Or, places where I will park my carcass.


ALA Annual in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D. C. — June 22-23, 2019

I’ll be at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.! Come say hi!

Saturday, June 22, 6:30 P.M.: APALA Literature Awards Dinner (Closed event)

Sunday, June 23, 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.: Signing in the Exhibit Hall at Penguin Young Readers booth.


Technically You Started It — In Conversation with Lana Wood Johnson

Minneapolis, MN — June 25, 2019, 6:00 P.M.

Lana Wood Johnson, author of TECHNICALLY, YOU STARTED IT, is my first and most enduring writing friend and critique partner. We met in 2014 when we critiqued each others queries and pages for books that have long since been trunked. Come join me in celebrating the launch of her debut, TECHNICALLY, YOU STARTED IT, at Wild Rumpus Books!


SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles, CA

JW Marriott at LA Live! — August 9-12, 2019

I’ll be on the faculty for SCBWI’s Summer Conference. I’ll be doing a panel and a workshop, plus be around to talk shop with all and sundry!

Friday, August 9, 3:00 P.M.: Author Panel: Creating Books That Matter (with Lesléa Newman, Elizabeth Partridge, Jewell Parker Rhodes, and Lilliam Rivera; moderated by Linda Sue Park)

Sunday, August 11, 11:15 A.M.: Workshop: Dismantling Toxic Masculinity Through YA Literature

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!