October 18, 2017

Day of Dialog 2006 Recap

By LJ Staff

2006 Day of Dialog for Publishers, Vendors, and Librarians
Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Grosvenor Auditorium
National Geographic Society Headquarters
1600 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Provided are titles and authors mentioned during the Day of Dialog panels.


Malaika Adero, Senior Editor, Atria Books
Melody Guy, Senior Editor, Ballantine, One World, Strivers Row
Pat James, Coordinator of Collection Services, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Karen Quinones Miller, Author, Satin Nights, (Warner, July 2006)
Karen Thomas, Editorial Director, Dafina Books
Moderator: Wilda Williams, Fiction Editor, Library Journal

Authors mentioned and title examples:

  • Carl Weber (A Dollar and a Dream, Lookin’ for Luv, So You Call Yourself a Man, etc.)
  • Daaimah S. Poole (Ex-Girl to the Next Girl, Got a Man, What’s Real, etc.)
  • Danielle Santiago (Grindin’, Little Ghetto Girl)
  • Jewell Parker Rhodes (Magic City, Voodoo Season, Voodoo Dreams, etc.)
  • Karen Quinones Miller (Satin Doll, Satin Nights, etc.)
  • K’wan Foye (Eve, Gangsta, Hoodlum, etc.)
  • Mary Monroe (God Don’t Play, In Sheep’s Clothes, Red Light Wives, etc.)
  • Mary Morrison (Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This, When Somebody Loves You Back, Who’s Making Love, etc.)
  • Nikki Turner (A Hustler’s Wife, A Project Chick, Riding Dirty of I-95, etc.)
  • Shannon Holmes (B-More Careful, Bad Girlz, Concrete Jungle, etc.)
  • Snoop Dogg (with David Seay, Tha Doggfather: The Times, Trials, And Hardcore Truths of Snoop Dogg; with David E. Talbert, Love Don’t Live Here No More [Oct. 2006, Atria])
  • Treasure E. Blue (Harlem Girl Lost)
  • Tupac Shakur, (Inside a Thug’s Life)
  • Vickie M. Stringer (Dirty Red [Jul. 2006, Atria], Imagine This, Let That Be the Reason)
  • Wahida Clark (Every Thug Needs a Lady, Payback is a Mutha, Thugs and the Women Who Love Them)
  • Zane (Addicted, Breaking the Cycle, Getting’ Buck Wild, etc.)

Specific titles mentioned:

  • Al on America. Reverend Al Sharpton with Karen Hunter. Dafina.
  • Crank. Ellen Hopkins. Simon Pulse: S. & S. pap.
  • Crystelle Mourning. Eisa Nefertari Ulen. Atria: S. & S. Aug. 2006.
  • Drama High, Vo. 1: The Fight. L. Divine. Dafina. Oct. 2006.
  • Up South: Stories, Studies, and Letters of African American Migrations. ed. by Malaika Adero. New Pr. pap.
  • What Goes Around. Parry ‘Ebonysatin’ Brown. OneWorld: Ballantine. pap.


Reagan Arthur, Executive Editor, Little, Brown
Marjorie Braman, Editor, William Morrow
Gary Fisketjon, VP & Editor, Knopf
Carrie Kania, Publisher, HarperPerennial
Amber Quereshi, Editor, Free Press
Moderator: Barbara Hoffert, Editor, Library Journal

Specific titles mentioned:

  • Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette. Sena Jeter Naslund. Morrow. Oct. 2006.
  • Another Green World. Richard Grant. Knopf. Aug. 2006.
  • Average American Male. Chad Kulten. HarperCollins. 2007.
  • Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders. Neil Gaiman. Morrow. Oct. 2006.
  • The Lay of the Land. Richard Ford. Knopf. Oct. 2006.
  • Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win. William C. Taylor & Polly G. LaBarre. Morrow. Oct. 2006.
  • The Night Gardner. George Pelacanos. Little, Brown. Aug. 2006.
  • One Good Turn. Kate Atkinson. Little, Brown. Oct. 2006.
  • Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution. Holt. Sept. 2006.
  • Then We Came to an End. Joshua Ferris. Little, Brown. Mar. 2007.
  • The View from Castle Rock. Alice Munro. Knopf. Nov. 2006.
  • Vince and Joy. Lisa Jewell. Harper Paperbacks. Oct. 2006.
  • UNTITLED, Michael Gruber. Morrow. Mar. 2007.


Amy Baker, Director of Marketing, HarperPerennial
Kathleen Degyansky, Assistant Director of Programs and Services, Queens Borough PL
Sarah Pucillo, Library Marketing Coordinator, Random House (tentative)
Neal Wyatt, Collection Management Librarian, Chesterfield County Public Library, VA (tentative)
Moderator: Barbara Hoffert, Editor, Library Journal

Authors mentioned and title examples:

  • Chris Bohjalian (Before You Know Kindness, The Buffalo Soldier, Trans-Sister Radio, etc.)
  • Eve Bunting (A Day’s Work, Fly Away Home, Train to Somewhere, etc.) YOUNG ADULT
  • Janice VanCleave (Janice VanCleave’s Chemistry for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work, Janice VanCleave’s Science Around the Year, Janice VanCleave’s Science Through the Ages, etc.) YOUNG ADULT
  • Mark Spragg (The Fruit of Stone, An Unfinished Life, Where Rivers Change Directions)
  • Nancy Bartholomew (Lethally Blonde, Strip Poker, What Stella Wants, etc.)

Specific titles mentioned:

  • Baseball in April and Other Stories. Gary Soto. Harcourt. YOUNG ADULT
  • The Bright Forever. Lee Martin. Shaye Areheart: Crown; pap. Three Rivers: Crown.
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. Erik Larson. Crown; pap. Vintage.
  • Family and Other Accidents. Shari Goldhagen. Doubleday; pap. Broadway.
  • Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima. James Bradley with Ron Powers. Bantam.
  • Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster. Jon Krakauer. Villard; pap. Anchor.
  • Leonardo’s Swans by Karen Essex. Doubleday.
  • The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger. Norton; pap. HarperPerennial.
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. Random; pap. Ballantine
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. Random


Rob Meadows, VP Sales & Marketing, Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.
Greg Stielstra, VP of Marketing, Christian Trade Book Group, Thomas Nelson & author of PyroMarketing (Collins)
Mark Tauber, VP & Deputy Publisher, HarperSanFrancisco
Rolf Zettersten, Publisher, Warner Faith
Moderator: Heather McCormack, Managing Editor, Library Journal Book Review

Authors mentioned and title examples:

  • Bart D. Ehrman (Misquoting Jesus, The Gospel of Jesus, Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code, etc.)
  • Joel Osteen (Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential)
  • John Eldredge (Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul; with Stasi Eldredge, Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul; Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive, etc.)
  • Joyce Meyer (The Confident Woman: Start Today Living Boldly and Without Fear; Look Great, Feel Great: 12 Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now; How to Hear From God: Learn to Know His Voice and Make the Right Decisions, etc.)
  • Mariel Hemingway (Finding My Balance: A Memoir of Balance)
  • Marcus J. Borg (The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith; with John Dominic Craussen, The Last Week: Day-by-Day Account of Jesus’s Final Week in Jerusalem; Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time : The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith)

Specific titles mentioned:

  • Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality. Donald Miller. Nelson: Thomas Nelson.
  • Death by Suburbs: How to Keep the Suburbs from Killing You Soul. Dave L. Goetz. HarperSanFrancisco.
  • God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets in Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It. Jim Wallis. HarperSanFrancisco.
  • In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed. Carl Honore. HarperSanFrancisco.
  • The Journey: Living by Faith in an Uncertain World. Billy Graham. W Pub.: Thomas Nelson.
  • Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources. Martin Lings. Inner Traditions. pap.
  • The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? Rick Warren. Zondervan.
  • The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth that Could Change Everything. Brian D. McLaren. W Pub.: Thomas Nelson.
  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Sogyal Rinpoche. HarperSanFrancisco.