31 08, 2017

UNCANNY Launch & My Dragon*Con Schedule

By |2017-08-31T14:50:45+00:00August 31st, 2017|Events|0 Comments

UNCANNY launches Sept 5! Yay! To celebrate, I'll be at Dragon*Con 2017 along with 10,000 other geeks and nerds, speaking on the panels below. Drop by and say hi (there will be a few hardcopies of UNCANNY for sale and signing, as well). (Amazon lists UNCANNY as science fiction: it's straight up horror) Title: The Morality Spectrum: From Heroes to Villains

22 08, 2016

Speakers for the 2016 ALAN workshop

By |2016-08-22T14:02:55+00:00August 22nd, 2016|Events|0 Comments

At long last, the speakers for the ALAN Workshop have been announced. The Workshop will take place in Atlanta, Monday & Tuesday, November 21-22,  following the NCTE annual convention. You do not have to register for NCTE in order to register for the workshop. Laurie Halse Anderson (Penguin Young Readers Group) M.T. Anderson (Candlewick Press) David Arnold (Penguin Young Readers Group) Leigh

21 08, 2016

ALAN Grants for Young Adult Literature

By |2016-08-21T08:43:00+00:00August 21st, 2016|Events|0 Comments

Teachers, librarians, academics, and others interested in young adult literature, take a look at the ALAN grants below. (1) The Cart/Campbell Grant for librarians offers $500 funding plus complimentary registration toward attendance at the annual two-­day ALAN Workshop which is held at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English on the Monday and Tuesday prior to

8 08, 2016

Nova, Kekla, Will and Me at AWP

By |2016-08-08T16:44:17+00:00August 8th, 2016|Events|0 Comments

My VCFA colleagues just got word that we'll be doing a panel next February at the annual AWP Conference. This will be my first AWP, and I'm really looking forward to it. Here's the description of the panel. Thanks to Nova, Kekla, and Will for letting me tag along. Mystery in the Writing Process: Discovery, Revelation and Withholding for Writers

17 08, 2013

Ask Me Anything

By |2013-08-17T16:23:48+00:00August 17th, 2013|Events, Inklings|0 Comments

Monday, August 19, starting at noon, I will an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. I’ll hang out for most of the day on the site, answering anything you ask. My AMA will be in conjunction with YAWriters subreddit, which will be hosting a weekly discussion the subject of “Genre in YA.” I write in multiple YA genres and have a

20 06, 2012

Y’all Come to YALL FEST

By |2012-06-20T19:44:33+00:00June 20th, 2012|Events|0 Comments

From MTV Hollywood Crush: We're pretty confident in saying that the only place you'll find a more stacked lineup of YA authors than this year's YALLFest is the teen section of your local Barnes & Noble. Because for the second annual meet-up dedicated to all things young adult, organizers Margaret Stohl, Pseudonymous Bosch and Melissa de la Cruz (pictured) are

17 11, 2011

My NCTE/ALAN Schedule

By |2011-11-17T22:23:24+00:00November 17th, 2011|Events|0 Comments

I will be signing ARCs of Invisible Sun and copies of Black Hole Sun from 1-2:00 PM on Saturday, Nov 19  in the NCTE exhibit hall.  I'll have cool bookmarks as well, so come on by and say hi!  Also, on Monday, 11/21, I will be moderating the ALAN panel"Titles that Challenge and are Challenged.”

6 08, 2011

My Dragon*Con Schedule

By |2011-08-06T02:02:56+00:00August 6th, 2011|Events, Inklings|0 Comments

Over Labor Day, I will be presenting a Dragon*Con in Atlanta, doing panels, a reading, and an autograph session. I will have a few ARCs of INVISIBLE SUN on hand, along with bookmarks and other swag. Come say hi! Schedule: Title: Classic YA Description: What were your favorite books growing up? We'll discuss ours, like Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden,

9 07, 2011

54 Days til DragonCon!

By |2011-07-09T16:46:14+00:00July 9th, 2011|Events, Inklings|0 Comments

I'm counting down the days until Dragon*con, where I will be a guest author, primarily in the YA track. Details about appearances and panels will be posted here as soon as I have them. No word yet on signing/readings, either. Hope to see you there!

9 07, 2011

YA Super Panel on EC NING

By |2011-07-09T16:22:07+00:00July 9th, 2011|Events, Inklings|0 Comments

Please join YA authors Jo Knowles, Kate Messner, and me for a very special webinar about using YA literature and the classics, aka the "2011 ECN Summer Webstitute: Reading Classic and Young Adult Literature with Students," on Monday, July 11 5-6 p.m. EST For more info: