Fairy Tale Author Panel at the 92nd St. Y

On Tuesday, 3/31/14, at 7pm, I’ll be part of an amazing panel of YA authors, including Danielle Page (Dorothy Must Die!), Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil), and Sara Benincasa (Great) at the 92nd St. Y in New York City. In our discussion, led by Margot Woods from EpicReads, we’ll be exploring what it’s like to rewrite classic tales. Tickets are required and can be pre-purchased here.92Y event.

Middle Grade Author Panel at Books of Wonder in NYC!

Hey, you! Gonna be in New York City on Saturday, 11/22? Stop by Books of Wonder to see an epic author panel, featuring me, Geoff Rodkey (The Chronicles of Egg), Tim Carvell (Planet Tad), Isaiah Campbell (The Troubles of Johnny Cannon), Tom O’Donnell (For the Love of Gelo!), and Tommy Greenwald (Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Making Money!). We author folk will answer questions, sign books, and probably say some goofy stuff. Check it out!



Book Tour—Public Events!

It’s Book Tour Time for The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle! I’ll be crisscrossing the country this week, doing a whole bunch of school visits, but also doing a number of public events. If you’re near any of the following cities, stop by to listen to the Q&A, get a book signed, or just to say hi!

•Wed. 5/15, 5pm—Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, Texas

•Thurs. 5/16, 7pm—Little Shop of Stories, 133 E. Court Square, Decatur, Georgia (with Jarrett Krosoczka and Soman Chainani)

•Fri. 5/17, 4pm—BBGB Books, 3100 Kensington Ave, Richmond, Virginia (with Jarrett Krosoczka and Soman Chainani)

• Sat. 5/18, 1:15pm—Gaithersburg Book Festival, 31 South Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, Maryland (I’ll be speaking at the Willa Cather Pavilion from 1:15–2:05, then signing books at the Politics & Prose Signing Area from 2:15–3:05.)

•Sun 5/19, 2pm—Anderson’s Naperville, 123 W. Jefferson Ave, Naperville, Illinois (Panel discussion with Jarrett Krosoczka, Soman Chainani, Chris Rylander, Eric Kahn Gale, and Tom Watson)


Class Acts Tour!

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.