Where To Find Me, Pt. 2: Spring Events

Cherry tree with floating petals. My backyard, this afternoon.

As promised, here's the list of my spring travels. If there's an event near you, I hope you'll come and say hello!

NYCTAF: New York City Teen Author Festival
Full schedule here. My events as follows:

Thursday, March 29: NYC Big Read — Manhattan
High School of Art and Design, in association with the NYPL's Grand Central branch
1075 2nd Ave (56th and 57th), 10:00 a.m.
Jen Calonita, Anna Carey, Matthew Cody, Melissa de la Cruz, Stephanie Perkins, Erin Saldin

Friday, March 30:
(1) Symposium
42nd St. NYPL, 2:10-3:00 p.m.
Being Friends With Boys 
Panelists: Elizabeth Eulberg, Jenny Han, Terra Elan McVoy, Stephanie Perkins
Moderator: Sarah Mlynowski

(2) Barnes & Noble Reader's Theater/Signing
Union Square B&N, 33 E 17th St., 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Andrea Cremer, Emily Danforth, Lucas Klauss, Stephanie Perkins, Siobhan Vivian, and John Corey Whaley will read/perform scenes from their novels in teams.
Moderator: David Levithan

Sunday, April 1: No-Foolin' Mega-Signing
Books of Wonder (1:00-4:00 p.m.)
I'm currently scheduled in the 2:30-3:15 slot, but I'm hoping to move to the 1:00-1:45 slot. I'll keep you posted!

RT Booklovers Convention: Chicago, IL
You must be registered with this conference to attend. 
Full schedule here, YA track here. My events as follows:

Thursday, April 12
Voices Inside Me: Shifting Between Narrators
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Panelists: Kelly Armstrong, Melissa de la Cruz, Nancy Holder, Melissa Marr, Stephanie Perkins
Moderator: Sarah Rees Brennan

Friday, April 13
Heartthrobs & Heartbreaks: Writing Romance for Teens
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Panelists: Melissa de la Cruz, Kami Garcia, Alyxandra Harvey, Michelle Jaffe, Stephanie Perkins, Aprilynne Pike
Moderator: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Saturday, April 14: Teen Day
(1) Author Speed-Reading
3:34-4:45 p.m.
Short excerpts read by: Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jennifer Estep, Cynthia Hand, Alyxandra Harvey, Jill Hathaway, Stacey Kade, Saundra Mitchell, Jana Oliver, Stephanie Perkins, Amy Plum, Veronica Roth

(2) Tending the Inferno: Series, Stand-Alones, and Genres in YA Novels
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Panelists: Franny Billingsley, Rachel Caine, Ally Carter, Stephanie Perkins, Carrie Ryan
Moderator: Melissa Marr

(3) Teen Party
6:15-7:30 p.m.
Mix and mingle with YA authors who signed at the Book Fair. All the authors that are taking part in Teen Day will be at this evening party.

YA or BUST! tour with Penguin/Dutton authors Gayle Forman, Nina LaCour, & Stephanie Perkins
Further event information here.

Tuesday, April 17: Oakland, CA
A Great Good Place for Books, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18: Menlo Park, CA
Kepler's Books and Magazines, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 19: Petaluma, CA
Copperfield's Books, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Friday, April 20: Santa Barbara, CA
Chaucer's Bookstore, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 21: Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Signing at the Penguin booth, 4:30-7:30 (time is tentative)

Monday, April 23: Los Angeles, CA
Children's Book World, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24: Huntington Beach, CA
Barnes & Noble at Bella Terra, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25: San Diego, CA
Mysterious Galaxy, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 26: Seattle, WA
University Bookstore, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Hometown YA Q&A

Tuesday, May 1st: Asheville, NC
Q&A with YA authors Megan Miranda, Stephanie Perkins, Beth Revis, and Kiersten White. (Yay for Kiersten! It's her first time in North Carolina!)
Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe, 7:00 p.m.

Maricopa and Phoenix Public Library Teen Author Bash

Saturday, May 26: Phoenix, AZ
Burton Barr Library — more info to come
Authors: Ellen Hopkins, A.S. King, Barry Lyga, Lisa McMann, Matt de la Peña, Stephanie Perkins

PHEW! That's plenty for this spring, yes? ;-)


Where To Find Me

Moi and Beth Revis (photo by Erin Brethauer)

I've been feeling scatterbrained for the last few months, thus explaining my recent absence from these parts. But no worries. I still love blogging, and I'm still here!

While I continue to cross off items (loooong overdue) from my to-do list, here are two places where you can find me elsewhere right now:

(1) Local authors/friends Beth Revis, Megan Shepherd, and I were interviewed for the Asheville Citizen-Times about The Hunger Games. It's a positive article about YA literature and the YA community, which is . . . refreshing.

(2) One of my role models, the wise and talented Sara Zarr, interviewed me for her This Creative Life podcast. It was only her second episode, and I'm honored to have been asked. Sara and I discuss some of the uglier aspects of writing professionally — burnout, failure, envy — but in a way which, in the end, I believe is also quite positive.

I met Sara last November in Chicago, and I remember actually grabbing her arm as she was about to get into a taxi and blubbering and stuttering about how much her work means to me. Ah hem. This is NOT how I would recommend introducing yourself to ANYONE, but, thankfully, she must have recognized something in my eyes, and we went out for coffee. Ha!

(Thank you for taking a chance on me, Sara.)

I'll be back here on the blog later this week with a TON of new tour dates. Happy Wednesday, everyone!