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2017 Events


October 14: 10-4:30 Indie Author Day, Pickerington Public Library

October 15: 2-4:30 The Young Adult Top Secret Storybox Launch,  at theThurber House with Margaret Peterson Haddix, Shelley Pearsall, Mindy McGinnis, Liz Coley, and Jay Willis

October 19: James Ford Rhodes High School, Cleveland, Ohio

November 12: Pen and Tell It Children's Writing Program, Thurber House, Columbus, Ohio.



Previous 2017 Events

February 18: Social Media Fair sponsored by SCBWI Ohio Central South chapter, Lane Road Library, Upper Arlington, Ohio
March 14: Cincinnati area SCBWI meeting
April 4: Ohioana/Pickerington Public Library "Not Just Any Girl: Female Characters in YA Fiction" -- with Mindy McGinnis and Natalie D. Richards
April 8: Ohioana Book Festival, Columbus, Ohio
May 8: Central Ohio Middle School Battle of the Books Competition in Circleville,  Ohio
June 28: Book talk at New Lexington Library, New Lexington, Ohio

2016 Events

January 11: "Writing and Publishing 101: An Insider's Forum," Lifelong Learning Program, Upper Arlington Municipal Center, Upper Arlington OH
February 3: Upper Arlington High School, 9th grade English classes, Upper Arlington, OH
February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 5: "Writing Wizards" middle school writing workshop, Thurber House, Columbus, OH
May 17: LitCon 2016, Perry High School, Perry, OH
June 11: Pickerington Teen Book Fest, Pickerington North High School, Pickerington OH
August 17 and 18: Hilliard Weaver Middle School, Hilliard, OH
October 10: Hilliard Weaver Middle School, Hilliard, OH
October 13 and 14: OELMA annual conference, Columbus, OH
October 15: The Write Stuff Literary Conference, Upper Arlington Library,  Upper Arlington, OH
December 2: Centerville High School, Centerville OH


2015 Events

Jan. 12: Hilliard Bradley High School (9th grades), Hilliard, Ohio
Feb. 28: OCTELA conference panel (Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language), Columbus, OH: "Stacking the Shelves with Banned Books,"
March 6:  Paragraphs Bookstore, Mount Vernon, OH, book-signing and panel with Liz Coley, Carey Corp, Mindy McGinnis, Lorie Moeggenberg, Edith Pattou and Natalie D. Richards
March 26: Mid-County Regional Library, Port Charlotte, Florida
April 21: Lifelong Learning Program, Upper Arlington Municipal Center, Upper Arlington OH, "Finding and Telling Your Story"
April 29: Hastings Middle School (7th grades) Upper Arlington, OH
May 11: at 6:30, interview chat with Natalie D. Richards, hosted by RayKay books
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June 6: Author Festival, Westerville Public Library, Westerville, OH
June 9: Teacher Inservice, Hilliard Bradley High School, Hilliard OH
June 15 and 22: OELMA's Teacher by Day/Author By Night workshop with Michele Jakubowski
July 18: Revision workshop, Upper Arlington Public Library, Upper Arlington, OH,
July 23: Local Author Panel and Book signing, Upper Arlington Public Library, Upper Arlington, OH
July 25: Pickerington Public Library YA Author Fest, Pickerington, OH
Aug 8: YA Mystery Talk and Signing with Natalie D. Richards at Brilliant Books, Traverse City, Michigan
Oct. 3: Writing workshop through OELMA at Driving Park Library, Columbus, OH.
Nov. 2: Revision Workshop, Westerville Public Library, Westerville, OH
Nov. 5-8: AASL (American Association of School Librarians), annual conference, Columbus, OH Two presentations: "Stocking the Shelf with 'Banned' Books: Provocative Books, Why We Need Them, Write Them, and Read Them" (with Liz Deskins, Media Specialist at Hilliard Bradley High School), and "Beyond Issue Books--Unpacking Mental Health Issues in Middle Grade and YA Literature" (with YA authors Natalie D. Richards, Liz Coley, and Kristina McBride)
Nov. 14: Upper Arlington Library Fest, Upper Arlington, OH
Nov. 16: School visit, Genoa Middle School, Westerville, OH
Nov 19: School visit, Pickerington North High School, Pickerington, OH
Nov 20: School visit, Pickerington Central High School, Pickerington, OH
Nov. 22: Writing Workshop for Teens, Thurber House, Columbus, OH
Nov. 23: NaNoWriMo writing and revision talk with Natalie D. Richards, Pickerington Public Library, Pickerington, OH


2014 Events

Jan 20: Teachers' inservice, Greenfield Academy, Wilson, NC
Jan 21: Greenfield Academy (5th-7th grades), Wilson,  NC
Jan 22: Wilson Early College Academy, Wilson, NC
Feb 5: Bryan Station High School, Lexington, KY
Feb 7: School for Creative and Performing Arts (5th, 7th grades), Lexington, KY
Feb. 13 Book club, James Ford Rhodes High School, Cleveland, OH
Feb 26: Worthington High School, Worthington, OH
March 12: Battle of the Books club, Hilliard Bradley H.S., Hilliard, OH
March 15: Skype/YouTube chat with Rachel Silberman
March 31: Blackburn Elementary (6th grade), Newton, NC
April 7: Wilbraham and Monson Academy, (7th-12th grades), Wilbraham, MA
April 7: Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA
April 8: Meet the Author Interview, WCTV 14, Wethersfield, CT
April 8: Book club, New Britain High School, New Britain, CT
April 9: Willard School, (2nd grade), Berlin, CT
April 9: New Britain Public Library, New Britain, CT
April  10: All city book club, Metropolitan Business Academy, New Haven, CT
April 10: Book Panel and Signing with Jennifer CastleKim Purcell and Phoebe North at R.J. Julia, Madison, CT, "Survivors in YA Fiction"
April 30: Author Interview with Liz Coley, Melissa Landers, and Kristina McBride, Dayton Living, WDTN TV http://wdtn.com/2014/04/30/summer-young-adult-author-extravaganza/
May 2: Centerville High School, Centerville, OH
May 3: YA Author Book Signing, Books and Co, Dayton, OH, at 1:00 with Mindee Arnett, Liz ColeyCarey Corp and Lorie LangdonMelissa LandersKristina McBrideMindy McGinnis, and Jennifer McGowan
May 10: Ohioana Book Festival, Columbus, OH
May 28: Hastings Middle School, Upper Arlington, OH
June 16: Hilliard Schools Teachers In-service, Hilliard, OH
June 22-27 Simon & Schuster Summer Lovin' 2.0 Tour with Sarah Ockler, Suzanne Young, and C.J. Flood
June 22: Mission Viejo Library, Mission Viejo, CA
June 23: Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA
June 24: Barnes & Noble, Glendale, CA
June 25: Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA
June 26: Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
June 27: Djerassi Resident Artist Program with YA author Nova Ren Suma, Woodside, CA
June 27: Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, CA
July 19: Hudson Library Festival, Hudson, OH
July 23: Thurber House Middle School Student Writing Camp, Columbus, OH
July 23: Book Promotion/Marketing talk, Central Ohio SCBWI meeting, Upper Arlington Library, Upper Arlington, OH
July 30: Thurber House Middle School Student Writing Camp, Columbus, OH
Aug 6: Thurber House Middle School Student Writing Camp, Columbus, OH
Aug. 30: Young Adult Beach Bash, Joseph Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH (with Liz Coley, Emery Lord Natalie D. Richards, and Sara Bennett Whealer)
Sept. 19, 20: SCBWI N. Ohio Regional Conference, Cleveland, OH
Oct. 7: Book talk and signing with Jessica Martinez, 7:00 pm at Alafaya Branch Library, Orlando, FL
Oct. 8: Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando, FL
Oct. 8-10: FAME Conference, Orlando, FL
Oct. 16-17: Perry Author Festival, Perry, OH
Oct. 24-25: OELMA annual conference, Columbus, OH
Oct. 29: Young Writers' Studio, Thurber House, Columbus, OH
Nov. 1: NaNoWriMo Peptalk, First UU, Clintonville, OH
Nov. 5: Writing Workshop, Hilliard Bradley High School, Hilliard, OH
Nov. 10: Skype Talk, Leesburg High School, Leesburg FL
Nov. 20: "Writing Plot and Characters" with Natalie Richards, Pickerington Public Library, Pickerington OH
Nov. 29: Small Business Saturday volunteer at Cover to Cover Bookstore, Columbus, OH
Dec. 6: Book Panel and Signing, 2nd & Charles, Dayton, OH with Mindee Arnett, Liz Coley, Kristina McBride, and Natalie D. Richards


2013 Events
Sept 7: Book Launch Party and Signing, Cover to Cover Books, Columbus, OH
Sept 20: Writing presentation, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Lexington, KY
Sept 21: Book signing and talk, Morris Book Shop, Lexington, KY
Oct 3: Classes and Reading at Middle TN State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Oct 5: Book signing and talk, Parnassus Bookstore, Nashville, TN
Oct 12: Books by the Banks book festival, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 16: NaNoWriMo talk, Upper Arlington Public Library, Upper Arlington, OH
Oct 17: OELMA (Ohio Librarian Assoc. annual conf) Authorpalooza, Sandusky, OH
Oct 19: NaNoWriMo talk, Bexley Public Library, Bexley, OH
Oct 26: Book signing and talk, Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis, TN
Oct 29: Upper Arlington High School, 9th grade classes, Upper Arlington, OH
Nov 2: Buckeye Book Fair, Wooster, OH
Nov. 9: NaNoWriMo talk, Thurber House, Columbus, OH
Nov 13: NaNoWriMo talk, Upper Arlington Public Library, Upper Arlington, OH
Nov 16: KY Book Fair, Frankfort, KY
Nov 30: Small Business Saturday, volunteer at Cover to Cover Bookstore
Dec 7: Revision talk, Bexley Public Library, Bexley, OH
Dec 11: Revision talk, Upper Arlington Public Library, Upper Arlington, OH