ALA Exhibiting

Light Messages Publishing is excited to have our own booth this year at ALA 2017! We can't wait to meet you at this year’s American Library Association conference in Chicago in just a few days! We will be at booth 2639 with a range of authors who are eager to engage with librarians like you and give away free, signed copies of their books.

Our Senior Editor, Elizabeth Turnbull, and our Managing Director, Betty Turnbull, will also be in attendance. They are looking forward to connecting with librarians and learning new ways that Light Messages can support our communities’ libraries. If you’d like to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Elizabeth in advance, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We hope you’ll bookmark Saturday, June 24th at 10:00 am for an exciting Chapter One Stage Event with award-winning author Dave Edlund: International Thrillers in a Divided World

The world and our nation are facing a time of deep divisions and unprecedented ethical concerns while simultaneously reaping the benefits of extreme technological innovations. How do we protect our nation while maintaining our humanity in a world that seems less and less humane? How do we mine the benefits of technology without destroying the world in which we live? These are the questions that Dave Edlund boldly addresses in his Peter Savage novels, tackling hot-button issues such as energy independence, genetic manipulation, bioweapons, and redrawing borders in the name of national security. Dave Edlund will talk about how his expertise as a scientist influences his writing and how he seeks to address global issues through his critically-acclaimed Peter Savage thriller series. Dave will read from his novels and take questions from the audience as he shows the power of fiction to tackle critical issues that might otherwise seem insurmountable.

Be sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a free Kobo Aura pre-loaded with more than 50 titles from our catalog––a value of more than $400! Stop by booth 2639 to enter our giveaway.

This is sure to be an exciting weekend, and we can’t wait to connect with you! We hope to see you at Booth 2639!



 Meet the Authors – Our Full Schedule of In-booth Signings and Giveaways

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