Jun
1
to Jun 2

BookCon

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New Picture Book Showcase

May 31 | 9:30 AM | Choice Stage

Tom FletcherThere's an Elf in my Book
Beth FerryScarecrow
Yu RongSummer
Holly McGheeListen
David ShannonMr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer
Matt TavaresDasher
Mac Barnett/Isabelle ArsenaultJust Because

Contemporary Fictions and Modern-Day Storytellers

June 1 | 11:30 AM | 1E16

What better time to share your story than today? Taking a look into real stories from our lives allows us a trip into fictions that are deeply relatable. Authors Sarah Dessen, Karyn Parsons, Brittney Morris, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon share their stories and experiences telling them truthfully.

Epic YA

June 1 } 3:30 PM | Main Stage

Your favorite young adult authors across the spectrum are all in one place! Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down), Julie Murphy (Dumplin), and Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices) will dish about their best-selling books and answer all your questions!

The Magic of World-Building

June 2 | 12:45 PM | Main Stage

What makes a world complete? It’s not easy to write with such little foundation. But authors Marissa Meyer (Renegades), Marie Lu (Legend), and N.K. Jemisin (Broken Earth series) explore the depths of a world never seen before with every new best-selling book! Join us as these fabulous authors discuss the fantastical worlds they’ve created, the trials and tribulations of characters and cultures plotted in these multi-dimensional story arcs and keeping readers glued page after page, book after book.

The Great Book Debate

June 2 | 2:15 PM | Main Stage

Curious George vs. 50 Shades of Grey. The Great Gatsby vs. Doctor Seuss.  1984 vs. Harry Potter. One of BookCon's annual fan-favorite panels, this year's The Great Book Debate again features your favorite authors debating which classic and favorite books are truly the best.  In the style of March Madness, unlike books are pitted against one another and the panelists battle for their favorites to see which book shall prevail. Featuring beloved authors Marissa Meyer, Holly Black, Jennifer Donnelly, and Nic Stone.

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Mar
28
to Mar 31

NYC Teen Author Festival

The NYC Teen Author Festival 2019

March 29

Symposium, 42nd Street NYPL

4 p.m.: It’s Complicated

Kheryn Callendar, Katie Cicatelli-Kuc, Sarah Enni, Lauren Gibaldi, Abby Sher, Andrew Simonet, Jenn Marie Thorne

Moderated by Ashley Woodfolk

Upper West Side Barnes & Noble

7:00 p.m.: Barnes & Noble Reader’s Theater

Kheryn Callendar, Katie Cicatelli-Kuc, Sarah Beth Durst, Sarah Enni, Jessica Khoury, David Levithan, Torrey Maldonado, Andrew Simonet

March 31

Big ‘Ol Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder

1:30-2 p.m.

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Seattle Event in Conversation with Kendare Blake and Somaiya Daud
Mar
9
4:00 PM16:00

Seattle Event in Conversation with Kendare Blake and Somaiya Daud

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Come in for a YA trifecta to celebrate Sarah Enni’s debut novel, Tell Me Everything! Joining her in conversation are best-selling authors Kendare Blake—NYT bestselling author of THREE DARK CROWNS—and Somaiya Daud—author of MIRAGE. 

Saturday, March 9 at 4 p.m. at the University Bookstore in Seattle, WA!

University Book Store
4326 University AVE NE
Seattle WA 98105

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Not Your Mother's Book Club Event with Jenn E. Smith and Nina LaCour
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Not Your Mother's Book Club Event with Jenn E. Smith and Nina LaCour

Not Your Mother's Book Club presents bestselling author Jennifer E. Smith in celebration of her poignant new novel, Field Notes on Love. Joining Jennifer will be Sarah Enni, author of the engaging and lively debut, Tell Me Everything. This event will be moderated by Nina LaCour, author of the Michael L. Printz Award-winning novel We Are Okay. Plus! Sarah Enni will be holding a live recording of this event for her First Draft podcast, where she encourages other writers to spill their juicy secrets.

Check out more details about the event, and order copies of the books, here!

Check out the event https://www.facebook.com/events/2287251214891737/

March 8 at 7 p.m. at Books, Inc. in San Francisco, CA!

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TELL ME EVERYTHING Launch with Tahereh Mafi at The Ripped Bodice
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

TELL ME EVERYTHING Launch with Tahereh Mafi at The Ripped Bodice

Join me to celebrate the release of TELL ME EVERYTHING at an in-conversation event with Tahereh Mafi, author of the New York Times bestselling SHATTER ME series, as well as contemporary novel A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA, which was long-listed for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

The event will be on March 3, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, CA!

RSVP for the event, and pre-order your signed copy of TME (to pick up at the event, or to have shipped to you)!

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Launch for Sam Maggs' GIRL SQUADS
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Launch for Sam Maggs' GIRL SQUADS

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I'm thrilled to be helping Sam Maggs launch her newest non-fiction book about amazing women in history, GIRL SQUADS! The event will be at The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, Calif., and you can pre-order the book from them here! 

RSVP for the event and reserve your signed copy (either to pick up at the event, or to have shipped to you) here!

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Jun
3
1:15 PM13:15

BookCon: The Real Reel (Angie Thomas, Becky Albertalli, Soman Chainani and Lauren Oliver)

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BookCon Panel: The Real Reel

June 3, 2018

1:15 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. in 1E10

I will be moderating this panel on seeing books come to life on the big screen. How do those pieces come together to give readers what they are craving while satisfying movie-goers? Join Angie Thomas, Becky Albertalli, Soman Chainani and Lauren Oliver as they chat about their epic tales being turned into fantastic films.

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Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

BookCon: Heartthrobs Unite! Romance Writing Comes to Life (

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BookCon Panel: Heartthrobs Unite! Romance Writing Comes to Life

June 2, 2018

Location: 1E10

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

I am moderating this panel, featuring the best in romance writing joining forces to puppeteer the heartstrings on each and every one of us. Be ready to fall in love all over again when you hear Kami Garcia (Broken Beautiful Hearts), Colleen Hoover (All Your Perfects), Morgan Matson (Save the Date; listen to her First Draft interview here), Siobhan Vivian (Stay Sweet), and Mary H.K. Choi (Emergency Contact) break it all down for us in a panel featuring our favorite romances.

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Jun
2
12:45 PM12:45

BookCon: The Power of World-Building (Renée Ahdieh, Sabaa Tahir, Scott Westerfeld, Leigh Bardugo, and Marie Lu)

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BookCon Panel: The Power of World-Building

June 2, 2018

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

I am moderating this panel, discussing what makes a world complete? It’s not easy to write with such little foundation. But authors Renée Ahdieh (listen to her First Draft interview here), Sabaa Tahir (listen to her First Draft interview here), Scott WesterfeldLeigh Bardugo (listen to her First Draft interviews here and here) and Marie Lu (listen to her First Draft interviews here and here)  explore the depths of a world never seen before with every new best-selling book! Join us as these fabulous authors discuss the fantastical worlds they’ve created, the trials and tribulations of characters and cultures plotted in these multi-dimensional story arcs and keeping readers glued page after page, book after book.

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Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

BookCon: Power Moves (Victoria Aveyard, Kendare Blake, Tahereh Mafi, and Melissa de la Cruz

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BookCon Panel: Power Moves

June 2, 2018

11 A.M. - 12 P.M. on the Main Stage

I will be moderating this panel of mega-hit authors discuss the fierce heroines who occupy the pages of their fan-favorite novels. Power in the female form is a force to be reckoned with, both on and off the page. Join Victoria Aveyard, Tahereh Mafi, Kendare Blake, and Melissa de la Cruz as they discuss writing narratives about confidence, strength, resilience, and more!

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YALLWEST
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

YALLWEST

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I will be appearing at the YALLWEST festival in Santa Monica, Calif., on May 5, 2018

TRICKS OF THE TRADE - SHARING PUBLICATION STORIES 💭📗

2 PM - Gallery

What a long, strange trip it's been - but here's how five authors made it.

Sarah Enni (Moderator), Jay Coles, Alexa Donne, Brenda Rufener, and Sara Saedi (her First Draft episode here).

 

HOPE & OTHER ANTHOLOGIES: WRITING FOR THE CAUSE ✍️

4 PM - Gallery

The editor of a short story anthology created to inspire youth activism asks authors why and how they write their conscience.

Rose Brock (Editor, Hope Nation)(Moderator), Ally Carter, Sarah Enni, Stephanie Kuehn (her First Draft episode here), E. Lockhart, and Alex London (his First Draft episode here).

 

TRICKS OF THE TRADE - CREATING YOUTUBE CONTENT 📹😄

5 PM - West Tent

Authors and content creators talk tips for getting book-themed content online.

Sarah Enni (Moderator), Soman Chainani, Kat O'Keeffe (katytastic), Zach King, and Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS)

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Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

YA Panel at the Mid-Valley Regional Library (feat. Dhonielle Clayton, Brandy Colbert, Marie Lu, Gretchen McNeil, Britta Lundin, and Aaron Hartzler)

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On Tuesday Feb. 6 I will be moderating an all-star panel of YA novelists, including Dhonielle Clayton (THE BELLES, listen to her First Draft interview here), Marie Lu (WARCROSS, listen to her First Draft interviews here and here), Brandy Colbert (LITTLE & LION, listen to her First Draft interviews here and here), Gretchen McNeil (#MURDERTRENDING and TEN; listen to her First Draft interview here), Aaron Hartzler (WHAT WE SAW, listen to his First Draft interview here), and Britta Lundin (SHIP IT).

The event will be from 6-7 p.m., with a signing from 7-8 p.m, at the Los Angeles Mid-Valley Regional Library.

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Feb
4
12:30 PM12:30

John August Book Launch

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Join John August and I to launch his new middle-grade book series!

I will be in conversation with John August (screenwriter and director, known for movies like Go, Big Fish, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, and more) to celebrate the release of his first book, Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire!

Join John and I at Chevalier's Books in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 12:30 p.m.!

About the book:

The first book in a spellbinding fantasy adventure series so believable you may wonder if it's happening in your own backyard.

As Arlo looked around, the walls of his room began to vanish, revealing a moonlit forest. Only his bed remained, and the frame of his window, through which he saw the girl. The world on her side of the glass was sparkling with silver and gold, like a palace made of autumn leaves.

She looked off to her right. Someone was coming. Her words came in an urgent whisper: "If I can see you, they can see you. You're in danger. Be careful, Arlo Finch.”


Arlo Finch is a newcomer to Pine Mountain, Colorado, a tiny town of mystery and magic, but he's already attracted the attention of dark and ancient forces. At first he thinks these increasingly strange and frightening occurrences are just part of being in Rangers, the mountain scouting troop where he learns how to harness the wild magic seeping in from the mysterious Long Woods. But soon Arlo finds himself at the center of a dangerous adventure, where he faces obstacles that test the foundations of the Ranger's Vow: Loyalty, Bravery, Kindness, and Truth.

I've been listening to John give writing advice on his podcast, Scriptnotes, for years, and I could not be more thrilled to help him launch a new book series.

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Jan
7
2:00 PM14:00

Michael Dante DiMartino Book Launch

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I will be joining Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender, at Once Upon a Time bookstore on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. to launch his newest book, Warrior Genius!

About the book: 

In Warrior Genius, author Michael Dante DiMartino delivers rich settings, memorable characters, and edge-of-your-seat action, just as he did in his hit animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans will be thrilled with this new adventure!

It has been years since Geniuses--creatures that channel their owners' creative energy--were banished from Zizzola. But a new generation of artists and their bird-Geniuses has been training in secret. Led by Giacomo, a young orphan with promising talent, they set out to track down the Sacred Tools that could hold the power to overthrow the ruthless emperor, Nerezza.

With paintbrushes flying and artistic force weaponized, the group secured the Compass, but they'll need all three Tools to take down Nerezza. Traveling to distant Rachana in search of the Straightedge, the young artists are alarmed to find all the warriors' horse-Geniuses afflicted with a mysterious illness.

The source of the plague is an ancient, dark force that no human can conquer, but Giacomo has learned a surprising truth: he isn't human. He is a Tulpa, a manmade being created with sacred geometry. Using newfound abilities and the help of great friends, Giacomo will have to fight the battle of his life if he wants to save the Geniuses--and the empire.

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