And away...we go!
AUGUST 26, 2017: MONTANA YOUTH BOOK FESTIVAL, MISSOULA, MONTANA, 2:30-4 PM, LIBRARY BOARDROOM
Joint event with Trent Reedy, author of DIVIDED WE FALL. Workshop: "Bad Guys: How to write engaging, sympathetic antagonists, whether they're villains, the government, or your character's worst impulses."
SEPTEMBER 23–24, 2017: FLATHEAD RIVER WRITER'S CONFERENCE, KALISPELL, MONTANA
Joint workshop with my agent, Kate Schafer Testerman: "Partners: How writers and agents can best work together to not only make the deal, but make the career. Stories and tips from a real-life writer/agent team on communication, strategy, deals, marketing, and how to handle the real-life publishing craziness you don't expect."
Also a solo workshop on voice in writing.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017: BUTTE–SILVER BOW PUBLIC ARCHIVES, BROWN BAG LUNCH PRESENTATION, 12 PM
OCTOBER 14, 2017: THIS HOUSE OF BOOKS, BILLINGS, MONTANA, 7-9 PM
Tea and dessert reception for Montana authors in conjunction with the SCBWI Montana Writer's Conference!
NOVEMBER 5, 2017: TATTERED COVER ASPEN GROVE, DENVER, 2 PM
NOVEMBER 12, 2017: PRISCILLA'S DANCEWEAR, LOS ANGELES
DECEMBER 2, 2017: THIRD PLACE BOOKS, LAKE FOREST PARK, SEATTLE, 2 PM
Joint event with Martha Brockenbrough, the author of LOVE, SANTA. We're planning for Christmas carols and cocoa!
DECEMBER 9, 2017: MYSTERIOUS GALAXY, SAN DIEGO
✔NOVEMBER 5, 2016: CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK, BOZEMAN, MONTANA, 12:30 PM
Young Adult Worldbuilding Panel with superstar authors Kent Davis and Michelle Corriel!
✔OCTOBER 29, 2016: THIS HOUSE OF BOOKS, BILLINGS, MONTANA, 5:30-7 PM
Signing at the new Billings co-op bookstore!
✔OCTOBER 29, 2016: BILLINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY, BILLINGS, MONTANA 3-4 PM
Teen writing workshop on creating characters, in the TECHLab. You'll learn different ways to show unique point of view, including vocabulary, rhythm, and experience, and work on a scene with your characters.
✔OCTOBER 15, 2016: MAIN STOPE BOOK GALLERY, BUTTE, MONTANA, 5-6:30 PM
Butte launch, hosted by Books & Books. Talk and book signing!
✔SEPTEMBER 24, 2016: MONTANA BOOK FESTIVAL, MISSOULA, MONTANA, 4-5 PM
Panel at the Youth Book Festival portion, with Billings author Blythe Woolston
✔JUNE 11, 2016: TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL, BOZEMAN, MONTANA
I will be appearing on a panel with superstars Kent Davis and Blythe Woolston at the Barnes & Noble in Bozeman, Montana!
✔APRIL 25, 2016: Skype with the amazing Hornet Readers, Bryant, Arkansas
✔SEPTEMBER 12: MISSOULA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK, MISSOULA MONTANA, 5 PM
I'm so excited to be appearing with Blythe Woolston (MARTians, BLACK HELICOPTERS, http://www.blythewoolston.net/) and Stephanie Oakes (THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY, http://www.stephanieoakesbooks.com/). We're doing a teen workshop on YA dark contemporary stories!
✔JULY 24: BOOKS OF WONDER, NYC, 6 PM
Highways, bridges, and side streets on July 24th, all roads lead to Tunnel Tour NYC at Books of Wonder. With Kody Keplinger (THE DUFF, LYING OUT LOUD, http://kodykeplinger.com/), Kara Taylor (PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL, http://kara-thomas.com/), and Miranda Kenneally (JESSIE'S GIRL, CATCHING JORDAN), and Danielle Vega (MERCILESS, http://www.daniellerollins.com/about-the-books/) as they share their thrilling new reads for YA readers.
✔JULY 17: PORTER SQUARE BOOKS, BOSTON, 7 PM
Joint event with Jen Brooks (IN A WORLD JUST RIGHT, http://www.jenbrookswriter.com/), Annie Cardi (THE CHANCE YOU WON'T RETURN, http://anniecardi.com/), MarcyKate Connolly (MONSTROUS, http://marcykate.com/), Trisha Leaver (THE SECRETS WE KEEP and CREED, http://www.trishaleaver.com/), and Rachel Shane (ALICE IN WONDERLAND HIGH, http://www.rachelshane.com/). Moderated by Mackenzi Lee (THIS MONSTROUS THING)
✔JUNE 12: MAIN STREET BOOKS, ST. CHARLES
Event with NYT Bestselling author Heather Brewer: "Hangin' with the Boys", a conversation about writing boy narrators, the nonsense of "boy" vs "girl" books, sprinkled with lots of silliness and fun!
✔MAY 7: FACT & FICTION, MISSOULA, MONTANA, 3:30 PM
After-school event as part of Children's Book Week with fellow Montana author Janet Fox (FAITHFUL, FORGIVEN, SIRENS, http://janetsfox.com/)!
✔APRIL 30: BARNES & NOBLE CLACKAMAS, PORTLAND, 7 PM
Joint event with Fonda Lee (ZEROBOXER, http://fondalee.com/) and Cat Winters (IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, THE CURE FOR DREAMING, THE UNINVITED, http://www.catwinters.com/)
✔APRIL 25: BARNES & NOBLE SOUTHPOINTE, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA 2 PM
Joint event with N.K. Traver (DUPLICITY, http://www.nktraver.com/), Lydia Kang (CONTROL and CATALYST, (http://lydiaykang.com/), Tonya Kuper (ANOMALY, http://tonyakuper.com/)
✔APRIL 11: BARNES & NOBLE FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, 6 PM
Joint event with Delilah S. Dawson (launching HIT and signing SERVANTS OF THE STORM, http://www.whimsydark.com/), Kelly Fiore (JUST LIKE THE MOVIES and TASTE TEST, http://kellyfiorewrites.com/), Lisa Maxwell (SWEET UNREST, http://www.lisa-maxwell.com/), and Michelle Ray (Falling for Hamlet, on which the E! show The Royals is based, http://www.michelleraybooks.com/)
✔MARCH 24: MRS. DALLOWAY'S, BERKELEY, 7:30 PM
Joint event with Whitney A. Miller (THE CRIMSON GATE and THE VIOLET HOUR, http://whitneyamiller.com/) and Stacey Lee (UNDER A PAINTED SKY, http://www.staceyhlee.com/) NEW: Moderated by S.J. Kincaid (the INSIGNIA series, http://sjkincaid.com/)!!
✔MARCH 21: TATTERED COVER, COLFAX, DENVER, 2 PM
I'm jumping in on the wonderful N.K. Traver's launch party for DUPLICITY! (http://www.nktraver.com/)
✔MARCH 20: THE KING'S ENGLISH, SALT LAKE CITY, 7 PM
Joint event with fellow debut Courtney Alameda (SHUTTER, http://courtneyalameda.com/) and Jenn Johansson (INSOMNIA, PARANOIA, http://www.jennjohansson.com/), and moderated by debut Valynne Maetani (INK AND ASHES, http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23009011-ink-and-ashes)
✔MARCH 12: VROMAN'S, PASADENA, 6 PM
Joint event with Gretchen McNeil (DON'T GET MAD, 3:59, TEN, POSSESS, http://gretchenmcneil.blogspot.com/), Livia Blackburne (THE MIDNIGHT THIEF, http://liviablackburne.com/), and Mary McCoy (DEAD TO ME, http://mary-mccoy.com)
✔FEBRUARY 17: MYSTERIOUS GALAXY, SAN DIEGO, 7:30 PM
Joint event with Kiersten White (ILLUSIONS OF FATE, CHAOS OF STARS, MIND GAMES, PERFECT LIES, and the PARANORMALCY trilogy, http://kierstenwrites.blogspot.com/), Stephanie Diaz (EXTRACTION and REBELLION, http://www.stephaniediazbooks.com), Maggie Hall (THE CONSPIRACY OF US, http://www.maggiehall.com/), and Shannon Messenger (KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES and SKY FALL series, http://ramblingsofawannabescribe.blogspot.com/)
✔FEBRUARY 17: WEST HILLS HIGH SCHOOL, SANTEE
School visit with Maggie Hall and Stephanie Diaz!
✔FEBRUARY 14: CENTRAL LIBRARY, LOS ANGELES, 2 PM
I'll be participating in a Teen Author Panel hosted by Mary McCoy, a YA librarian and fellow Fifteener debut (DEAD TO ME, http://mary-mccoy.com/books/), and esteemed YA authors April Lindner (LOVE, LUCY, http://aprillindnerwrites.blogspot.com/), Jennifer Niven (ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES, http://www.jenniferniven.com/), Amy Talkington (LIV, FOREVER, http://www.amytalkington.com/), and Sandra Waugh (LARK RISING, http://www.sandrawaugh.com/).
✔FEBRUARY 7: HASTINGS, BUTTE, MONTANA, 2 PM
Hometown book signing for anyone who missed the launch and would like a signed copy!
✔JANUARY 28: UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE, SEATTLE, 7 PM
Joint event with the fabulous Lish McBride (FIREBUG, HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER and NECROMANCING THE STONE, http://www.lishmcbride.com/) and Kendare Blake (ANTIGODDESS, MORTAL GODS, ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, and GIRL OF NIGHTMARES, http://kendareblake.com/). We're going to talk about the joys and trials of writing boy vs girl narrators.
✔JANUARY 23: BARNES & NOBLE HOUSTON CHAMPIONS, HOUSTON, 7 PM
This fun event will be moderated by fellow Fifteener Becky Wallace (THE STORYSPINNER, March 3, http://beckywallacebooks.com/) in conversation with me, Joy Preble (THE SWEET DEAD LIFE, FINDING PARIS, http://www.joypreble.com/), and Mary Lindsey (ASHES IN THE WAVES, FRAGILE SPIRITS, http://www.marylindsey.com/).
✔LAUNCH: JANUARY 20, BUTTE, MONTANA
I'll be launching TUNNEL VISION to my hometown crowd at Front Street Station, 6-9 pm! Expect cake and swag and Jake's Party Punch.