the country.
She lives in Atlanta, is the proud mother of a gifted boy, and recently signed to Adams Literary for her YA novel Mass Disturbance.
Vania Stoyanova is a photographer and content creator by day and a writer by night. Hailing from the Eastern European Balkans, this Bulgarian immigrant embraces diversity, change and challenges wholeheartedly even when called â€śtoo Americanâ€ť by her Bulgarian friends. She has run a successful Young Adult book club for adults for the last six years, has contributed content for NY Times bestselling authors and major publishers, created book trailers for popular books and photographed book covers for favorite authors. From touring with authors to moderating at book festivals, Vania seeks to spread the love of books.
She looks forward to the day that words and media can merge into a whole new way of storytelling. She lives in Atlanta, travels often and reads nonstop.