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
November 6, 2015, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., California Library Association – California Young Reader Medal Tea & Author Signing – Civic Center, Pasadena
November 21, 2015 – National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention (NCTE), Minneapolis, MN
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.
Signing at Harper Children’s booth to follow.
November 22, 2015, 2 p.m. – Second Story Reading Series (w/ Varian Johnson), Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN
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.
Just Missed Events
|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.
May 2, 2015 LaVerne Festival of Books, LaVerne, California
Learn codebreaking with me at this fun all-day literacy festival sponsored by Barnes & Noble! (w/ authors Lee Wardlaw, Shannon Messenger, Elana Arnold, and more.)
March 20, 2015 SCBWI: The Next Level Professional Series
Author McCormick Templeman & I share “Ten Tips for a Killer Pageturner” at SCBWI-Oregon’s regular series for professional writers.
An Evening with Geena Davis: Fundraiser for the Geena Davis Institute for Gender & Media, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, 7 p.m.
I’ll be representing the United Children’s Authors for Gender Equality at this silent auction to raise money for research into representations of women and girls in the media.
I’ll be on the faculty at this summer’s annual conference, moderating the Class of 2K14’s panel on group marketing efforts at 2pm Saturday. Come join meet this year’s fabulous YA and and MG debut authors!