Today’s Happy Half Hour features four generations of a Texan family in a changing America, a woman starting over and learning about her family’s past, a heart-wrenching story about the power of place and family ties, and a YA debut dealing with love and grief. LONE STARS by Justin Deabler | 9781250256102 | 2/2/21 THE […]
Cuddle up to more cozy mysteries this month with the next in the Ancestry Detective series set in a boutique Texas hotel and an Easter weekend gone wrong. LINEAGE MOST LETHAL: An Ancestry Detective Mystery by S. C. Perkins “In Perkins’s appealing sequel to 2019’s MURDER ONCE REMOVED, hotel owner Pippa Sutton hires Austin, Tex., […]
Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: CONFESSIONS IN B FLAT by Donna HillISBN 9781640638990, on sale 11/24/20 A multi-media retelling of Romeo and Juliet set during the 1964 Civil Rights movement from an Essence bestselling author who lived through it. LONE […]
Congratulations to the Macmillan titles on the 2020 Lariat List! DOMINICANA by Angie CruzLANNY by Max PorterNINTH HOUSE by Leigh BardugoTHE SILENT PATIENT by Alex MichaelidesTHE WHISPER MAN by Alex NorthZERO SUM GAME by S. L. Huang […]
Nature, history, humor, and sex—just a few of the subjects in this month’s new nonfiction releases: THE SEABIRD’S CRY: The Lives and Loves of the Planet’s Great Ocean Voyagers by Adam Nicolson THREE starred reviews! “Marveling at lives lived in some of the harshest places on the planet, Nicolson writes lyrically of birds most of […]
TGIF! Our #FridayReads are forthcoming books with several starred reviews! THE MERRY SPINSTER by Mallory Ortberg “Unlike most modern versions of fairy tales, Ortberg’s sly, scathing renditions avoid clichés and self-referential edginess, and instead strike directly at the heart. The book brings the shock of the new and the shock of recognition into play at […]
We’re seeing stars for Flatiron Books’s W18 fiction! OLIVER LOVING by Stefan Merrill Block Also available in audio “Block’s powerful, ambitious third novel (after The Storm at the Door and The Story of Forgetting) examines the dislocation, confusion, and psychological trauma experienced by families and communities when sudden, violent loss of life occurs. The author […]
We’re excited to see y’all at the Texas Library Association conference! Come say howdy to the Macmillan crew in booth #1544 & attend our great events. You can also follow the action on Twitter, hashtag #txla16. Safe travels & see you in Houston! […]
YEEHAW! We'll be in San Antonio in just a few short weeks for the Texas Library Association Annual Conference and we can't wait to see you! Peruse the program early, then join us in the exhibit hall at booth #1438 for some great galley giveaways and also at the events below (all are free unless otherwise noted):
Oh the Horror! Author panel
Zombies, werewolves, demons—oh my! How will the world end? In a zombie apocalypse or volcanic eruption caused by angelic rebellion? Find out at this horror panel featuring several authors including Jonathan Maberry (CODE ZERO), moderated by our friend Ali Fisher!
Meet C.C. Hunter @ “Texas Teens 4 Libraries (TT4L)”
Hear New York Times bestselling author C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series and REBORN: Shadow Falls After Dark) deliver the keynote address at the TT4L conference. Free books will be provided to attendees and a signing will follow the speech.
*Tickets are $30. Purchasing information available here.
Texas Tea with YA Authors
Thursday, April 10th
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 600 E. Market Street
Join us for the third annual Texas Tea, the premier event for YA literature enthusiasts, featuring several authors including C.C. Hunter (REBORN: 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 at the time of registration for annual conference. More information available here.
Crunch! An Evening with Zombie Authors dinner
Thursday, April 10th
Hilton Palacio del Rio, 200 South Alamo St | Historic Pavilion
Tickets required; however, conference registration is not required to register for this event*
Eat like it's your last meal! Join thrill-seeking colleagues for a night of terrifying tasty dishes and tales at this annual favorite event. Zombie-themed works will leave you hungry for more as authors, including Jonathan Maberry (CODE ZERO) share their brains (metaphorically, of course). Free books will be provided to attendees, and Zombies are welcome.
*Dinner tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 21 through pre-registration. RSVP via Facebook.
Publishers' Book Buzz
Friday, April 11th
8:00am to 9:50am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | Room 202 AB, concourse level
Come hear Anne “the sweet teeth” Spieth highlight her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at the very popular annual Publishers Book Buzz!
If it's your first time in San Antonio, TxLA has put together a neat site with information about shopping, dining, attractions, and transportation.
See y'all soon! [...]
In today's (excellent, as always) issue of Shelf Awareness, our favorite literary zen masters showcased an unexpected friendship between Virginia-based author Brad Parks (EYES OF THE INNOCENT) and a small town bookstore in Terrell, Texas.
Back in August, Parks exchanged a few emails with Gayle Harris, a fan who happened to own a shop, Books and Crannies. After a few lively back-and-forths, Parks decided he needed to get out to Terrell to see this charming theatre-turned-bookstore for himself.
Ultimately, Parks warns readers that the article is "a cautionary tale for all you book peddlers out there--never write an author and tell him you love his book and own a bookstore. Chances are good he will do what I did: invite himself to your store for a signing." [...]