Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Sunday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ana Castillo (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 343
Description :

Give It To Me
Recently divorced, Palma, a forty-three-year-old Latina, takes stock of her life when she reconnects with her gangster younger cousin recently released from prison. As she checks out her other options, her sexual obsession with her cous' ignites but their family secrets bring them together in unexpected ways. In this wildly entertaining and sexy novel, Ana Castillo creates a memorable character with a flare for fashion, a longing for family, and a penchant for adventure. Give It to Me is Sex in the City for a Chicana babe who's looking for love in all the wrong places.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sandra Elaine Scott (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Mañana Starts Today: Affirmations to Jumpstart Your Heart, Mind and Soul
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ying Compestine & Vinson Compestine (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier
In this action-packed adventure and coming-of-age story that finely weaves fact and fiction, thirteen-year-old Ming lives in a small village in Maoist China in the 1970s. His father is convinced that Emperor Qin’s tomb—and the life-size terra-cotta army created to serve and protect the emperor in the afterlife—lies hidden in the hills around them. But if Ming’s father doesn’t prove it soon, the town’s Political Officer will condemn him to the brutal labor camps. Ming comes to see how he can save both the terra-cotta soldiers and his father from the corrupt Political Officer and his Communist cronies.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Jen Bryant & Melissa Sweet (Bound to Stay Bound Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 516
Description :

A Splash of Red

The inspiring story of a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who despite many obstacles, was ultimately able to do what he loved, and be recognized for who he was: an artist.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Merrie Haskell (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 503
Description :

Handbook for Dragon Slayers
A magic adventure full of wild horses and dragons round out a princess’s coming-of-age story. A Schneider Family Book Award winner.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Annie Mary Pérez (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Clay Hills and Mud Pies
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Deborah Coonts (Tor-Forge Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 532
Description :

Lucky Bastard
Smart and sassy casino “fixer” Lucky O’Toole returns for another sizzling Vegas adventure.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Shirin Yim Bridges (Goosebottom Books / PGW) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

Horrible Hauntings
An IRA Children’s Choices winner and a CBC No Ordinary Book, HORRIBLE HAUNTINGS uses augmented reality to bring to life ten famous ghosts. By downloading a free app and using your smartphone or tablet to view each luscious illustration, you can summon and interact with 3-D specters. The Headless Horseman, the Flying Dutchman, Bloody Mary, and the Princes in the Tower are just some of the eerie apparitions you’ll encounter.

Written by Ezra Jack Keats-winning author Bridges, and featuring the latest in cutting-edge AR technology, this book has to be seen to be believed and is sure to delight!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Virginia Kamhi (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Calling Him Dad
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ami Polonsky (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 603
Description :

Gracefully Grayson ARCs
A powerful debut about identity, self-esteem, the enduring power of acceptance, and one middle schooler’s journey to her true self.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Anna Dewdney (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

Nelly Ngu and Daddy Too
With fun-to-read rhyme, a little silliness, and a lot of warmth, Anna Dewdney—the creator of the beloved llama llama books—tells the story of a daughter and her daddy and their wonderful day together.

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

Summer on the Short Bus
In an honest coming-of-age, this debut YA features a privileged teen being sent to council special needs' teenagers at a rural summer camp.

With sharp, wry humor that is reminiscent of Girl,Interrupted, combined with light, Clueless-like observations, Summer on the Short Bus also explores how easily society can criticize differences, and how one person can change.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Christopher Buehlman (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

The Lesser Dead

An inventive thriller where a spoiled rich boy turned vampire fights to stay the apex predator on the NY subway.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Christopher Paul Curtis (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

Elijah of Buxton

Eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada--a haven for slaves fleeing the American South in 1859--uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Clete Barratt Smith (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 603
Description :

Magic Delivery ARCs
When two boys stumble upon a seemingly abandoned truckload of costumes, they think they have hit the jackpot. There's just one small catch: The costumes are bewitched.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (Candlewick Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 602
Description :

Fat Angie
Her sister was captured in Iraq, she’s the resident laughingstock at school, and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat. Can a daring new girl in her life really change anything? 2014 Stonewall Book Award Winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: F.J.R. Titchenell & Matthew Carter (Independent Publishers Group / Jolly Fish Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 232
Description :

Splinters
Under ordinary circumstances, Ben and Mina would never have had reason to speak to each other; he's an easy-going people person with a healthy skepticism about the paranormal, and she's a dangerously obsessive monster-hunter with a crippling fear of betrayal. But the small town of Prospero, California, has no ordinary circumstances to offer. In order to uncover a plot set by the seemingly innocent but definitely shapeshifting monsters-that-look-like-friends-family-and-neighbors, the two stark opposites must both find ways to put aside their differences and learn to trust each other.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Frank Cammuso (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Big Birthday Bash
Young witch Salem Hyde is stubborn, impulsive, and loves flying. Her cat companion, Whammy, is nervous, careful, and loves staying on the ground. Somehow, though, they’re best friends. In this second book in the series, Salem is invited to a birthday party, and she wants to make sure everything goes perfectly. But from the invitations to the presents, party games, and spells gone awry, nothing happens exactly the way it should, and she’ll need Whammy’s help to sort it all out.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jennifer Niven (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

All the Bright Places
The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this compelling, exhilarating, and beautiful story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Julie Lawson Timmer (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

Five Days Left
A heart-wrenching debut about two people who must decide how much they’re willing to sacrifice for love.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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