Existential Crisis

Teen Stage

Saturday, 3:00-3:45

Confronting who you really are can feel like it will destroy your world- maybe even literally. These three authors explore the struggles of sexual identity in realities as close to our own or as distant as the future.


Sandy Hall


Sandy Hall is the author of A Little Something Different and Signs Point to Yes. She is a teen librarian from New Jersey, where she was born and raised, and has a BA in Communication and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. When she isn't writing or teen librarian-ing, she enjoys reading, marathoning TV shows, and taking long scrolls through Tumblr.
Shaun David Hutchinson


Shaun David Hutchinson is the author of numerous books for young adults, including The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, which won the Florida Book Awards’ Gold Medal in the Young Adult category and was named to the ALA’s 2015 Rainbow Book List, the anthology Violent Ends, which received a starred review from VOYA, and We Are the Ants, which received five starred reviews and was named a best book of January 2016 by Amazon.com, Kobo.com, Publishers Weekly, and iBooks. He lives in South Florida with his partner and adorably chubby dog, and enjoys Doctor Who, comic books, and yelling at the TV.

Adam Silvera


  • Adam Silvera was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. He has worked in the publishing industry as a children’s bookseller, marketing assistant at a literary development company, and book reviewer of children’s and young adult novels. His debut novel, More Happy Than Not, received multiple starred reviews and is a New York Times bestseller. Silvera was selected as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. He writes full-time in New York City and is tall for no reason.


Stefani Sloma

Stefani Sloma is a reader. That's pretty much all you need to know about her, but to prove it: Stefani has a Bachelor's in English and a Master's in Publishing, and she is the book blogger behind Caught Read Handed and an Assistant Publicist at Sourcebooks. She's constantly surrounded by books, and that's the way she likes it, thank you very much.