Author Event Sessions

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Monday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
ALCTS presents Sub-Librarians Scion of the Baker Street Irregulars Author Event, Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N254
Description :

Two Decades with The Beekeeper's Apprentice and Sherlock Holmes

Laurie R. King will speak to the Sub-Librarians and all Sherlockians and mystery fans Monday morning. Celebrating the Twentieth anniversary of the first of Mary Russell's memoirs, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Laurie will talk about the adventures shared by Russell and the World's Greatest Consulting Detective.

This program is sponsored by ALCTS (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services).

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2014′s Dreaming Spies). She has won or been nominated for an alphabet of prizes from Agatha to Wolfe, been chosen as guest of honor at several crime conventions, and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar and an honorary doctorate in theology. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010, as “The Red Circle”. From the author's website.

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Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Amelia Bloomer Project and Rainbow Project Author Panel Author Event Caesars Palace
Neopolitan IV
Description :

The Amelia Bloomer Project (FTF/SRRT) and the Rainbow Project (SRRT/GLBTRT) are collaborating for the first on an exciting author panel. Two authors with works on the Amelia Bloomer Project list will speak: William Klaber, author of The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell, and Rita Williams-Garcia, author of P.S. Be Eleven and One Crazy Summer, from the 2014 and 2011 lists respectively. The powerful way these authors treat social injustices stemming from racial and gender discrimination and gender non-conformity in their writing suggest they will be compelling speakers.

Tim Federle is the author of Better Late than Never, a Stonewall Honor book, and it's sequel Five, Six, Seven Nate! Sara Farizan is the author of If You Could Be Mine, which recently won a Lambda Literary Award, as well as the upcoming Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel. Both authors were on the 2014 Rainbow List.

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Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED: Meet the Authors: Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire
Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Tuesday, July 1 - 9:30am

9:30am - 11:00am
Closing General Session featuring B.J. Novak Author Event, Other, Speaker series Las Vegas Convention Center
N249
Description :

Don't miss the chance to be entertained and energized by what B. J. Novak has to say about the power of words and a new accomplishment as he adds book author to an already impressive résumé. He has long been well known as a stand-up comedian, writer, TV and film star (especially as Ryan on NBC's Emmy Award-winning "The Office" and in films including Inglourious Basterds and Saving Mr. Banks), executive producer, and Screen Actors Guild and Writers' Guild of America award winner. Library users of all ages are likely to seek out his books-in 2014, he's already published One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories for adults (February 2014, Knopf), to be followed by his first children's book, The Book with No Pictures (September 2014, Dial Books for Young Readers).

"I wanted to write a book that would introduce the youngest of kids to the idea that words can be their allies-that the right words can be as fun, exciting, and ridiculous as any pictures," he says about The Book with No Pictures, which turns the notion of the picture book on its head by delivering a text-only story book for young children. "Also, I can't draw."

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories became an immediate New York Times bestseller and has been widely praised. Booklist called it "high-concept, hilarious, and disarmingly commiserative . . . clever and fresh, at best spectacularly perceptive, and always commanding."

Sponsored by Penguin Young Readers

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Duplicate: Meet the Authors: Jane Cleland (Macmillan-Adult) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 528
Description :

Duplicate session, please see http://ala14.ala.org/node/15832

Blood Rubies
The ninth book in Jane K. Cleland's mystery series featuring an amateur sleuth/antiques appraiser in New Hampshire

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
First Author, First Book: Veteran & Rookies Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N220
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A best-selling veteran author and debut authors will speak about their books and writing experiences. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program - your chance to get a signed first edition or ARC from tomorrow's literary star! Authors include Jim McGinty, Will Thomas, Adi Alsaid, Oscar Goodman, and Kimberly Elkins. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hot Books from Small Press Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N218
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Authors will speak about their books available from small press publishers. Authors include Robert Dawson, Adele Griffin, and Russ Kick. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Hot Picks for Book Clubs Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N236
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Join best-selling authors as they discuss what makes their latest work absolutely perfect for book clubs! Authors will sign their books following the event. Authors include Ana Castillo, Julie Lawson Timmer, Ann Hood, and Rebecca Rasmussen. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Isn't it Romantic Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N263
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A panel of popular romance writers will discuss their books and will sign copies following the program. Authors include Jeaniene Frost, Penelope Douglas, Deborah Coonts, Shelley Coriell, and Ryan Winfield. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Saturday, June 28 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Let Our Rejoicing Rise - 45 Years of the Coretta Scott King Book Award: A Conversation With Past and Present Winners Author Event Paris
Champagne 4
Description :

Since its inception in 1969, the Coretta Scott King Book Award has grown from a small point of light on the publishing landscape to a brilliant star among the galaxy of prizes that celebrate the most notable works of literature for children and young adults. The award highlights the works of African American authors and illustrators, and has served as a vibrant example of the importance of books depicting African Americans. In this enlightening dialogue, publisher and author, Andrea Davis Pinkney, speaks with past and present award recipients who reflect on the Coretta Scott King Book Award’s history, impact, scope, and future ― and who share their behind-the-book recollections on the creation of their winning titles.

Scheduled to appear:
- Bryan Collier
- Nikki Grimes
- Patricia McKissack
- Kadir Nelson
- Theodore Taylor III
- Rita Williams-Garcia

5:00-5:45pm - Reception - Versailles 1 & 2
6:00-7:00pm - Program - Champagne 4

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance is limited to invited guests of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee.

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Margaret A. Edwards Brunch [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom B
Description :

NEW TIME!! Come join us for brunch and listen to Markus Zusak, winner of the 2014 Margaret A. Edwards Award, speak about his writing. The award honors Zusak's significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens, for his books “The Book Thief,” “Fighting Ruben Wolfe,” “Getting the Girl,” and “I Am the Messenger”. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.

Cost :
39

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: A.S. King (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

In this masterpiece about freedom, feminism, and destiny, Printz Honor author A.S. King tells the epic story of a girl coping with devastating loss at long last--a girl who has no idea that the future needs her, and that the present needs her even more.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Aaron Becker (Candlewick Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 602
Description :

Journey
Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination -- and unexpected friendship. 2014 Caldecott Honor Book

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Abbie Schiller (The Mother Company) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 312
Description :

Casey Caterpillar Feels Left Out
Sweet little Casey Caterpillar feels left out when Lucy Ladybug and Bette Bumblebee play Air Acrobatics; because Casey doesn't yet have wings! When Mentor Bailey Butterfly encourages Casey to share how she feels, the whole gang learns an important lesson about empathy.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Ace Collins (Abingdon Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 313
Description :

Man's Best Hero
From Lassie to Old Yeller to Rin Tin Tin to Marley, dogs have stolen our attention and our hearts. In real life, our own pets are more than just canine companions; they are members of our family. And for some, they are heroes and brave servants.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Adele Griffin (Soho Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 646
Description :

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
In this ingenious fictional take on the celebrity bio, 17-year-old graffiti artist and media sensation Addison Stone has apparently committed suicide. Everyone in her life has something to say about it, and each testimony contains a piece of the puzzle behind her tragic death.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Adriana Páramo (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

My Mother's Funeral, A Memoir
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:15am - 9:45am
Meet the Authors: Alan Gratz (Tor-Forge Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 532
Description :

The League of Seven
The launch of an action-packed fantasy trilogy set in an alternate 1875 America, where electricity is forbidden, Native Americans and Yankees are united, and eldritch evil lurks in the shadows.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Alaya Dawn Johnson (Scholastic) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 430
Description :

The Summer Prince
Fiction

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Albert Monreal Quihuis & Veronica Lamanes (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

El Dia Maravilloso de Hacer Tamales que Tuvo Sofía
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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