Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 27 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Shannon Grogan (Soho Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3030
Description :

From Where I Watch You
The ghost of a dead sister, the threats of anonymous stalker, and a girl's exceptional gift for baking collide in Shannon Grogan's unforgettable YA debut.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:45pm
Meet the Authors: Ethan Young (Dark Horse Comics) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 0221
Description :

Nanjing: The Burning City
After the bombs fell and shook the walls of Nanjing, the Imperial Japanese Army entered and seized the Chinese capital. Through the dust of the demolished buildings, screams echo off the rubble. Two abandoned Chinese soldiers are trapped and desperately outnumbered inside the walled city. What they'll encounter will haunt them. But in the face of horror, they'll learn that resistance and bravery cannot be destroyed by the enemy. Ethan Young delves into World War II's forgotten tragedy, the devastating Japanese invasion of Nanjing, and tells a heart-wrenching tale of war, loss, and defiance. Beautifully illustrated in black and white.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Christie Matheson (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

Touch the Brightest Star
A companion to the popular Tap the Magic Tree. Christie Matheson again shows us the true interactivity of turning a page–and this time the magic is in the gorgeous nighttime sky, complete with sunsets, fireflies, stars, comets, and more!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon [$] Author Event, Other, Ticketed event InterContinental San Francisco
Sutter
Description :

This year's Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon will feature Mac Barnett. Bestselling and award winning author Mac Barnett wrote The Terrible Two with his friend Jory John. The duo met through their jobs at 826LA and 826 Valencia, nonprofit centers that give kids free help with their creative and expository writing. Mac will discuss his work with 826 and his belief that one way to ensure we have diverse readers and writers is by making sure students everywhere—especially in low-income neighborhoods—have access to free, fun, high-quality writing instruction.

Tickets to the lunch are $25; a limited amount of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Please refer to Ticket OLS1 when registering at www.alaannual.org; space is limited. Barnett’s participation is made possible by Abrams.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
25
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Susan L. Edelman, MD (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

Be Your Own Brand of Sexy: A New Sexual Revolution for Women
As the 2015 Grand Prize winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award, Psychiatrist Susan L. Edelman unlocks the mystery of why women don't get what they want from men and changes the dating game. She shows women how to reclaim their power by learning what works best for them instead of what they're programmed to believe is "normal" by our culture. Today's dating culture is a minefield.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Emily A. Filmore (Central Recovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1303
Description :

The Marvelous Transformation: Living Well with Autoimmune Disease
More than eighty health conditions are caused by autoimmune disease, with symptoms ranging from occasionally uncomfortable, to debilitating or life-threatening. Written by a fellow sufferer, this book provides practical coping mechanisms to ease physical, mental, and emotional discomfort from autoimmune disease.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Judy Freeman (ALA Publishing) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

The Handbook for Storytellers
Ideal for both beginners and more experienced storytellers, this exhaustive primer includes everything adults need to start sharing the wonder of stories with children, from babies to tweens. The lively text imparts easy-to-follow guidelines and practical advice on how, when, where, and why to tell stories.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Leonard Gardner (New York Review of Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3031
Description :

Fat City
One of the greatest sports novels of all time is back in print. FAT CITY casts a compassionate eye on the rundown lives of the dreamers, drifters, and would-be contenders on the boxing circuit of Stockton, California. Leonard Gardner also wrote the screenplay for "Fat City," the 1972 film directed by John Huston and starring Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Linda Bailey (Tundra Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3032
Description :

Seven Dead Pirates
Lewis is a lonely, anxious, shy boy of eleven when his great-grandfather passes away and leaves Lewis's family with his decaying seaside mansion. Lewis is initially delighted with his new bedroom. Then he discovers that it's already occupied -- by the ghosts of seven dead pirates. Worse, the ghosts expect him to help them re-take their ship so they can make their way to Libertalia, a legendary pirate utopia. As Lewis sets out to assist his new roommates he begins to open himself to the possibilities of friendship, passion and joie de vivre and finds the courage to speak up.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Alison McGhee (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

Firefly Hollow
Firefly. Cricket. Vole. Peter. Can four creatures from four very different Nations help one another find their ways in the world that can feel oh-so-big? Delve into this lush, unforgettable tale in the tradition of Charlotte’s Web and The Rats of NIMH, from the author of the New York Times bestselling Someday.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ana Crespo & Erica Sirotich (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1204
Description :

My Emotions & Me Series
JP uses his imagination and a cast of adorable make-believe characters--like a giant octopus and polka-dotted aliens--to help young readers understand how to navigate their emotions in a fun and positive way. In JP and the Giant Octopus, he confronts his fear of the carwash, and in JP and the Polka-Dotted Aliens, he learns to manage his anger while playing on the playground with his twin cousins.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Andrew Farago (Insight Editions / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1330
Description :

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History
Discover the complete story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time–from their humble beginnings in black-and-white comics created in a home studio in Dover, New Hampshire, to their multimillion-dollar breakout success, and their position as four of the best-loved characters of all time.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Barney Saltzberg (Workman) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1120
Description :

Redbird (board book series)
Barney Saltzberg’s irrepressible and imaginative books—Good Egg, Beautiful Oops!, Arlo Needs Glasses, and A Little Bit of Oomph!, combine distinctive art, a lively spirit, and paper engineering to bring great joy to kids (and grown-ups, too). Now Barney is launching a new series of board books about a character named Redbird. With his long orange beak, red body, and friendly expression, Redbird calls to mind Dr. Seuss’s offbeat heroes and Boynton’s zany barnyard creatures, while embodying the author’s signature playful style.

REDBIRD: COLORS, COLORS EVERYWHERE! and REDBIRD: FRIENDS COME IN DIFFERENT SIZES.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Betty Serra (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

A Century of Pachangas
A non-fiction, easy read memoir of a girl born and raised in San Francisco's Mission District in the sixties. A bi-cultural awareness is recognized as the author's maternal legacy, going back to 1894 in Nicaragua, is brought to life across two continents and another century.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Cece Bell (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

El Deafo
A 2015 Newbery Honor Book.

Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Chef Gilberto Cetina (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Sabores yucatecos: Un recorrido culinario a Yucatán
This beautifully illustrated cookbook in Spanish focuses on the foods of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. This region offers foods with an allure that matches the mystique of the ancient Maya. Readers will be fascinated by what they discover about the Yucatán, its culture and its cuisine.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Crystal Smith (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Daddy, My Favorite Guy
An International Latino Book award winner, this bilingual English and Spanish rhyming children’s story is a beautiful and poignant reassurance of a father’s unconditional love. Daddy cooks, cleans, reads, and plays with his children. Available in 4 rhyming bilingual editions – Eng/Spanish, Eng/Chinese, Eng/Arabic and Eng/Nepali.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Daniel Kraus (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1028
Description :

Trollhunters
Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino—one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named "Tubby" who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Diane Mott Davidson (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3101
Description :

Goldy's Kitchen Cookbook
Beloved mystery writer Diane Mott Davidson delivers a cookbook full of mouthwatering recipes and charming anecdotes.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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