For immediate release | November 29, 2011

Young adult author Ally Carter added to the Author Lunch series at PLA 2012

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is excited to announce the addition of the Young Adult Author Lunch with Ally Carter to the PLA 2012 Conference schedule from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. PLA thanks Disney-Hyperion for its support of this event.

Ms. Carter is the New York Times best-selling author of the four books in the Gallagher Girls spy school series "I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You"; "Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy"; "Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover"; and "Only the Good Spy Young." The sixth book in the series is scheduled to be released March 20, 2012. Carter has also written "Heist Society," a 2010 YALSA Teens Top Ten Book, and its sequel "Uncommon Criminals." Her books have been published in more than 20 countries and have appeared on best-seller lists from The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, and BookScan.

Ally Carter joins a remarkable collection of authors scheduled to join PLA 2012, including: David Baldacci, Carl Hiaasen, Oscar Hijuelos, Joyce Carol Oates, Jerry Pinkney (illustrator), Lisa Scottoline, and Karin Slaughter. A separate registration fee does apply for special author events.

Offered biennially, the PLA Conference is the premier event for public libraries, drawing librarians, library support staff, trustees, friends and library vendors from across the country and around the world.

For more information about other PLA events and programs, contact the PLA office at or (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.


Amy Sargent