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Romance and Story Telling

November 27, 2011 Leave a comment

This is really an extension of the last post, Mystery Day! Here are more ALA-Midwinter author events on the exhibit floor:

Sunday January 22 is Romance Day – Each Panel will be followed by a book signing.

  • 10:00 am – 10:45 am Historical Romance: From Dukes to Spies and Everything in Between. Featuring: Elizabeth Essex and Lorraine Heath
  • 11:15 am – 12:00 pm From Sweet to Sexy: What’s Happening in Contemporary Romance. Featuring: Jane Graves, Emily March, Francis Ray, and Lori Wilde
  • 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Wild about YA Romance. Featuring: Rosemary Clement-Moore, Trinity Faegen, and Rachel Hawthorne
  • 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Spotlight on Romantic Suspense. Featuring: Jo Davis, Diane Kelly, and Kay Thomas
  • 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm A Closer Look at Paranormal Romance. Featuring: Shayla Black, Candace Havens, Kerrelyn Sparks, and J.D. Tyler

Monday January 23 is Story Telling hosted by the National Storytelling Network with the schedule To Be Announced.


Mystery Day!

November 11, 2011 3 comments

No, today is not mysterious…I learned that Saturday, January 21, 2012 will be MYSTERY DAY on the exhibit floor at ALA Mid-winter in Dallas. I’m so excited – happily I live in Dallas and can easily be in the convention center on The Day…of course, I will likely be working on the exhibit floor but I will definitely be dropping by the Pop Top Stage as often as possible. Other days will likely have even more author-like events. YAY!!!!

Check it out:

Mystery Day at ALA in Dallas on Sat, January 21, 2012

Dallas Convention Center – Exhibit Hall at PopTop Stage

Each panel is 45 minutes long with a 15 min. signing to follow

  • 9:00-9:45  Don’t Mess With Texas: Local authors Rachel Brady,  Robin Allen, Deborah Crombie, Laura Elvebak, moderator Harry Hunsickel
  • 10:00-10:45  Remember the Alibi: Traditional mysteries, a roundtable chat with the Women of Jungle Red,  Hank Phillippi Ryan, Lucy Burdette, Deborah Crombie and Rosemary Harris
  • 11:00-11:45 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys…and P.I.s and ex-cops and reporters…Denise Hamilton,  Cara Black, Martin Limon, Laura Elvebak, moderator Bill Crider
  • 12:00- 12:45 Well, Slap My Knee : What’s so funny about murder?  Joanna Slan, Rachel Brady, Maria Hudgins, Rosemary Harris , moderator Lucy Burdette
  • 1:00-1:45 Brownbag Interview with Charles (Caroline) Todd with Hank Phillippi Ryan
  • 2:15-3:00  Don’t Fence Me In: Mysteries set in foreign countries  Cara Black, Deborah Crombie, Martin Limon,  Charles (Caroline) Todd, moderator  Maria Hudgins
  • 3:15-4:00  Big Roundup: How to find out more about what’s happening in the mystery genre, blogs, websites, conferences  Joanna Slan, Robin Allen, Harry Hunsicker, Denise Hamilton,  Bill Crider, moderator Hank Phillippi Ryan

mid-winter ala authors

December 21, 2010 1 comment

Before we go back to the irregularly scheduled metadata/cataloging stuff (and I have been working on another RDA post, still thinking/debating on it), I have a little Holiday Gift Post for you!!!  Or at least, for those of you lucky enough to be heading to San Diego next month.  I stumbled on the PopTop stage at ALA last summer and so wish I could go again but alas, alack, I shan’t be there. Honestly, I’d have a hard time leaving the exhibit hall on Mystery Day!


PopTop Stage
The PopTop Stage will focus on popular librarian favorites including: Mystery, Romance and New Products for Libraries. The PopTop Stage will feature readings, discussions and presentations. The PopTop Stage will be located in Exhibit Hall H at the 900 aisle in the San Diego Convention.

Saturday January 8 – Mystery Day

10-10:45am Traditional Mysteries: Who are the new Jane Marples? Featuring: Harley Jane Kozak, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Rosemary Harris, Kate Carlisle, Moderated by: Naomi Hirahara

11-11:45am California Girls Featuring: Naomi Hirahara, Jeri Westerson, Dianne Emley , Sue Ann Jaffarian, Moderated by: Hank Phillippi Ryan

12-12:45pm Interview with T. Jefferson Parker, with Naomi Hirahara

1-1:45pm BrownBag Lunchtime Interview with Joanne Fluke, with Rosemary Harris

2-2:45pm – Tough Guys Featuring: T. Jefferson Parker, Ken Kuhlken, Tim Hallinan, Gary Phillips
Moderated by: Kelli Stanley

3-3:45pm Laugh or I’ll Kill You Featuring: Vicki Doudera, Jeri Westerson, Dianne Emley, Rosemary Harris Moderated by: Sue Ann Jaffarian

4-4:45pm S is for Series: Why Readers Love Them Featuring: Kate Carlisle, Tim Hallinan, Vickie Doudera, Sophie Littlefield
Moderated by: Hank Phillippi Ryan

Sunday January 9 – Romance

Stop by the ALA PopTop Stage for a morning of romance fiction! Each session will feature complimentary autographed copies of romance novels by the featured authors, plus other fun giveaways.

9:00–9:45 AM Romantic Suspense: Crossover Appeal Join romantic suspense authors as they discuss the strong women and men who feature in these popular novels, the authors who write them, and the crossover appeal for readers. Featuring: Jill Sorenson, HelenKay Dimon, and Wendy Corsi Staub. Moderated by: Hank Phillipi Ryan

10:00–10:45 AM Romance Heroines Romance authors discuss romance heroines: who they are, their favorites, what they love about them, and what they hate. We might talk about heroes, too! Featuring: Christie Ridgway, Judy Duarte, and Sylvia Day Moderated by: Hank Phillipi Ryan

11:00–11:45 AM Roundtable Chat: What’s Hot and What’s Upcoming in Romance Fiction? From small-town romance series to the ever-growing young-adult romance market, find out what’s trending with the writers and readers of romance fiction. Featuring: Sylvia Day, HelenKay Dimon, Christie Ridgway, Jill Sorenson, and Judy Duarte Moderated by: Hank Phillipi Ryan

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