Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
LIVE! @ your library Shannon Stoker & Molly McAdams Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Shannon Stoker is a licensed attorney who works for Northern Illinois University, training more than 30,000 students and staff in the finer points of ethical research. As a volunteer for the award-winning Gail Borden Public Library, the third largest library in Illinois, Shannon works with readers of all ages and helps run the Kids Fun Fair. The Registry is her first novel. Shannon lives in DeKalb, Illinois, with her husband and small dog.

Molly McAdams grew up in California but now lives in Texas with her husband and furry daughter. When she's not at work, she can be found hiding out in her bedroom surrounded by her laptop, cell, Kindle and fighting over the TV remote. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm. She is the author of From Ashes, Taking Chances, and Stealing Harper.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
LIVE! @ your library Shannon Stoker & Molly McAdams Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Shannon Stoker is a licensed attorney who works for Northern Illinois University, training more than 30,000 students and staff in the finer points of ethical research. As a volunteer for the award-winning Gail Borden Public Library, the third largest library in Illinois, Shannon works with readers of all ages and helps run the Kids Fun Fair. The Registry is her first novel. Shannon lives in DeKalb, Illinois, with her husband and small dog.

Molly McAdams grew up in California but now lives in Texas with her husband and furry daughter. When she's not at work, she can be found hiding out in her bedroom surrounded by her laptop, cell, Kindle and fighting over the TV remote. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm. She is the author of From Ashes, Taking Chances, and Stealing Harper.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Marissa Moss (Sourcebooks) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2331
Description :

Mira’s Diary: Home Sweet Rome. Mira was prepared to travel the world to find her mother—but she never expected that she’d have to travel through time as well. When Mira’s search transports her to 16th-century Rome, she befriends the famed painter Caravaggio and falls into his group of scientists and fellow artists. But Mira quickly realizes this is no place for forward thinkers and is soon faced with protecting her new friends from the evil Madame Lefoutre. Mira’s outmatched 5,000 miles from home, but she’ll have to succeed if she ever hopes to be reunited with her mother.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Samantha Irby (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2637
Description :

Meaty: Essays

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Jennifer Chiaverini & Laura DiSilverio (Penguin Group (USA)) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2417
Description :

The Spy Mistress &
Malled to Death

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Susan Beth Pfeffer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2501
Description :

Susan Beth Pfeffer

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Susan Beth Pfeffer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall
Description :

Susan Beth Pfeffer

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: The Gecko (GEICO) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1034
Description :

YOU'RE ONLY HUMAN: A GUIDE TO LIFE
You know & love him as one of the most famous characters on television, that humble, hardworking spokes lizard with the fetching accent. Turns out there’s so much more to him. He’s a philosopher, an aphorist, a humorist, an artist, a warm companion, a natural storyteller—and, in a grand tradition, a keenly observant & wise outsider who in the course of living and traveling among us has discovered quite a lot about the things that make us human. You’re Only Human is his brilliant take on people, written and illustrated with considerable charm.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
LIVE! @ your library Jennifer Lynn Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Jennifer Lynn lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia and is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. When she’s not hard at work writing she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult and new adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
LIVE! @ your library Jennifer Lynn Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Jennifer Lynn lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia and is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. When she’s not hard at work writing she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult and new adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Bruce Hale (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2620
Description :

Playing with Fire

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Daniel Kraus (Random House Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2212
Description :

Scowler

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Dr. Bob Wright & Dr. Judith Wright (Turner Publishing ) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2012
Description :

Transformed!: The Science of Spectacular Living

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Michelle Edwards (Open Road Integrated Media) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2237
Description :

A Knitter's Home Companion: A Heartwarming Collection of Stories, Patterns, and Recipes

by Michelle Edwards

This heartwarming title will appeal to knitters interested in not only stitches, yarn, and patterns, but also in the lives of other knitters, the lessons that can be learned from their craft, the ways knitting helps knitters cope during difficult times, and the role of knitting in family life.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Ping Fu Author Event, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
S100a
Description :

Get inspired by Ping Fu’s journey from her family’s suffering during China’s Cultural Revolution to becoming a top American innovator and tech entrepreneur who founded Geomagic, a 3D digital reality solution company.

If you’re currently considering or implementing maker programs in your library, this program will resonate as more than an incredible personal story. “I was a maker all along,” she said in an interview with MAKE Magazine. She says that making and craftsmanship are highly revered in China and her experience working in Mao’s factories led to her interest in connecting software to the physical world, that in turn became her vision for Geomagic and 3D technology.

Ping Fu’s remarkable story of personal and business resilience is told in her memoir Bend,Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds Portfolio/Penguin). The book relates how she was separated during China’s Cultural Revolution from her parents at age eight, was forced to work in factories rather than get a school education, and ultimately exiled at 25 when she came to the U.S. She quickly made a new life for herself as an entrepreneur, worked at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and AT&T Bell Labs,and is a member of President Obama’s National Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a board member of Long Now Foundation.

Sponsored by Portfolio/Penguin

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Graphic Novel Stage - Comic books and civil rights history: "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story" Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

In 1957, a group called the Fellowship of Reconciliation published a one-shot comic book titled MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE MONTGOMERY STORY, drawing on the work of King and Gandhi to explain the philosophy of nonviolent direct action. Passed from hand to hand in colleges and churches, this comic ignited the minds of young people all across the South, sowing the seeds for the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Since then, its message has continued to spread, translated into multiple languages, even as far as the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Join scholar Andrew Aydin (coauthor of Congressman John Lewis' upcoming graphic memoir MARCH) for a discussion of how visual literature can be a powerful force for social & political change.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Blue Balliett (Scholastic Inc.) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2505
Description :

Hold Fast

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: David Finch (Simon & Schuster) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2312 - 2412
Description :

The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ken Setterington (Second Story Press) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2018
Description :

Branded by the Pink Triangle

The pink triangle has become a symbol for gay rights, but many young people don't the story behind it. This under-told history is brought to life in Branded by the Pink Triangle, which through careful research and personal stories reveals the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Mark Billingham (Grove/Atlantic, Inc. / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2531
Description :

THE DYING HOURS - acclaimed UK novelist will be signing galleys of his newest Tom Thorne mystery/thriller

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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