Printable Release Calendar for May!

Here’s our handy printable release calendar to help you keep track of all the sweet May debuts coming at you soon!

Click here for the May 2016 calendar in .pdf format



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











The Sweet Sixteens at ALA Midwinter

MW-Reg-slideMany of our members will be on hand at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting this weekend in Boston!  Here’s where to find them:

Saturday, January 9

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Evangeline Denmark will be signing CURIO at the HarperCollins Booth (#2017)

11:00 AM: Monica Tesler, author of BOUNDERS, will be participating in a Middle Grade Fantasy Panel and Signing at the Pop Top Stage

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Kathy MacMillan will be giving out SWORD AND VERSE swag and signing MORE STORYTIME MAGIC and her other storytime resource books at the ALA Store

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Amy Allgeyer (DIG TOO DEEP), Elizabeth Briggs (FUTURE SHOCK), and Dana Elmendorf (SOUTH OF SUNSHINE) will be signing ARCs at the Albert Whitman Booth (#1922)

All day: Kristy Acevedo will be offering signed CONSIDER swag.  Find her on the exhibits floor!

Sunday, January 10

11:00 AM: Marieke Nijkamp, author of THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS, will be participating in the We Need Diverse Books Panel at the Pop Top Stage

11:00 AM: Jennifer Mason-Black will be signing ARCs of DEVIL AND THE BLUEBIRD at the Abrams booth (#1825)

1:00 PM: Riley Redgate will be signing ARCs of SEVEN WAYS WE LIE at the Abrams booth (#1825)

11:00 AM: Emily Skrutskie will be signing ARCs of THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US at the Flux Booth (#2041)

4:00 PM: Elizabeth Briggs (FUTURE SHOCK), Dana Elmendorf (SOUTH OF SUNSHINE), Emily Martin (THE YEAR WE FELL APART), and Roshani Chokshi (THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN)  will be participating in a Class of 2k16 Panel at the Pop Top Stage

Monday, January 11

11:00 AM: Emily Skrutskie will be discussing THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US at the Pop Top Stage


Meet the Author: Jennifer Mason-Black

Jennifer Mason-BlackJennifer Mason-Black fell asleep one evening as a young poet and woke, many years later, as a novelist. She’s had many jobs in her life, ranging from studying apple trees to attending births as a doula to shelving books in a library, but her current occupations of homeschooling mother and teller of tales are the ones she loves best.  She is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts.

Jennifer’s debut, DEVIL AND THE BLUEBIRD ( Abrams/Amulet, April 2016), is a Young Adult fantasy. A teenage girl meets a devil at her town crossroads and exchanges her voice for a pair of magical boots and six months to save her runaway sister’s soul.

Fun facts:

  • Favorite book growing up: THE LITTLE PRINCE
  • Childhood aspiration: A jockey! At least until she realized, at ten, that she would never be small enough. At that point it seemed wiser to want to be a veterinarian.
  • Favorite time of day/place to write: She prefers the witching hours. However, having to stay awake during the day makes staying up all night impractical, so she writes in the morning instead.
  • Book currently reading/most recently read: THE FALL: A FATHER’S MEMOIR IN 424 STEPS by Diogo Mainardi
  • Favorite things to do (other than reading): Hiking! Also, listening to music, daydreaming, and baking.
  • Favorite sports teams: Sadly, she was born without the gene that enables an interest in team sports, but she can always be convinced to root for the underdog.
  • Surprising personal fact: She spent years of her life counting dead flies stuck to red croquet balls as part of a research project.

Where to find her:

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