Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2015 (booth 1359)

YEEHAW! We can’t wait to spend springtime with you in Austin at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in just a few short weeks! Peruse the program early, then join us in the exhibit hall at booth #1359 for some great galley giveaways and also at the events below (all are free unless otherwise noted):
In-Booth Signing with Katherine Center

Tuesday, April 14th
5:30-7:00pm
Austin Convention Center| Macmillan Adult Booth #1359

Katherine Center will be signing complimentary copies of HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS.

Opening Author Session

Wednesday, April 15th
12:00 noon-1:50pm
Hilton Hotel, 500 East 4th Street | Austin Grand Ballroom K, 6th floor
Tickets required*

New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo (AFTER THE STORM) and other authors provide literary flair and flavor as they share some of their writing experiences and read from their books.

*Luncheon tickets are $43 and must be purchased by Friday, April 3, through pre-registration.

State Treasures: Texan Authors

Wednesday, April 15th
2:00-3:50pm
Austin Convention Center | Room 6 AB, level 3

Join this lively panel discussion on all matters Texan! Chris Tomlinson (TOMLINSON HILL: The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name – One White, One Black) and other Texas authors regale with the two-stepping, tale-wrangling narratives that capture the Lone Star spirit.

Texas Tea: Meet and Greet Over 50 YA Authors

Wednesday, April 15th
4:00-5:20pm
Hilton Hotel, 500 East 4th Street | Austin Grand Ballroom F-H, 6th floor
Tickets required*

Join us for the fourth annual Texas Tea, the premier event for YA literature enthusiasts, featuring several authors including C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series and UNSPOKEN: Shadow Falls After Dark). Librarians stay put as authors move from table to table sharing stories over tea and pastries.

*Tickets are $30 and must be purchased by Friday, April 3, through pre-registration.

C.C. Hunter @ “Texas Teens 4 Libraries (TT4L)”

Thursday, April 16th
9:00-9:45am
Hilton Hotel, 500 East 4th Street | Ballroom K
Tickets required*

Meet New York Times bestselling author C.C. Hunter and receive complimentary copies of her latest Shadow Falls: After Dark bestseller! TT4L is designed to encourage the active participation of teens in TLA’s annual conference by offering them the opportunity to talk informally with YA authors, exposure to what’s new in YA literature, and interaction with other Texas young adults who share their interest in reading, technology, and libraries. For more information, visit the TT4L website.

*Registration is now closed.

Steampunk and Fantasy: The Lure of Distant Worlds

Thursday, April 16th
10:00-11:50am
Austin Convention Center | Room 16 AB, level 4 

From alternate histories to alternate realities, steampunk and fantasy authors, including New York Times bestselling author C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series and UNSPOKEN: Shadow Falls After Dark), reveal the creative aspect of rendering foreign worlds and the emotional spark of finding universal lessons that draw in readers.

Meet & Greet With C.C. Hunter @ “Texas Teens 4 Libraries (TT4L)”

Thursday, April 16th
12:20-1:05pm
Hilton Hotel, 500 East 4th Street | Ballroom J

Meet New York Times bestselling author C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series and UNSPOKEN: Shadow Falls After Dark) at the TT4L conference.

Teen Author Panel With C.C. Hunter @ “Texas Teens 4 Libraries (TT4L)”

Thursday, April 16th
2:00-2:40pm
Hilton Hotel, 500 East 4th Street | Ballroom H

Hear from New York Times bestselling author C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series and UNSPOKEN: Shadow Falls After Dark) at this panel discussion featuring teen authors.

Evening With the Authors Dinner

Thursday, April 16th
6:30-8:30pm
Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd | Foothills II
Tickets required*

Delicious prose and artful writing are served up! Join five writers, including Steve Berry (THE PATRIOT THREAT) for an intriguing evening of literary and culinary flavors.

*Tickets for this four course dinner are $85 and must be purchased by Friday, April 3, through pre-registration.

Book Buzz: The New Books Are Coming

Friday, April 17th
10:00-11:50am
Austin Convention Center | Room 17 AB, level 4

Come hear Anne “sweet teeth” Spieth highlight her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at this popular annual book buzz featuring representatives from several publishing houses.

If you can’t make it, follow the action on Twitter via #txla15. Stay tuned for updates. See y’all soon!

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