Sep
16
Fri
2016
Hooray For Books @ Hooray For Books
Sep 16 @ 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Join me, Kristen Simmons, and Mary G. Thompson for a panel on the writing craft in preparation for NaNoWriMo! More details to come, but this will be a fun, frank, hands-on discussion so put it on your calendars!

YA Virginia @ Richmond Public Library
Sep 16 @ 10:00 PM – Sep 17 @ 12:00 AM

Join me and a slew of amazing YA authors at the Richmond Public Library for the 3rd annual YA VA event with fun and round table one-on-one discussions followed by a book signing.

 

 

Sep
24
Sat
2016
Boston Teen Book Festival @ Cambridge Public Library
Sep 24 – Sep 25 all-day

Join me, Lori Goldstein, I.W. Gregorio, and Nicola Yoon for a panel on Identity Crisis in our books and in our work. It’s the perfect panel for the Heirs of Watson Island series. And there are are tons of other panels as well, including some of my favorite YA authors. Here’s the full lineup:

 

 

http://www.bostonteenauthorfestival.com

Sep
25
Sun
2016
Fall for the Book @ Various
Sep 25 – Oct 1 all-day

Specific date(s) TBD, but sometime September 25 to September 30th. The whole thing should be be amazing!

Festival Events: Sunday, September 27

Oct
14
Fri
2016
Southern Festival of Books @ War Memorial Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee
Oct 14 – Oct 17 all-day

The Southern Festival of Books in Nashville is always a wonderful time. This year will be the 28th annual Festival, and I’m honored to join them for A Celebration of the Written Word.

Friday, October 14th, 2016: 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 15th, 2016: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 16th, 2016: 12:00-5:00 p.m.

http://humanitiestennessee.org/programs/southern-festival-books/about-southern-festival-books

Oct
22
Sat
2016
Celebrate the Book @ Bosler Memorial Library
Oct 22 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

I’m excited to appear at the Celebrate the Book event in Carlisle, PA along with a ton of great authors! More details at http://www.celebratethebook.com/index.php. : )

Oct
25
Tue
2016
Illusion Launch Party! @ One More Page Books
Oct 25 @ 11:00 PM – Oct 26 @ 12:30 AM

Come join me, Sarah Glenn Marsh, Lisa Maxwell, Jodi Meadows, and Victoria Scott for a great costume party at One More Page Books in Arlington, VA. Come dressed as a character from any of our books, wear a tacky Hawaiian Shirt or other beach finery in honor of the South Carolina beach atmosphere on Watson Island, or just throw on your favorite costume, feather boa, or glitz and glitter. There will be Q&A, games, food, and beach music to  help us get the party going.

Oct
29
Sat
2016
Louisiana Book Festival @ State Capitol
Oct 29 – Oct 30 all-day

Stay tuned for more details! LOTS of great authors going!

http://www.louisianabookfestival.org

 

 

Nov
16
Wed
2016
Shut Up and Write @ Arlington Public Library
Nov 16 @ 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Join me, Sarah Glenn Marsh, and Mary G. Thompson for a great session on writing dark YA books.

Shut Up and Write Nov 2016

Tampa Teen Author Festival
Nov 16 @ 9:00 PM – Nov 17 @ 2:00 AM

Join me, Jodi Meadows, and 14 other authors for the 1st annual teen book festival in Tampa, Florida. More details to come, but this will be EPIC.

Mar
11
Sat
2017
NoVa Teen Book Festival @ Washington Lee High School
Mar 11 @ 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The fabulous NoVATeen Book Festival is just around the corner on March 11th. Come by for fun and hijinx and help me fangirl over some amazing authors, including Nina LaCour, Brendan Kiely, Lindsey Smith, Alwyn Hamilton, Renee Ahdieh, Wendy Higgins, Zoraida Cordova and more!

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Santa Clarita CA RWA First Five Pages Workshop @ Old Town Newhall Library
Mar 18 @ 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

I’m really looking forward to digging into some works in progress with the inimitable and talented Lisa Gail Green at the Santa Clarity Valley RWA meeting. We’ll be taking sample pages and pointing out where things can be tweaked to capture the reader’s attention and develop the characters, plot, and reader expectations about the story question. In Southern California somewhere? Join us!

Mar
25
Sat
2017
Ontario Teen Book Festival
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day
Aug
29
Tue
2017
Webinar — Preparing for a Book Launch @ Online
Aug 29 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Learn From Home with this Webinar!

Ten Steps to An Effective Book Launch

Aug. 29, 7pm to 8:30pm Central time

Does the thought of launching a book into the world, getting readers, then getting more send you shivering into a cave and slamming a door behind you? Never fear! This webinar from the Austin, TX is here to help.

Whether your publisher is pulling out all the stops for your book launch or you are going it alone, there are a number of things you can do to make sure your book gets the critical word of mouth, reviews, and sales it needs up front. This presentation will walk authors through the basic considerations of putting together a marketing plan, schedule, and budget for taking smart and cost-effective steps to launch their baby into the world.

Go to the Austin SCBWI Website for more information.

Sep
17
Sun
2017
One More Page Books
Sep 17 @ 12:15 AM – 1:15 AM

Come help me and NYT bestselling author Lisa Maxwell (THE LAST MAGICIAN) celebrate the book launch for NYT bestselling author Jodi Meadows’ BEFORE SHE IGNITES at One More Page. There will be mischief, mayhem, and dragons!