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Teen Book Buzz: New Series, Debut Authors, and a Timeless Classic

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SPONSORED BY: Lerner, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Flux Books, Sourcebooks, and School Library Journal

EVENT DATE AND TIME: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET/12:00 – 1:00 PM PT

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Summer vacations and summer reading programs are just distant memories now. School is back in session, and now it’s time to restock the library shelves! Join us for our fall Teen Book Buzz webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your teen readers, and get forthcoming Spring 2014 titles on order. Moderated by SLJTeen’s Dodie Ownes, this one-hour webcast will feature title presentations from Flux, Lerner Publishing Group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Sourcebooks.HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lerner will be featuring four new hi/lo series aimed at reluctant readers; six new nonfiction books; a graphic novel; a tween series; and five smoldering YAs from Carolrhoda Lab.
  • Flux will be presenting Fall titles including a few exciting debuts and the long-awaited final books in two Flux series; plus they will be giving a sneak preview of a few exciting Winter titles as well.
  • Sourcebooks Fire will give attendees the chance to discover a fiery dragon trilogy, heart-pounding thrillers that will leave you speechless;fantastic new titles from fan-favorites Jessica Shirvington and Miranda Kenneally; and the return of a timeless, beloved classic.
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will be presenting the latest from YA authors Carl Deuker; Susan Beth Pfeffer and Alethea Kontis; as well as stunning debuts by Amy Rose Capetta and Sarah Zettel.

Lindsay Matvick – Senior Publicist, Lerner Publishing Group

Lindsay Matvick is the senior publicist at Lerner Publishing Group. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Library Foundation. Prior to children’s book publishing, Lindsay worked in television as a promotions producer at ABC, CBS, and NBC stations across the country. Lindsay’s love for books was inspired by her mother who is a children’s book author.  Her favorite part of the day is family reading time with her son, Jack and daughter, Katie.

Brian Farrey-Latz- Acquiring Editor, Flux

Brian Farrey-Latz has been acquiring fiction for Flux, the young adult imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide, since 2008. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University. He is the author of the Stonewall Honor book, WITH OR WITHOUT YOU (Simon Pulse) and the middle grade fantasy, THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES (HarperCollins Childrens), a Junior Library Guild selection.

Lisa DiSarro- Director of School & Library Marketing, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

Lisa DiSarro is the Director of School & Library Marketing for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. After being an elementary school teacher and a bookseller she received her master’s degree in Children’s Literature from Simmons College. She thinks that the best part of her job is sharing great books with as many people as possible.

Aubrey Poole- Associate Editor, Sourcebooks

Aubrey Poole got her start as an editor correcting her friends’ grammar in high school, an effort which naturally guaranteed instant popularity. She is now an associate editor at Sourcebooks, acquiring children’s books from picture books through young adult. Her first YA novel, Send by Patty Blount, was a Junior Library Guild pick. Her middle grade novel This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy Cavanaugh received a Starred review from Kirkus and is a Core Collection award winner. Aubrey hopes to continue shamelessly courting librarians with her forthcoming middle grade novel The Ninja Librarians.


Dodie Ownes - Editor, SLJTeen

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