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.

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!



Going to be in New York City on Saturday, April 26th? Come see me at the Tribeca Family Festival—the kid-friendly component of the Tribeca Film Festival! You can find me at the Real Simple magazine tent. I’ll be doing story time (creating new stories from scratch with the audience) at 10:30am, 11:30am, and noon. Stop by to take part in the adventure. Or just to say hi!


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)


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


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.

This Sunday, May 6th, the Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Book Tour begins in my hometown of Maplewood, NJ. Here’s where I’ll be for the rest of the week following:

Sunday, May 6th  – 2:00pm
Words Bookstore
179 Maplewood Ave.
Maplewood, NJ

Monday, May 7th – 7:00pm
Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove
5112 Main St.
Downers Grove, IL

Tuesday, May 8th – 4:00pm
Magic Tree Bookstore
141 North Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL

Wednesday, May 9th – 7:00pm
Books & Co. at The Greene
4453 Walnut St.
Dayton, OH

Thursday, May 10th – 7:00pm
Little Shop of Stories  *Children’s Book Week Event with Sarah Pennypacker*
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA

Yes, The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom doesn’t come out until May 1st, but library folk looking for an early signed copy can find me at the HarperCollins booth at the Public Library Association Conference at 3:30 on March 14th. The conference will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

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