Love Story (SABF Version) - San Antonio Book Festival
May 21, 2022

Love Story (SABF Version)

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  •    |   Location of Session: Coates Chapel
  • Young Adult (YA) Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 11:15 am
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

A prom-night romantic-comedy romp about a Sikh teen’s search for love and identity and a 13-year-old girl growing up in Mexico is visited by her 30-year-old future self. Navdeep Singh Dhillon (Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions) and Alessandra Narváez Varela (Thirty Talks Weird Love) lead us into stories of romance, family love, and self-love. Revel with these YA debutantes!

This session will be introduced by students from the Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

About the Author

Navdeep Singh Dhillon - The San Antonio Book Festival

Navdeep Singh Dhillon

Navdeep Singh Dhillon has worked as a linguist in the U.S. Navy, a photographer, dishwasher, paperboy, ESL teacher in China, and is currently adjunct professor of creative writing and composition at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He was born in England and spent his childhood in East and West Africa, the Middle East, and the Central Valley of California. He holds an MFA in creative writing from California State University, Fresno, a post-grad certificate from the Writers’ Institute at CUNY, and is a proud two-time VONA fiction workshop alum. He is obsessed with Bhangra, Bollywood, baking, and Brazilian jiujitsu. He lives in Jersey City with his wife, Sona, and their two children.
Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions is Navdeep’s first book.

Alessandra Narváez Varela - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Anabel Ramirez

Alessandra Narváez Varela

Alessandra Narváez Varela was born and raised in Ciudad Juárez, México. She earned a B.S. in Biology and a Bilingual M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso, where she now teaches. Thirty Talks Weird Love is her debut novel. She lives in El Paso, Texas.


Alessandra Narváez Varela - The San Antonio Book Festival

Lucy Podmore

Lucy Podmore has served as a school librarian for 16 years in San Antonio and is currently the Chair of the Texas Association of School Librarians. Her role as campus librarian encompasses many tasks, but her favorite of those is booktalking with anyone who will listen and planning LibraryPalooza, an author festival for teen readers in San Antonio.

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