Events


Upcoming events:

  • 7 p.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017, at A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 LaSalle Ave., Oakland, CA (510) 339-8210. See Facebook invitation here.
  • 2 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Booksmart, 1295 E. Dunne Ave., Morgan Hill, CA (408) 778-6467. See Facebook invitation here.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017, radio spot with Beth Ruyak on Insight, Cap Public Radio, between 9 and 10 a.m., on the dial at 90.9 FM Sacramento. www.capradio.org/insight
  • 2 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Face In A Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills, CA (916) 941-9401. See Facebook invitation here.
  • May 5, 6, 7, Gold Rush Writer’s Conference presenter. At the historic Leger Hotel in picturesque Mokelumne Hill, California, writing professionals will guide you to a publishing bonanza through a series of panels, specialty talks, workshops and celebrity lectures. For more information on attending, visit www.goldrushwriters.com.
  • May 26, presenter at Summerwords Literary Festival in Sacramento, CA. More details to come.

Past events:

  • 4-5 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2016, (Pacific Standard Time): online Facebook chat with Y.A. authors Jennifer Murgia and Gayla Twist, as part of our Windswept Hair Giveaway. We’ll pick our winner randomly and make the announcement that night.
  • 12 – 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2016, at CLA & BAYA’s YA Author Blowout during the CLA Conference in Sacramento. This event will take place in the main exhibit hall. Meet & greet and book signing.
  • Betrayed launch! The first event for Book 2 of the Arnaud Legacy series. Noon, Sunday, March 20, 2016,  at Face In A Book bookstore, 4359 Town Center Boulevard, El Dorado Hills, CA, (916) 941-9401. Reading and signing.
  • Featured presenter at Gold Rush Writer’s Conference, April 29, 30 and May 1, 2016. At the historic Leger Hotel in picturesque Mokelumne Hill, California, writing professionals will guide you to a publishing bonanza through a series of panels, specialty talks, workshops and celebrity lectures. For more information on attending, visit www.goldrushwriters.com.
  • May 26-29, 2016. Presenting on how to write series fiction at Summerwords Literary Colloquium, American River College, Sacramento, CA. Part of a four-day literary conference; see www.summerwords.com
  • 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 6, 2015, at Face In A Book bookstore, 4359 Town Center Boulevard, El Dorado Hills, CA, (916) 941-9401. Reading and signing.
  • 7 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015, at A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 LaSalle Ave., Oakland, CA, (510) 339-8210. Reading and signing.
  • 4 p.m., Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Mokelumne Hill Public Library, 8328 Main St., Mokelumne Hill, CA, (209) 286-0507. Reading and signing.
  • 2 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Booksmart, 80 East 2nd Street, Morgan Hill, CA, (408) 778-6467. Reading and signing.
  • 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015, at Hicklebee’s, 1378 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA  (408) 292-8880. Teen Author Bash. Along with many other Y.A. authors, I’ll discuss Haunted briefly. Lots of giveaways: books, fun items. www.hickleebees.com
  • 11:30-12:30, Friday, May 29, 2015, at Summerwords Literary Colloquium, American River College, Sacramento, CA. Presenting on young adult fiction as part of a four-day literary conference; see www.summerwords.com
  • 9:15-10:15 a.m., Sunday, June 28, 2015, “Writing Historicals for Children and Teens,” panel with Karen Cushman, Alison McMahan, Robert Jay and Meghan Christian, at the weekend-long Historical Novels Society Conference in Denver, Colorado. Readers, if you love historical fiction, check out this conference.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, radio spot with Beth Ruyak on Insight, Cap Public Radio, between 9 and 10 a.m., on the dial at 90.9 FM Sacramento. www.capradio.org/insight
  • 9-11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, presenting at the California Writers Club. Come have pancakes and listen to me talk about “Victory and Humiliation: Writing the Young Adult Novel.” The public is invited. CWC membership not required.Writers Network is held the first Friday of every month at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2216 Sunrise Blvd., Rancho Cordova (just north of Highway 50), California. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast.