ALA Annual 2016
Jun
23
Jun 26

ALA Annual 2016

I'll be headed to the 2016 ALA Annual conference in Orlando this June!!! 

Confirmed Events:

What: Class of 2K16 Romance Panel
When: Sunday, 6/26 from 12-1pm (EST)
Where: ALA Pop Top Stage

What: SUMMER OF SLOANE author signing
When: Sunday, 6/26 from 2-3pm (EST)
Where: Disney-Hyperion Booth

If you're planning on being at ALA as well, I'd love to meet you, so stop on by!!!

2016 Barnes & Noble Teen Book Festival
Jun
11
Jun 12

2016 Barnes & Noble Teen Book Festival

To celebrate the 2016 Barnes & Noble Teen Book Festival, I'll be signing copies of SUMMER OF SLOANE at the following B&N locations, with several other Pacific Northwest YA authors:

Day One -- Two B&N Store Locations:
Store 1:
When: Saturday, June 11th, 10-12pm
Where: Issaquah Barnes &Noble (Pickering Place)

Store 2:
When: Saturday, June 11th, 3-5pm
Where: Seattle Barnes & Noble (Pacific Place)

YA authors attending:

  1. Erin L. Schneider - My YA contemporary debut, SUMMER OF SLOANE, released May 3rd from Disney-Hyperion.
  2. Michele Bacon - Her YA contemporary debut, LIFE BEFORE, releases June 7th from Sky Pony Press.
  3. Amy Allgeyer - Her YA contemporary debut, DIG TOO DEEP, released April 1st from Albert Whitman.
  4. Mindi Scott - is the YA author of several titles (FREEFALLLIVE THROUGH THIS, and VIOLENT ENDS), but recently co-wrote (along with Michelle Andreani), THE WAY BACK TO YOU, out May 3rd from Katherine Tegen Books.
  5. Kristin Halbrook - is the YA author of both NOBODY BUT US and EVERY LAST PROMISE, from HarperTeen
  6. Carly Ann West - is the YA author of both THE MURMURINGS and THE BARGAINING, from Simon Pulse.
  7. Jennifer Longo - is the YA author of both SIX FEET OVER IT and UP TO THIS POINTE, from Random House.

Day Two -- Two B&N Store Locations:
Store 1:
When: Sunday, June 12th, 1-3pm
Where: Bellevue Barnes & Noble

Store 2:
When: Sunday, June 12th, 4-6pm
Where: Bellevue Crossroads Barnes & Noble

YA authors attending:

  1. Erin L. Schneider - My YA contemporary debut, SUMMER OF SLOANE, released May 3rd from Disney-Hyperion.
  2. Michele Bacon - Her YA contemporary debut, LIFE BEFORE, releases June 7th from Sky Pony Press.
  3. Mindi Scott - is the YA author of several titles (FREEFALLLIVE THROUGH THIS, and VIOLENT ENDS), but recently co-wrote (along with Michelle Andreani), THE WAY BACK TO YOU, out May 3rd from Katherine Tegen Books.
  4. Kristin Halbrook - is the YA author of both NOBODY BUT US and EVERY LAST PROMISE, from HarperTeen.
  5. Jennifer Longo - is the YA author of both SIX FEET OVER IT and UP TO THIS POINTE, from Random House.
  6. Carly Ann West - is the YA author of both THE MURMURINGS and THE BARGAINING, from Simon Pulse.

We hope to see you there!!!

B&N Issaquah Middle School Lit Class
May
31
6:00 pm18:00

B&N Issaquah Middle School Lit Class

Tuesday evening, May 31st, I'll be at the Barnes & Noble in Issaquah (Pickering Place) to speak to an Issaquah Middle School 7th grade lit class about the writing process! The event will be hosted by both B&N (Laura) and one of the Issaquah Middle School literature teacher's (Alyssa) -- students will hear about my writing process, be able to ask questions, and I'll also read an excerpt of SUMMER OF SLOANE. Signed copies of SLOANE will also be available for purchase. 

Gilda's Club Seattle Teen Writing Contest Judge
May
15
1:00 pm13:00

Gilda's Club Seattle Teen Writing Contest Judge

I am beyond excited to have been asked to be a guest judge for the Gilda's Club Seattle 2016 Teen Writing Contest!

And what exactly is the Gilda's Club Seattle Teen Writing Contest?

In 2006, Gilda's Club created a writing contest for teens in Washington State affected by cancer. Students are invited to submit essays of 500-2,000 words about their experience with cancer, whether through their own diagnosis or that of a loved one or friend. Since the contest began, they've received more than 1,800 essays and have handed out more than $100,000 in cash prizes!

The contest deadline for all submissions this year, is March 20th -- and finalists will be narrowed down the following week. From there, all judges will be reading each of the final submits and voting on the winners!

In addition to being asked to guest judge, I'm thrilled that (if the timing permits) I'll also be handing out autographed hardback copies of SUMMER OF SLOANE to all of the winners at the awards ceremony on May 15th!

For those of you that aren't familiar with Gilda's Club:

Gilda's Club Mission

The mission of Gilda's Club is to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone. Gilda's Club offers a community based program of social, emotional and educational support for men, women, teens and children living with cancer along with their families and friends. Programs are offered in Seattle and throughout the State with collaborating partners in varied locations such as hospitals, community centers and schools.  Services are provided free of charge, eliminating financial barriers to participation.

Glida's Club Story

Gilda's Club is named in honor of Gilda Radner, who, when describing the emotional and social support she received when she had cancer, called for such places of participation, education, hope and friendship to be made available for people with cancer and their families and friends everywhere. The New York flagship facility, with its International Training Center, opened in June of 1995.

Gilda's Club Seattle officially opened its red doors on March 7th 2002. We now have over 2500 members and are always growing. We welcome all those touched by cancer to come and join us.

SUMMER OF SLOANE Launch Party
May
7
3:00 pm15:00

SUMMER OF SLOANE Launch Party

  • University Bookstore

Autographed copies of SUMMER OF SLOANE are available for pre-order from the University Book Store via the following link:

http://www4.bookstore.washington.edu/_Reserve/ReserveAutographedSummary.taf?isbn=9781484725252&Directarg=insert&insert=list&NewUsed2=NEW&ActionArg=IntoBasket

For more information on my launch party, check out the University Bookstore website, call (206) 634-3400 / 1-800-335-7323, or email them at bookstore@ubookstore.com.