For immediate release | June 11, 2012

ALTAFF to host ‘Historical Fiction @ your library’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA — ALTAFF will host “Historical Fiction @ your library” from 10:30 a.m.-noon PDT at the Anaheim Convention Center, 202A, on Saturday, June 23 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Historical fiction is popular in libraries of all types. Come listen to best-selling authors talk about their latest books. Featured authors will be:

  • poet and novelist Regina O’Melveny ("The Book of Madness and Cures," Little Brown & Co./Hachette, April 2012);
  • best-selling author Gail Tsukiyama ("A Hundred Flowers," St. Martin's Press/Macmillan, Aug. 2012);
  • Jeri Westerson, author of the Crispin Guest Medieval noir series ("Blood Lance," Minotaur Books/Macmillan, Oct. 2012);
  • Jean Zimmerman, author of critically acclaimed nonfiction that focuses on the changing role of women in America ("The Orphanmaster," Viking/Penguin, June 2012).

The program will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal’s Prepub Alert. An author signing will follow. Some books will be given away and others will be sold at a generous discount.

Members of Friends of the Library groups, Boards of Trustees, and representatives from library Foundations can attend ALTAFF’s nonticketed programs for as little as $35. Visit ALTAFF’s website for more information about registering and ALTAFF events at the conference.

For general information about the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 21-26, 2012, visit the ALA Annual Conference website. Use the Conference Scheduler to plan your time, create your calendar, and find out about many other highlights as they’re added — speakers, events, networking opportunities, and more.

ALTAFF, the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. ALTAFF brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. As of Sept. 4, 2012, ALTAFF will be known as "United for Libraries." For more information or to join ALTAFF, visit ALTAFF’s website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or



Jillian Kalonick

Marketing / Public Relations

United for Libraries (United)

800-545-2433 ext.2160