March 22, 2017, Pen Center USA‘s “YA Resists” at Skylight Books, 7:30 p.m., Los Angeles, CA
Join me and 11 other authors of books for teens and young readers as we read selections from books that highlight activism and resistance. I’ll be reading from one of my favorites, Rita Williams-Garcia’s ONE CRAZY SUMMER.
January 23 – 27, 2017, Santa Barbara County Education Office Author Go Round (weeklong, for grades 5 – 8)
Just Missed Events
November 4 – 5, 2016, California Reading Association 49th Annual Institute, Visalia, CA
October 1, 2016 Santa Barbara County 61st Annual Breakfast with the Authors, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, CA
July 11 – 12, Nerd Camp / Nerd Camp Jr., Western High School, Parma, Michigan
August 27, Barnes & Noble – The Grove, “Summer Reading Triathlon” awards celebration, 11 a.m.
April 24, 1:00 p.m., Books of Wonder, “Great Middle Grade Reads” Panel w/ Natalie Standiford, Peter Brown, Alison Cherry, and Tommy Greenwald.
April 18, 7:00 p.m., McNally Jackson, New York, NY – (w/Alison Cherry, Lauren Magaziner, Michelle Schusterman)
April 16, 4:30 p.m., R.J. Julia, Madison, CT (w/ Ammi-Joan Paquette, and Corey Ann Haydu)
April 15, 12:00 p.m., Association of Independent School Librarians (AILS) annual meeting, Viewpoint School, Calabassas, CA
March 14, 4:00 p.m., Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma, CA
March 5, 2:00 p.m., Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ
February 25 – 29, Left Coast Crime Convention, Phoenix, AZ
February 15, 2:00 p.m. “Royally Fun Reads” Tour, Green Bean Books, Portland, OR
January 21, 6:00 p.m., East Coast Launch Party, The Mysterious Bookshop, New York, NY
January 19, Time TBD, Joseph Beth Booksellers (Madison Rd), Cincinnati, OH
January 17, 4 p.m. “Royally Fun Reads” Tour, Chevalier’s Books, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Anne Nesbet)
January 15, 6 p.m., “Royally Fun Reads” Tour, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
January 14, 6 p.m., “Royally Fun Reads” Tour, Books Inc. – Laurel Village, San Francisco, CA
January 13, 6 p.m. “Royally Fun Reads” Tour, Pegasus Books, Berkeley, CA
January 7, 7 p.m., Warwick’s Bookstore, La Jolla, CA, 7 p.m.
January 3, 2016, 4 p.m. THE TIARA ON THE TERRACE LAUNCH PARTY!!
January 7, 7 p.m. Launch “Afterparty” at Warwicks, La Jolla, CA
December 29 – December 31, Live on Green Rose Parade Festival, Pasadena, CA
Excited to celebrate The Tiara on the Terrace‘s inspiration with my audiobook narrator, actor Amanda Philipson, who’ll join me for 5 special performances and presentations in the Spirit Theater, following by book signings at the Once Upon A Time Bookstore pop-up shop. You can even take some spy pictures in Russell Gearhart‘s awesome photo booth! Check the schedule for times and details.
A little preview of Amanda’s performance below!
November 21, 2015 – National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention
Panel at 1:15 – 2:30: “Bridging the Gender Divide: Humor and The Art of Engaging All Readers” w/ Jenni Holm, Caroline Carlson, Heidi Schulz, Kim Baker.
Honored to be joining author Varian Johnson (GREAT GREENE HEIST) to spotlight mysteries for young readers as part of Second Story’s annual reading series. SPY-themed food at the reception afterwards!
November 6, 2015, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., California Library Association – California Young Reader Medal Tea & Author Signing – Civic Center, Pasadena
|October 24, 2015, 6 p.m. — Southern California Independent Bookstore Association Trade Show, Author Reception/Signing, North Hollywood, CA
October 29, 2015, 2 p.m. — Chandler School Book Fair, Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA
October 14, 2015 – Educator Reception, Barnes & Noble, Torrance, CA
September 11, 2015 SCBWI-LA – Working Writers’ Retreat – “First Pages” Panel
I’ll be on the faculty of this fantastic weekend of critiquing and camaraderie in Encino. Editors and agents from Roaring Brook, HarperCollins, and Andrea Brown Literary Agency will be joining.
August 13, 2015, 7pm – Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA
Mystery authors Jenny Milchman, Naomi Hirahara, Steph Cha and I will be celebrating Jenny’s newest release with a roundtable discussion on writing crime fiction.
July 6 & 7, 2015 (all day) – Nerd Camp / Nerd Camp Junior, Parma, Michigan
Teacher extraordinare Colby Sharp has organized two full days of writing and reading fun for teachers and kids! Spots may be full, but if not, come along for a chance to meet a star line-up of authors and illustrators, including Jenni Holm, Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Lauren Castillo, and more.
July 9, 2015, 7 p.m., Anderson’s Bookstore, Naperville, IL ( w/ Tricia Springstubb, Kate Hannigan, and Tracy Holczer)
Join three authors for a kids’ game show as Anderson’s kicks off its annual summer sidewalk sale.
July 10, 2015 – 7 p.m., Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, Forest Park, IL (w/ Kate Hannigan)
I’ll be chatting mystery writing for kids with Kate Hannigan, author of The Detective’s Assistant and Cupcake Cousins.
July 11, 2015 – 12:00 p.m. – 57th Street Books – Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
Join me, Lori Rader-Day, Kate Hannigan, and Suzanne Calkins to celebrate Women (and Girls) of Mystery by talking female sleuths in children’s & adult fiction.