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Events
2017 School Visits!

I am scheduling school visits for 2017! If you’re interested in having me visit your classroom or library, please check out my Visits page for more information.

nErDcampNJ

I’ll be at nErDcampNJ in May! Details to come.

  PAST EVENTS

When Audrey Met Alice Launch Party

On February 20th, 2014, Books of Wonder in NYC helped me celebrate the release of my debut. Check out some photos here.

When Audrey Met Alice in Wisconsin

In February 2014, I signed books at Madison’s Barnes and Noble, visited the wonderful students at Elm Lawn Elementary and EAGLE School, and did a great panel with MG authors Gayle Rosengren and Wendy McClure at Boswell Books in Milwaukee. Here’s a post about my Wisconsin whirlwind.

Books of Wonder Panel

Laura Marx Fitzgerald, Aaron Starmer, and I talked about great MG reads on March 22nd.

Booklist Webinar

Elizabeth Rose Stanton, Makiia Lucier, Sara Polsky, and I introduced our new titles and talked about the debut experience with Gillian Engberg and Ilene Cooper. Find the playback here, and check out Booklist‘s other great webinars here.

Kids Author Carnival 2014

On May 31, 2014, 37 fantastic kid-lit authors spent an evening reading, writing, signing, and hanging out with about 200 happy readers! Find out more about the carnival here.

ALA Annual in Las Vegas

I was part of the Class of 2K14‘s MG vs. YA Trivia Showdown, hosted by Jay Asher and Josephine Angelini, on the PopTop Stage. I also signed in the Sourcebooks booth. Check out some photos here!

Mystery to Me

pI visited Monroe Street’s wonderful indie, Mystery to Me, on July 2nd.

Texas Tour!

I visited the Fort Worth library for the Worth Reading Author Roundup on August 16, and I was part of a great discussion with Tara Dairman, Kari Anne Holt, and Polly Holyoke at Barnes & Noble (Fort Worth: Hulen Center) on August 17.

Then on August 18, I stopped by The Book Spot for a fun-filled MG panel with Tara Dairman, Kari Anne Holt, Nikki Loftin, and Jennifer Ziegler. There was trivia and a unicorn (cake). Check out the highlights here!
Voracious Reader Panel

On October 20, I was part of a fun MG author panel at the Voracious Reader in Larchmont, NY, with Tara Dairman, Lauren Magaziner, Laura Marx Fitzgerald, Michelle Schusterman.

New York Society Library Workshop

I led a workshop for young writers at the New York Society Library in October. We discussed researching and writing about fascinating people and places in history, played some writing games, and had a lot of fun. Here’s a recap.

Wisconsin Library Conference

Gayle Rosengren (WHAT THE MOON SAID) and I presented “Making It Real,” a discussion of how MG historical fiction can help educators and parents bring history to life as they prepare students to meet Common Core standards. Check out the conference website for some of our handouts.

Indies First!

On Small Business Saturday, November 29th, I helped out at my favorite indie bookstore, Books of Wonder. It was so much fun to be bookseller for a day–I even got to make an official employee recommendation!

One More Page in Arlington, VA

Audrey and Alice finally made it to the D.C. area! I visited One More Page with Tara Dairman and Jen Malone on May 27. Check out the event recap (complete with WH book selfies).

Kids Author Carnival 2015

On May 30, thirty-six fantastic kid-lit authors read to, wrote with, and played with many happy readers at the beautiful Jefferson Market branch of the NYPL. Find out more about the annual carnival here.

AASL 2015

I presented and signed at AASL’s national conference in Columbus, Ohio, with my friend and fellow MG author Gayle Rosengren. In “Making It Real: Bringing History to Life Through Fiction,” we suggested creative ways for school librarians to bring history to life as they prepare students to meet educational standards.

ALA Midwinter 2016

I made a whirlwind visit to Boston for ALA Midwinter; read about it here.

KidLitPalooza

I was at #KidLitPalooza on Long Island on May 21, and it was great!

Summer of Lost and Found Launch Events

I celebrated my release day, May 24, at Books of Wonder in NYC.

And on June 11, I shared Summer with friends, family, and readers at Mystery to Me Books in Madison, WI.

One More Page

I had a great time at One More Page in Arlington, VA, on July 21 for a panel with author friends Tara Dairman and Jen Swann Downey.

MG Palooza at The Voracious Reader

I love this bookstore in Larchmont, NY–and Tara Dairman, Lauren Magaziner, Michelle Schusterman, and I had a great time meeting readers there on July 28.

Princeton Children’s Book Festival

I had a wonderful time at the Princeton Children’s Book Festival on September 24! Check out the website here, and here’s my recap.

Barnes & Noble Panel in Bensalem, PA

I had a great panel conversation with Lauren Magaziner and Erin Entrada Kelly at the Neshaminy Mall Barnes & Noble in Bensalem, PA.

Bank Street Bookstore Panel

On October 2, Melanie Conklin, Sarah Darer Littman and I talked about writing NYC-set middle grade at the wonderful Bank Street Bookstore in NYC.

Reedsburg Public Library

I visited the beautiful library in Reedsburg, WI, for a reading, Q&A and signing on October 12, 2016.

#nErDCampLI 2016

I attended this amazing literacy event on November 5.

SCBWI Metro NY Writers Day

I spoke about writing historical fiction and moderated an agent/editor panel (with Bess Cozby, T. S. Ferguson, and Carrie Pestritto) at this half-day event at Chelsea Studios in NYC–and listened to Laurie Halse Anderson’s wise and funny and inspiring career talk!

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