AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA 2014
The Largest Book Publishing Show in the United States
The BEA Editors' Buzz Young Adult Books – Author Stage
Meet BEA Editors’ Buzz Picks Young Adult Books Authors 2014.
Friday, May 30, 2014. 10:00 - 10:30 am. Uptown Stage Booth #1376. The Javits Center, New York, NY.
Presenter: Susannah Greenberg, Susannah Greenberg Public Relations, a book pr firm, Greenberg helped launch Albert Whitman Teen and worked with YA authors Liz Zindel and Carol Lynch Williams.
Amy Ewing, The Jewel, HarperTeen
Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale meets New York Times bestselling author Kiera Cass’s The Selection in The Jewel, Amy Ewing’s enchanting yet unsettling YA debut, the first in a trilogy. Welcome to the Jewel, where the only thing more important than opulence…is offspring. Here, class rules. And if you weren’t born into the royalty, you were raised to serve the royals.
There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run, run, run.
Jin, Mei Yee, and Dai all live in the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and overrun by street gangs. Teens there traffic drugs or work in brothels--or, like Jin, hide under the radar. But when Dai offers Jin a chance to find her lost sister, Mei Yee, she begins a breathtaking race against the clock to escape the Walled City itself.
Frank Portman, King Dork Approximately, Delacorte Press
From Frank Portman (aka Dr. Frank) of the band the Mr. T Experience (MTX) comes the long-awaited sequel to the beloved cult classic King Dork, of which John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, said, “Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world.” Aside from the stitches and the head wound, Tom Henderson is the same old King Dork. He’s still trying to work out who to blame for the new scar on his forehead, the memory loss, and his father’s mysterious death. But illicit female hospital visitations, The Catcher in the Rye, and the Hillmont High sex-pocalypse have made him a semi-new man.
Robin Talley, Lies We Tell Ourselves, Harlequin Teen
In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever. Boldly realistic and emotionally compelling, Lies We Tell Ourselves is a brave and stunning novel about the finding truth amidst the lies, and finding your voice even when others are determined to silence it.
Cynthia Weil, I’m Glad I Did, Soho Teen
Mad Men fans will love I’m Glad I Did’s lush 60s setting. the fashion, the intrigue and most importantly the rock n roll. This debut YA novel is filled with juicy autobiographical detail ripped right from the life of legendary songwriter Cynthia Weil, who has also written several news songs for the book, including a title track called I’m Glad I Did. Cynthia drew on her real experience being a young woman in the Brill Building to write the book. She and her husband Barry Mann wrote “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” which was the most-performed song of the 20th century (and the foundation for possibly the best scene in Top Gun)!. They also wrote “On Broadway”—and are on Broadway, as characters in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (nominated for 7 Tonys!)
The authors will will discuss what excites them most about their books and what they hope readers will take away from their books. If time permits, there will be a q&a as well.