Oct
30
Fri
2015
Persuasion Launch Party and Literary Council (LCNV) Fundraiser @ Barnes & Noble
Oct 30 @ 9:00 PM – Oct 31 @ 1:00 AM
Nov
28
Sat
2015
Compulsion for Giving Book Drive, YA Fictionary, Author Gift Wrapping @ One More Page Books
Nov 28 @ 5:00 PM – Nov 29 @ 1:00 AM
Dec
1
Tue
2015
Barnes & Noble Charlottesville – Holiday Book Signing @ Barnes & Noble
Dec 1 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061748473-0

Fifteen mystery and romance authors will be signing books and chatting with readers at this fabulous event.

Dec
5
Sat
2015
Barnes & Noble Charlottesville, VA
Dec 5 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dec
13
Sun
2015
Books and Beer — Chop Suey’s Annual Brew-Ho-Ho @ Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Dec 13 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

This is going to be an amazing event, and I don’t even love beer. : )

Come and hang out with a bunch of authors though and get your Christmas cheer started early.

http://www.chopsueybooks.com/events/brewhoho

 

Join us at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for the 2nd Annual Books & Beer Holiday Brew-Ho-Ho – an afternoon of local authors, books, and beer! A one-stop holiday shop complete with familiar faces & fantastic flavors!

We’ll be featuring over 30 local authors & artists:

Allison Titus, Anne Blankman, A. B. Westrick, Virginia Pye, Howard Owen, Andrew Blossom, Beth Macy, Bob Gorman & GWAR, Brian Henry, Lynn Rainville, Bob Layton, Carrie Walters & 804ork, Dale Brumfield, Lisa Jakub, Cliff Edwards, Benjamin Campbell, Drew Clarke, David Coogan, David Robbins, Dennis Danvers, Emilie Raymond, Foust, Gigi Amateau, Greg Smithers, Greig Leach, Heath Lee, Jon Sealy, Josh Poteat, Kat Spears, Kristen Green, Martina Boone, Mary Miley, Meg Medina, Michele Young-Stone, Noah Scalin, Randy Blythe, Ryan Smith, Sherry & John Petersik, Steven Nash, Susan Singer, Valley Haggard, Wendy Shang, Willie Anne Wright, and Nancy Wright Beasley.

With music by Scott Burton Trio!

A portion of all sales will go to the Virginia Children’s Book Festival!

 

Jan
30
Sat
2016
YAKFest, Keller, Texas
Jan 30 – Jan 31 all-day
Apr
5
Tue
2016
THE MIRROR KING Launch Party with Jodi Meadows and Martina Boone (Persuasion: The Heirs of Watson Island #2) @ One More Page Books
Apr 5 @ 11:00 PM – Apr 6 @ 1:00 AM

From the One More Page events calendar:

Join us to celebrate the release of Jodi Meadows’ new sequel to THE ORPHAN QUEEN, along with Martina Boone, author of the Southern Gothic ‘Heirs of Watson Island’ series (‘Compulsion’ and ‘Persuasion’). We’ll be hosting a fun-filled evening of raucous book discussion, cupcakes, and a possible rematch between Jodi and Martina after their epic Book Pictionary battle on Small Business Saturday. Pre-order signed copies of THE MIRROR KING and Martina’s books here

Apr
22
Fri
2016
SOKY Book Festival Children’s Day @ Knicely Center
Apr 22 @ 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Apr
23
Sat
2016
Southern Kentucky Book Festival @ Knicely Center
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day

Location: Knicely Center at 654 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green, KY. For Internet and GPS mapping services, use  More directions: http://sokybookfest.org/donations/

POC: Sara Volpi, sara.volpi@wku.edu; office: (270) 745-4502

Website: http://sokybookfest.org/

 

May
6
Fri
2016
Barnes & Noble Charlottesville, VA @ Barnes & Noble
May 6 @ 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

With Hannah Barnaby, Anne Blankman, Joy N. Hensley, and Jodi Meadows

Join us for a night of YA Fictionary (Pictionary with covers from your favorite YA novels) plus a book signing, Q&A, and shenanigans.

We’re going to have a ball, and we hope you’ll join us.

http://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061781934-0

May
20
Fri
2016
Gaithersburg Book Festival @ City Hall Grounds
May 20 – May 21 all-day

I’ll be a featured author doing a presentation in one of the big tents. Don’t know the time yet, but stay tuned and come out for what’s sure to be an amazing day with a ton of award-winning and NYT bestselling authors!

http://www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org/featured-authors-2/featured-authors/

Jun
10
Fri
2016
Barnes & Noble Book Signing @ Barnes & Noble
Jun 10 @ 10:00 PM – Jun 11 @ 12:00 AM
Jun
11
Sat
2016
Pickerington Book Festival
Jun 11 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Ready, Set, Plot! Imaginative and informal interactive session where students, readers, and/or aspiring writers can learn to plot by doing. We pick a genre, a plot type, setting, and characters, and then start off with an inciting incident and follow the building blocks of story to see where they take us. The results are often hilarious and always wonderful, and they’ll illustrate techniques that give real insight into the process of a working author while spurring confidence and creativity.
I’ll be joining the festival via Skype at from 10:00 am to 11:30 am!

 

B & N Young Adult Author Panel @ Barnes & Noble, Libbie Place
Jun 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

I’ll be joining Anne Blankman (Traitor Angels), Meg Medina (Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass), and Sara Raasch (Snow Like Ashes) for a fun panel on YA books at the B&N store at the Libbi Mill Mall, Richmond. Come have fun!

 

 

Aug
7
Sun
2016
Book-it Con @ Moorestown Community House
Aug 7 @ 4:30 PM – 11:00 PM
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!