Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA

Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
2-4 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Seattle, Leonesa Ballroom
Advance tickets: $60, $55 United for Libraries division members; onsite tickets: $65 (if available)
Event code: UNI1

Wayétu Moore, Juliet Grames, Chris Pavone, Annie Ward, Clare Mackintosh, and G. Willow Wilson will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. The afternoon will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journals Prepub Alert. Enjoy a light offering of tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats. A book signing will follow. Buy your tickets early, as this event often sells out. Purchase tickets




Wayetu MooreWayétu MooreShe Would Be King book cover book cover

She Would Be King, Graywolf/Macmillan
Sep 2018; $26.00; 9781555978174

Wayétu Moore Wayétu Moore is the founder of One Moore Book and is a graduate of Howard University, Columbia University, and the University of Southern California. She teaches at the City University of New York’s John Jay College and lives in Brooklyn.




Juliet GramesJuliet GramesThe Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna book cover

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna, HarperCollins
May 2019; $13.99; 9780062862846

Juliet Grames was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and grew up in a tight-knit Italian-American family. A book editor, she has spent the last decade at Soho Press, where she is associate publisher and curator of the Soho Crime imprint. This is her first novel.




Chris PavoneChris PavoneThe Paris Diversion book cover

The Paris Diversion, Crown/Penguin Random House
May 2019; $27.00; 9781524761509

Chris Pavone is the New York Times bestselling author of The Travelers, The Accident, and The Expats, winner of the Edgar and Anthony Awards for best first novel. He was a book editor for nearly two decades and lives in New York City with his family.




Annie Ward

Annie WardBeautiful Bad book cover

Beautiful Bad, Park Row Books/Harlequin
Mar 2019; $12.99; 9781488099595

Annie Ward has a BA in English Literature from UCLA and a MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. Her short screenplay Strange Habit was selected by the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award winner at the Aspen Film Festival. She received a Fulbright Scholarship and An Escape to Create Artists residency. She lives in Kansas with her family.



Clare MackintoshClare MackintoshBook cover of After the End by Clare Mackintosh

After the End: A Novel, Putnam/Penguin Random House
June 2019; $26.00; 9780593104200

Clare Mackintosh is the author of NY Times bestsellers I Let You Go, I See You, and Let Me Lie, translated into more than thirty-five languages and with more than two million copies sold worldwide. She is the founder of Chipping Norton Literary Festival and is the patron of the Silver Star Society, an Oxford-based charity which provides special care for mothers with medical complications during pregnancy at John Radcliffe Hospital. She lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.


G. Willow WilsonCover of The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson.

The Bird King, Grove Hardcover
March 12, 2019; $26.00; 9780802129031

G. Willow Wilson is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Alif the Unseen, which won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 2013; the memoir, The Butterfly Mosque; the graphic novels Cairo, Air, and Vixen; and the celebrated comic book series Ms. Marvel.