TLA Celebrates Our Clients

If you weren’t at the Texas Library Association convention in San Antonio, you missed quite a book celebration. And our clients were among the hits.

Kwame Alexander signs his book SOLO at TLA 2017
Kwame Alexander signs his book SOLO at TLA 2017

The signing line for Kwame Alexander was neverending, as he read from his new book SOLO, which was co-written by Mary Rand Hess. Kwame also signed copies of THE PLAYBOOK: 52 RULES TO AIM, SHOOT AND SCORE IN THIS GAME CALLED LIFE, to which he contributed.

Don Tate signed copies of his latest non-fiction picture book biography, STRONG AS SANDOW: HOW EUGEN SANDOW BECAME THE STRONGEST MAN ON EARTH, while Christina Soontornvat signed her upcoming middle-grade sequel IN A DARK LAND.

Celebrating other middle-grade novels were Elana K. Arnold, signing her latest A BOY CALLED BAT, and K.A. Holt, who shared poetry excerpts from her older novel-in-verse HOUSE ARREST and signed her upcoming fantasy GNOME-A-GEDDON.

And in picture books, Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick presented and signed copies of their new humorous BOB, NOT BOB! *TO BE READ AS THOUGH YOU HAVE THE WORST COLD EVER.

A bear shows that BEARS MAKE THE BEST READING BUDDIES, as Carmen Oliver said.
A bear shows that BEARS MAKE THE BEST READING BUDDIES, as Carmen Oliver said.

Other clients signed books that are already on shelves. These included:

Carmen Oliver and her picture book BEARS MAKE THE BEST READING BUDDIES

Donna Janell Bowman and her picture book biography STEP RIGHT UP: HOW DOC AND JIM KEY TAUGHT THE WORLD ABOUT KINDNESS

Bethany Hegedus and Evan Turk for their picture book biography BE THE CHANGE: A GRANDFATHER GANDHI STORY

Javaka Steptoe for his picture book RADIANT CHILD: THE STORY OF YOUNG ARTIST JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

P.J. Hoover and her middle-grade novel TUT: MY EPIC LIFE TO SAVE THE WORLD

and Evan Turk, who attended the Bluebonnet Speed Dating session and signed 200 copies of his debut picture book as an author/illustrator, THE STORYTELLER.

We’re looking forward to the 2018 Texas Library Association convention. See you next year!