Wednesday, June 19, 2013



I’ve been meaning to post events here for a while, and what better time to get around to it than on the cusp of the Summer Solstice, and my first hometown book signing the following day? That’s THIS SATURDAY, June 22nd, from 1 to 4 pm. I'll be perched outside the store with table and books, 100 yards or so from Starbucks. (That's not a hint. Ok, it is.)

When I look at this list...well, I’m gawping. Three months ago, my in-person calendar was blank and I was quaking at the prospect of the next inevitable stage of Life as a Published Author (bar holing up in my writer's cave with an infinite amount of chocolate treats). Now, with 5 book signings and 5 presentations already under my belt, I can’t wait to do more!

So, below is the next far. Thanks for dropping by, and please feel free to commentI love reading what you have to say!

Saturday, June 22, 1- 4 pm: Farley’s Bookshop, New Hope, PA. Book signing.

Saturday, June 29th: Barnes & Noble, Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem, PA.
Panel and signing along with fellow KidlitAuthors Club members Alissa Grosso, Ann Malaspina, Artie Bennett and Charlotte Bennardo; 13 pm

Friday, July 19, 3–4:30 pm: West Windsor Branch Library, NJ,
Discussion with YA authors E.C. Myers and Alissa Grosso about not-to-be missed YA and MG books!

Sunday, July 21st, 11a.m.-2 pm: A Paperback Exchange, Belmar, NJ
Signing with other local authors

Tuesday, July 23, 2–4:00 pm: Cranford Library, NJ
Panel event with Alissa Grosso and others (tba), 

Saturday, July 27, 10–12 am: Toadstool Books, Milford, NH
Book signing (solo) and critique event,

Saturday, July 27, 3–5 pm: Toadstool Books, Keene, NH
Book signing (solo) and critique event,

Saturday, August 3, 7–9 pm: Booksmith, Brookline, MA
Panel, readings and book signing with fellow Lucky 13s authors Rachele Alpine, Justina Ireland, Alex Lidell and Mindy Raf (YA) and Elisabeth Dahl (my MG companion for the event!)

Tuesday, September 10, 7 pm: 9/10 Wall Library, NJ
Panel Q&A, So you want to be a writer, with NJAuthors Network members (tba)

Sunday, September 15, (time tbc): Towne Book Store, Collegeville, PA
Educator panel with fellow Kidlit Authors Club members Cyn Balog, Nancy Viau, Amy Holder and Ann Malaspina, followed by meet the public and book signing.

Saturday, September 28, all day: Warwick Book Festival, Warwick, NY 
Book festival! As it sounds…a ton of authors, all selling and signing books.

Sunday, September 29, 2:30: Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD
Panel discussion in the Children's Tent, followed by signing.

Saturday, October 5, all day: Collingswood book festival, Collingswood, NJ
Another one! Authors galore, selling and signing.

Monday, October 21, 9 am–10:15: Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Conference
Panel on Why we love writing Middle Grade, with Jonathan Auxier and one other (tba).

Saturday, October 26, 10-12 am:  Howell Library, NJ
World building in Fantasy Fiction. My first solo presention! Open to writers and all comers.

Thursday, November 14th, 7—pm: Somerset Co. Library, Bridgewater NJ: 
Query Q&A panel and critique raffle with Kidlit Authors Club members Alissa Grosso, Alison Formento, Nancy Viau and Charlotte Bennardo.

Tuesday, December 3, St. Katherine of Sienna Grade School:
Assembly presentation, grades 5-8, followed by Book Fair at Barnes & Noble, Bensalem, 7pm.

Also in the works:
October 13-17: Possible NJ library events for Teen Read Week with Kidlit Authors Club
Saturday October 19: Lucky 13s School Library event, Cleveland, OH

Wow. Wow! Wow...That's almost until Christmas. And I've barely started booking school events for the Fall. Watch this space... 

I’m so grateful for every opportunity to meet children’s book lovers of all ages—especially the kidsand to take The Flame in the Mist out into the world. Without the camaraderie of various local author groups like the fabulous Kidlit Authors Club, who invited me into their midst, this list wouldn’t be half as long. So Thank you, thank you, thank you to my fellow authors for your energy and enthusiasm, as well as to the wonderful event organizers at the bookstores, libraries and schools that host us, and who are so willing to go the extra mile to help us out.

Thank you. Again.



  1. Wow! You have been BUSY! Hope all the visits have been fun!

    1. So busy that I only just saw your comment, Caryn! LOL...and yes, it has been fun (mostly), with still a ton to come. Roll on Thanksgiving break!