It’s true, PLA will be here so very soon. We will be bringing a lot of wonderful books and authors to this year’s conference. We hope that many of you will be able to come and participate in this year’s events. Also be sure to stop by our Booth (#327) anytime to say hello.

Carl Hiaasen Comes to PLA!!

12881_hiaasen_carl author photo CHOMP author Carl Hiaasen will be at PLA for some very wonderful events. Hiaasen takes a bite out of reality TV in his hysterical new novel Chomp. Attend an event to find out for yourself what all the excitement surrounding this book is about.

“Mystery, action, humor, and exotic animals and settings, all tied together by a writer with an exceptional grasp of language, makes this a sure hit with any mystery-loving readers.” – Starred review in School Library Journal

Thursday, March 15
~*~Join us for a  signing in the Random House Booth #327
10:00am – 12:00pm

~*~Audio Publishers Association Dinner: A PLA conference favorite, be sure to registerfor this special evening of engaging authors, audio voices, and delicious food. A ticketed event.
6:00pm – 8:30pm

Meet Karin Slaughter!

42748_slaughter_karin author photoDelivering novels of unrelenting and blistering suspense, Karin Slaughter has climbed the New York Times bestseller list. Lisa Gardner proclaimed, “She doesn’t write thrillers as much as she explodes suspense.” Now, in Slaughter’s latest thriller, CRIMINAL the past—like carefully concealed sins—can only stay buried for so long…. Join us for a series of events with Karin at PLA!!

Thursday, March 15
~*~Author signing in Random House Booth #327
2:30pm – 3:30pm

~*~Booklist Booth #431
Mystery Author Reception
3:30pm – 5:00pm

~*~Audio Publishers Association Dinner (a ticketed event)
6:00pm – 8:30pm

6387_danticat_edwidge author photoEdwidge Danticat: Part of One Book, One Philadelphia!

Edwidge Danticat’s book CREATE DANGEROUSLY:The Immigrant Artist at Work has been chosen as a One Book, One Philadelphia selection this year! In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Danticat reflects on art and exile.

Thursday, March 15
~*~Author signing in Random House Booth #327
3:30pm – 4:30pm

“A singular achievement. . . . A tender new book about loss and the unquenchable passion for homeland.”
-The New York Times Book Review

Lisa Unger @ PLA 2012

68928_unger_lisa author photoHEARTBROKEN: A Novel by Lisa Unger is a shattering new thriller about the ties that bind. It is the mesmerizing story of three women on a collision course, of an island haunted by dark memories and restless ghosts, and of the all-too-real demons we must battle. Part thriller, part ghost story, part meditation on what holds us together and keeps us apart, this is a riveting tale of family dysfunction and a ticking clock of bad deeds and even more sinister outcomes. Be sure to come out and meet Lisa at our PLA events!

Thursday, March 15
~*~Booklist Booth #431
Mystery Author Reception
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Friday, March 16
~*~Mystery Solved: The Best in Mystery Authors and Books!
10:45am – 12:00pm
Convention Center Room 121ABC

Quirk Hour in RHL Booth!


QUIRK BOOKS HOUR • Friday, March 16th • 9:30am – 10:30am
Stop by booth #327 for a celebration of all things Quirk—giveaways, posters, tote bags, bookmarks, and more!
Signing by author Joseph Cummins – TEN TEA PARTIES: Patriotic Protests That History Forgot – Everyone knows the story of the Boston Tea Party—in which colonists stormed three British ships and dumped 92,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor. But do you know the history of the Philadelphia Tea Party (December 1773)? How about the York, Maine, Tea Party (September 1774) or the Wilmington, North Carolina, Tea Party (March 1775)?

Looking forwarding to seeing you all at PLA soon:)

Random House Events at PLA 2012!!!

Category: Events

1 comment

  • As an adult fan of Carl Hiaasen, his books and his philosophies on life, there is nevertheless a problem…he wrote a children’s book (“Hoot”) which was a success. Up to that time, the only problem I had with the fact that it took so long for him to write a new book was his love of fishing. Now we adults are up against his love of fishing AND his new hobby, namely that of writing books for children. My life needs more Hiaasen…the withdrawal symptoms are not pretty!

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