Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Cakes, Candy, and Sweethearts! See you at TLA 2016 in Houston!

We can't wait for TLA 2016!
The Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels are so excited for our annual librarian conference! This year we'll be raffling off a custom cake designed by cake illustratrator Akiko White! Akiko was the winner of the 2014 SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award. Her jaw dropping works of art are also incredibly delicious. You won't want to miss this raffle! 

DATE: Wednesday, April 20th
TIME: 11:00 - 12:00
PLACE: Booth 1421 (Texas Overlooked Books)

Akiko's amazing typewriter cake!
Where to find the Sweethearts at TLA!

The Texas Sweethearts have tons going on at TLA this year, and we'd love to see you! Our complete schedule is below. Please come by and say hi! Also we love hearing when people read our newsletter <3 span="">


2:00-3:00 - Emma Virján and Carmen Oliver speak on the panel "What's New with Texas Authors and Illustrators for Elementary Readers"
3:00-4:00 - P. J. Hoover and Cory Putman Oakes speak on the panel "What's New with Texas Authors and Illustrators for Middle Grade to YA". Jessica Lee Anderson moderating.
4:00-5:20 - Texas Authors & Illustrators Meet and Greet (Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel, 1600 Lamar Street)


10:15-11:50 - K.A. Holt participates in the Poetry Round Up, reading from HOUSE ARREST
10:30-11:00 - Cory Putman Oakes speaks in "Sofa Secrets" with the Junior Library Guild
10:30 - Christina Soontornvat signs ARCs of THE CHANGELINGS in the Sourcebooks booth
11:00-12:00 - Texas Sweethearts and Scoundrels Annual Reception at Texas Overlooked Books (booth 1421)
11:00-11:45 - P. J. Hoover signs TUT in the Tor booth (booth 1546)
1:00-2:00 - K.A. Holt signs HOUSE ARREST and RED MOON RISING in the Authors Area 
2:00-3:50 - P. J. Hoover will be on the panel "Discover the Spirit of Texas Reading Program"
2:00-3:00 - Nikki Loftin signs WISH GIRL, NIGHTINGALE'S NEST, and THE SINISTER SWEETNESS OF SPLENDID ACADEMY at Overlooked Books, Booth 1421
2:00-2:30 - Emma Virján signs WHAT THIS STORY NEEDS IS A HUSH AND A SHUSH (Aisle 4)
2:00-3:00 - Carmen Oliver Signs BEARS MAKE THE BEST READING BUDDIES at Capstone Booth #1621
3:30 - Cory Putman Oakes Signs DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS at the Sourcebooks booth
4:00-5:30 - P. J. Hoover and K.A. Holt are featured authors at the YART Texas Tea
4:00-5:20 - Christina Soontornvat participates in "Debutante Ball: Children's Literature Debut Authors 2016"


11:00-12:30 - P. J. Hoover and Jessica Lee Anderson sign at Texas Overlooked Books (booth 1421)
2:00-3:00 - Nikki Loftin signs WISH GIRL for Penguin Young Readers in TLA Author Signing Aisle #TK
6:30-8:30 - P. J. Hoover will be at Murder by the Book bookstore on a panel with David Lubar & Alan Gratz