Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2012 (booth #1704)

Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2012 (booth #1704)

logoTxLA 2012: April 17-20 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX.
TUESDAY, April 17th

Author Signing with Ellie James
6:30PM, booth #1704

Author Ellie James will be in our booth signing copies of books from her Midnight Dragonfly series for teens.

WEDNESDAY, April 18th

Author Signing with C.C. Hunter
10:15AM, booth #1704

Author C.C. Hunter will be signing copies of books from her Shadow Falls series for teens.  

Opening Author Session Luncheon Sponsored by LiFTA (ticketed event)

12:00 - 1:50PM, Hilton Americas Houston, 1600 Lamar St., Level 2, Ballroom AB 

Join authors Lisa Scottoline, Harlan Coben and John Green for a bite! Details here. Luncheon tickets must be purchased through the preregistration process by Friday, March 30.

THURSDAY, April 19th

Crime Time: Thriller Author Panel

8:30 – 9:50AM, George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, Room 371 ABDE

Come and listen to popular thriller writers including Janice Hamrick (DEATH MAKES THE CUT) recount tales of derring-do. Book signing to follow program! More details on the flier.

Publishers Dish the Latest Buzz in Books for Adults with Ali!
10:00 - 11:20AM, George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, Room 304 AB

The ever-popular industry preview of forthcoming titles. The Macmillan Library presentation will be given by Ali.

FRIDAY, April 20th

How to Do an Author Program - Pros within the Publishing Industry with Talia!
10:00-11:50AM, George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, 372 A-F

Publishing reps including Erica Melnichok from Random House, Virginia Stanley from HarperCollins, and our own Talia Sherer, will offer you guidance on how to plan and conduct a smooth author visit at your library. 

wrinkle jacketAnd finally, an event plug from the Macmillan Children's Publishing Group:

This year at TLA, Macmillan is thrilled to be throwing a 50th Anniversary celebration party for A WRINKLE IN TIME featuring Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughter, Charlotte Jones Voiklis. Check out an interview and program preview with Charlotte here, and be sure to stop by the program on Tuesday, April 17th from 1:00 - 1:50PM! You'll receive a FREE A WRINKLE IN TIME tote bag filled with promotional materials!



ALA Annual’s Mystery Day @ the Pop Top Stage!

ALA Annual’s Mystery Day @ the Pop Top Stage!

We're in full-on PLA mode here at Macmillan Castle, but we're pumping the breaks for a minute to bring you news of this year's fantastic line up for Mystery Day at the Pop Top Stage at ALA Annual! 

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Here's an early glance at the schedule:

Mystery Day: Saturday, June 23rd

11:00am - 12:00pm

Laugh, or I'll Kill You: A conversation between Chuck Greaves* and Deb Coonts

12:15pm - 1:30pm

Mystery Chicks and Private Dicks: A conversation between Jeri Westerson and Kelli Stanley

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location, Location, Location: How a Mystery's Setting Impacts the Story - featuring Brian Freeman, Caroline Todd, Charlie Newton, Chuck Greaves, Kelli Stanley, and Mike Lawson

Moderated by: Kelli Stanley

3:15pm - 4:00pm

Attention to Detail: How Research Adds to the Mystery OR How to do Research and Avoid Arrest OR What is #ResearchFail? Featuring Brian Freeman, Caroline Todd, Charlie Newton, and Mike Lawson

Moderated by: Jason Pinter

See the full Mystery Day schedule here. And make sure you add these events to your calendar for ALA Annual!

*Check Greaves wrote a great blog post about his love for librarians. Check it out here.



Macmillan Library @ PLA 2012 (booth #1540)

Macmillan Library @ PLA 2012 (booth #1540)


If you're Philadelphia-bound next month for the Public Library Association Conference, we have some excellent events for you. So whip out those agendas; here's the lineup:

Book Buzz with Nancy Pearl!

WEDNESDAY March 14th, 10:30AM - 12PM, TBA

Librarian of the Year Nancy Pearl, our lovely Talia, and several other publishing reps will be kicking off the conference with a discussion about some of the best upcoming books for adults. Get the inside scoop from an all-star team of panelists as they discuss which titles you'll want to keep your eye on.

See PLA's event description here. And take a sneak peek at Talia's presentation here!

Author Signings in the Macmillan Booth

WEDNESDAY March 14th, 4PM - 6:30PM, booth #1540

Kathleen George (SIMPLE), Lou Manfredo (RIZZO'S DAUGHTER), and Solomon Jones (THE GRAVEDIGGER'S BALL) will all be signing copies of their latest releases in our booth the moment the show floor opens!

The Best in Debut Authors Panel! (RSVP REQUIRED)

THURSDAY March 15th, 10:45AM - 12PM, Philadelphia Convention Center room 120 ABC

Meet Kira Peikoff (LIVING PROOF) and other exceptional debut authors during the AAP/Library Journal "The Best in 2012 Debuts!" author panel. 

*Don't forget to pick up your complimentary signed copy of LIVING PROOF!

See the full panel details and request an invitation here.

Authors Signing in the Macmillan Booth

THURSDAY March 15th, 2:30PM, booth #1540

Jane Cleland will be signing copies of her latest mystery, DOLLED UP FOR MURDER, and Hank Phillippi Ryan will be signing chapter excerpts from her latest crime novel, THE OTHER WOMAN. Come say hi!

Booklist's In-Booth Mystery Soiree

THURSDAY March 15th, 3:30PM - 5PM, Booklist's booth

Macmillan Mystery authors Lars Kepler (THE NIGHTMARE), Hank Phillippi Ryan (THE OTHER WOMAN), Kira Peikoff (LIVING PROOF), Kathleen George (SIMPLE), Lou Manfredo (RIZZO'S DAUGHTER), Solomon Jones (THE GRAVEDIGGER'S BALL), and Jane Cleland (DOLLED UP FOR MURDER) will be chillin' out in the Booklist booth to chat with other authors and attendees. Join them!

Mystery Authors Revealed Panel!  (RSVP REQUIRED)

FRIDAY March 16th, 10:45AM - 12PM, Philadelphia Convention Center room 121 ABC 

Meet Lars Kepler, pseudonymous co-authors of THE NIGHTMARE, and other bestselling Mystery writers during the AAP/Library Journal "Mystery Authors Revealed!" panel hosted by our very own Talia!

*Don't forget to pick up your complimentary signed copy of Lars Kepler's debut, THE HYPNOTIST!

See the full panel details and request an invitation here.

And finally, please swing by booth #1540 any time you're on the show floor. We'll be giving away some excellent galleys and we're always up for a chat.



Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter (booth #1509)!

Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter (booth #1509)!

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Here's a quick look at our big events for ALA Midwinter

BookTalk War - Saturday, January 21st, 11:00AM - 12:00PM 

Dallas Convention Center, Room C1 

Join Macmillan's Talia Sherer & Sterling's Chris Vaccari for The Greatest Book Battle Ever

talia & chris book battle

11:00AM Sterling Children's & Teen Books 

11:15AM St. Martin's Griffin Teen 

11:30AM Sterling Adult 

11:45AM Macmillan Adult 

12:00PM Gift Basket Sweepstakes and Raffle!

*advance copies, gift baskets, and kittens may be provided 

2:00PM - 4:00PM Macmillan booth #1509: Spotlight on Adult Literature: two FULL hours of author signings and giveaways! 

And don't forget that Saturday is MYSTERY DAY in the exhibit hall at the Pop Top Stage... Check out the full schedule of author events here

BookTalk Breakfast - Monday, January 23rd, 8:00AM - 9:30AM 

Dallas Convention Center, Room A130/131 

The Association of American Publishers' Trade Libraries Committee and Library Journal cordially invite you to our annual complimentary BookTalk Breakfast featuring St. Martin's Press author, Robert Leleux (THE LIVING END, January 2012). 

Please RSVP HERE by January 18th to attend the BookTalk Breakfast. Contact Becca Worthington at or 212.255.1573 with any questions.



NYLA’s Mystery Slam!

NYLA’s Mystery Slam!

mysterious girls

Thanks to all of the librarians who joined me yesterday at NYLA's Mystery Slam! I had a blast. I hope you all discovered some intriguing new titles and managed to enjoy a glass of wine (or two) during the event (I mean, the description really should have been: "buzzing and getting buzzed!").

I had a blast presenting with my co-panelists Kayleigh George (HarperCollins) and Cheryl Herman (Random House Books On Tape and Listening Library). I also owe a huge thanks (and probably a mountain of cookies) to Annie Mazes (HarperCollins) who drove Kayleigh and I upstate to the event! Thanks, girl!

Here's the list of all the titles I presented:
  • AVAILABLE DARK | Hand, Elizabeth | 978-0-312-58594-5 | HC
  • CLOUDLAND | Olshan, Joseph | 978-1-250-00017-0 | HC
  • THE MAN FROM PRIMROSE LANE | Renner, James | 978-0-374-20095-4 | HC
  • HEART OF A KILLER | Rosenfelt, David | 978-0-312-59837-2 | HC
  • HUNTING SWEETIE ROSE | Fredrickson, Jack | 978-0-312-60526-1 | HC
  • ASHES TO DUST | Sigurdardottir, Yrsa | 978-0-312-64174-0; 978-1-250-00493-2 | TPO&HC
  • AN AMERICAN SPY | Steinhauer , Olen | 978-0-312-62289-3 | HC
  • THE ROPE | Barr, Nevada | 978-0-312-61457-7 | HC
  • THE DARKENING FIELD | Ryan, William | 978-0-312-58651-5 | HC
  • THE INQUISITOR | Smith, Mark Allen | 978-0-8050-9426-8 | HC
  • MIDNIGHT IN AUSTENLAND | Hale, Shannon | 978-1-60819-625-8 | HC
  • A SIMPLE MURDER | Kuhns , Eleanor | 978-1-250-00553-3 | HC
  • HEMLOCK GROVE |McGreevy, Brian | 978-0-374-53291-8 | TPO
  • JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY | Mignola, Mike | 978-0-312-64473-4 | HC
  • THREATS | Gray, Amelia | 978-0-374-53307-6 | TPO
  • CHILDREN OF WRATH | Grossman, Paul | 978-0-312-60191-1 | HC
  • THE CAT SITTER’S PAJAMAS | Clement, Blaize | 978-0-312-64313-3 | HC
  • NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT | Babson, Marian | 978-0-312-33240-2 | HC
  • DEAD SCARED | Bolton, S.J. | 978-0-312-60053-2 | HC
  • KILL YOU TWICE | Cain, Chelsea | 978-0-312-61978-7 | HC
  • THE NIGHTMARE | Kepler, Lars | 978-0-374-11533-3 | HC
  • GRANDDAD, THERE'S A HEAD ON THE BEACH | Cotterill, Colin | 978-0-312-56454-4 | HC
  • THE RECKONING | Casey, Jane | 978-0-312-62200-8 | HC
  • HUSH MONEY | Greaves, Chuck | 978-1-250-00523-6 | HC
  • A DARK ANATOMY | Blake, Robin | 978-1-250-00672-1 | HC
  • DON’T EVER GET OLD | Friedman, Dan | 978-0-312-60693-0 | HC
  • THE VIPER | Östlundh, Håkan | 978-0-312-64232-7 | HC
  • THE LOCK ARTIST | Hamilton, Steve | 978-0-312-69695-5 | TP
  • THE LAST CHILD | Hart, John | 978-0-312-64236-5 | TP

THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE | King, Laurie R. | 978-0-312-42736-8 | TP



ALA Annual Schedule 2011, New Orleans!

ALA Annual Schedule 2011, New Orleans!

June 23th28th, 2011, Booth #1126

Friday, June 24th

  • 5:30pm Julie Cross will sign copies of TEMPEST in our booth #1126.

Saturday, June 25th*

  • 10:00am John Hart will sign copies of IRON HOUSE in the Baker & Taylor booth #2049.
  • 11:00am Rhys Bowen and Jane Cleland will sign copies of BLESS THE BRIDE and DEADLY THREADS in our booth #1126.
  • 12:30pm Mary Kay Andrews will sign copies of SUMMER RENTAL in our booth #1126.
  • 1:30pm Mary Kay Andrews will speak on the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage at the back of the 1400 aisle.
  • 1:30pm "Celebrating Southern Writers" with John Hart (IRON HOUSE) at MCC #335-336.
  • 4:00pm "Tales from the Heart: Literary Memoirs" with Margaux Fragoso (TIGER, TIGER) at MCC #283.


*Saturday is also Mystery Day on the Pop Top Stage featuring Minotaur authors Ro Harris, Jane Cleland, Nancy Martin, Michael Wiley, Steve Hamilton, Barbara Fister, Rhys Bowen and Cathy Pickens!

  • 10:00am "Traditional Mysteries: Who are the new Jane Marples?" with authors Rhys Bowen, Nancy Martin, Rosemary Harris, and moderator Jane Cleland.
  • 11:00am "Tough Guys" with authors Steve Hamilton and Michael Wiley.
  • 12:00pm An interview with Cathy Pickens.
  • 1:00pm BrownBag Lunchtime Interview with Rosemary Harris.
  • 2:00pm "Attention to Detail: how research adds to the mystery" with authors Rhys Bowen, Jane Cleland, and moderator Michael Wiley.
  • 3:00pm "Laugh or I’ll Kill You" with authors Rosemary Harris, Nancy Martin, and Cathy Pickens.
  • 4:00pm "Mystery Chicks and Private Dicks" with author Barbara Fister.

Sunday, June 26th

  • 9:00am Coffee Klatch featuring Steve Hamilton (THE LOCK ARTIST) and Alden Bell (THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS) at J.W. Marriott (614 Canal Street) and lle de France Ball Room sponsored by YALSA.
  • 9:00am Rosemary Harris will sign SLUGFEST in our booth #1126.
  • 10:30am The Alex Award winners panel and book signing with featured speakers Steve Hamilton (THE LOCK ARTIST) and Alden Bell (THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS) at MCC #383-385.
  • 10:30am ALTAFF’s “Mysteries @ your Library” with featured speakers Erica Spindler (WATCH ME DIE) and Bill Loehfelm (THE DEVIL SHE KNOWS) at MCC #268.
  • 12:30pm From the Inside(rs) Out: AAP/ Book Buzz Editor’s Panel with Nancy Pearl and John Sherer.
  • 1:30pm ALTAFF’s “First Author, First Book” panel with featured speaker Ellen Bryson (THE TRANSFORMATION OF BARTHOLOMEW FORTUNO) at MCC #269.

Monday, June 27th





Ladies and gents, BEA 2011 is upon us!

As always when we disappear into the conference-twilight-zone, updates may get a little spotty around here, but don't you worry. We'll be back by the end of the week with the full BEA rundown. 

If you're joining us at the BEA zoo, please stop by the Macmillan booth #3352 to chat us up. If we're not in the booth we'll be somewhere awesome; come find us!

Our full BEA 2011 schedule is available here



Aaand We’re Back!

Aaand We’re Back!

Well, ladies and gentlemen, Austin was a blast!

I'm delighted to report that there wasn't a single disaster, fiasco, or catastrophe and all the Texan librarians I met were sweet as peaches! We hosted some fantastic author events and signings. A huge thanks to C.C. Hunter, Jason Goodwin, David Levithan, Linda Castillo, Jonathan Maberry, and John Scalzi for joining us in the booth and on our discussion panels.

Talia got the opportunity to chat about her favorite upcoming Spring titles during the publishers' Book Buzz event and she also hosted a riotous adult mystery panel. Our old buddy Ben hosted Beyond Earth's Boundaries, a sci-fi panel that turned into a thorough discussion about the function and nature of genre.

We gave away a ton of stellar galleys at the booth, the most fun of which were the YA ARCs picked up by high schoolers on Teen Day. And after all that? We were (and still are) exhausted!

Our schedule may have been jam-packed with TxLA awesomeness, but don't worry, we still managed to grab some amazing carnitas tacos and a pile of the most delicious ribs I'll ever have the pleasure of inhaling.

TxLA 2011



We’re Off to TxLA 2011!

We’re Off to TxLA 2011!

We're off to Texas on Monday for TxLA 2011

It may get a little quiet around the blog, but worry not! We'll be back the week of the 18th with crazy stories and pictures, no doubt.

If you're heading down to Austin, as well, make sure you find us and say, hi! Our full schedule of events and booth information is all in this article. We're giving away a lot of really great galleys and we'd love the chance the chat with you about any and all of them. 

The rest of you will need to curl up on the couch with a good book and try not to miss us too much.

Emergency phone numbers are on the fridge.



BookExpo America 2011 Events Schedule

BookExpo America 2011 Events Schedule

BEA 2011! May 24-26, Booth #3352

BEA is going to be a madhouse, but we want to make sure you get to every event created for you! Here's a quick run down of your must-attend list:

Monday, May 23th 

6:30pm: Annual BookExpo America Librarians Dinner
Presented by AAP and Library Journal
(Yale Club, NYC 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, Grand Ballroom)
Hosted by Library Journal's Librarian of the Year, Nancy Pearl!
Kevin Zraly, author of Kevin Zraly’s Complete Wine Course: 2012 Edition  (Sterling)
Dava Sobel, author of A More Perfect Heaven (Walker & Company)
Meghan O’Rourke, author of The Long Goodbye (Riverhead)
Alice Hoffman, author of The Dovekeepers (Scribner)
Russell Banks, author of Lost  Memory of Skin (HarperCollins)
Ilene Beckerman, author of The Smartest Woman I Know (Algonquin)

To request an invitation please contact Tina Jordan.

Tuesday, May 24th

9:30am: Galley Giveaways:
GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan

10 - 11am: The Great Readalike. If You Like This…You’ll LOVE That!
Presented by AAP and Library Journal
(Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1E16) [...]