Howdy, librarians of Texas! We can't wait to see y'all in Austin at the 2019 Texas Library Association Annual Conference!
Visit Sourcebooks at booth #2748 for an incredible line-up of events, including in-booth signings with Cori McCarthy, Alyssa Sheinmel, Nefertiti Austin, and Texas author Christina Soontornvat. Don't miss Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee MarcyKate Connolly signing in the Authors Area, and be sure to consult your coupon book for an opportunity to get a free "Authors Are My Rock Stars" t-shirt!
Check out our schedule below and click on each cover image above to read an excerpt.
Author Signings and Giveaways
Monday, April 15
5:00 p.m. GIVEAWAY: Kingsbane by Claire Legrand (Ages 14+)
6:00 p.m. SIGNING: Cori McCarthy, Now a Major Motion Picture (Ages 12+)
Tuesday, April 16
10:00 a.m. GIVEAWAY: "Authors Are My Rock Stars" t-shirts
11:00 a.m. GIVEAWAY: We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar (Ages 14+)
1:00 p.m. SIGNING: MarcyKate Connolly, The Star Shepherd (Ages 8+) in Authors Area Aisle 12
2:00 p.m. GIVEAWAY: Today We Go Home by Kelli Estes (Adult Fiction)
2:30 p.m. SIGNING: Christina Soontornvat, The Changelings (Ages 10+)
4:00 p.m. GIVEAWAY: Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau (Romance)
Wednesday, April 17
9:00 a.m. GIVEAWAY: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson (Ages 12+)
11:30 a.m. SIGNING: Alyssa Sheinmel, A Danger to Herself and Others (Ages 14+)
1:30 p.m. SIGNING: Nefertiti Austin, Motherhood So White (Adult Nonfiction)
2:30 p.m. GIVEAWAY: Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé (Ages 14+)
Programs and Events
Speed Dating the Bluebonnets!
Monday, April 15 @ 1:30 p.m. | Hilton Hotel, Salon H, Level 6
MarcyKate Connolly, author of the Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee Shadow Weaver, joins other authors and illustrators as they share the inspiration behind their titles! The Texas Bluebonnet Award Committee members will also share activities to enrich the books on the 2019-2020 Master List.
"What Was Left Out: Powered by Pecha Kucha" featuring Christina Soontornvat
Tuesday, April 16 @ 10:00 a.m. | Austin Convention Center, 19B, Level 4
Discovering what was cut from a story can be as informative as what was left in. In this panel, five authors, including Christina Soontornvat (The Changelings), will share how they made crucial decisions that shaped their final stories. The authors will use the fast-paced format called Pecha Kucha which has possibilities for educators and students.
Texas Tea: Meet & Greet with YA Authors
Tuesday, April 16 @ 3:15 p.m. | Hilton Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Salon F&G
Join us for the annual Texas Tea, the premier TLA event for young adult literature enthusiasts. Meet authors MarcyKate Connolly (Shadow Weaver) and Alyssa Sheinmel (A Danger to Herself and Others) as they rotate among tables and interact with participants.
"True Stories: New Nonfiction from Debut and Bestselling Authors" featuring Nefertiti Austin
Wednesday, April 17 @ 11:00 a.m. | Austin Convention Center, 18C, Level 4
Hear about upcoming nonfiction releases from debut and bestselling authors, including Nefertiti Austin (Motherhood So White).
"Scream Out Loud: Caution, Contains Horror!" featuring Alyssa Sheinmel
Thursday, April 18 @ 10:30 a.m. | Austin Convention Center, 18AB, Level 4
Many teens relish reading scary stuff. Alyssa Sheinmel (A Danger to Herself and Others) and other horror experts will explore the writing techniques for this genre. When is the gruesome, macabre limit reached for the YA audience?
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