I'm off for the summer (but if you want to talk to me about an appearance/event, leave a comment or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chesapeake Children's Book Festival Saturday, June 17, from 10-3 pm, at the Talbot County Free Library, 100 West Dover Street, Easton, MD, (410) 822-1626. I'll be joining over 30 other authors and illustrators, and there will be crafts, music, and food to go with books! Make a fun day of it, and say hello!
Books NJ Sunday, June 11, from 1-5 pm, Paramus Park Library, 116 E Century Road, Paramus, NJ (outdoors). A multitude of authors, books, workshops and readings! (201) 599-1302
NJ Asst Librarians Assoc. Conference Tuesday, June 6th I'll be joined by other members of my Kidlit Authors Club presenting a morning panel on YA lit and doing afternoon signings at the Mercer County Community College Conference Center, at 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor Township, NJ (609) 586-4800.
NJ SCBWI Annual Conference Saturday and Sunday, June 3rd & 4th, at the Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ. I'll be running the pitch-an-agent session, helping new guests out, and signing books. Don't. Miss. It! Check the SCBWI website for more details here.
Califon Book Store May 27th, from 11-1 pm, 72 Main Street, Califon, NJ (908) 832-6686. I'll be signing and talking books, writing.
West Deptford Teen Book Festival I'll be sharing book signing space with several KidLit authors on May 6th at the Riverwinds Conference Center, 1000 Riverwinds Dr, West Deptford, NJ, 9-3.
Cherry Hill Public Library YA Book Fest Join me and other YA authors on Saturday, April 15th at the library, 1100 Kings Hwy North, Cherry Hill, NJ (856) 903-1208 from 12 - 3 pm. Chat books, get a jump on beach reads, graduation presents.
Educator Event Marlton, Barnes and Noble, on April 1. I'll be with other members of the Kidlit Authors Club presenting "Two Truths and A Lie" - who can spot what's true about our books. Even if you're not an educator and want to sit in, stop by at 200 West Rte 70, Marlton, NJ! Authors will be signing books- and that's no joke!
PSLA (PA State Local Authors) On Friday, March 31st, I'll be with many other authors in Hershey! I'll be in Authors Alley from 1 - 4 pm at the Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA. Books and chocolate! Is there any better combination?
Evolution Revolution Book Launch! December 21st in the Bridgewater Barnes and Noble, on the Somerville Traffic Circle, at their book fair. Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County will be doing a gift wrap fundraiser while I sign books! Please come out and support Reading, authors, and Literacy Volunteers! I'll be there from 4-8 pm. Stop by, say hello, chat! If you can't make the event, signed books will be available for either later pick up, or Barnes and Noble ships to your home! Hope to see many smiling faces!
Hillsborough Library 'Meet the Author' Day November 12, 2016, Hillsborough Library, 379 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ (908) 369-2200. A variety of authors from PB to adult will be there, giving out swag, selling books, talking about writing. Stop by! (maybe do some early holiday shopping...)
Indie Author October 8, 2016, 2-4 pm, Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ (973) 635-0603. Thinking about going Indie for your first book? Your next book? Want to talk writing? Come meet several area Indie authors, get books.
SCBWI Meet & Greet Somerville Barnes and Noble, May 21, 2016
Members of SCBWI (or anyone wanting to be) let's get together and talk writing, illustrating, publishing, agents, or whatever else comes up. Get to know fellow writers/artists from 9 to 11 a.m., just off the Somerville traffic circle (near TGIF's).
NJ SCBWI NJ Society of Children's Book Writers &Illustrator's, June 4, 5, 2016.
At this year's conference, I'll be co-presenting a workshop with a forensic crime scene detective, Guy Olivieri, called Scene of the Crime about how to write fictional crime scenes based on real police procedures. (It may help your character hide that dead body or fool law enforcement...) The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 900 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, NJ. There will be editors from the largest and mid size publishing houses, agents who represent famous and midlist authors- all looking to acquire the next 'big' read. To register (and don't wait, this conference sells out fast; people come from all of the US and other countries), go here.
Barnes and Noble Freehold, NJ Educator event and pubic signing, June 11, 2016. I'll join friend and fellow author Yvonne Ventresca from 1 to 2 pm. Barnes and Noble is located at 3981 US Hwy 9, Freehold, (732)409-2929. Then from 5-7 pm I'll be at Barnes and Noble in North Brunswick, 869 Route 1 South for another teen event. Stock up for summer reads!!