08 May 2019

Paperback Party with Erin Entrada Kelly, May 19

The paperback of How to Disappear just came out from HarperTeen, so my local independent book store is throwing a little paperback party! It also features Erin Entrada Kelly whose novel You Go First is also out now in paperback. We'll be talking about the writing and publishing process, answering questions, and signing books! Come hang out. 

20 March 2019

Speaking the Truth in YA: Three Conversations

NYC-area readers, writers, teachers, librarians, friends, anyone interested in meeting authors & learning stuff: Don't miss the NYC Teen Author Festival! I'll be appearing Saturday, March 30, 1-3 p.m. at the 42nd Street NY Public Library, Bartos Forum, as part of the SPEAKING TRUTH IN YA conversation with David Levithan. 

Conversation #1, 1:00-1:40 p.m. will feature Jessica Blank, Patty Blount, Amy Giles and Kody Keplinger

Conversation #2, 1:40-2:20 on March 30 will feature Rachael Lucas, Melissa Ostrom, Jenny Torres Sanches, Laura Silverman and me 🙂

Conversation #3, 2:20-3:00 on March 30, will feature @sarahbethdurst Sarah Beth Durst, Tiffany Schmidt, Natasha Sinel, Katrin van Dam and Ismee Williams.

All of the featured authors engage in the themes and forces that are shaping current teen’s lives, a range that includes politics, activism, gender, sexuality, neurodiversity, racial equality, parental control, medical ethics, & more, as well as the intersection of many of these.

Each author will read a short passage of “truth-telling” from their books, and then discuss how they approach the truth, including the challenges and rewards of doing so, and the necessity of both reflecting and questioning the issues we are currently facing as a society.

That's a lot of truth-telling! And it's only ONE of conversations that will be taking place at the New York City Teen Author Festival from March 24-31. Check out the whole schedule here: nyctaf.com 

I hope to see you at The New York Public Library on the 30th!

14 March 2019

Don't Miss the NYC Teen Author Festival! (I'll be appearing Saturday, March 30 but there are tons more author events from March 24-31)

New York City readers (and anyone who lives close enough to get there for an event)... I'm coming to see you! 

I'll be appearing on Saturday, March 30, between 1-3 p.m. on one of three author panels discussing TRUTH-TELLING IN YA, moderated by the amazing David Levithan. My panel is at 1:40 p.m., but come for the whole afternoon! There are tons of author events all around the city from March 24-31. See the whole line-up of appearances here.

13 February 2019

How to Disappear is coming soon... in paperback!

Hellooooo! Just a quick note to let you know that How to Disappear will be out in paperback on May 7, 2019, and you can pre-order it here and here and here and here. Of course, the hardcover version is still available all of these places, too.