Author Event Sessions

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Sunday, June 24 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
YALSA's YA Author Coffee Klatch [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hyatt Regency Orange County
Royal Ballroom
Description :

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk!

Cost :
$25

Monday, June 25 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2534 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2534 - Lee Wardlaw, Author - Red, White, and Boom!

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 2:00pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm
HarperCollins Children's Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2558
Description :

Booth # 2558 - Melissa Marr, Author - Faery Tales and Nightmares

Sponsors :
UNO
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Albert Whitman & Company Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2411
Description :

Booth # 2411 - Kay Winters, Author - Pete & Gabby: The Bears Go to Town

Sponsors :
UNO
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Consortium Book Sales Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2567
Description :

Booth # 2567 - Gabrielle Bell, Author/Illustrator - The Voyeurs

Sponsors :
UNO
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2610
Description :

Booth # 2610 - Margaret Dilloway, Author - The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:30am - 11:30am
Lerner Publishing Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2228
Description :

Booth # 2228 - Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Author - No Crystal Stair

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
ABC-CLIO Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1608 (10)
Description :

Booth # 1608 - Gail Bush, Author - Activism and the School Librarian: Tools for Advocacy and Survival

Sponsors :
UNO

Monday, June 25 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Books Without Boundaries: Crossover Fiction for YAs and Adults Author Event, Program Anaheim Convention Center
206B
Description :

Is it perfect for young adult readers? For adult readers? Or both? This program features authors who have written books that will appeal to both young adults and adults. Authors will include Katie McGarry, Shana Abe, Laura Harrington, Kate Locke, Maggie Stiefvater, and Matt Dembicki. A book signing will follow with most books given away free. Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert, will moderate the panel.

10:00am - 11:00am
Penguin Young Readers Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2616 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2616 - Christine Hinwood, Author - The Returning

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
KO Kids Books / PGW Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2566 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2566 - Kathryn Otoshi, Author/Illustrator - One; Zero

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Consortium Book Sales Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2567
Description :

Booth # 2567 - Matt Dembicki, Author - District Comics

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2610
Description :

Booth # 2610 - David Levinson, Author - Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
HarperCollins Children's Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2558
Description :

Booth # 2558 - Cindy Pon, Author - Fury of the Phoenix

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
ABC-CLIO Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1608 (15)
Description :

Booth # 1608 - Karen Gavigan, Author - Connecting Comics to Curriculum: Strategies for Grades 6-12

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 8:00am

8:00am - 9:00am
Auditorium Speaker - John Irving Author Event, Speaker series Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom DE
Description :

Best-selling author John Irving will introduce ALA Annual Conference attendees to his thirteenth and latest novel, In One Person, due to be published in May 2012. The novel is described as his most political since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, offering an unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man dedicated to making himself “worthwhile.”

Advance praise for In One Person includes this from Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone and My Own Country: “This tender exploration of nascent desire, of love and loss, manages to be sweeping, brilliant, political, provocative, tragic, and funny—it is precisely the kind of astonishing alchemy we associate with a John Irving novel. The unfolding of the AIDS epidemic in the United States in the ’80s was the defining moment for me as a physician. . . . In One Person is the novel that for me will define that era. A profound truth is arrived at in these pages. It is Irving at his most daring, at his most ambitious. It is America and American writing, both at their very best.”

The World According to Garp, which won the National Book Award in 1980, was John Irving’s fourth novel and his first international bestseller; it also became a George Roy Hill film. Irving’s novels are now translated into 35 languages. Worldwide, the Irving novel most often called “an American classic” is A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989), the portrayal of an enduring friendship at that time when the Vietnam War had its most divisive effect on the US. Less commonly known is that Irving competed as a wrestler for 20 years, coached the sport until he was 47, and was inducted in 1992 into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, OK. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules.

The author appears courtesy of Simon & Schuster.

Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
HarperCollins Children's Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2558 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2558 - Jon Scieszka, Author - Guys Read: Thriller

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
ABC-CLIO Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1608 (9)
Description :

Booth # 1608 - Joan M. Yoshina, Author - Assessing For Learning: Librarians and Teachers as Partners, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

Sponsors :
UNO
6:00pm - 7:00pm
ABC-CLIO Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1608 (17)
Description :

Booth # 1608 - Christie Kaaland, Author - Activism and the School Librarian: Tools for Advocacy and Survival

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Book Buzz Theater Featuring The Biggest Picture Books and Middle Grade Novels of 2012 presented by Abrams/Abrams Appleseed/Amulet Authors! Author Event, Exhibitor session Anaheim Convention Center
210AB
Description :

THE BIGGEST PICTURE BOOKS AND MIDDLE GRADE NOVELS OF 2012! Abrams/Abrams Appleseed/Amulet Authors Share their works. Featuring Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda Books), Michael Buckley (NERDS, Sisters Grimm, and Kel Gilligan), Barney Saltzberg (Andrew Drew and Drew), Barry Deutsch (Hereville), Nathan Hale (Hale's Hazardous Tales), Maureen McQuerry (The Peculiars), Joanne Rocklin (Orange Street and Zook) and Susanna Reich (Minnete's Feast).

Sponsors :
ALA