- February 23, 2012: The Steward School for The Hope Tree Project, 11600 Gayton Road, Henrico, VA
- March 1, 2012: School visit to Meadowbrook High School for The Hope Tree Project, 4901 Cogbill Road, Chesterfield, VA, 8 am.; University of Virginia (Richmond campus), guest speaker, 2810 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23294, 5 pm
- March 7, 2012: The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind blog tour begins! Catch me the “vlog” on www.wastepaperprose.com
- March 8, 2012: Stop # 2 on the blog tour: www.bookbriefs.blogspot.com; after school author visit at Henrico High School for The Hope Tree Project, 302 Azalea Avenue, Henrico, VA
- March 9, 2012: Blog tour stop 3 — http://muggle-born.net
- March 10, 2012, 2 – 4 pm, with the James Madison Public Library at Writer House, Charlottesville, VA: An afternoon of writing experiences to tap into your family roots and find stories that bind us across generations and cultures. Please bring in one special object (old photo, piece of jewelry, recipe, phrase, etc.) to share that has to do with your family and/or culture. Space is limited, so call (434)979-7151 ext. 400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org register.
March 12, 2012: Blog tour stop 4 — www.thebookcellarx.com
- March 13, 2012: RED LETTER DAY! The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind on sale date! Let’s celebrate with blog tour stop 5 at TeenReads!
- March 14, 2012: Blog tour stop 6: http://www.mochalattereads.blogspot.com/
- March 15, 2012: The blog tour stop 7: http://joyousreads.blogspot.com/
- March 16, 2012: The grand finale of our blog tour on www.hispanicreader.com
- March 17, 2012: RED LETTER DAY # 2 Book launch party for The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind, 1 pm, bbgb tales for kids, 3100 Kensington Avenue, Richmond, VA 804-353-5675
- March 21, 2012: University of Richmond guest lecture and book signing, Department of Education, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173
- March 23, 2012, guest speaker for International Day at one of my favorite schools! The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Road, Henrico, VA
- March 25, 2012 (week of) Win a free copy of The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind! www.freebookfriday.com
- March 30 – 31, 2012: National Latino Children’s Writers Conference, University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa here I come…
- April 4, 2012, 7 – 8:30 pm: Pamunkey Regional Library, Rockville Branch with Gigi Amateau. An evening of hands-on writing experiences.
- April 5, 2012: The Riverside School, Richmond, VA
- April 6, 2012: Hermitage High School Career Day, Henrico, VA CANCELLED
- April 12, 2012: Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive #5146, Hattiesburg, MS 39406
- April 23, 2012: Celebrate World Book Night with Meg at Barnes & Noble, Chesterfield Towne Center Mall (more details to follow)
- April 28, 2012, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Chesterfield Public Library, Meadowdale Branch, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Richmond, VA in celebration of El Dia de los Niños. Join Meg for a reading of Tía Isa Wants a Car, followed by a hands on writing workshop for upper elementary age students. Special giveaway of a signed copy of Milagros: Girl From Away. Info and registration: 804-318-8778
- April 30, 2012: The Hope Tree Project, 6 pm Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (children’s garden), Richmond, VA. (In partnership with LGBG and as part of the Virginia Commission of the Arts Minds Wide Open 2012 celebration) What is a hope you have for yourself or for our community? Join me as we unveil a decorated tree display of traditional Latin American hope charms created by youth from ten Richmond area high schools. (I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the publication of The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind!)
- May 9, 2012: Class visit to the fourth graders in Ms. Tiffany Graves’ class at Colonial Trail Elementary School, Henrico, VA
- May 10, 2012: Meg presents at the annual meeting of The Friends of the Library, 7 pm.La Prade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, Richmond, VA 23236-1304, 804 276-7755
- May 12, 2012: Richmond Public Library, with Gigi Amateau
- June 7 – 10, 2012: Highlights Foundation for Children Founders Workshop (Kathryn Erskine, Rich Wallace and Sarah Delbraski main presenters), Honesdale, PA
- June 13, 2012: Metz Middle School in Manassass, VA
- June 19, 2012: Richmond Public Library Main Branch, 101 Franklin Street, Richmond, VA, 7 – 9 pm, outdoor park. The live launch of Girls of Summer! Special guest, Wendy Shang.
- July 17, 2012: University of Virginia, Zehmer Hall, Charlottesville, VA, 9 am – 12:30 pm
- September 17, 2012, The Hope Tree Project unveils at Richmond City Hall, Richmond, VA. Lunch hour reception.
- October 12, 2012 Pre-Southern Festival of the Book, Meet the Author, sponsored by Ingram, with fellow Candlewick author Silas House, 2 – 4 pm. More details to follow
- October 12 – 14, Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, War Memorial Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee. Humanities Tennessee for more info.
- October 21, 2012, James River Writers Conference, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Sunday brunch panel on diversity in YA lit, with authors Malinda Lo and Gigi Amateau
- October 28, 2012, Virginia Teachers of English conference, morning address.
- November 5, 2012, The Writer Go-Round, Sam Miller’s, 1210 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA, Noon – 2 pm. Join six Virginia YA authors for an intimate lunch and book signing. Brought to you by Fountain Bookstore. Tickets $18.95 includes your lunch, beverage, tip, and a $5 coupon toward the purchase of a book. (Think speed dating with an author!) Jeri Watts, Kristen Page Madonia, Meg Medina, Gigi Amateau, Steve Watkins. Contact Fountain Bookstore for tickets.
- November 5, 2012, Dame Tú Voz, Henley Street Theatre, 5 pm, free during the day. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with family activities during the day, followed by one act plays by Octavio Paz and Miguel de Cervantes! (Theatre tix are $10)
- November 8 – 9, 2012, Virginia Association of School Librarians Conference. With Gigi Amateau, concurrent session about Girls of Summer, a blog for girls, community, and literacy. Details to follow.
December 1, 2012, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School Youth Writers Festival, with YA author Aimee Agresti and A.B. Westrick. Free and open to the public, 512 West Washington Street, Petersburg, VA 23803, 10 am – 7 pm. Info: email@example.com
December 3, 2012, Raymond Elementary School through The Open Book Foundation, Washington DC. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org