Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2012 (booth #1704)

Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2012 (booth #1704)

opens in a new windowlogoTxLA 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. 

opens in a new windowwrinkle 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!



The 2012 Edgar Award Nominees

The 2012 Edgar Award Nominees

We are very proud to have so many excellent books, both fiction and nonfiction, nominated for the Edgar Awards this year. 

In their press release the Mystery Writers of America say that the Edgar Awards are "honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television published or produced in 2011."

Our 2012 nominees:

Best Novel 


Best First Novel

LAST TO FOLD by David Duffy
PURGATORY CHASM by Steve Ulfelder

Best Critical Biographical

THE TATTOOED GIRL by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer & John-Henri Holmberg

Mary Higgins Clark

NOW YOU SEE ME by S.J. Bolton
DEATH ON TOUR by Janice Hamrick

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The awards will be presented to the winners on April 26, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, NYC. 

See all of the 2012 Edgar Award Nominees here.

See the full press release from the Mystery Writers of America here.