Or, places where I will park my carcass.

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In Conversation with Christa Desir at Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove

Downers Grove, IL — January 14, 2019, 7:00 P.M.

My first event of 2019! Join me and Christa Desir (FAULT LINE, BLEED LIKE ME, OTHER BROKEN THINGS, LOVE BLIND, FOUR LETTER WORD) at Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove! Fun fact: I first met Christa when I was writing the very first draft of DARIUS and her workshop inspired me in more ways than I can count.

YANovCon (Young Adult Novelist Convention) in The Bay Area

Millibrae, CA — January 26, 2019

I’ll be among a great group of authors at the 2019 YANovCon. Come join us at the Millibrae Library for panels, book talk, a signing, and more!

Anticipated schedule:

  • 12-1 Early arrivals, book sale, and community fair

  • 1-2 Opening session

  • 2:25-3:05 1st breakout sessions

  • 3:15-3:55 2nd breakout sessions

  • 4:05-5:05 Author one-on-ones

  • 5:05-5:45 All author book signing


ALA Midwinter in Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA — January 28, 2019

Morris & Nonfiction Award Presentation: This is a ticketed event. I’ll be with the other Morris Award Finalists and Nonfiction Award Finalists, and I’ll even be giving a speech! Fingers crossed it will be okay.

SCBWI Kansas City Shop Talk

Leawood, KS — February 23, 2019

Come join me at the Barnes & Noble Town Center location at 10:00 A.M. to talk about publishing, writing, tea, or anything that strikes your fancy.


Children’s Literature Festival at the University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO — March 17-19, 2019

Three days of programming with a bunch of authors on the campus of UCM. Fun fact: Several of my close friends graduated from UCM, but back then, it was called CMSU (Central Missouri State University).


North Texas Teen Book Festival in Irving, TX

Irving, TX — March 22-23, 2019

Join me and more than 70 other young adult and middle grade authors for two days of awesomeness! More details to come.