Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Friday, June 26 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Tony DiTerlizzi (Dark Horse Comics) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 0221
Description :

Realms: The Roleplaying Art of Tony DiTerlizzi
New York Times bestselling creator Tony DiTerlizzi is known for his distinctive style depicting fantastical creatures, horrific monsters, and courageous heroes. His illustrations reshaped and defined the worlds of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Planescape, andMagic: The Gathering in the imaginations of legions of devoted roleplaying gamers during the 1990s, before he transitioned to mainstream success with The Spiderwick Chroniclesand The Search for WondLa. Collected here for the first time, this book features never-before-seen artwork and photographs, in addition to showcasing DiTerlizzi's most iconic roleplaying work with commentary by the artist.
Introduction by Christopher Paolini.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
AAP/LIBRARYREADS’ BOOK-A-LICIOUS BREAKFAST! Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate B
Description :

The AAP and LibraryReads invite you to hear from six fantastic authors in a breakfast sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Book signing to follow event.

Hear from authors:
Charles Belfoure, author of House of Thieves (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno (Hogarth)
Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Books)
Nnedi Okorafor, author of Lagoon (Simon & Schuster/Saga Press)
Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches (Little, Brown & Co.)
Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed (Picador/Macmillan)

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

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
How Makerspaces and DIY Science Can Promote STEM Learning at Every Age Author Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
124 (N)
Description :

Long before atom-smashers and deep-space probes, there were no separate classes of people labeled scientists or inventors. Fundamental breakthroughs in science and technology were made by ordinary people who felt a passion to explore, build, and create with the tools at hand. Today, the economic importance of STEM is greater than ever, and devices like 3D printers and rich sources of scientific understanding online can empower individuals to new success—if they are properly motivated to engage with STEM subjects and if they have access to those resources. The role that libraries can play in making those connections has therefore never been more crucial.

John Rennie, editorial director of MHE’s AccessScience, will lead this panel of Makerspace innovators and leading librarians. They will discuss the best practices for libraries that want to encourage hands-on exploration and curiosity-driven learning of STEM subjects, with case studies from successful programs across a wide range of ages. They will also look at exciting new information resources that can help libraries and their users develop the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in a Maker-friendly world.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
PLA Member Welcome Breakfast [Closed, $] Author Event, Social event, Ticketed event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 07 & 08
Description :

Join PLA President Larry Neal for an exclusive PLA members-only breakfast. We'll recognize the 15 individuals and libraries that received PLA awards and acknowledgements this year, including Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson (Mo.) Public Library.

The event will also feature a special appearance by Al Roker. As a host and weatherman of NBC’s "Today Show," Roker has the undivided attention of the nation every weekday morning as America prepares for work. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of America’s most beloved TV hosts!

PLA thanks HarperCollins for its support of this event.

Reservations are required for this event. The RSVP form is now closed. Please contact us at pla@ala.org or 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752) for assistance.

Interests :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
Complimentary to PLA members

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Mark Langan (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

Busting Bad Guys: My True Crime Stories of Bookies, Drug Dealers and Ladies of the Night
Retired Undercover Narcotics Cop shares true crime stories about working the seamier sides of Omaha.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Mary Pat Kelly (Tor/Forge Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1013
Description :

Of Irish Blood
"Inspired by the life of the author's (Galway Bay) great-aunt, Nora's story is a broad sweeping historical saga; what sets it apart from other novels about the Irish War of Independence is its feisty character development, feminist viewpoint, and excellent writing." -Library Journal, starred review

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Alma Flor Ada & Gabriel M. Zubizarreta (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

Love, Amalia
Amalia deals with loss while learning about love and her cultural heritage in this tender tale from acclaimed authors Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Alma Flor Ada (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

Island Treasures
The author of My Name Is María Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom, Under the Royal Palms, five new stories, and more.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Carol Lynch Williams (Blink) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3111
Description :

Never Said
Fifteen-year-old fraternal twins Annie and Sarah are sisters, but that is where their interaction ends. Then Annie begins to withdraw from the family, forcing Sarah to investigate why—and the abuse she uncovers changes their relationship forever.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Catherine Linka (Macmillan Adult) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1009
Description :

A Girl Undone
On the run with deadly government secrets, Avie must decide if she can live up to her name and truly become fearless for the cause or if it's better to just give in.

The sequel and explosive conclusion to A Girl Called Fearless.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Cecilia M. Fernandez (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Leaving Little Havana: A Memoir of Miami's Cuban Ghetto
The memoir tells the story of a girl uprooted from her comfortable Cuban home and dropped in a low-income Miami neighborhood after a communist revolution. Neglected by her philandering father and mentally ill mother, she struggles to find a place of her own in America.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Janet Balletta (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

The Legend of the Colombian Mermaid
Imaginative children’s fiction book debuts in English and Spanish, teaching a strong message of family values, obedience, and ultimately how the treasure of family is more important than the treasure of gold. Readers will be enchanted by this mystic mermaid legend which lives on today!

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jennifer De Leon (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education
Finally, here is a nonfiction collection of personal essays addressing the varied landscape of the Latina experience in higher education. For some, college is the first time they are immersed in American culture outside their homes—and where the values of two cultures often clash.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jennifer Ryan (Romance Writers of America) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3142
Description :

At Wolf Ranch
Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men. After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1004
Description :

This One Summer
Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. t's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jorge Armenteros (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

The Book of I
A bold and lyrical novel about the inner turmoil of a schizophrenic painter that finds himself at the edge of a cliff. Written by a psychiatrist, the novel explores the real/unreal divide and the confines of human nature through the distorted lens the painter provides.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
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.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Mac Barnett & Christian Robinson (Chronicle Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3124
Description :

Telephone, Leo
Telephone: This uproarious interpretation of a favorite children’s game will get everyone giggling and is sure to lead to countless rereads.

Leo: This charming tale of friendship is destined to become a modern classic that will resonate for years to come.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Marco A. Vasquez (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Steven Isn't Normal
This novel revolves around Steven, a misfit that has been labeled a retard by a society that ignores its own idiosyncrasies, condemning Steven to absurdity. This absurdity is exemplified by Steven’s determination to fulfill his quest: matricide--all the while revealing Steven’s chaotic family history.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

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