Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 28 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ben Mezrich (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Bringing Down the Mouse
Charlie Lewis goes on a roller coaster ride of risk, math, and gaming in this middle grade novel that parallels the New York Times bestselling Bringing Down the House, which inspired the movie 21 with Kevin Spacey.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Benjamin Parzybok (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 343
Description :

Sherwood Nation
In drought-stricken Portland, Oregon, a Robin Hood-esque water thief is caught on camera redistributing an illegal truckload of water to those in need. Nicknamed Maid Marian—real name: Renee, a twenty-something barista and eternal part-time college student—she is an instant folk hero. Renee rides her swelling popularity and the public's disgust at how the city has abandoned its people, raises an army . . . and secedes a quarter of the city.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Deborah Wiles (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Freedom Summer
Joe and John Henry are a lot alike. They both like shooting marbles, they both want to be firemen, and they both love to swim. But there's one important way they're different: Joe is white and John Henry is black, and in the South in 1964, that means John Henry isn't allowed to do everything his best friend is. Then a law is passed that forbids segregation and opens the town pool to everyone. Joe and John Henry are so excited they race each other there...only to discover that it takes more than a new law to change people's hearts.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jenny Lundquist (Perseus Books Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 334
Description :

The Opal Crown
The tension-filled conclusion to The Princess in the Opal Mask, where the fate of Elara and Wilha's collapsing kingdom rests on which sister will be crowned queen.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lucia De Garcia (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Building Bridges of Understanding - My Personal Quest for Unity and Peace
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Robert A Chávez Jr. (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

The Magic of México
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Andrew Mayne (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 502
Description :

Angel Killer
Hidden away in the cubicles of Quantico, FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she has successfully left her old life as a rising star in the magic world behind her...until the FBI encounters a killer whose crimes are so baffling, some think he’s supernatural. In this self-published ebook bestseller by a real-life magician currently starring in his own show on A & E, Jessica must confront her past to see through the deceptions of a man others are dying to believe.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Andrew Mayne (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 502
Description :

Angel Killer

In this self-published bestselling eBook by a real illusionist—the first thriller in a sensational series—FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she has successfully left her complicated life as a gifted magician behind her...until a killer with seemingly supernatural powers puts her talents to the ultimate test.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Gabrielle Prendergast (Orca Book Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 654
Description :

Capricious
Ella’s grade-eleven year was a disaster (Audacious), but as summer approaches, things are looking up. She’s back together with her brooding boyfriend, Samir, although they both want to keep that a secret. She’s also best buddies with David and still not entirely sure about making him boyfriend number two. Managing two secret boyfriends proves harder than Ella expected and she finds herself at the center of an emotional maelstrom. Someone will get hurt, or risk losing true love or even finally learn that self-serving actions can have public consequences. That someone is Ella. Story told in free verse.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Laini Taylor (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

Dreams of Gods and Monsters

In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Paul Czajak (Scarletta / Publishers Group West) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

Monster Needs His Sleep & Monster Needs A Costume
Get ready for the most adorable monster you’ll ever meet with the author of the "Monster & Me" series! Monster has all sorts of things to learn and experience.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jon Klassen & Mac Barnett (Candlewick Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 602
Description :

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
With perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Ana Eulate (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

El Silbido de Juan
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Barry Araújo Kolman (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

El Lenguaje de la Música, Al Descubierto
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Elizabeth Wein (Open Road Integrated Media) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 242
Description :

The Winter Prince
Medraut, the eldest son of High King Artos, would be heir to the British throne—if not for an unfortunate circumstance of birth. Instead, his weak and unskilled half-brother, Lleu, is chosen as successor. Consumed by jealousy, he turns to Morgause, the high king’s treacherous sister, who exploits Medraut’s shame and plots to take over the throne. But when Medraut discovers Lleu’s inner strength and goodness, he finds his battle is with the demons inside himself. Now he must choose where his allegiances truly lie.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Hilary Sloin (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 343
Description :

Art on Fire
Art on Fire is the apparent biography of subversive painter Francesca deSilva, the founding foremother of "pseudorealism," who lived hard and died young. But in the tradition of Vladimir Nabokov's acclaimed novel Pale Fire, it's a fiction from start to finish.
Interspersed with Francesca's narrative are thirteen critical "essays" on the paintings of Francesca deSilva by critics, academics, and psychologists—essays that are razor-sharp satires on art, lesbian life, and the academic world, puncturing pretentiousness with every paragraph. Art on Fire is a darkly comic, pitch-perfect, and fearless satire on the very art of biography itself.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Hilda K. Weisburg (ALA Store) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

School Librarian's Career Planner
This practical, hands-on book covers the multifaceted aspects of how school librarians can successfully carve out a unique niche within the educational community.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: John Parra (Chronicle Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 608
Description :

Green Is A Chile Pepper
In this lively picture book, children discover a world of colors all around them: red is spices and swirling skirts, yellow is masa, tortillas, and sweet corn cake. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, but all are universal in appeal.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Karin Slaughter (Blackstone Audio, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1915
Description :

Cop Town
Karin Slaughter, the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling master of suspense delivers her first stand-alone novel, a thrilling tale of crime and struggle set in Atlanta in the mid-1970s.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Mario Acevedo & Richard Kilborn (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Good Money Gone
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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