Or, places where I will park my carcass.
Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge, LA
Downtown Baton Rouge — November 2, 2019
I’ll be at the Louisiana Book Festival for a fun day of events! Scheduling information to come!
Sequel State of Mind Teen Author Panel in Shawnee, KS
Monticello Library — November 7, 2019, 6:30 P.M.
Kansas City is home to authors of many of 2018’s great books for teens. This year, we reconnect with some of these authors in a group discussion about how the writing process changes from the first book in a series to a second. Participating authors are Miranda Asebedo, Sarah Henning, L.L. McKinney, and Natalie C. Parker. Panel moderated by Adib Khorram. Refreshments will be served.
Books available from Rainy Day Books for purchase and signing.
NCTE Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Convention Center — November 23, 2019
4:15 P.M. Panel: Opening the Door for Mental Health Inquiry Through Literature (Room number to come)
Talking about mental health is hard. There are many social barriers to seeking information about mental illness, and even more for seeking help. Teachers are in a unique position to foster inquiry into mental health issues by including literature with mental health themes in the classroom. The panelists for this discussion are all young adult authors who have written books that embody their own experiences of mental illnesses and the ways those experiences intersect with their other identities. Attendees will leave with discussion strategies for the classroom, a list of texts to stock classroom libraries, and teen mental health resources.
TBD: I will probably be signing copies of DARIUS at some point! More details to come.