Conference Info

TxLA 2018 Adult Book Buzz Titles

Here are LOTS of reading recommendations courtesy of Anne’s TxLA 2018 Adult Book Buzz:

HOW TO WALK AWAY* | Katherine Center | 9781250149060 | Out 5/15/18
THE HUSH* | John Hart | 9781250012302 | Available Now
THE KINGS OF BIG SPRING** | Bryan Mealer | 9781250058911 | Available Now
THE HIGH TIDE CLUB* | Mary Kay Andrews | 9781250126061 | Out 5/8/18
SHELTER IN PLACE | Nora Roberts | 9781250161598 | Out 5/29/18
HOW HARD CAN IT BE?* | Allison Pearson | 9781250086082 | Out 6/5/18 (LR: 4/20)
BRING ME BACK*| B.A. Paris | 9781250151339 | Out 6/19/18 (LR: 4/20)
MY EX-LIFE* | Stephen McCauley | 9781250122438 | Out 5/8/18
THE LOST FOR WORDS BOOKSHOP** | Stephanie Butland | 9781250124531 | Out 6/19/18 (LR: 4/20)
BEFORE AND AGAIN* | Barbara Delinsky | 9781250119490 | Out 6/26/18 (LR: 4/20)
THE MERE WIFE** | Maria Dahvana Headley | 9780374208431 | Out 7/17/18 (LR: 5/20)
SONG OF BLOOD & STONE** | L. Penelope | 9781250148070 | Out 5/1/18
NUMBER ONE CHINESE RESTAURANT** | Lillian Li | 9781250141293 | Out 6/19/18 (LR: 4/20)
IF YOU SEE ME, DON’T SAY HI** | Neel Patel | 9781250183194 | Out 7/10/18 (LR: 5/20)
SEVERANCE** | Ling Ma | 9780374261597 | Out 8/14/18 (LR: 6/20)
MINORITY LEADER: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change* | Stacey Abrams | 9781250191298 | Out 4/24/18
A HIGHER LOYALTY: Truth, Lies, and Leadership* | James Comey | 9781250192455 | Out 4/17/18 readmoreremove

TxLA 2018 – Friday Events

It’s the last day of TxLA! You’ve got TWO chances to see New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Garber before grabbing the last of our ARCs in the Macmillan Adult booth #2816

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. readmoreremove

TxLA 2018 – Thursday Events

It’s another lovely Dallas day! We can’t wait to see you in Macmillan Adult booth #2816 and at our MANY events happening today:

All events are free unless otherwise noted

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. readmoreremove

TxLA 2018 – Wednesday Events

Good morning, Dallas! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces at the events below and in the Macmillan Adult booth #2816!

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. readmoreremove

TxLA 2018 – Tuesday Events

It’s the first day of TxLA 2018!

Join us at 5:30pm (booth #2816) to receive you complimentary & autographed copy of Diane Kelly’s mystery, ENFORCING THE PAW!

Plus we’ve got tons of ARC giveaways and more amazing events all week in Dallas.

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

See you in Dallas!

Our bags are packed and we’re looking forward to ridiculously nice weather and good times at TxLA in Dallas! Safe travels and see you all in booth #2816 soon!
XOXO – Talia, Anne, & Emily

PLA 2018 – Friday Events

It’s the last day of PLA! Don’t miss Paul Doiron at the ever-popular “Mystery Authors Revealed” panel, and see what Emily and Anne are buzzing about. Make sure to give us hugs and grab the last of our books in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1607!

AAP/PLA Children’s/Teen Book Buzz
10:00-11:30am
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Book Buzz Stage (on the show floor)

Join Emily Day as she presents her favorite forthcoming young adult titles from Macmillan at this book buzz hosted by the AAP Children’s Library Marketing Committee.

LibraryReads / AAP “Mystery Authors Revealed” Panel featuring Paul Doiron
10:45am-11:45am
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Nutter Theatre Room 114

Co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP Trade Libraries Committee, this mystery panel will feature five authors including Paul Doiron (STAY HIDDEN). A book signing will follow the program. readmoreremove

PLA 2018 – Thursday Events

Good morning, Philly! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces at the events below and in the Macmillan Adult booth #1607!

LibraryReads / AAP “Best in Debut Authors” Panel 
10:45-11:45am
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Nutter Theatre Room 114

Co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP Trade Libraries Committee, this panel will feature five new authors.Unfortunately Amber Rae was snowed out, but you can still get a copy of her book, CHOOSE WONDER OVER WORRY.

Booklist’s “Wine, Cheese, and Murder” Reception
3:30-5:00pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Booth #1301

Mingle with authors including Con Lehane (MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM) during a wine and cheese party in the Booklist booth (#1301).  Lisa Scottoline (AFTER ANNA) and Francesca Serritella (I SEE LIFE THROUGH ROSÉ COLORED GLASSES) are still snowed out but send their best regards to all.

AAP Children’s & Teen Author Speed Dating
5:15-6:15pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Room 103C
RSVP required, space is limited

Join several authors in a lightning round speed-dating event, brought to you by the AAP Children’s Library Marketing Committee. Table numbers will be issued at the event. readmoreremove

PLA 2018 – Wednesday Events

It’s the opening day of PLA! We hope you made it safely to Philadelphia before the snowstorm. If you missed it, here’s what Talia presented at the Booklist Book Buzz this morning. We look forward to seeing you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1607 when exhibits open at 3:30pm and at these great events:

In-booth signing with Con Lehane
3:30-4:30pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Booth #1607

Con Lehane will sign complimentary copies of his newest mystery, MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM.

Library Journal Author Party
7:00-9:00pm
The African American Museum | 701 Arch St
RSVP required, space is limited

Join us at Library Journal‘s author party! Unfortunately New York Times bestselling mother & daughter duo Lisa Scottoline Francesca Serritella (I SEE LIFE THROUGH ROSÉ COLORED GLASSES) couldn’t make it because of the snowstorm, but attendees can still enjoy delicious nibbles and mingle with writers. readmoreremove

See you in Philadelphia!

We would LOVE (wink wink) to see you in Philadelphia next week at PLA 2018! We’ll be in booth #1607 and at these excellent events.

Happy packing, safe travels & we’ll see you soon!

Hugs & kittens,
Talia, Anne & Emily

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