Bryan Bliss

Young Adult

Bryan Bliss is the author of several young adult novels, including No Parking at the End Times, Meet Me Here, Thoughts & Prayers, and We'll Fly Away, which was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award. He holds an MA in theology from Vanderbilt Divinity School and an MFA in fiction writing from Seattle Pacific University, where he is one of the founding mentors for the young adult fiction concentration. In addition to writing, Bliss has worked for nearly twenty years as a youth pastor and faith formation director in various churches.


Festival Years: 2016, 2020, 2021