Confirmed Authors

We confirm authors on a rolling basis and they will be posted here as fast as our fingers can type. Please check back frequently, and in the meantime, check out our Facebook page for pictures from previous events. All photo albums labeled “HFF12″ took place at The Depot, the site of this year’s show.

 

Tuesday, September 30

 

Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony

Nick Butler shotgun lovesongs

Nickolas Butler, SHOTGUN LOVESONGS (Thomas Dunne)

Winner — Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Fiction
Winner — Great Lakes Great Reads

 

sidman heart

Joyce Sidman, WHAT THE HEART KNOWS (Houghton Mifflin)

Winner — Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Poetry

 

Morris moose

Richard T. Morris, THIS IS A MOOSE (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Winner — Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Children’s Picture Book

braiding sweetgrass_web book cover (1) MC.December.BraidigSweetgrass.Author

Robin Wall Kimmerer, BRAIDING SWEETGRASS (Milkweed Editions)

Winner — Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Nonfiction

 

andrea_beaty rosie

Andrea Beaty, ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER (Abrams)

Winner — Great Lakes Great Reads

 

kate-dicamillo-300x220 flora-cover-222x300

Kate DiCamillo, FLORA & ULYSSES (Candlewick)

Winner — Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for YA/Middle-Grade
Winner — Voice of the Heartland Award

Wednesday, October 1

Moveable Feast

 

enger divide

KEYNOTE: Lin Enger, THE HIGH DIVIDE (Algonquin)

 

alexander ambassador

William Alexander, AMBASSADOR (Simon & Schuster)

 

Andersons Animal

Allen Anderson & Linda Anderson, ANIMAL STARS (New World Library)

 

barnhill witch

Kelly Barnhill, THE WITCH’S BOY (Algonquin)

 

brooks horses

Malcolm Brooks, PAINTED HORSES (Grove)

 

cameron repo.jpg

W. Bruce Cameron, THE MIDNIGHT PLAN OF THE REPO MAN (Forge)

 

carlson armond

Nancy Carlson, ARMOND GOES TO A PARTY (Free Spirit Publishing)

 

hodgman bettyville

George Hodgman, BETTYVILLE: A MEMOIR (Penguin Group)

 

ingram2 Clerihews

Paul Ingram, THE LOST CLERIHEWS OF PAUL INGRAM (Ice Cube Press)

 

james killings

Marlon James, A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS (Penguin Group)

 

johnston descent

Tim Johnston, DESCENT (Algonquin)

 

lenfestey cave

James Lenfestey, SEEKING THE CAVE (Milkweed Editions)

 

meginnis fat man

Mike Meginnis, FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY (Black Balloon Publishing)

 

miller scoop

Jeff Miller, SCOOP: NOTES FROM A SMALL ICE CREAM SHOP (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

 

parmar vanessa

Priya Parmar, VANESSA AND HER SISTER (Ballantine Bantam Dell)

 

rosen lady

Renee Rosen, WHAT THE LADY WANTS (

 

scherm unbecoming

Rebecca Scherm, UNBECOMING (Penguin Group)

 

swanson stolen

William Swanson, STOLEN FROM THE GARDEN (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

 

tougasvgraham

Shelley Tougas, THE GRAHAM CRACKER PLOT (Macmillan)

 

treuer prudence

David Treuer, PRUDENCE (Penguin Group)

 

tripp highwayman

Ben Tripp, THE ACCIDENTAL HIGHWAYMAN (Tor Teen)

 

wheaton RNS-PET-HEAVEN

David Wheaton, MY BOY, BEN (TRISTAN Publishing)

 

Adult Author Dinner

Garth Stein sudden light

KEYNOTE: Garth Stein, A SUDDEN LIGHT (Simon & Schuster)

 

berg no cover

KEYNOTE: Elizabeth Berg, THE DREAM LOVE (Random House)

 

Mary_Doria_Russell epitaph

KEYNOTE: Mary Doria Russell, EPITAPH (HarperCollins)

 

Thursday, October 2

Children’s Author Breakfast

HollyBlack_CassandraClare_authorphoto The Iron Trial_Final Cover

KEYNOTE: Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, THE IRON TRIAL (Scholastic)

 

polacco mr wayne

KEYNOTE: Patricia Polacco, MR. WAYNE’S MASTERPIECE (Penguin Group)

 

viorst Alexander

KEYNOTE: Judith Viorst, ALEXANDER, WHO’S TRYING HIS BEST TO BE THE BEST BOY EVER (Atheneum)

 

wolitzer belzhar

KEYNOTE: Meg Wolitzer, BELZHAR (Penguin Young Readers Group)

 

Regional Authors Booth

 

aguirre heraclix

Forrest Aguirre, HERACLIX AND POMP (Resurrection House)

 

souder sky

William Souder, UNDER A WILD SKY (Milkweed Editions)

 

tabak real life

Lawrence Tabak, IN REAL LIFE (Tuttle Publishing)

 

In-Booth Signings

 

dewitz orange

Travis DeWitz, BLAZE ORANGE (Wisconsin Historical Society Press) — 2:00pm

 

dotson ocd

Alison Dotson, BEING ME WITH OCD (Free Spirit Press)

 

hildebrand heart

John Hildebrand, THE HEART OF THINGS (Wisconsin Historical Society Press) — 1:00pm

 

miyazaki perimeter

Kevin Miyazaki, PERIMETER (Wisconsin Historical Society Press) — 10:00am

 

Book Signing Reception

 

anderson hamster

Derek Anderson, HOT ROD HAMSTER AND THE WACKY WHATEVER RACE! (Scholastic)

 

bodeen shipwreck

Stephanie Bodeen, SHIPWRECK ISLAND (Macmillan)

 

heynen sins

Jim Heynen, ORDINARY SINS (Milkweed Editions)