United for Libraries to host horror author panel at ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/31/2016

Contact:

Jillian Wentworth

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries

jwentworth@ala.org

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host “The Horror! The Horror! Authors Who Write to Scare” from 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

The horror genre is becoming increasingly popular, so be sure to join fellow horror enthusiasts for this program featuring JG Faherty, Christopher Golden, Christopher Buehlman, Amy Lukavics, Ezekiel Boone and Peter Adam Salomon. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program. The panel will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

JG Faherty (“The Cure,” Samhain Publishing May 2016) is the Bram Stoker Award®- and Thriller Award-nominated author of five novels, along with nine novellas and more than 50 short stories. He is the director of the Horror Writers Association's Library & Literacy Committee and previously coordinated their Young Adult program.

Christopher Golden (“Dead Ringers,” St. Martin's Press/Macmillan, 2015) is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as “Snowblind,” “The Myth Hunters” and “The Boys Are Back in Town.”

Christopher Buehlman (“Suicide Motor Club,” Berkley/Penguin, June 2016) is the winner of the 2007 Bridport Prize for Poetry and the author of several plays and five novels, including “The Lesser Dead” (named the American Library Association’s Best Horror Novel of the Year).

Amy Lukavics (“Women in the Walls,” Harlequin Teen/Harlequin, Sept. 2016) is the author of “Daughters Unto Devils,” a Halloween Book Festival Award Honorable Mention that was described by Booklist as “a creepy read that mashes Laura Ingalls Wilder’s prairie purity with Stephen King’s most frightful horror.”

Ezekiel Boone (“The Hatching,” Atria/Emily Bestler Books/Simon & Schuster, July 2016) lives in upstate New York with his wife and kids. He has two unruly dogs who are mostly friendly.

Peter Adam Salomon (“All Those Broken Angels,” Flux, Sept. 2016) is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Horror Writers Association, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the Science Fiction Poetry Association, the International Thriller Writers and the Authors Guild. 

For information on other United for Libraries programs at the ALA Annual Conference, visit www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library Trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Wentworth at (312) 280-2161 or jwentworth@ala.org.

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