Events

2017 EVENTS AND APPEARANCES (subject to change and updates)

Jan 27-29American Booksellers Association Winter Festival, Minneapolis, MN

Jan 31Exo release day! See the full launch schedule.

Jan 31SFWA Pacific NW Reading Series in Seattle (Kirkland, WA) at the Wilde Rover Irish Pub and Restaurant, 7pm.

Feb 1Exo Book Launch, 7pm at University Bookstore, Seattle, WA

Feb 2SFWA Pacific NW Reading Series in Portland, OR at Lucky Labrador Brewing Company on Hawthorne, 7pm

Feb 3Exo book launch, 7pm at Powell’s Books Cedar Hills Crossing, Portland, OR

Feb 11 – Guest Speaker at the League of Exceptional Writers, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, Portland, OR

Feb 22-26Rainforest Writers Retreat, Lake Quinault, WA

April 1TeenBookCon, Houston, TX

April 4Young Willamette Writers, guest speaker, Portland, OR, 7pm

April 7Teen Author Visit at West Linn Public Library, West Linn, OR, 6:30pm

April 13-14 – National Library Week guest speaker at Community Library Network of Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, North Idaho

April 20-22Texas Library Association annual conference, San Antonio, TX

April 29  – Independent Bookstore Day. Multi-author book signing, 2-4pm, at Reader’s Guide Bookstore, Salem, OR

May 5 – Speaking at Bloomsbury Books, Ashland, OR, 5-7pm

May 6 – Workshop instructor at the Willamette Writers Chapter of Southern Oregon; Worldbuilding The Lazy Bastard Way, Ashland, OR

July 15 – Author/Illustrator Festival, Cascade Park Library, Vancouver, WA

Aug 11-13When Words Collide, Calgary, AB, Canada

Oct 8 – Pacific NW Booksellers Association (PNBA) Fall Trade Show, Portland, OR

Oct 14Oregon Association of School Libraries fall conference, Portland, OR

Nov 2-5World Fantasy Convention, San Antonio, TX

Nov 7Jade City release day! Launch events TBD.

Nov 11Wordstock Book Festival, Portland, OR

Nov 17-19OryCon 39, Portland, OR


 

2016 EVENTS AND APPEARANCES 

Feb 17 – Speaker at the SCBWI WWA Professional Series. Session: “Kickass YA Fight Scenes” at Seattle Pacific University in Demaray Hall, 7pm.

Feb 20Wizard World Comic Con, Portland, OR. Panel: “How to Survive the Apocalypse” 11:30-12:15pm

May 11-12Book Expo America, Chicago, IL

Saturday 05/14, 10am: Signing at the SFWA booth

May 12-15SFWA Nebula Conference, Chicago, IL

Friday 05/13, 8pm: SFWA autographing event (open to the public)

Saturday 05/14, 3pm: Promotional Bootcamp

Saturday 05/14, 4pm: Redefining the Aliens of the Future

May 23 – Guest speaker at the Oregon Letters About Literature gala, Portland, OR

June 1-7Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop, Laramie, WY

June 10Barnes & Noble Teen Book Fest, Trivia Night Kickoff, Vancouver, WA

June 12 – YA panel at Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA

July 1-4Westercon 69, Portland, OR

Friday 07/01, 4pm: Battle Scenes

Friday 07/01, 5pm: Mad Science

Sunday 07/03, 11am: Autographing

Sunday 07/03, 1pm: Young Adult Fantasy We Read

Aug 12-14Willamette Writers Conference, Portland, OR

Friday 08/12, 10:30am: Knock ‘Em Out – Writing Action & Fight Scenes

Saturday 08/13, 3:30pm: How to Break Into (And Survive!) the World of Young Adult Fiction (panel)

Sunday 08/14, 8:30am: World-Building the Lazy Bastard Way

Aug 17-21MidAmeriCon II, Worldcon in Kansas City, MO

Weds 8/17, 7pm: Writing 3D Battles (panel)

Thurs 8/18, 11am: Great Characters in YA Fiction (panel)

Thurs 8/18, 1:30pm: Reading

Thurs 8/18, 3pm: Launch Pad (panel)

Friday 8/19, 1pm: Action & Sex Scenes: Is There A Difference? (panel)

Friday 8/19, 3pm: Dune (book discussion)

Sat 8/20; 12pm: Unlikely Heroes (panel)

Sun 8/21, 10am: Whatever Happened to YA Science Fiction (panel)

Sun 8/21, 11am: Final Episodes (panel)

Oct 8Oregon Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, Wilsonville, OR

Oct 14 – Teen Read Week at Cedar Mill Community Library, Portland, OR

Dec 3 – Reading and signing at Another Read Through, Portland, OR


 

2015 EVENTS AND APPEARANCES 

Jan 30-Feb 1ALA Midwinter, Chicago, IL.

Saturday 01/31, 10 am at the Pop Top Stage: Diverse Debuts panel, **Update: A recording of the Diverse Debuts panel discussion can now be viewed online here.**

Saturday 01/31, 1pm: Booth signing

Saturday 01/31, 3pm: Dark Fantasy & Science Fiction panel

April 8 – Zeroboxer release day! Go here for the full schedule of launch events, blog tour stops, and giveaways that will be happening throughout the month.

April 10Zeroboxer book launch and party in Portland area (Beaverton, OR). 7pm book launch at Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing. Party at 8pm at McMenamins Cedar Hills Pub.

April 18-19SCBWI Western Washington Annual Conference. Attending; signed copies of Zeroboxer will be available at the conference bookstore.

April 25Oregon Author Fair at the Beaverton City Library, 10am-1pm.

April 30 – Author talk at Barnes & Noble Clackamas Town Center in Portland, OR with Cat Winters (In the Shadow of Blackbirds, The Cure for Dreaming) and fellow debut author Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), 7pm.

May 5 – Featured speaker at the SFWA Reading Series in Seattle (Kirkland, WA) at the Wilde Rover Irish Pub and Restaurant, 7pm.

May 7 – Featured speaker at the SFWA Reading Series in Portland, OR at Mississippi Pizza, 7pm.

May 30-31SCBWI Oregon Annual Conference in Wilsonville, OR. Local Success Panel Sunday 05/31 at 9:45am. Signed copies of Zeroboxer will be at the conference bookstore.

June 6YA-landia Author Fair at Barnes & Noble Tanasbourne, 2pm with Ali Berman, Tina Connolly, Paula Stokes, and Mary Elizabeth Summer.

June 27Not Your Mother’s Book Club author fair with the Class of 2K15 and Books Inc. at the Burlingame City Library, 3pm

June 28-29 – American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Sunday, June 28, 11am: Booth signing

Monday, June 29, 9am: “New and Hot in Debut YA Fiction” (panel)

August 7-9 – Presenter at the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, OR. Session: “Knock ‘Em Out: Writing Action Scenes” on Friday, 8/7 1:30pm.

August 13  – Book signing at Coles Market Mall in Calgary, AB, from 11am-4pm with Danielle Jensen (Stolen Songbird, Hidden Huntress) and Kate Boorman (Winterkill). Author Meet & Greet at Kilkenny Irish Pub at 7pm.

August 14-16 – Presenter and panelist at When Words Collide in Calgary, AB, Canada.

Friday 8/14, 4pm: “Publishing MG/YA” (panel)

Friday 8/14, 6pm: “Genres for Youth” (panel)

Saturday 8/15, 10am: “Where Story and Science Meet” (panel)

Saturday 8/15, 4pm: “Knock ‘Em Out: Writing Action Scenes” (presentation)

Saturday 8/15, 8pm: Autographing

August 19-23Sasquan Worldcon in Spokane, WA. Schedule:

Weds 8/19, 2pm: “Hard SF Movies” (panel)

Thurs 8/20, 2pm: “PG-13: Violence, Sex, and Teen Readers” (panel)

Thurs 8/20, 4pm: Writer’s Workshop (moderator)

Friday 8/21, 10am: “Creative Bio-engineering” (panel)

Friday 8/21, 12pm: “Hard SF for Teens” (panel)

Friday 8/21, 3pm: “Building A Better Tomorrow” (panel)

Saturday 8/22, 3pm: Autographing

Saturday 8/22, 4pm: “Diversity in YA and MG Fiction” (panel)

Sun 8/23, 11am: Reading

Sept 17 – YA Sci-Fi author talk and signing at Barnes & Noble in Eugene, OR, with Carol Riggs (The Body Institute), 7pm.

Oct 2-4PNBA Annual Tradeshow & Conference in Portland, OR.

Nov 6-8YALSA 2015 Symposium in Portland, OR

Nov 20-22Orycon 37 in Portland, OR

Nov 22Sci-Fi AuthorFest9 at Powell’s Cedar Hills in Portland, OR