Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Sunday, January 26 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Christina Baker Kline (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 731
Description :

Orphan Train
The author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be delivers her most ambitious and powerful novel to date: a captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Deborah D. Johnson & Auden D. Johnson (Aubey, LLC) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1839
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Em Garner (Egmont USA) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 843
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Gabrielle Zevin (Algonquin Books/Workman Pub. Co.) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 740
Description :

In the spirit of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books--and booksellers--that changes our lives by giving us the stories that open our hearts and enlighten our minds.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
PopTop Stage - Jonathan Auxier Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

PopTop Stage - Jonathan Auxier
Jonathan Auxier teaches creative writing and children's literature. His new book THE NIGHT GARDENER is a Victorian ghost story with shades of Washington Irving and Henry James. More than just a spooky tale, it's also a moral fable about human greed and the power of storytelling. His debut novel, PETER NIMBLE AND HIS FANTASTIC EYES, was called "as delightful a magical story as readers ages 9-14 will hope to find," by the WALL STREET JOURNAL. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and daughter. You can visit him online at thescop.com.
Sponsored By: Abrams Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Book Buzz Theater - From the wonderfully sublime to the out & out silly: W.W. Norton & Workman Publishing Company Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Two respected independent publishers join forces to present their upcoming titles, including Adult fiction, nonfiction, and Algonquin Young Readers.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Book Buzz Theater - From the wonderfully sublime to the out & out silly: W.W. Norton & Workman Publishing Company Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Two respected independent publishers join forces to present their upcoming titles, including Adult fiction, nonfiction, and Algonquin Young Readers.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Sue Monk Kidd & Sheila Kohler (Penguin Group) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 935
Description :

Come and meet Sue Monk Kidd, bestselling author of The Invention of Wings and Sheila Kohler, author of Dreaming for Freud as they sign copies of their books at the Penguin Group booth!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Barbara Ehrenreich (Hachette) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 630
Description :

LIVING WITH A WILD GOD: A MEMOIR by Barbara Ehrenreich

When Barbara Ehrenreich was a young girl, she kept a journal of her experiences and observations. It is one of the things she never threw out in all of her moves, but she was also fearful of this journal, as it dealt with mystical experiences she had that shook her religious beliefs to the core. Finally, Ehrenreich is ready to confront the experience; her conclusions are startling and will begin a lively and heated conversation about religion and spirituality.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: David Lubar (Tor/Forge Books) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 616
Description :

Hyde and Shriek: A Monsterrific Tale by David Lubar. There’s something strange going on at Washington Irving Elementary School. People are turning into monsters—literally!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Family Feud! (TM) Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott
Franklin 07
Description :

It's time for LIBRARY Family Feud! (TM) Be educated and entertained by Five Authors and Five librarians go at it for the ALA Midwinter Family Feud Champion! Hosted by AAP's Library Marketing Committee.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Beth Kephart (Egmont USA) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 843
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Eileen Spinelli (Zonderkidz) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 737
Description :

Nora's Ark - Nora’s Ark, from bestselling author Eileen Spinelli, is the story of Nora, an adorable young girl who uses her imagination to follow in Noah’s footsteps.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Yannick Murphy (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 731
Description :

This is the Water
From the Laurence L. & Thomas Winship/PEN New England Award-winning author of The Call, comes a thrilling new novel--the suspenseful story of a teenage swim team that is threatened one promising season by the dark undercurrents of their parents moral failings and a killer who swims in their midst.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
What's Cooking @ ALA - John Schlimm Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - What's Cooking Stage
Description :

What's Cooking @ ALA - John Schlimm
John Schlimm is an award-winning author of several cookbooks, including Grilling Vegan Style. He lives in Pennsylvania. Long regarded as the missing link in the plant-based world, vegan cheese has come home to Main Street!

Includes more than 125 recipes for every cheesy craving from breakfast to lunch to a hearty dinner with family and friends.
Sponsored By: Da Capo Lifelong Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Rainbow Rowell (Macmillan Adult) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 622
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - Buzz Into Spring with Scholastic Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Find out all about the upcoming titles from the Scholastic Spring 2014 list. These sneak peaks will help you get a head start on 2014. Find your new favorites in this session—there’s a lot to choose from between picture books, readers, middle grade, nonfiction, teen titles and more!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:30pm - 3:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - Buzz Into Spring with Scholastic Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Find out all about the upcoming titles from the Scholastic Spring 2014 list. These sneak peaks will help you get a head start on 2014. Find your new favorites in this session—there’s a lot to choose from between picture books, readers, middle grade, nonfiction, teen titles and more!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Deborah D. Johnson (Aubey, LLC) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1839
Description :

Title: A Poor Child, Can make it out and find peace in a storm
Description: This book is perfect for youth ages 11 through 15. This story will help all understand the affects of child abuse. All should understand and recognize it particularly those who are the most vulnerable; our children. This is a story to be read in schools, in youth group meetings and in Bible Study classes. A Poor Child is a true story about a teenager living in a tough situation who is trying to make it out.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - The Penguin Adult and YR Winter Book Blizzard! Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

"Come cozy up to the Midwinter fire and hear about our upcoming titles for adults and young readers!
**Refreshments will be served."

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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