The Sweet Sixteens at BookExpo America

beaMany of our members will be on hand at BookExpo America (BEA) this weekend in Chicago!  Here’s where to find them:

Thursday, May 12

10:00 AM-10:30 AM:

  • Isabel Bandiera will be signing BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER in the autograph area, Table 14.
  • Audrey Coulthurst will be signing OF FIRE AND STARS at the Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Booth (#2038-2039)

11:00 AM:

  • Lisa A. Koosis will be signing RESURRECTING SUNSHINE at the Albert Whitman Booth (#2201)

1:00 PM-2:00 PM:

  • Robin Yardi will be signing THE MIDNIGHT WAR OF MATEO MARTINEZ in the autograph area, Table 12.

3:00-3:30 PM:

  • Julie Leung will be signing MICE OF THE ROUND TABLE: A TAIL OF CAMELOT in the autograph area, Table 10.

3:00-4:00 PM:

  • Paula Garner will be signing PHANTOM LIMBS at the Candlewick Booth (#1529).

 

 

Friday, May 13

11:00 AM-12:00 PM:

  • Casey Lyall will be signing HOWARD WALLACE, P.I. at the Sterling Booth (#1467)
  • Jeff Giles will be signing THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING in the autograph area, Table 6.

11:30 AM-12:00 PM:

  • Stephanie Garber will be signing CARAVAL at theMacmillan/Flatiron Books Booth (#1958)

12:30 PM:

  • Elizabeth Briggs will be signing FUTURE SHOCK at the Albert Whitman Booth (#2201)

1:00 PM-1:30 PM:

  • Kerri Maniscalco will be signing STALKING JACK THE RIPPER in the autograph area, Table 11

1:15 PM-1:45 PM:

  • Wade Albert White will be discussing THE ADVENTURER’S GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL ESCAPES in the “Meet the Middle Grade Buzz Authors” Panel at the Uptown Stage

2:30 PM-3:00 PM:

  • Wade Albert White will be signing THE ADVENTURER’S GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL ESCAPES in the autograph area, Table 3

3:00-4:00 PM:

  • Caleb Roehrig will be signing LAST SEEN LEAVING in the autograph area, Table 8

 

Saturday, May 14

10:30 AM:

  • Elizabeth Briggs will be signing FUTURE SHOCK at the Albert Whitman Booth (#2201)

11:00 AM:

  • Wendy Spinale will be signing EVERLAND at the Scholastic Booth

2:00 PM:

  • Wendy Spinale will be signing EVERLAND at the Scholastic Booth

3:30 PM:

  • Lisa A. Koosis will be signing RESURRECTING SUNSHINE at the Albert Whitman Booth (#2201)

 

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Printable Release Calendar for January!

2016 is coming up fast!  In less than a month, you’ll be able to get your hands on some of the great 2016 debuts.  Each month, we’ll be posting a printable calendar to help you keep track of those upcoming releases.  Here’s January’s calendar.  Print it, post it, cover it with hearts!

Click here for the January 2016 calendar in .pdf format

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Thanks to our printable calendar team: Sarah Alexander,  Jenn Nguyen, Dee Romito, Kathy MacMillan, Randi Pink and designer Ava Jae!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Sixteen: Author Nightmares

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1. SOMETHING’S MISSING: the launch is planned, the cover is fantastic, the publisher is all ready to go….except you completely and totally forgot to write the book!

2. You’re all set for the launch date, and the morning of you wake up and realize…IT WAS ALL A DREAM. You haven’t sold your book and there are three rejections waiting in your email box.

3. You’ve been anxiously awaiting the day for months, and finally it’s here. You open up your box of ARCs only to find that the publisher has put in not your professional author photo, but an image they found of you by Google image searching your name . . . and it’s from your crazy antics in college.

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Meet the Author: Isabel Bandeira

Isabel BandeiraGrowing up, Isabel Bandeira split her time between summers surrounded by cathedrals, castles, and ancient tombs in Portugal and the rest of the year hanging around the lakes and trees of Southern New Jersey, which only fed her fairy-tale and nature obsessions. In her day job, she’s a Mechanical Engineer and tones down her love of all things glittery while designing medical devices, but it all comes out in her writing. The rest of the time, you’ll find her reading, at the dance studio, or working on her jumps and spins at the ice rink. Isabel lives in South Jersey with her little black cat, too much yarn, and a closetful of vintage hats. She is represented by Carrie Howland of Donadio and Olson, Inc.

Isabel’s debut, BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER (Spencer Hill Contemporary, January 2016), is a Young Adult Contemporary novel. When Phoebe finds out that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her, she turns to her favorite books for advice. She overhauls her personality to become as awesome as her favorite heroines and win Dev’s heart. But if her plan fails, can she go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?

Fun facts:

  • Favorite book growing up: EMILY OF NEW MOON by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Childhood aspiration. A writer. Or a book character. Either worked!
  • Favorite time of day/place to write: Morning at the kitchen table with her toast
  • Favorite things to do (other than reading): Dancing, spending time on the ice (she figure skates!), archery, and knitting
  • Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: It’s a great excuse to sing “Sixteen Candles” really off-key whenever she’s in the mood?

Where to find her:

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