Mar 31, 2015

Texas Library Association Conference & Meetup - 2015 #TXLA15

It's that wonderful time of year again...TLA!! Librarians and book lovers come to one town in Texas for the largest state-wide library conference, and of course that's TEXAS! Over 4,500 people have already registered for the event. Not a librarian and would like to attend? You can! Purchase an exhibit hall pass that let's you in all three days.

I have hosted a get-together for bloggers and librarians every time we all have a chance to get together and I'm thrilled to partner with YART and SCBWI this year! So.....The Young Adult Round TableLiterary Lonestars, and Austin SCBWI present the 5th Annual YA / Kidlit Everything Meetup! This is a come and go event with open invitation to all YA/Kidlit enthusiasts, but please RSVP with Rafflectopter below. There will be appetizers for all to enjoy on us, but please feel free to order dinner on your own. Of course, there's an open bar - silly question! Bar tab on you....hope to see you all there!!

Tuesday, April 14th, 7-10pm
Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant (all ages)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I'll be presenting with Naomi Bates, Karen Jensen, and Melissa Marr on Radical RA on Tuesday at 4pm. I'm also moderating the YA Contemporary Literature: The Next Hot Thing with Michelle Knudsen, Chris Lynch, CJ Lyongs, Julie Murphy, Jason Reynolds, and Andrew Smith on Thursday at 1pm. Lastly, I'm on the Local Arrangements Committee and helping with social media for the conference. We've been meeting monthly since last August so we're excited to see the conference finally here!

This post will fill you in on everything you need to know to attend TLA like a pro if you have any questions, ask below and I'll try to help!


April 14 - 17th, 2015
Austin Convention Center
Registration is still open and you can register on-site
No need to be a librarian to attend, although a TLA membership is super rad!

NO wheels on the exhibit floor
You can bring up to 5 items to be signed per author, per visit
Bag checks will be outside the exhibit hall on the Trinity Street side
US Post office in the Exhibit Hall during hall hours
The TXLA 15 app is only available to attendees who are registered

Parking ranges and there are two convention center garages - maps and directions HERE
Being a volunteer is cool! I'm doing it, she's doing it, we're all doing it. More info HERE

Author Info:
A list of authors who are signing can be found HERE (authors sign in author area and in exhibit booths) and the full schedule is HERE
The TXLA 15 app has the signing times for the authors (booth and author area)

Exhibit Hall:
Exhibit hall map can be found HERE
Exhibit hall pass for the week varies and info HERE
Tuesday 4/14: 5:30-7:30
Wednesday 4/15: 10:15-5:00
Thursday 4/16: 9:00-4:00
Friday 4/17: 9:00-12:00


YART (Young Adult Round Table) is hosting a Texas Tea with awesome authors on Wednesday, the 15th from 4-5:20pm. This event always sells out so get your tickets online now! More info and a list of authors HERE

Mar 30, 2015

Giveaway: The Remedy (The Program .05) by Suzanne Young #ReleasetheRemedy

The Remedy by Suzanne Young
April 21st 2015 from Simon Pulse

Can one girl take on so many identities without losing her own? Find out in this riveting companion to The Program and the New York Times bestselling The Treatment.

In a world before The Program…

Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone.

Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.

Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start.

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Giveaway time! THE WORLD BEFORE THE PROGRAM prize pack includes a copy of The Remedy plus copies of Suzanne Young’s bestselling series The Program and The Treatment. Prizing & samples courtesy of Simon & Schuster. Fill out the fancyl doo-hickey below to be officially entered. Giveaway open to US addresses only, good luck!