Author Event Sessions

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Monday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental 6
Description :

Bestselling writers Adriana Trigiani, Paula McLain, Matthew Pearl, B.A. Shapiro, Sarah Pekkanen, and John Katzenbach will discuss their new books and talk about their writing lives. A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing will follow, United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2014 Baker & Taylor Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA. Purchase tickets early as the event often sells out. Learn more about the authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/ticketedevents/tea.

Cost :
$55 United for Libraries member, $60 non-members, $65 on site

Monday, June 29 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Traude Gomez Rhine (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

The Wild Chihuahuas of Mexico
This daring middle-grade adventure shows the plucky spirit and tenacity of the mighty Chihuahua and reveals how these little dogs helped Pancho Villa and the Mexican people triumph during the Mexican Revolution, all the while learning important lessons about leadership and friendship.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Julie Guardado (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Birth of a New J: A Cathartic Memoir
This raw non-fiction work delves into a woman's toxic relationships, costly mistakes and infertility. Filled with cringing honesty, humor, and interwoven medical twists that serve as lessons on surviving the changing landscape of life. A hand-led journey through heartache, self-discovery and acceptance.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kevin Gerard (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Diego's Dragon
This award winning fantasy fiction novel is written for 10 to 13 year old readers. English and Spanish versions are available. Diego’s story is captivating readers all over the country. Kids like Diego a lot, but they really love Magnifico, his extraordinary but surly dragon.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Annie Pérez (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Clay Hills and Mud Pies
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: David Payne (Grove Atlantic, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327
Description :

Barefoot to Avalon
From New York Times notable author David Payne comes a memoir of brotherhood, sibling rivalry and sibling love, of mental illness and the torments a family can hold silent and carry across generations. Payne will be on hand to sign advance galleys.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Herbert Anderson (Divine Arts / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1328
Description :

The Divine Art of Dying
THE DIVINE ART OF DYING explores the unique moment when seriously ill people choose to turn toward death. Combining personal stories with solid research on palliative and hospice care, it provides a well-integrated look at the spiritual dimensions of living fully when death is near. Filled with insights from the world’s great wisdom traditions along with references from literature, movies, and current culture, it helps identify the life decisions the dying one and his or her loved ones must make, and what their caregivers can expect.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Paige McKenzie (Perseus Books Group) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1320
Description :

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The first book in a new paranormal young adult series based on the wildly popular YouTube series about an "adorkable" teenager living in a haunted house.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Amy Lane (Romance Writers of America) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3142
Description :

Immortal
Fantasy Gay-Romance featuring a wicked prince and two very nice and beleaguered blacksmiths.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Victor Villaseñor (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Revenge of a Catholic Schoolboy
A Soul-Transforming Experience! In his newest book, Revenge of a Catholic Schoolboy, Victor Villaseñor, author of bestseller Rain of Gold and Pulitzer Prize nominee, bursts us into a Spiritual World where Women! Women! are once more our leaders and we have our first woman pope.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Marti Skarupa (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Look How Lovely! | ¡Mira qué Lindo!
Subtly addressing diversity and gender roles, this non-fiction picture book will amaze you with the marvels of nature. Help children learn Spanish and English while remembering each day is a gift and every child is the most important person in the world.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Lorena Garza Gonzalez (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Inheritance Discovering the Richness of the Latino Culture and Family
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Armando Rendón (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

The Adventures of Noldo and His Magical Scooter on The March with The St. Patrick's Battalion
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
AAP/LibraryReads Mystery Authors' Panel Author Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
122 (N)
Description :

Join the AAP and LibraryReads for a Mystery Authors' Panel and hear from five exciting new authors, sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Authors include:

• John Katzenbach, author of The Dead Student (Mysterious Press)
• Cara Black, author of Murder on the Champ de Mars (Soho Crime)
• Kate White, author of The Wrong Man (Harper Paperbacks)
• Keith McCafferty, author of Crazy Mountain Kiss (Viking)
• Allison Brennan, author of Compulsion (Minotaur Books/Macmillan)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Martin Balarezo Garcia (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

El sendero de las guerrillas
This is a fiction book in Spanish. A novel where literary creation merges with heartbreaking reality, the antagonism of human feelings, descriptions of impressive events and stunning sceneries, and the augury of a bright future.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Virginia Kamhi (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Calling Him Dad
The story of a ten-year-old Latina who finally meets her Anglo father and learns to love him as they sail together through the San Juan Islands.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Gabrielle Prendergast (Orca Book Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3038
Description :

Audacious
Raphaelle's involvement with a Muslim boy is only slightly less controversial than her contribution to a student art show. Free verse novel.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Lee E. Cart (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Born in the Wayeb: Book One of The Mayan Chronicles
In this novel, Na'om is born during the unlucky days of the Mayan Wayeb. She struggles to understand the fearful dreams and visions that have plagued her since birth. When they turn into living nightmares, she must overcome her fears to protect the ones she loves from a powerful adversary.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Michael Bernick & Richard Holden (Skyhorse Publishing) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1340
Description :

The Autism Joy Club: The Neurodiverse Workforce in the New Normal of Employment
The Autism Job Club will be a vital resource for adults with autism, their families, and advocates who are committed to neuro-diverse employment, not unemployment. But it will also speak to a far broader audience interested in how to carve out a place for themselves or others in an increasingly competitive job world.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Marie Elena Cortés (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Neglected by Two Countries: Young Voices of the American Dream
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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