Arlington Author Salon, 7/14/16

I’ll be speaking at the next Arlington Author Salon, “On the edge: Young adults in a grown-up world,” with fellow YA authors Lynne Reeves Griffin and Diana Renn. The readings kick off on Thursday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kickstand Cafe, in Arlington, MA. Please come and help me celebrate the release of Material Girls in paperback!


From the AAS website: The Arlington Author Salon is a free reading series with a twist: each author’s presentation includes something special to tickle the senses. Music, paintings, photographs, tasty treats, fabrics, even smells! Let yourself be transported with an immersive, literary experience.

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Fall Events

Please come! I would love to see some friendly faces at these author events!

Winchester Library Book Group Visit
Thursday, 9/10, 7:45 p.m.
Winchester, MA

YaleWomen Boston/Yale Club of Boston Author Panel
Thursday, 9/24, 6:00 p.m.
Algonquin Club, Boston, MA

The Baldwin School Visit
Monday, 10/19, noon – 3 p.m.
Bryn Mawr, PA

Children’s Book World Reading & Signing
Monday, 10/19, 7:00 p.m.
Haverford, PA

Friends Select School Visit
Tuesday, 10/20, noon – 2:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA

Wondermore Conference Panel
Saturday, 11/7, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA


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Summer Events

Simmons College Summer Institute, “Homecomings”
Thursday–Sunday, 7/23–7/26 (my lecture is Sat., 7/25, 5 p.m.)
Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA

I am honored to be speaking at Simmons’ biennial children’s literature conference. I’ll be talking about the disconnect between the world of children’s literature, where child protagonists roam free and have adventures, and the real world, where we shelter our kids.

YA Panel Discussion, Eight Cousins Bookstore
Tuesday, 8/18, 4 p.m.
Falmouth, MA

Tricia Leaver and I will be discussing our YA novels!

Book Signing, Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore
Saturday, 8/22, 2–4 p.m.
Chatham, MA

Come say hello as I chat with vacationers and sign books!

Hollihock Writers Conference
Friday–Sunday, 8/21–8/23
New Bedford, MA

I’ll be giving a talk on writing for a YA audience on Sunday, 8/23.

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Interviews and Guest Blogs

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May Events… Save the Date!

Hi Everyone,
I’m gearing up for the Material Girls release with some exciting events in May. More details to come as they emerge!

The Muse and the Marketplace
Saturday, May 2, 10:30 a.m.
Park Plaza Hotel, Boston

I’ll be at Grub Street’s annual conference, The Muse and the Marketplace, presenting a lecture on writing romantic scenes in YA novels. Saucy! I’ll also be at one of the conference’s shop talk lunch tables on Friday, May 1.

Material Girls Release Party!
Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m.
Abbey Room, Boston Public Library

That’s right, the book goes on sale on May 5! With HMH’s help, I’m in the process of organizing the release party. Come see a slide show of the fashion trends that influenced the novel and win some eco-chic swag.

Book Ends Signing
Sunday, May 31, 2 p.m.
Book Ends, Winchester, MA

I’ll be at my super-local independent bookstore, Book Ends, reading from Material Girls and signing books!

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