Events

I love talking to readers! You can check this page or sign up for my newsletter to find out if I’ll be appearing at an event near you. If you would like to invite me to speak at a festival, conference, or other public event, please contact me directly. For information about school visits, please visit my page for educators.

Upcoming Events

April 27, 2024: Signing and bookslinging at Independent Bookstore Day, City of Asylum Books, Pittsburgh, PA. 12:00 pm.

May 9, 2024: Signing and meet & greet, Beaver County Battle of the Books, Beaver, PA.

July 20, 2024: Wicked Marigold signing, Penguin Bookshop, Sewickley, PA. 12:00-1:00 pm.

July 27, 2024: Talk and signing, Grove City Community Library, Grove City, PA. 1:00 pm.

August 23, 2024: Wicked Marigold pizza party, Riverstone Books Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA. 5:30 pm. In conversation with Jonathan Auxier.

November 21-24, 2024: National Council of Teachers of English 2024 annual convention, Boston, MA. Panel discussion with Kekla Magoon, Katherine Marsh, H.M. Bouwman, and William Alexander.

July-December 2024: More in-person and virtual events to celebrate the release of Wicked Marigold–watch this space!

Selected Past Events

I’ve spoken previously at Book Expo America, the Miami Book Fair, Tweens Read, the Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, the National Council of Teachers of English annual convention, in conjunction with SCBWI and WQED Television, and at festivals, schools, and bookstores across the country.

Event Policies

I support efforts in the community of children’s books⏤and in the world beyond⏤to ensure that all people are treated with dignity and respect. I strongly prefer to participate in group appearances that include a diverse range of presenters, and I am not available for events sponsored by institutions that discriminate against marginalized or underrepresented people or communities.

Event Policies

I support efforts in the community of children’s books⏤and in the world beyond⏤to ensure that all people are treated with dignity and respect. I strongly prefer to participate in group appearances that include a diverse range of presenters, and I am not available for events sponsored by institutions that discriminate against marginalized or underrepresented people or communities.