Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Mon., Jan. 28, 2013
2-4 p.m. (doors open at 1:50 p.m.)
Grand Hyatt Seattle, Leonesca Ballroom
Advance tickets: $49, $45 United for Libraries division members; onsite tickets: $55.
Bestselling authors, including Erica Bauermeister, Roger Hobbs, Amanda Hocking, J. A. Jance, Phillip Margolin, and Thomas Perry, will discuss their writing life and forthcoming books. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats. A book signing will follow, with most books given away free and others available for purchase at a generous discount. Buy your tickets early, as this event often sells out. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2012 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during this event. Tickets cost $49 in advance ($45 United for Libraries division members), $55 onsite. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA. Event code: UFL1
The Lost Art of Mixing, Putnam/Penguin
Jan. 2013; $25.95; 978-0-39916-211-4
Erica Bauermeister, the bestselling author of The School of Essential Ingredients and Joy for Beginners, is also the coauthor of 500 Great Books by Women: A Reader's Guide and Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. She has taught literature and creative writing at the University of Washington, from which she holds a Ph.D. in literature, and is a graduate of Occidental College. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and their two children.
Ghostman, Knopf/Random House
Feb. 2013; $24.95; 978-0-30795-996-6
Roger Hobbs lives in Portland, Ore., having graduated from Reed College in 2011 after majoring in English and studying ancient languages, film noir, and literary theory.
Lullaby, St. Martin's Griffin/Macmillan
Nov. 2012; $17.99; 978-0-25000-565-6
Amanda Hocking is the New York Times bestselling author of the Trylle trilogy and a lifelong Minnesotan. She has sold one million copies of her books, primarily in e-book format.
J. A. Jance
Judgement Call, William Morrow/HarperCollins
July 2012; $25.99; 978-0-06173-116-7
J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, and four interrelated thrillers about the Walker Family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Ariz., Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Wash., and Tucson, Ariz.
Sleight of Hand, Harper/HarperCollins
April 2013; $26.99; 978-0-06206-991-7
Phillip Margolin has written 16 New York Times bestsellers, including his latest novels, Capitol Murder (April 2012) and Supreme Justice (May 2010). Each displays an insider’s view of criminal behavior, which comes from his long background as a criminal defense attorney who has handled 30 murder cases. Winner of the Distinguished Northwest Writer Award, he lives in Portland, Ore.
The Boyfriend, Grove Atlantic, Mysterious Press/Perseus
March 2013; $25; 978-0-80212-606-1
Thomas Perry is the best-selling author of 21 novels, including The Butcher's Boy, which won the prestigious Edgar Award. Metzger's Dog, Strip, and The Informant were all named New York Times Notable Books, and Vanishing Act was named by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of their "100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century."