Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Sunday, January 26 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Sebastian Robertson (Tundra Books) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 857
Description :

Part memoir, part tribute, and all great storytelling ...

Music industry veterans Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine, and Sebastian Robertson invite young readers to share with them in celebrating twenty-seven musical legends in LEGENDS, ICONS & REBELS. Short profiles chronicle personal stories and achievements of extraordinarily talented artists whose innovations changed the landscape of music for generations to come. From Ray Charles to Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin to Bob Dylan, a suggested playlist and two CDs of the artists' original music is included.

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Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Carrie Mesrobian (Lerner Publishing Group) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 917
Description :

SEX & VIOLENCE.
Sex has always come without consequences for seventeen-year-old Evan. Until he hooks up with the wrong girl and finds himself in the wrong place at very much the wrong time. After an assault that leaves Evan scarred inside and out, he and his father retreat to the family cabin in rural Minnesota—which, ironically, turns out to be the one place where Evan can't escape other people. Including himself. It may also offer him his best shot at making sense of his life again.
SEX & VIOLENCE is a 2014 William C. Morris Award finalist.

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Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Deborah D. Johnson & Auden D. Johnson (Aubey, LLC) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1839
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Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Denise Lewis Patrick (Lerner Publishing Group) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 917
Description :

A MATTER OF SOULS.
From the shores of Africa to the bowels of a transatlantic ship to a voting booth in Mississippi to the jungles of Vietnam, all human connection is a matter of souls.

In this stirring collection of short stories, Denise Lewis Patrick considers the souls of black men and women across centuries and continents. In each, she takes the measure of their dignity, describes their dreams, and catalogs their fears.

Brutality, beauty, laughter, rage, and love all take their turns in each story, but the final impression is of indomitable, luminous, and connected souls.

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Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Mike Mullin (Tanglewood Press / PGW) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 646-647
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Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Nancy Tillman (Zonderkidz) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 737
Description :

Let There Be Light - In Let There Be Light Nancy Tillman, the New York Times bestselling author of On the Night You Were Born, and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu combine their extraordinary talents to retell the story of God’s glorious creation.

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Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Sarah Weinman & Lyndsay Faye (Penguin Group) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 935
Description :

Meet the fabulous Sarah Weinman and Lyndsay Faye, signing copies of their books, Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, and Seven For a Secret, at the Penguin Group booth!

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Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Tara Altebrando (Perseus Books) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 640
Description :

The Battle of Darcy Lane
The essence of sum¬mer, adolescence, and change are captured in Tara Altebrando’s middle-grade debut, told in a voice that is true to the tween experience, where everything is felt acutely in a whirlwind of all-or-nothing emotion.

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Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
PopTop Stage - Donna Andrews Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

PopTop Stage - Donna Andrews
DONNA ANDREWS is a winner of the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry Awards, a Romantic Times Award for best first novel, and three Lefty and two Toby Bromberg awards for funniest mystery. She is a member of MWA, Sisters
in Crime, and the Private Investigators and Security Association. Andrews lives in Reston, Virginia.
Sponsored By: Macmillan

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Mick Manning and Brita Granström (Frances Lincoln Children's Books / PGW) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 646-647
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Chad Mairn (ABC-CLIO) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1523
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Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
What's Cooking @ ALA - Paula Shoyer Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - What's Cooking Stage
Description :

What's Cooking @ ALA - Paula Shoyer
Paula Shoyer is the author of The Kosher Baker: 160 Dairy-Free Desserts from Traditional to Trendy (Brandeis 2010). The Kosher Baker has been featured in newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs and on radio and TV all over the United States. Paula is a pastry chef who owns and operates the Paula’s Parisian Pastries Cooking School out of Chevy Chase, Maryland. She received her pastry diploma from the Ritz Escoffier Ecole de Gastronomie Francaise in Paris, France in 1996. She teaches scheduled and custom-designed classes in French pastry and Jewish cooking in the Washington, D.C. area, and all around the country. Paula believes that everyone deserves a delicious dessert no matter what special diet they are on. She develops dessert recipes that are dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan.
Sponsored By: Sterling Publishing

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kathryn Otoshi (KO Kids Books / PGW) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 646-647
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Dia L. Michels (Science, Naturally!) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1864
Description :

101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science
Science affects everything -- yet so many of us wish we understood it better. Using an accessible question-and-answer approach, this book, for ages 8 to 12, connects classroom learning to real life. Key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, earth and general science are explored and demystified. Endorsed by science organizations and educators, this book is perfect for kids, grown-ups, and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of how science impacts everyday life. NSTA Recommends. Aligns with the Common Core. “Succinct, cleverly written…should be on everyone’s bookshelf!” – Science Magazine

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Unofficial Event
11:00am - 11:45am
Meet the Authors: Caroline Todd (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 731
Description :

Hunting Shadows
Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge is called in to find a killer, in a dangerous case with ties leading back to the battlefields of World War I.

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Unofficial Event
11:00am - 11:45am
Meet the Authors: Donna Jo Napoli (ABRAMS) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 713
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Andrea Strongwater (Eifrig Publishing) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1860
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
PopTop Stage - Caroline Todd Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

PopTop Stage - Caroline Todd
Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother-and-son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina.
Sponsored By: HarperCollins

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Eric-Shabazz Larkin (Readers to Eaters / PGW) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 646-647
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Book Buzz Theater - Sterling Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

"Find out what’s new and exciting from Sterling Adult & Children’s Books in Spring 2014."

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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