Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

Mon., June 25, 2012
2-4 p.m.
Advance tickets: $49, $45 ALTAFF division members; onsite tickets: $55.

Don’t miss this traditional event. Bestselling writers, including Jane Green, Adam Mansbach, and Selden Edwards, will discuss their writing life and forthcoming books. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats. A booksigning will follow, with some books given away free and others available for purchase at a generous discount. Purchase tickets early to this event, which is always a sell-out.




Selden Edwards (photo credit: JoAnn Carney)Selden Edwards

The Lost Prince, Dutton/Penguin
March 2012; $25.99; 978-0-312-59182-3

Selden Edwards is the author of The Little Book. He spent his career as headmaster at several independent schools across the country, and for more than 40 years has been secretary of his Princeton class, where he also played basketball. He lives in Santa Barbara, Calif.




Jane GreenJane Green

Another Piece of My Heart, St. Martin's Press/Macmillan
March 2012; $25.99; 978-0-312-59182-3

Jane Green is the author of 12 bestselling novels, dealing with real women, real life, and all the things in-between, with her trademark wisdom, wit and warmth. As well as writing a daily blog,, she contributes to various publications, both online and print, including Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Wowowow, and Self. A foodie and passionate cook, most weekends see her cooking for a minimum of 20 people in her home in Westport, Conn., where she lives with her husband and their six children. When she is not writing, cooking, filling her house with friends and looking after their animals, she is usually thanking the Lord for caffeine-filled energy drinks.


Adam Mansbach (photo credit: Open Road Media)Adam Mansbach

Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, Akashic Books/Consortium
April 2012; $15.95; 978-1-617-75078-6

Adam Mansbach is the author of Go the F**k to Sleep, a #1 New York Times best seller and one of the most talked-about books of the decade. A viral sensation that shot to #1 on months before the book was even available, it has been published in 36 languages and is forthcoming as a feature film from Fox 2000. Mansbach’s other books include the novels The End of the Jews, winner of the 2008 California Book Award, and Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005 that is taught at more than 80 universities and has been adapted into a prize-winning stage play. Mansbach’s screenplay Panarea, starring Chloe Sevigny and Mark Webber and executive produced by Jim Jarmusch, will shoot this summer in Italy and Sweden.