Dine With Children’s Book Authors at the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch [4]

This year’s ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch With Children’s Authors [6] will feature 20 children’s book authors who will pitch their new projects to booksellers over lunch at BookExpo 2018 [7]. The event will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at the Javits Convention Center.

The authors slated to appear are:

Kody Keplinger
Kody Keplinger
Sean Qualls
Sean Qualls
Ngozi Ukazu
Ngozi Ukazu

  • Becky Albertalli
  • Katherine Arden
  • Fred Bowen
  • Deb Caletti
  • J.C. Cervantes
  • Tami Charles
  • Sara Farizan
  • Lisk Feng
  • Travis Jonker
  • Laurie Keller
  • Kody Keplinger
  • Claire Legrand
  • Sean Qualls
  • Bob Shea
  • Adam Silvera
  • David Stabler
  • Nic Stone
  • Jennifer Swanson
  • Ngozi Ukazu
  • Katie Yamasaki

The registration fee for the lunch is $35; however, the Children’s Book Council has generously offered to offset the cost by donating $10 per ticket (those who have already registered will be reimbursed by check from the CBC). Booksellers will receive their table assignments via e-mail prior to BookExpo.

Preregistration and prepayment are required by Wednesday, May 16. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Order tickets for the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch here [8].

Booksellers can register for free badges to BookExpo [9] by providing their ABA member ID number during the registration process. More information about ABA’s programming at BookExpo can be found on BookWeb.org [10].