Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Friday, June 27 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Nancy J. Cavanaugh (Sourcebooks) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 662
Description :

Always, Abigail
As they enter middle school, Abigail and her two best friends are poised for a life of pom-poms and popularity. But not only does Abigail end up in a different homeroom—she doesn’t make the squad. Then, Abigail gets paired up with the school’s biggest outcast, Gabby Marco, for a year-long “Friendly Letter Assignment.” She can hardly believe her bad luck…until she realizes how much they have in common. Now, as her so-called best friends and potential for popularity seem to be slipping away, Abigail has to choose: be a bystander to bullying, or a true friend.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Scott Sonneborn (Capstone) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 462
Description :

Frankenstein Journals and The Good, the Bad, and the Monkeys

Frankenstein Journals - JD discovers why he never fit in at the creepy orphanage.
The Good, the Bad and the Monkeys - Can Jake stop a crew of monkey rustlers?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Scott Westerfeld (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Afterworlds
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld comes a smart, thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel that you won’t be able to put down.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Shirin Yim Bridges (Goosebottom Books / PGW) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

Agrippina "Atrocious and Ferocious"
From ALA Top 10 Nonfiction Series, The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Dastardly Dames, AGRIPPINA "ATROCIOUS AND FEROCIOUS" brings to life an ambitious Roman empress who murdered and married her way to the throne—and to being declared a goddess. She made many enemies, including her own son, the emperor Nero. But was there also something in her to admire?

Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story by Ezra Jack Keats award-winning author Shirin Yim Bridges, bring to life a dastardly dame whose lust for power lost her the love of her people, and eventually, her life.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 6:30pm

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Gene Luen Yang (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 523
Description :

The Shadow Hero
In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity... The Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00am

3:00am - 4:00am
Meet the Authors: Robin Hutton (Perseus Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 335
Description :

Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse

She was a small Mongolian mare who started life on the Korean racetrack circuit and died a decorated Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. She was Reckless, a Korean War horse who carried artillery for the Recoilless Rifle Platoon of the 5th Marines. Beloved by her unit for her steadiness under fire, Sgt. Reckless carried wounded men to safety through minefields and won two Purple Hearts. In camp, she drank beer, ate cake, and played football like any other soldier. Sgt. Reckless was a legend--on and off the battlefield. This is her story.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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.

Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
Isn't it Romantic Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N263
Description :

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 - 9:00am

9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Amalia Moreno-Damgaard (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Amalia's Guatemalan Kitchen
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Diana Jaramillo (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Tu Guía Interior: El Camino Más Rápido Para Volver a Casa
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Maria Nieto (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Pig Behind The Bear
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Melissa Sweet (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 503
Description :

Brave Girl
The inspiring true story of Clara Lemlich, a young immigrant girl who led the biggest strike of women workers in U.S. history.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Viola Canales (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

El Gusano de Tequila
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Amanda Flower (Zonderkidz) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 508
Description :

Andi Under Pressure
Twelve-year-old Andi Boggs and her friend Colin Carter attend a prestigious science camp at the local university. But Discovery Camp is plagued by pranks—and not all of them are in good fun. When one prank goes too far, Andi and Colin must unravel the secrets behind the chemistry department and a janitor’s dark past before danger closes the camp for good.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Brian Floca (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas
World-renowned swimmer and bestselling author Lynne Cox and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Floca team up to bring us this inspiring story of an elephant seal who knew exactly where she belonged.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Catherine Linka (Macmillan-Adult) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 528
Description :

A Girl Called Fearless
Set in an altered—yet terrifyingly familiar—present-day USA, a riveting debut about a teen girl who must decide whether to submit to a forced marriage... or run for freedom.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jacob Gowans (Shadow Mountain) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 227
Description :

A Tale of Light an Shadow
Enter Atolas, a world where swords and daggers both extend life and end it, where magic is feared by all but a few, and where feuds and friendships influence kingdoms. Henry and Isabelle have secretly sworn to marry, and his devotion drives Henry to commit an unthinkable act that may cost both their lives. At the same time, a secret, dark prophecy has set in motion events that will affect not only them, but the thrones of rulers throughout Atolas. But all is not lost while hope remains in the guise of an unlikely hero and the strength of friendship.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jenny Han (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jessica Love (Macmillan-Adult) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 528
Description :

Push Girl
An inspiring, real, and fresh young adult novel about how life can change in an instant by Chelsie Hill, one of the stars of the Sundance Channel reality show Push Girls, based on her own life.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jon Scieszka (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
Using real science, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction for middle-grade readers.

Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. After an uneventful experiment, a lightning storm and flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his Antimatter Motor . . . until Frank’s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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