Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2020

Author signings, title presentations, ARC giveaways, and more–check out all our great events during TLA 2020 in Houston, and we can’t wait to see you there in Macmillan Adult booth #1430!

Tuesday, March 24

1:30-2:30pm: Reading for Joy with Katherine Center [WHAT YOU WISH FOR]
George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, Room 342 BCEF

Katherine Center, New York Times best-selling author of HOW TO WALK AWAY and THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE, shares her passion with audiences all over the country. Come listen as she talks about the importance of reading for pleasure, her writing life, and her love of book clubs.

8:15-10:00pm: TLA After Dark: Book Buzzed
George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, Room 382 AB

Hear from multiple publishers about exciting forthcoming titles!

Wednesday, March 25

10:00-10:30am: Courtney Summers [SADIE] signing
Exhibit Hall, Authors Area aisle 10

10:00am-12:15pm: “To Be Continued…Series Books in YA Lit” panel with Roshani Chokshi [THE SILVERED SERPENTS] & Gita Trelease [LIBERTÉ]
George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, Room 382 AB

Writing a book series can be incredibly challenging, but can also generate a devoted fan base. Join our authors as they detail the intricacies of writing books for a series.

11:00am-12:00pm: Casey McQuiston [RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE] signing
Exhibit Hall, Authors Area aisle 10

11:15am – 12:15pm: “#NoFilter: Real, Raw, Teen” panel with Courtney Summers [SADIE]
George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, Room 352 DEF

These authors capture real, raw teen voices. Their characters don’t flinch away from the emotional and physical realities of teens past and present, and the incredible resonance these decisions have with readers.

1:00-2:00pm: Roshani Chokshi [THE SILVERED SERPENTS] signing
Exhibit Hall, Authors Area aisle 12

1:00-1:45pm: Courtney Summers [SADIE] signing
Exhibit hall, Follett booth #1820

1:30-2:00pm: Gita Trelease [LIBERTÉ] signing
Exhibit Hall, Authors Area aisle 11

3:15-5:15pm: Texas Tea with Casey McQuiston [RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE], Courtney Summers [SADIE], Roshani Chokshi [THE SILVERED SERPENTS], & Gita Trelease [LIBERTÉ]
Hilton Americas Downtown Hotel, Level 4, Grand Ballroom DE

Thursday, March 26

9:45-10:45am: “New Adult Lit: Age 18 – 25ish” panel with Casey McQuiston [RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE]
George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, Room 360 ABDE

New Adults are those transitioning into the legal and emotional responsibility of adulthood. The panel will discuss the perspective and need for this new category and the challenges and rewards experienced in writing for NA.

9:45am-12:00pm: “Your Public Library Presents” with Sarah Bird [DAUGHTER OF A DAUGHTER OF A QUEEN]
George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, Room 332 BE

Your Public Library Presents is a new Public Libraries Division (PLD)-sponsored conference program that features a fabulous author presentation and book signing, along with an opportunity to hear about PLD news.

1:30-2:30pm: “Authors for Your Book Club” panel with Katherine Center [WHAT YOU WISH FOR]
George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, Room 332 BE

2:45-3:45pm: “You can handle the TRUTH: Nonfiction Authors” panel with Jamie Thompson [STANDOFF]
George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, Room 332 BE

3:00-4:00pm: Dahlia Adler [HIS HIDEOUS HEART] signing
Exhibit Hall, Authors Area aisle 13

6:30-9:15pm: Evening with the Authors with Rachel Heng [SUICIDE CLUB]
Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Building Reading Room
Purchase your ticket here.

Friday, March 27

10:30-11:30am: “Short & Sweet” panel with Dahlia Adler [HIS HIDEOUS HEART]
George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, Room 371 DE

What constitutes a good short writing piece? The panel will analyze the process that occurs when writing a limited work. How do you fully develop a theme, characters and plot in fewer words? Does your research process change when creating a shorter work?

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