On the Road Again! Where I’ll Be…(Part 1)


I have such a packed schedule that I’m daunted by the prospect of laying it all out. However, not only do I need to share it with you – I have to cement it in my own brain! Right now my journeys are scribble in my appointment book. (No, I CANNOT train myself to create a digital schedule – you know that saying about old dogs? I’ve put notes in my phone, only to never look at them again, and reminders have gone unnoticed.) What I really want to do is spend my time writing, then magically arrive at my appearances at the designated times. I love being there and meeting readers – but I loathe the planning. Nevertheless, the time has come for me to don my big girl panties, and begin:

First Stop:

BEA & BookCon!

Off to see the writers…

I love book conventions, but they also freak me out. There’s so much to see and do! Out of the myriad of possibilities, I hope you’ll stop by and say hi, pick up a signed copy of MELT & snag some swag! (I have really creative swag.)

I’ll be signing at Booth # 3046 (IBPA) on:

Wednesday, May 27 2-3 PM (JUST ADDED!)

Friday, May 29 3-4 PM 

Saturday, May 30 2-3 PM

Sunday, May 31 2-3 PM



You can check out MELT on display at the booth for the duration of the shows, and also at

Foreword Reviews (Booth #453) during BEA, where it is part of the IndieFab Book of the Year Finalist display!

I’ll be receiving my IPPY Award on the evening of the 27th, and something else extremely exciting is happening at BEA which I’m not allowed to reveal!

I'm the recipient of the IPPY Bronze Medal for YA lit!

I’m the recipient of the IPPY Bronze Medal for YA lit!



In JUNE I will be in Yorktown, Virginia, where a replica of Lafayette’s ship The Hermione (no relation to Harry Potter’s bf) is landing! If you are in the area you should check this out!

My signing will be at:

The Gallery at York Hall, 301 Main St, Yorktown, VA 23690           (757) 890-4490

Sunday, June 7 11-4 PM


Let's talk revolutionary heroes in Yorktown!

Let’s talk revolutionary heroes in Yorktown!

I’ll also be chatting about my next book: REVOLUTIONARY ROGUES: BENEDICT ARNOLD AND JOHN ANDRE, and signing advance postcards!

Further into June, I will be:

At the Children’s Book Fair, Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola, NY 11501

Saturday, June 13 3-4:30

Join me and other children’s writers in this fun-filled event!

And at BooksNJ15 Sunday June 14 1-5 PM at the Paramus Library

With many superstar authors: check it out!


Then I fly to Nashville for:

UtopYA Con! June 18-June 21

At The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel

I’ll be signing books alongside my pal & New School MFA classmate Catherine Stine! Look for us among the exhibitors 🙂

Check out the conference here: http://utopyacon.com

And at the end of June comes the mighty ALA!

I’ll be signing hardcovers of MELT at the IBPA booth (#3208) at these times:

Saturday, June 27th from 2:00-3:00 PM
Sunday, June 28th from 11:00-11:30 AM
Sunday, June 28th from 2:00-3:00 PM
Monday, June 29th from 11:00-11:30 AM

I am also proud to be an author at Yalsa’s YA Author Coffee Klatch on Sunday June 28 at 9:00. Get your tickets ahead of time!!!

AND, as I mentioned earlier: MELT is a finalist for Foreword Review’s IndieFab Book of the Year!!!

“Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco on Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at the Pop Top Stage in the exhibit hall. Everyone is welcome. The Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Publisher of the Year Award will also be announced during the presentation.”

So please come celebrate with me if you’re at ALA!!!

MELT will also be on display at all times at the IBPA booth and the Foreword Reviews booth!


There’s more to come, such as NCTE in November, where I’m honored to be on a panel. And it’s safe to say there will be events before then as well.

It’s a joy to be with you all, but I truly wish I could be teleported there.

See you soon!

Bye for now.













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