Upcoming Events

Come see me at these upcoming events:

July 20: BookPeople Kids Writing Camp

BookPeople, Austin TX

10am: Author visit

July 21-23: International Literacy Association Conference

Austin Convention Center, Austin TX

Saturday, July 21, 11am: Signing THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST at the Publisher’s Spotlight booth

Saturday, July 21, 5pm – 6pm: Panel – The Serious Side of Magic: How Fantasy and Magical Realism Novels Can Be Used To Understand and Create Change in the Real World with authors Kim Tomsic, Cory Putman Oakes, Anna Meriano and David Bowles, moderated by librarian Rita Painter

Sunday, July 22, 9am – 10am: Panel – Authors at Work: Observing—and Joining—a Community of Children’s and Young Adult Authors as They Critique Each Other’s Work with authors Donna Janell Bowman, Cynthia Levinson, Jo Whittemore and Angie Zapata

July 28: Book Launch for THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST

BookPeople, Austin TX

2pm: Launch celebration with food, drinks, prizes and more. Get the details on my Facebook event.

Aug 4: SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER: 11 Tips to Add Magic to Your Writing. A free workshop for kids

The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles CA

10:30am: Along with authors Kim Tomsic and Henry Lien, I’ll be teaching a workshop on writing for kids and teens and signing THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST. Get the details and register on the Eventbrite page.

Aug 13: In Conversation With… YA Fantasy Panel

BookPeople, Austin TX

7pm: Moderating a panel in conversation with fantasy YA authors Bree Barton, Cory Putman Oakes and Kayla Olsen

Sept. 8: Two MG Authors: Conversation with Jennifer Ziegler and Samantha M Clark

Brazos Bookstore, Houston TX

2pm: Jennifer Ziegler and I will talk about middle-grade books

Nov. 15-18: NCTE 2018 Annual Convention

Houston TX

Friday, Nov. 16, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Panel – The Serious Side of Magic: How Fantasy and Magical Realism Novels Can Be Used To Understand and Create Change in the Real World with authors Christina Soontornvat, Cory Putman Oakes, Anna Meriano and David Bowles, moderated by librarian Rita Painter

 

Want me to speak at your event? Contact me with the details.

Past Events

June 30-July 1: Writers League of Texas Conference

Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin TX

10:15am-11am – Moderating the “Real Talk: How Agents Spend Their Time” panel with Arielle Datz, Sarah Levitt and Eric Myers

3:15pm-4:15pm: Featured panelist on “The Agent/Author Relationship” with Rachel Orr, Amy Gentry and Sharon Pelletier, moderated by Richard Santos

June 20: Stop the Summer Slide author panel

Barnes & Noble Arboretum, Austin TX

7pm: I’ll be moderating a panel about tips to keep kids reading during the always important summer break and how books change lives, with authors Taryn Bashford, A.M. Rose, Vicky Skinner, Jo Whittemore and Don Zolidis. Get details on the Facebook event.

June 22-25: American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans LA

Saturday June 23, 11am: Signing THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST at the Simon & Schuster booth

June 23: Stop the Summer Slide author panel

Mid-City Branch Library, New Orleans LA

3pm: I’ll be moderating a panel about tips to keep kids reading during the always important summer break and how books change lives, with authors Taryn Bashford, Tiffany Brownlee, Kim Chance, Megan England and Don Zolidis. Get details on the Facebook event.

April 3, 2018: Texas Library Association Convention

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas

2:45pm Panel – What’s New with Texas Middle Grade and Young Adult Authors

4pm Speed Dating at Texas Author and Illustrator Meet and Greet

5:30pm Signing at Author Area #8