Tonight we put on our best cowboy boots and strolled on down to Old Red Museum in Dallas for a special event where a diverse group of authors joined us for a signing. It was such an enjoyable evening and it is always one of the highlights of ALA to be able to work so closely with the ALTAFF sponsors and staff. It is definitely an event we look forward to at each ALA. We wanted to share some additional information about the authors that attended the party to sign copies of their books.
MARTIN LIMON from Soho Press and author of Mr. Kill.
Martin Limón retired from military service after twenty years in the US Army, including ten years in Korea. He is the author of six previous books in the Sergeant George Sueño series: Jade Lady Burning, Slicky Boys, Buddha’s Money, The Door to Bitterness, The Wandering Ghost, and GI Bones.
J. TORRES from Archie Comics won the Shuster Award for Outstanding Writer for his work on Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Love as a Foreign Language and Teen Titans Go. He is also the writer of the Eisner Award-nominated Alison Dare and the YALSA listed Days Like This and Lola: A Ghost Story.
Now J. Torres has teamed up again with illustrator Rick Burchett, to create Jinx, an absolutely top-notch new full-length, full-color original graphic novel for tween and teen girls. The literary quality of the book has led us to launch a simultaneous Smythe-sewn hardcover edition ideal for libraries and high-end collectors — once word gets out about it, we expect this title will have long-term steady sales. This outstanding literary original graphic novel is a bright, full-hearted coming of age story told with great humor, charm and compassion.
ANN BAUSUM from National Geographic Society and author of Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr’s Final Hours. Bausum is an award-winning children’s book author on the lookout for personal stories that connect readers with our nation’s past and the echo of history in current events. Marching to the Mountaintop is Ann’s ninth book for the National Geographic Society. With painstaking research, an eye for just the right illustration, and a compelling narrative, award-winning author Ann Bausum makes history come alive for young people.
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