ALA: Scholastic Reader’s Theater Event  Jan. 21

A few events scheduled for 2016/2017

Sept. 24, 2016 National Book Festival, Washington Post Reading Room

Sept. 27, 2016 Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Oct. 14, 2017  Ashburn Elementary

Oct. 20-21, 2016 Virginia Association of School Librarians Conference, Norfolk

Dec. 2, 2016 St. James Episcopal School

Sept. 26, 2015: Superreaders Luncheon, DC Public Library

Sept. 29, 2015: Panel at One More Page, 7 p.m.: Join moderator Madelyn Rosenberg, author of How to Behave at a Dog Show, as she speaks with authors and illustrators about their processes, both in writing and in art, and their varied approaches for blending art and fiction into books for young people. Panelists include graphic novelist Gareth Hinds, who writes new adaptations of classics such as Macbeth, Beowulf, and King LearRashin Kheiriyeh, widely-acclaimed author and illustrator of fifty-six books, including Two ParrotsKate Samworth author and illustrator of Aviary Wonders, which won the 2014 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature; and Theordore Taylor III, who illustrated DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop, which won the 2014 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award.

Oct. 17, 2015: Panel at Arlington Central Library: Writing with a Twist: Unorthodox Narrative Structures

Danielle Ellison (SEEK ME IN SHADOWS) *timelines, flashbacks*

Cordelia Jensen (SKYSCRAPING) *verse*

Holly Bodger (5 TO 1) *dual POV, half in verse*

Madelyn Rosenberg (DREAM BOY) *two authors*

Oct. 21, 2015: Richmond Public Library as Part of YAVA

Oct. 24, 2015: SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Conference, Dulles, VA

Oct. 28, 2015:

USAID Story Village Event at Grand Hyatt

Hooray For Books, Alexandria, VA 7 pm.

Oct. 29, 2015: 

Temple Beth Am Day School

Nov. 10, 2015: DC Public Library

Nov. 17, 2015: Skype Visit, Knollwood Elementary

Nov. 24, 2015: Graham Road Elementary School

Nov. 30, 2015: Skype Visit, Roanoke College

April 13, 2016: CCBC, D.C.

May 1, 2016: Temple Micah

May 7, 2016: Christopher Newport University Writers’ Conference


And… I skipped some dates again, but here’s where I’ll be:

Feb. 5, 2015, Skype Visit, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Feb. 13, 2015, Ashlawn Elementary School Arlington, Va.

Feb. 14, 2015, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, N.C.

March 2, 2015, Browne Academy, Alexandria, Va.

March 6, 2015 Robinson High School, Fairfax, Va.

March 21, 2015, Festival of the Book, panel with Kate Samworth, Cece Bell and Robert Anderson. (UVA)

April 15th, 2015, CCBC Children’s Center

June 15th, 2015: Kenmore Middle School

June 22, 2015, American Jewish Library Association panel with Jacqueline Jules, Erica Perl and Debbie Levy.


Dec. 20, 2014, Barnes and Noble, Clarendon

Dec. 21, 2014 National Children’s Museum, National Harbor

Nov. 25, 2015, Gunston Middle School, Arlington, Va.

Teen ’14 at the Richmond Main Library on October 16th, 6 p.m. You can find out more about this event, which features Virginia authors of MG and YA literature, here:

Books of Wonder in New York with illustrator Heather Ross. We’ll be talking about How to Behave at a Tea Party on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 11:30. Event details here.

Clearly I need to get better at updating my events, as I seem to have skipped a bunch. Here’s where I’ll be for the immediate future:

July 12: Radford Reads Book Festival. I’ll be on a panel at 10:45 and signing books afterwards. Come see me!

July 12: With Mary Crockett at the Salem Museum promoting Dream Boy. Book Launch, all are welcome! 3 to 5 p.m.

July 13: With Mary Crockett at Volume II Bookstore in Blacksburg promoting Dream Boy. All are welcome! 1 p.m.

July 24th: With Mary Crockett at One More Page in Falls Church, Va. 7 p.m.

Sept. 6th: With a bunch of fun authors and kids at a lunch for the winners of the summer reading challenge for D.C. public libraries.

Oct. 16th: With a bunch of fabulous Virginia authors at Teen ’14 at the Richmond Public Library 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 18th: With Wendy Shang, teaching a class for Richmond kids on Getting to Know the Enemy — all about creating the best bad guys and gals.


Aug. 5, 2013, 1 p.m., Martinsburg-Berkeley County Library, Martinsburg, WV

Aug. 13, 2013 2nd Tuesday Book Club, Urbana Regional Library, Frederick, Md.

Sept. 21, 2013 National Book Festival, pavilion of states, National Mall

Oct. 17, 2013, Teen ’13 Book and Author Celebration, Richmond Public Library

Nov. 10, 2013, Evelyn Rubenstein, JCC  Book and Arts Fair, Houston, Tx.





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