The inaugural leg of HarperCollins’s Class Acts Tour was a smashing success! Jon Scieszka, Christopher Krovatin, and I had some of the most awesome audiences ever, so we need to send a big thank you to the kids, teachers, and librarians at Noecker School in Roseland, NJ, Union School in Rutherfor, NJ, and Lafayette Elementary, Capitol Hill Day School, Landon School for Boys, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, The British School, and Sheridan School (all in Washington, DC). Thanks also to the fantastic bookstores involved: Books, Bytes, and Beyond in Glen Rock, NJ, Politics & Prose in D.C., and Barnes & Noble Princeton. It was one heck of an amazing week.

I’m done with the tour as of now, but it continues on to Southern California, Texas, and Chicago schools with a whole slew of other great writers. Check the HarperCollins website to see if the tour is coming to a school or bookstore near you.

Jon Scieszka, me, and Chris Krovatin after one of our astoundingly successful Class Acts events.

The Princes Charming take Portland, Oregon this weekend!

First there’s this:”Christopher Healy–author of The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom–is coming to Green Bean Books on October 13th at 2 PM! He’ll read from and talk about his book and we’ll be raffling off a “Hero’s Guide to Portland” gift basket w. gift cards and merchandise from local Alberta Street stores!!!”

And then on Sunday, it’s Wordstock Festival time!

Meet Christopher Healy and John Stephens (The Emerald Atlas)
Sunday, October 14th 2:00-3:00pm
KinderCare Children’s Stage
Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D, Left Stage
Followed by a Book Signing

AND…

Fractured Fairy Tale Panel
Christopher Healy and Jackson Pearce (Sisters Red) discuss how classic fairy tales have influenced their novels, and explore the different ways to approach a modernized fairy tale.
Sunday, October 14th 4:30 – 5:00pm
KinderCare Children’s Stage
Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D, Left Stage
Followed by a Book Signing

I’ll be in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, 10/13, for a reading and Q&A at Green Bean Bookstore (1600 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR  97211).

Then find me the next day, Sunday, 10/14, at Portland’s WORDSTOCK FESTIVAL. I’ll be doing a presentation and signing with “Emerald Atlas” author, John Stephens, at 2PM, then taking part in a “Fractured Fairy Tales” panel discussion with “Fathomless” author, Jackson Pearce at 4:30PM.

The following week, I’ll be traveling with “Gravediggers” author, Christopher Krovatin, and all-around classic kid-lit guy, Jon Scieszka, on HarperCollins’s “Class Acts” tour. We’ll be appearing at schools from 10/16–10/18 (Full schedule soon to come), with a bookstore event on Tuesday, 10/16 at the Princeton, NJ, Barnes & Noble. at 7PM.

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