Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why

Author Bio:

Jay Asher‘s debut YA novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and was recently released as a Netflix series. His two other YA novels are The Future of Us and What Light. This Halloween will see the release of his YA graphic novel, Piper. His books are published in 40 languages.



9:00-9:30am: Keynote

12:30-1:00pm: Panel – But, Seriously: Why Hard Topics are Important

1:35-2:15pm: Signing in SKyPAC Lobby


9:00-9:30am: Signing @ Yellowberri

12:00-12:50pm: Panel – Superbad: Authors Expose Their Early Writing @ Art Matters Community Studio & Gallery

2:00-3:00pm: Signing in D93 Radio Station Parking Lot

Book Description:

You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret… is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.