I’ll be in conversation with Mitali Perkins, acclaimed author of numerous award-winning novels, most recently Forward Me Back to You. I’ve seen her onstage, and trust me, she’s fascinating to listen to. I’ll also be in the crowd hoping to catch of glimpse of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the featured presenters!
I’m so honored to be a panelist at the Asian American Literature Festival this year. Sponsored by the Smithsonian, it’s a weekend of amazing panels and presentations about—you guessed it—Asian American literature, and it’s free to the public!
See the website for more information.
Join me in celebrating the launch of my second book, This Time Will Be Different!
I’ll talk with another secret author a little about what it was like to write this book, some fun facts and Easter eggs I’ve hidden inside it, and I’ll answer any questions you have.
Bonus: there’ll be yummy snacks and a raffle for a Kepler’s gift card, a few of my recent favorite YA/MG books, and more!
You can pre-order a copy from Kepler’s here: https://www.keplers.com/book/9780062473448
I hope to see you there!
I can’t wait to chat with NYT bestselling author Sandhya Menon about her latest book, There’s Something About Sweetie! We’ll talk about Sandhya’s writing secrets, her Desi protagonists, the inspiration for Sweetie and Ashish’s romance, and other fun stuff.
GGC was the first SCBWI conference I ever attended, and I’m so honored to be part of the faculty this year!
Friday afternoon: Craft session about the importance of backstory in character building, and how to incorporate it.
Friday night: TED-style presentation about why we need more diversity in kidlit, the tension between this need and the difficulty of getting it “right”, and some solutions.
Saturday morning: I’ll be on a panel with Naomi Kinsman and Danielle Sunshine, talking about the circuitous paths our writing careers have taken
Join me as I chat about writing, looking beneath stereotypes, and California vs Chicago with Christy Hayes, book blogger at ravenousreader.com; Kiley Roache, debut author of FRAT GIRL.
Join me and bestselling author Brittany Cavallaro as we talk about the third book in her Charlotte Holmes series, The Case for Jamie!
I'll bet talking about romance, teenage mistakes, and family issues at East City in our books with these lovely authors:
- Meg Eden (Post High School Reality Quest)
- Lisa Rosinsky (Inevitable and Only)
- Katie Upperman (Kissing Max Holden)
Andrew and I will talk magic, worldbuilding, adventure, blood, and geekdom in his Game of Thrones inspired young adult fantasy, THE ROYAL BASTARDS.