Past Events

April 23, 2017 | 11 am – LA Times Festival of Books; Los Angeles, CA


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I’ll also be signing after both panels but also doing a signing and galley giveaway at the Once Upon a Time Booth at 2 pm on Sunday! Booth number 732.

Also very honored to be presenting the LA Times Book Prize for young adult fiction on Friday April 21 at the award ceremony!


April 28-29, 2017 – YALLWEST; Los Angeles, CA

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On Friday I’ll be at this!

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On Saturday I’ll be on a panel, moderating a panel, and doing a signing, see below!

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June 7, 2017LAUNCH PARTY!!! Pasadena, CA 6:30 PM

695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Join me as I launch I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE at one of my favorite bookstores, Vroman’s! I’ll be in conversation with Sarah Enni of First Draft and there will be snacks, refreshments, and perhaps a giveaway or two. See you there!

More info here.

June 8, 2017 – Book’d in LA Burbank, CA 8:00 PM

I’ll be doing a reading and discussing books with a few other great local YA authors! See below!

10900 Burbank Blvd. 
North Hollywood, CA 91601


June 11, 2017 – Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA 3 P.M.

2207 Honolulu Ave.

Montrose, CA 91020

I’ll be doing a bookstore event with Sherri Smith and Cindy Pon for LA Sizzles! More info here.

June 22, 2017 – Anderson’s Book Shop, La Grange, IL 7:00 P.M.

26 S. La Grange Rd.
La Grange, 60525


I’ll be doing a YA Panel with other amazing authors Adi Alsaid, Julie Eshbaugh, E. Lockhart, and Neal Shusterman!

June 25, 2017 – ALA Chicago, IL 3:30 – 4:00 P.M.

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I’ll be signing at the Macmillan booth on Sunday, booth #2711!

July 12, 2017 – Pages Bookstore Manhattan Beach, CA 7 P.M.

904 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

I’ll be speaking with the talented Elana K. Arnold! More info here.

July 19 & 29, 2017 – LA Public Library’s Summer Author Program

July 19, 2017 – Exposition Park Public Library Los Angeles, CA 4 pm


3900 S. Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90062

July 29, 2017 – Central Library Downtown Los Angeles, CA 2 pm

630 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071


I’ll be holding workshops as part of LAPL’s Summer Author Series. More info here!

July 26, 2017 – Write On! Workshop at Santa Monica Public Library, 3- 5 pm

601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

I’ll be holding a workshop called Writing With Voice…or How to Make Your Story Way More Interesting.

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July 27, 2017 – Books Inc. San Francisco, CA 7:00 P.M.

601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA

YA Road Trip! I’ll be headed to SF with LA authors Kayla Cagan, Lilliam Rivera, and Zan Romanoff where we’ll be doing a panel at Book Inc.’s Opera Plaza. More info here.


August 16, 2017 – Pop! Goes My Heart, South Irving Library, Texas, 7:00 P.M.

601 Schulze Dr.
Irving, TX 75060
South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

Sandhya Menon, author of When Dimple Met Rishi, and I will be in conversation in Irving, Texas! More info here.


September 16, 2017 – Pasadena Love YA; Pasadena, CA 11 am – 4 pm

Pasadena Public Library
285 East Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91101


Panels and signing information to come! Click here for more details.

September 23, 2017 – Barnes & Noble B-Fest; Palmdale, CA 1 – 4 pm

Barnes & Noble Palmdale
39228 10th Street West
Palmdale, CA 93551


Join me and Robin Benway, Isabel Quintero, Sarah Skilton, and Amy Spalding at B&N Palmdale as part of their nationwide Teen Book Festival. We’ll be there to chat and sign books all afternoon!

More details here.

October 8, 2017 – Panel with C.B. Lee and Sarah Kuhn at Barnes & Noble at The Grove; Los Angeles, CA 5 pm

I’ll be in conversation with awesome authors C.B. Lee and Sarah Kuhn, celebrating the launch of C.B.’s book, Not Your Villain!


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LA Times Festival of Books
Los Angeles, CA

USC Campus
University of Southern California
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Panel: Rebels, Romantics and Everything in Between
12:30 – 1:30 pm
With Aminah Mae Safi, Sandyha Menon, Amy Spalding, and Margaret Stohl
Signing immediately following the panel.
Location: YA Stage, Signing Area 9


bay area festival of booksApril 28, 2018
Bay Area Book Festival
Berkley, CA

Downtown Berkley – Click here to see a list of venues.

Panel: Life as We Know It: Realistic Young Adult Fiction
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
With Jesse Andrews, Alexandra Ballard, Annie Barrows, and Krystal Sutherland
Location: Berkeley City College Auditorium


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May 5, 2018
Santa Monica, CA

Saturday Festival
Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Friday, May 4

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Fierce Friday Preview Event
Santa Monica Main Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 9040

Join us for a madcap YA library takeover — YALLWEST style! We’ll be kicking off the festival weekend with a night of signings, tomfoolery, swag giveaways — and more. Get tickets here.

Saturday, May 5

1:00 PM – Barnum Hall

Panel: Sorry Not Sorry
With Laurie Devore, Marie Lu, Richelle Mead, Lauren Oliver, and Tamora Pierce
Unapologetically ambitious girls: why do we love writing them, and why can they be so hard to write?

3:00 PM – Chorus Room

Panel: American Stories
With Cookie Everman (Moderator), Gloria Chao, Shaun David Hutchinson, Lilliam Rivera, Sara Saedi, and Nic Stone
Families lost or found – identities fractured or reclaimed – arrivals and departures – change. Is there one “American story”?

4:00 PM – Innovation Quad

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Spring 2018 Fierce Reads Tour

With Mary Pearson, Taran Matharu, Maurene Goo, and Tricia Levenseller

If you have questions about a specific event, please contact the bookstore.

May 8 – 7:00 PM
Grand Rapids, MI

Schuler Books
2660 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

May 9 – 6:30 PM
St. Paul, MN

Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

May 10 – 6:30 PM
Milwaukee, WI

Oak Creek Public Library
8040 S. Sixth St
Oak Creek, WI
Book Sales by Boswell Books

May 11 – 7:00 PM
St. Charles, MO

Spencer Road Library
427 Spencer Road
St Peters, MO 63376
Book Sales by Main Street Books

May 12 – 7:00 PM
Denver, CO

Tattered Cover Book Store
7301 S Santa Fe Dr
Littleton, CO 80120

May 13 – 3:00 PM
Seattle, WA

University Book Store
U District Store
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

May 14 – 7:00 PM
San Francisco, CA

Books, Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA

The Way You Make Me Feel
May 16
7:00 p.m.
The Ripped Bodice
Los Angeles, CA

3806 Main St.
Culver City, CA
(424) 603-4776

In conversation with First Draft host and young adult author Sarah Enni!
More details to come!

June 12, 2018 – 2:30-3:30 PM
LA Public Library Summer Author Series

Los Angeles, CA

Northridge Branch Library
9051 Darby Avenue
Northridge, CA 91325
New Orleans, LA 70130

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June 24, 2018
ALA Annual Conference

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Sunday, June 24th

8:45 – 10:00 am
YALSA Coffee Klatch

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Macmillan Authors Signing
Booth #3414 & #3415


Morgan Matson and Maurene Goo at B&N

June 26, 2018 – 7:00 PM
In Conversation with Morgan Matson
Barnes & Noble
Montclair, CA

5183 Montclair Plaza Lane
Montclair, CA 91763

July 14, 2018 – Time TBA
AA | LA Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

7313 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Additional details coming soon!

July 26, 2018 – 7:00 PM
Irving Public Library

Irving, TX

With Siobhan Vivian
Additional details coming soon!

September 6-9, 2018
Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors

Winston-Salem, NC

Saturday, Sept 8th

10:30 – 11:15am
Panel: Crossover Books for Teens & Adults
With Tiffany D. Jackson and Michel Stone

2:45 – 3:45pm
Panel: Our Stories, Our Voices
With Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Aisha Saeed, and Tracy Walker

Sunday, Sept 9th

2018 Festival Round Up & Parapalooza

Not ready for the 2018 Festival to be over? Join us for brunch and a chance to meet and hear from more than 15 of the 2018 Festival authors.

October 1, 2018
Vroman’s Bookstore

Pasadena, CA

I’ll be talking and signing with Taran Matharu.

October 27-28, 2018
Texas Book Festival

Austin, TX

Sunday, October 28, 2018

2:00 PM
Not Your Everyday Teen Problems Panel with Carrie Fountain and Kendra Fortmeyer
Location: YA HQ, Congress Avenue

2:45 PM
Location: Adult Signing Tent, Congress Avenue

November 15-18, 2018
National Council of Teachers of English

Houston, TX

Thursday, Nov 16th

11:00 – 12:15pm
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
With Ava Dellaira, Carolyn Mackler, and Nisha Sharma

1:00 – 1:30pm

2:00 – 3:15pm
Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Author Writing Lessons
With Hena Khan, Jay Coles, Tonya Bolden, Leslie C. Youngblood, David Barclay Moore, Aisha Saeed, Ibi Zoboi, Raul Gonzalez III, Sayantani DasGupta, Eliot Schrefer

Monday, Nov 19th
ALAN: Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE

3:00 – 3:30pm
Panel: Courting Love Against the Odds
With Lenore Appelhans, Sabina Khan, and Candace Montgomery
Signing to follow