Tom Ryan



Tom Ryan is the author of several books for young readers. He has been nominated for the White Pine Award twice, and two of his books were Junior Library Guild selections. His young adult novels, Way to Go and Tag Along, were chosen for the ALA Rainbow List. He was a 2017 Lambda Literary Fellow in Young Adult Fiction. Ryan, his husband, and their dog currently divide their time between Ontario and Nova Scotia.




9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
Riddle Me This: Twisty Young Adult Thrillers

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Library, First Floor Teen HQ
Two Truths and a Lie – Two Lies and a Truth Trivia

3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
Reading the Young Adult Rainbow


Keep This to Yourself

It’s been a year since the Catalog Killer terrorized the sleepy seaside town of Camera Cove, killing four people before disappearing without a trace. Like everyone else in town, eighteen-year-old Mac Bell is trying to put that horrible summer behind him—easier said than done since Mac’s best friend Connor was the murderer’s final victim. But when he finds a cryptic message from Connor, he’s drawn back into the search for the killer—who might not have been a random drifter after all. Now nobody—friends, neighbors, or even the sexy stranger with his own connection to the case—is beyond suspicion. Sensing that someone is following his every move, Mac struggles to come to terms with his true feelings towards Connor while scrambling to uncover the truth.


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