My son and I had a wonderful Wednesday courtesy of Waterbury Arts Magnet School in Waterbury, CT. They chose TRAVELER and DREAMER as their spring book club reads and invited me to be their guest of honor for a dinner and book discussion.
(Special thanks to Sydney for posing with me!)
They were awesome! Such a great group with so much insight and so many clever comments. And they were especially welcoming to my son, who happens to be the real-life inspiration for the character of Danny. Author life can be a real joy some days, and this was one of them. I also walked out with a swag bag full of terrific stuff! Total win!
It’s official! I’ll be at NoVa TEEN Book Festival on March 30th! If you’re in the Northern Virginia/ DC area, come on out! They’ve got a fabulous lineup of authors, including my fellow Swoon Squad members, Katy Upperman (KISSING MAX HOLDEN, THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF US, HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN) and Olivia Hinebaugh (THE BIRDS, THE BEES, AND YOU AND ME).
The event is free and full of terrific workshops, as well as overflowing with books and amazing authors! I’d love to see you there!
Keystone Comic Con – I have to be honest here – was a mixed experience. For whatever reason, the con organizers sank a lot of time, money and effort into wrangling some great celebrity guests, but not a lot of time, money and effort into one crucial thing: marketing. Continue reading
And if you can tear yourself away from Joe Manganiello and the casts of Trueblood and The Office (among other squee-worthy celebs), be sure and drop into my panel today at 3pm, where we’ll be discussing world building, and all that entails!
Here it is, my 2nd panel announcement for Keystone Comic Con! Join me and my fellow MacMillan authors, Shani Petroff and Devon Taylor on Sunday, September 16th as we discuss the impact of online writing communities and all things YA!
KEYSTONE COMIC CON
From Reader to Author: Making the Leap!
Sunday, September 16, 2018
This is only one of the panels I’ll be sitting on. The other is Sunday, September 16th and will feature fellow members of the MacMillan Swoon Squad as we talk all things YA – details on the time when I get it.
I’m thrilled to be in such great company on both panels, and unlike San Diego Comic-Con, these panels come with book signing ops afterward!
So come on out, Philly! I’d love to see you!
Just in time for back-to-school, and what a great time to pick up a copy of TRAVELER, which is a Keystone To Reading Secondary Book Award Finalist for school year 2018-19! And of course, since TRAVELER ends on such a cliffhanger, you might as well pick up a copy of DREAMER so you’re not left hanging!
Hope to see you there!