Aug
31
9:30 AM09:30

Library of Congress National Book Festival

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!

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Aug
2
to Aug 4

Asian American Literature Festival

  • Eaton DC, The Library of Congress, and Smithonian Free/Sackler Galleries (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Launch Party for This Time Will Be Different!
Jun
8
3:00 PM15:00

Launch Party for This Time Will Be Different!

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!

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SCBWI Golden Gate Conference 2019
Mar
8
to Mar 10

SCBWI Golden Gate Conference 2019

  • Asilomar Conference Grounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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