I speculated this morning that there were only three authors remaining on the TLF speaking roster for January, 2011.
Publishers Weekly listed the names of those three YA speakers: Sharon Flake, Brian Meehl, and Todd Strasser.
Todd's blog says he plans to go ahead and attend. Sharon's blog doesn't address the issue, but her calendar of forthcoming events doesn't include the TLF date. Brian has a website, but no blog that I could find.
Attending or not attending is a tough decision. Although this will only be the TLF's fourth year, it has a very good reputation. Authors attend these events in order to attract new readers and grow their careers.
I feel enormous sympathy for everyone involved in this contretemps. No one is coming out of it on top.