Dine With Children’s Book Authors at the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch

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This year’s ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch With Children’s Authors will feature 20 children’s book authors who will pitch their new projects to booksellers over lunch at BookExpo 2018. The event will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at the Javits Convention Center.

The authors slated to appear are:

Kody Keplinger
Kody Keplinger
Sean Qualls
Sean Qualls
Ngozi Ukazu
Ngozi Ukazu

  • Becky Albertalli
  • Katherine Arden
  • Fred Bowen
  • Deb Caletti
  • J.C. Cervantes
  • Tami Charles
  • Sara Farizan
  • Lisk Feng
  • Travis Jonker
  • Laurie Keller
  • Kody Keplinger
  • Claire Legrand
  • Sean Qualls
  • Bob Shea
  • Adam Silvera
  • David Stabler
  • Nic Stone
  • Jennifer Swanson
  • Ngozi Ukazu
  • Katie Yamasaki

The registration fee for the lunch is $35; however, the Children’s Book Council has generously offered to offset the cost by donating $10 per ticket (those who have already registered will be reimbursed by check from the CBC). Booksellers will receive their table assignments via e-mail prior to BookExpo.

Preregistration and prepayment are required by Wednesday, May 16. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Order tickets for the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch here.

Booksellers can register for free badges to BookExpo by providing their ABA member ID number during the registration process. More information about ABA’s programming at BookExpo can be found on BookWeb.org.