Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Sunday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lindsey Leavitt (Bloomsbury Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 529
Description :

The Chapel Wars
Romeo and Juliet meet the north strip in Lindsey Leavitt's hilarious novel--where even in Las Vegas, the smallest and purest things in life can be saved in a city known best for its excess and sin.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lizi Boyd (Chronicle Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 608
Description :

Inside Outside
What is happening outside today? Peek through the window to find out. What is happening inside? Peek again! Whimsical die-cuts throughout lead to charming and surprising reveals with every turn of the page. Filled with fun details (can you find the two mice playing throughout?), this deceptively simple book is one readers will visit again and again. “Inspired and inspiring, this is creative genius at work.” - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Loren Long (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

Otis and the Puppy
From the critically-acclaimed illustrator of The Little Engine that Could, Of Thee I Sing, and Otis, the 2013 Read for the Record selection.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: M.P. Cooley (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 502
Description :

Ice Shear

A small town cop’s murder investigation turns deadly when she uncovers a web of politics and drugs linked to an outlaw motorcycle gang in this gripping debut suspense novel from promising talent M. P. Cooley.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Marissa Moss (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

Blood Diaries and Mira's Diary
Curious about how vampires handle cafeteria food and the dreaded school photo? Edgar Stoker tells all, in BLOOD DIARIES: TALES OF A 6TH-GRADE VAMPIRE! And in MIRA'S DIARY: BOMBS OVER LONDON, Mira finds herself in WWI London, chasing after a spy and meeting famous writers like Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Patrick McDonnell (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

In this interactive and engaging read-aloud, bestselling author and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell creates a funny, engaging, and almost perfect story about embracing life's messes.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sarah Ban Breathnach (Perseus Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 335
Description :

The Best Part of the Day

In her international bestseller Simple Abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach inspired millions of women to find happiness in each day of their lives. Now Breathnach is back with her first children’s book: The Best Part of the Day. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, this “good night” story encourages children to find at least one moment in every day that is worthy of celebration. The Best Part of the Day is the perfect addition to any family’s nighttime routine.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Terry Mutchler (Seal Press / Publishers Group West) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

Under This Beautiful Dome (free ACRs)
Author/journalist Mutchler tells the true story of her secret five-year relationship with Penny Severns, the late Illinois State Senator who mentored Barack Obama. Vivid, beautiful, and heartbreaking, the book paints an intimate portrait of a loving relationship and the vast impact gay marriage legislation has on couples and families in America today.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Mary Monroe (Kensington Publishing) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 370
Description :

Family of Lies

New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe weaves a stunning portrait of a family immersed in deceit...and the women whose happiness depends on the secrets they keep.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Alma Flor Ada & F. Isabel Campoy (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Yes! We Are Latinos
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Elizabeth Rose Stanton (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Henny
Henny is a chick who’s just a little different from everyone else in the barn—and who learns to embrace her special gift in this whimsical and charming picture book debut from Elizabeth Rose Stanton.
Starred review from Booklist.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jeannette L Clariond (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Cuaderno de Chihuahua
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jorey Hurley (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Nest
In her picture book debut, artist Jorey Hurley opens our eyes to the wonders of the natural world and tells a universal story of family.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Karen Chacek & Emilio Hernandez (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

El Reino Aviar Cuentos Emplumados: Dos Chiflidos Chiflados
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Carol Lynch williams (Macmillan (adult)) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 528
Description :

THE HAVEN

For the teens at The Haven, the world beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises is a dangerous unknown and always has been since the hospital was established in the year 2020. It was built to help control the Disease that claims limbs and lungs–and memories–but what if it's not the safe place it claims to be? Award-winning YA novelist Williams' new novel is "Deliciously enigmatic." — Kirkus Reviews

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Nathan Whitaker (Zonderkidz) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 508
Description :

Snap Decision
Eighth grader Chase Clark has the opportunity to play on the varsity football team. But when his best friend is injured, telling the truth about what happened costs him their friendship. Then Chase is accused of cheating and suspended from the team himself. How can he find the faith to do what’s right when everything goes wrong?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Becky Krinsky (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Mujer Actual, Mujer de Valor
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Blanca Irene Arbeláez (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Te Espero en el Cielo
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Jim Estrada (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

The ABCs and Ñ of America's Cultural Evolution
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Karin Slaughter (Random House LLC) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 542
Description :

Cop Town
International bestselling and critically acclaimed author Karin Slaughter leaps forward with her first standalone novel. Written in her signature style with strong characters, compelling social issues and razor sharp suspense, COP TOWN is sure to be the most talked about literary thriller of the summer.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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