events

If you plan to be at any of these events, please find me and say, "Hi."  I love meeting new people. 
*Events in gray at the bottom have passed.

2016 EVENTS
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Barnes & Noble Teen Book Festival
June 10-12

Oceanside, CA
Festival Kick Off/Book Signing
Date/Time: June 10, 7:00 pm

Aliso Viejo, CA
Book Signing
Date/Time: June 11, 11:00 am

Oceanside, CA Diversity Panel/ Book Signing 
Date/Time: June 11, 4:00 pm

Encinitas, CA
Author Panel/Book Signing
Date/Time: June 12, 2:00pm
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American Library Association (ALA) Annual
Orlando, FL
June 23-28
Class of 2k16 Scavenger Hunt Giveaway
Date/Time: Ongoing throughout the weekend
Click here for details on how to participate.

Panel "Debut MG & YA Fiction Author Panel" & Book Signing
Date/Time: Saturday June 25 from 3:00 - 5:00pm
Location: Winter Park Library
460 E. New England Ave. 
Winter Park, FL 32789
Signing hosted by Writer's Block Books

Book Signing
Date/Time: Sunday June 26 from 10:00 - 11:00am
Location: Albert Whitman Publisher’s Booth #2045

PopTop Stage Panel “Kiss & Tell: MG & YA Authors Talk Cuddling to Kissing to Oh My!”
Date/Time: Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: PopTop Stage Exhibit Hall
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Romance Writers of America (RWA)
San Diego, CA
July 13-16
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SCBWI LA Annual
Los Angeles, CA
July 29 - August 1
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SCBWI Midsouth
Nashville, TN
September 19-20

Book Signing: Nashville, TN
Date/Time: (to be determined)
Location: Parnassus Book Store
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Pasadena Loves YA Book Festival
Pasadena, CA
Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 from 12pm-4pm
Location: Pasadena Public Library - Central Branch
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American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter
Boston, MA
January 8-12
Class of 2k16 Scavenger Hunt Giveaway
Date/Time: Ongoing throughout the weekend
Click here for details on how to participate.

Book Signing ARCs
Date/Time: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 from 1:30 - 3:00
Location: Albert Whitman Publisher’s Booth #1922

“Speed Dating” with Sweet Sixteen Debuts*
Date/Time: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: City Bar (in the lobby of the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel)
*By invitation only. Email me for details.

PopTop Stage Panel “Class of 2K16 YA Debuts”
Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Convention Center Exhibit Hall
Book Buzz Stage “AW Teen Talks Book Buzz for 2016”
Date/Time: Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 from 11:30 - 12:15 pm
Location: Convention Center Exhibit Hall
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California School Library Association (CSLA) Annual
San Diego, CA
February 4-6
Panel “California Debut Authors Talk About Diversity”
Date/Time: Saturday, February 6, 7:30 - 8:15 am
Location: Bahia Hotel in San Diego, CA

Speed Dating with Authors
Date/Time: Saturday, February 6, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Location: Bahia Hotel in San Diego, CA
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AWP Annual Conference
Los Angeles, CA
March 30-April 2
Panel: “Treating Your Setting Like a Character”
Date/Time: 10:30 - 11:45am on Friday April 1, 2016
Location: Room 510, L.A. Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

Panel: “Dream On: Four Debut Authors and Their Many Paths to Publication”
Date/Time: Saturday April 2, 2016 at 10:30am - 11:45am
Location: Room 506, L.A. Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
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Book Launch Party
Carlsbad, CA
April 2
Date/Time: Saturday Apr. 2, 2016 at 7:00pm
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Barnes & Noble to sell books at the event.
*By invitation only.

Book Launch/Signing
Pasadena, CA
April 3
Date/Time: Friday Apr. 3, 2016 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Vromans Bookstore
Signing books with Elizabeth Briggs and Jessica Love.
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RT Booklovers Convention
Las Vegas, NV
April 12-17
Date/Time: Tuesday Apr. 12, 2016 from 10:30pm – 12:00am
Location: Brasilia 7 Room

Panel: “The New Normal: Bucking Stereotypes and Representing Real Teens in YA”
Date/Time: Friday, April 15, 11:15am-12:15pm
Location: Conga Room


Date/Time: Saturday, April 16, 10:30am-2:00pm
Location: Pavilion Ballroom
*For every book purchased at RT you'll receive book swag!

The Match Game: YA Author Edition
Date/Time: Saturday, April 16, 5:00pm-5:45pm
Location: Tropical E Room



Teen Day Party

Date/Time: Saturday, April 16, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Brasilia Room
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Book Signing, Books-A-Million
Jackson, TN
Date/Time: Saturday, April 23 from 2:00-4:00pm
Location: Books-A-Million
1081 Vann Drive Ste 106 
Jackson, TN 38305
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Barnes & Noble Book Signing
Orange County, CA
May 7
Book Signing
Date/Time: May 7, 2:00 pm
Location: Barnes &Noble
791 South Main St., Ste. 100
Orange, CA 92868

Panelist: Dana Elmendorf, Jessica Love, Robin Reul, and Amy Spalding.

Moderated by Jessi Kirby
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BookExpo America (BEA)
Chicago, IL*
May 11-13
Book Signing
Date/Time: May 13, 12:30-1:30 pm
Location: Albert Whitman Booth #2201

BookCon

Chicago, IL
Book Signing
Date/Time: May 14, 11:30-12:30 pm
Location: Albert Whitman Booth #2201

*McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616
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Book Club Dinner*
Encinitas, CA
Date/Time: May 19, 7:00pm
*Private event