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  • Plucking Stories from Personal Experience

    Authors are basically storytellers who do their thing on the printed page (or on your favorite electronic device), instead of around the kitchen table or wherever people gather to swap stories.

  • BEA 2016: Color Your World

    Got adult coloring books? The millions of copies of adult coloring books that have been sold in the past four years proves that the joy, excitement, and memories of this uncomplicated childhood pleasure really have no age limit.

  • BEA 2016: Book Besties: Frenemies, Love, and Crushes

    What would we do without our best friends? How did our first crushes make us feel, and did they meet our expectations? What role do “frenemies” play in our social life? These issues and more will be the focus of this afternoon’s #IReadYA panel “Book Besties."

  • BEA 2016: Marissa Meyer and Leigh Bardugo: Fractured Fairy Tales for Gen Z Readers

    We know that Marissa Meyer and Leigh Bardugo’s YA novels usually get pigeonholed as fantasy, but that catch-all doesn’t really convey the essence of the fictional worlds they’ve created and filled with males and females who are equally swashbuckling as heroic characters.

  • BEA 2016: Reeling In Readers: Three YA Authors Tell How It’s Done

    If there’s one characteristic that fans of Sarah Maas’s Throne of Glass series, Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series, and Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone series share, it’s this: they can’t read each installment fast enough.

  • BEA Weathers the Move to Chicago

    After something of a slow start when the exhibition hall opened at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, book-buyer traffic at the 2016 BookExpo America—which ran through Friday, May 13, at Chicago’s McCormick Place—picked up noticeably on Thursday, May 12.

  • BEA 2016: Children's Breakfast Speakers Agree: Books Change Lives

    The Children's Book & Author Breakfast was a moving testament to the power of books, as four children's book authors spoke of the impact of reading books upon their own lives and the importance of books in all children's lives.

  • BEA 2016: Audio Publishers Association: Tea with the Authors

    Today’s 16th annual Audiobook Tea, presented at BEA by the Audio Publishers Association, features megaselling authors Maggie Stiefvater, Terry McMillan, John Scalzi, and emcee Michael Koryta.

  • BEA 2016: Justin Cronin: A Red-Headed Inspiration

    Ten years and 800,000 words ago, Justin Cronin, at the time a well-regarded, if largely unknown, author of literary fiction and a recipient of the PEN/Hemingway Award, started telling a story—one that he didn’t think would be published.

  • BEA 2016: Sylvia Day Thanks Booksellers for Her Success

    When Sylvia Day, author of many bestselling erotic romance series, was first starting out, she thought it was only a dream that she’d become as successful as she is.

  • BEA 2016: Candice Millard: A Swashbuckling Churchill

    Candice Millard says that she doesn’t write “full biographies” of historical figures; rather, she delves into “moments of time that are powerful and illuminating” about that person.

  • BEA 2016: Robert Hicks: Southern Comfort

    The reverberations from Robert Hicks’s bestselling first novel, "The Widow of the South," are still being felt in his beloved Franklin, Tenn.

  • BEA 2016: Carolyn Eckert: DIY Design Advice

    Carolyn Eckert’s name may not be familiar to booksellers, but the images and designs she’s created have illuminated thousands of bookstore shelves.

  • BEA 2016: Fauzia Burke: Marketer Turns Author

    It’s been more than 21 years since Fauzia Burke opened her own online book marketing consulting business, FSB Associates, after working at both Henry Holt and Wiley in-house.

  • BEA 2016: Loren Estleman: The Novelist Loves Movies

    Bestselling novelist Loren Estleman is well-known for two fictional characters: Los Angeles “film detective” Valentino, and Page Murdock, a U.S. deputy marshal featured in Estleman’s classic historical westerns.

  • BEA 2016: John Scalzi: An Audible First

    Science fiction pro John Scalzi has a treat for his audience—an audio-only release of his latest novella, "The Dispatcher," an urban fantasy that Audible Studios will be bringing out later this year.

  • BEA 2016: Terry McMillan: Rocking a Midlife Crisis

    Terry McMillan has done a lot of living since she last visited Book Expo—which, she notes, was called “the ABA” at the time.

  • BEA 2016: Janet Nolan: Finding Light in the Darkness

    A story of turning a negative into a positive is always heartening, as evidenced by "Seven and a Half Tons of Steel," a picture book written by Janet Nolan and illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.

  • BEA 2016: Jeff Giles: Following a Different Career Path, in a New Setting

    Long before Jeff Giles wrote a word of his debut YA novel, The Edge of Everything (Bloomsbury, Jan. 2017), he had felt firsthand the passion YA readers have for their favorite books and authors.

  • BEA 2016: Kami Garcia: Marking a Year of Milestones

    For Kami Garcia, 2016 is a year of firsts. That may seem like an odd thing for a YA author whose previous books—the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures (co-written with Margaret Stohl) and the Legion series—are New York Times bestsellers.

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