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Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2018 (Booth #2816)

YEEHAW! We can’t wait to see you in Dallas at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference! Peruse the program early then join us in the exhibit hall in booth #2816! Tons of ARC giveaways and the amazing events below await you!

All events are free unless otherwise noted

Tuesday, April 3

In-booth signing with Diane Kelly
5:30-6:30pm
Kay B Hutchison Convention Center | Booth #2816

Diane Kelly will sign complimentary copies of her mystery, ENFORCING THE PAW.

Wednesday, April 4

In-booth signing with Emily March
10:15-11:15am
Kay B Hutchison Convention Center | Booth #2816

Emily March will sign complimentary copies of her romance, THE FIRST KISS OF SPRING.

Opening Author Luncheon featuring Wade Rouse (writing as Viola Shipman)
12:15-1:30pm
Omni Hotel, 555 S. Lamar Street | Trinity Ballroom, Sections 6-8, Level 3
Tickets required*

Kick off your TLA conference with an insightful and entertaining discussion about books. A trio of authors including Wade Rouse (writing as Viola Shipman; THE RECIPE BOX) will share some of their writing experiences and read from their latest works at this luncheon. A book signing will take place immediately following the event for attendees.

*Tickets are $44 and must be purchased by Friday, March 16, through pre-registration.

Author Autographing Area signing with Meredith Russo
2:30-3:30pm
Kay B Hutchison Convention Center | Author Autographing Area, Aisle 4

Meredith Russo will sign complimentary copies of her award-winning YA novel, IF I WAS YOUR GIRL.

“LGBTQIA Fiction for Young Adults” featuring Meredith Russo
4:15-5:15pm
Kay B Hutchison Convention Center | Room C146

Often an underserved population, LGBTQIA readers are finding representation more prevalent in today’s young adult and middle-grade fiction. Authors including Meredith Russo (IF I WAS YOUR GIRL) will speak on the importance of building awareness and having books available for their users and community.

Thursday, April 5

Tayshas Reading List Author panel featuring Roshani Chokshi
8:30-9:30am
Kay B Hutchison Convention Center | Room C144/145

Authors from TAYSHAS, TLA’s high school reading list, will highlight books on the current list, including A CROWN OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi.

Book Buzz
8:30-9:30am
Kay B Hutchison Convention Center | Room C156

Join Anne “sweet teeth” Spieth as she highlights her favorite forthcoming Adult titles from Macmillan. Coffee will be served.

Author Autographing Area signing with Adrienne Young
9:30-10:00am
Kay B Hutchison Convention Center | Author Autographing Area, Aisle 1

Adrienne Young will sign complimentary advance copies of her debut YA novel, SKY IN THE DEEP.

Author Autographing Area signing with Roshani Chokshi
10:00-11:00am
Kay B Hutchison Convention Center | Author Autographing Area, Aisle 1

Roshani Chokshi will sign complimentary copies of her YA novels A CROWN OF WISHES and  THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN.

Author Autographing Area signing with C.C. Hunter
10:30-11:30am
Kay B Hutchison Convention Center | Author Autographing Area, Aisle 2

C.C. Hunter will sign complimentary copies of her YA novel, THIS HEART OF MINE.

Author Autographing Area signing with Carrie Fountain
12:00-12:30pm
Kay B Hutchison Convention Center | Author Autographing Area, Aisle 11

Carrie Fountain will sign complimentary advance copies of her debut YA novel, I’M NOT MISSING.

Texas Tea: Meet & Greet with YA Authors
1:30-3:30pm
Omni Hotel, 555 S. Lamar Street| Trinity Ballroom 6-8, Level 3
Tickets required*

Join us for the annual Texas Tea, the premier event for young adult literature enthusiasts, featuring several authors including Roshani Chokshi (A CROWN OF WISHES), Carrie Fountain (I’M NOT MISSING), Stephanie Garber (LEGENDARY), C.C. Hunter (THIS HEART OF MINE), Meredith Russo (IF I WAS YOUR GIRL), and Adrienne Young (SKY IN THE DEEP). Librarians stay put as authors move from table to table sharing stories over tea and treats.

*Tickets are $30 and must be purchased by Friday, March 16, through pre-registration.

“Authors for Your Book Club” featuring Katherine Center
2:45-3:45pm
Kay B Hutchison Convention Center | Room C156

Stymied about what your book club might like to read? Searching for books suitable for discussion? Hear from authors, including Katherine Center (HOW TO WALK AWAY) about new titles that will spark conversation among your members. A book signing will follow the program.

“Evening with the Authors” featuring John Hart & Bryan Mealer
6:00-9:30pm
Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young Street  | O’Hara Hall, 7th floor
Tickets required*

Join five writers, including John Hart (THE HUSH) and Bryan Mealer (THE KINGS OF BIG SPRING: God, Oil, and One Family’s Search for the American Dream) for a night of various literary and culinary flavors.

*Tickets for this dinner are $60 and must be purchased by Friday, March 16, through pre-registration.

Friday, April 6

Author Autographing Area signing with Stephanie Garber
9:00-10:00am
Kay B Hutchison Convention Center | Author Autographing Area, Aisle 6

Stephanie Garber will sign complimentary advance copies of her YA novel, LEGENDARY.

“The Language of Dreams: Fantasy Fiction for Young Adults” featuring Stephanie Garber
10:30-11:30am
Kay B Hutchison Convention Center | Room C148

Fantasy is a complex genre that reflects real world issues through a wondrous lens. Hear from a panel of young adult authors, including Stephanie Garber (LEGENDARY), discuss their process of world building in the realms of an imaginary setting and creating a variety of characters both familiar and fantastical that mirror current social and political arenas.

Can’t be there in person? Follow the action on Twitter at @TxLA and #txla18.

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