Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Friday, January 25 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:15pm
ERT / Booklist Author Forum Author Event, Forum/Update, Recorded Session, Speaker series Washington State Convention Center
Ballroom 6B
Description :

“The Novel Is Alive and Well”— the 2013 subject of the always popular ERT/Booklist Author Forum—kicks Midwinter off in style, offering the first of many opportunities to hear and see favorite authors up close over the following days. Lively moderator Brad Hooper, Booklist adult books editor, will work his usual magic as he draws best-selling authors Terry Brooks, Ivan Doig, Gregg Olsen and Ruth Ozeki out on how their books contribute to the thriving of the novel form and the influence of the Pacific Northwest on their work.

To access the recording of the sessions please go to this URL http://eventscribe.com/2013/ALA-Midwinter/.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 25 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet The Authors: ABRAMS - Margi Preus Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2320 (2)
Description :

SHADOW ON THE MOUNTAIN-- A thrilling historical novel from Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling author of HEART OF A SAMURAI

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet The Authors: Zondervan - Rachel Coker Author Event Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2637
Description :

In Rachel Coker’s second YA novel, Chasing Jupiter, sixteen-year-old Scarlett Blaine discovers growing up on a farm, and caring for her autistic brother amidst family tensions, is far from peachy. When a tragic accident and financial difficulties place more pressures on Scarlett’s shoulders, she has to find a hope to cling to before it’s too late.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet The Authors: Frances Lincoln - PGW - Jackie Morris Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1002
Description :

"I Am Cat" and "East of the Sun"

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 25 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet The Authors: ABRAMS - Nikki McClure Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2320
Description :

HOW TO BE A CAT -- A kitten learns the art of being a cat in acclaimed illustrator Nikki McClure's latest picture book

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet The Authors: Llewellyn Worldwide Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2644
Description :

"Beyond Soul Mates: Open Yourself to Higher Love Through the Energy of Attraction"

Dale takes the concept of love and relationships to an entirely new level, explaining that there are many different types of fulfilling partners—beyond the iconic "soul mate."

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet The Authors: Simply Read Books - Julie Morstad Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2708
Description :

How To
This imaginative ‘how to’ book, written and illustrated by award-winning artist Julie Morstad, explores whimsical ways of doing a host of different things, including ‘how to wonder,’ ‘how to feel the breeze,’ and ‘how to be brave.’ How to read this book? That is up to you

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet The Authors: W. W. Norton & Company - Sean Pidgeon Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2409
Description :

Finding Camlann: A Novel

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 26 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet The Authors: ABRAMS - Margi Preus Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2320
Description :

SHADOW ON THE MOUNTAIN

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 26 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet The Authors: Hachette - Stella Cameron Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2705
Description :

Darkness Bound, Stella Cameron

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Steven Johnson Author Event, Recorded Session, Speaker series Washington State Convention Center
Ballroom 6B
Description :

Enjoy listening to one of the most brilliant and inspiring visionaries of contemporary culture offer his hopeful, affirmative outlook for the future. Steven Johnson is acclaimed for multi-disciplinary storytelling and big ideas. Combining the deft social analysis of his earlier bestselling books "Where Good Ideas Come From" with the optimistic arguments of "Everything Bad Is Good For You", his most recent book "Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age" (http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781594488207,00.html, Riverhead Books) makes the case that a new model of political change is on the rise, transforming everything from local governments to classrooms, from protest movements to health care. Johnson paints a compelling portrait of this new political worldview—influenced by the success and interconnectedness of the Internet, but not dependent on high-tech solutions—that breaks with the conventional categories of liberal or conservative thinking. "Future Perfect" has already garnered rave reviews and has appeared on several lists of best books for Fall 2012.

At a time when the conventional wisdom holds that the political system is hopelessly gridlocked with old ideas, "Future Perfect" makes the timely and inspiring case that progress is still possible, and that new solutions are on the rise. Once you hear this speaker, you’ll want to keep up with his thinking -- his blog (http://www.stevenberlinjohnson.com) is a good place to start.

To access the recording of the sessions please go to this URL http://eventscribe.com/2013/ALA-Midwinter/.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet The Authors: Zondervan - Richard Jesse Watson Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2637
Description :

In this follow-up to his bestselling children’s book, The Lord’s Prayer, illustrator Richard Jesse Watson brings to life the beloved Psalm 23 with stunning illustrations that help make the iconic Bible passage come alive for readers young and old.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 12:00pm
Meet The Authors: Frances Lincoln - PGW - Jackie Morris Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1002 (3)
Description :

"I Am Cat" and "East of the Sun"

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 3:00pm
Meet The Authors: KO Kids - PGW - Kathryn Otoshi Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1002
Description :

"One" and "Zero"

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 26 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet The Authors: ABRAMS - Nikki McClure Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2320
Description :

HOW TO BE A CAT

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet The Authors: Kane Miller/Usborne Books Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2609
Description :

Dan, the Taxi Man
A singer, songwriter and poet with five highly acclaimed albums and two poetry collections to his credit, Seattle resident Eric Ode signs his first picture book, Dan, the Taxi Man. Readers get on board with the band as one by one, Dan picks up the musicians headed to their big show. The cumulative tale offers a symphony of sounds and colors complemented by Kent Culotta’s brilliant illustrations. The onomatopoetic voices of the various musical instruments make this an irresistible read-aloud.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet The Authors: Orca Book Publishers - Tiffany Stone Author Event Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2615
Description :

"Rainbow Shoes"
A colorful book of silly poetry to inspire young readers aged 4-7.
Poet Tiffany Stone and artist Stefan Czernecki imagine a silly world filled with colors of every hue. You'll find purple pants, blue hair, orange socks, pink pajamas and robots with red rubber boots.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet The Authors: Simply Read Books - Julie Morstad Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2708
Description :

The Swing
Gorgeous illustrations by Julie Morstad bring new delight to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic poem, The Swing.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 26 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet The Authors: Fantagraphics Books - Peter Bagge Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2409
Description :

Yeah!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet The Authors: Grove/Atlantic - PGW - Margaret Wrinkle Author Event, Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1002 (4)
Description :

"Wash" - Debut novel is the impassioned story of two men and a woman joined together by slave breeding in early-19th-century Tennessee.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event