Latina writer of books for kids of all ages.



Jan 24 – 26, 2014,  American Library Association MidWinter Meeting, Library of Virginia’s guest author. Stop by our booth to win  books, audio, and meet me and other Virginia authors! I’ll be available to meet and sign  from 11 – 3 pm, Sat, Jan 25.

February 1, 2014, 7 PM – 10 PM. Banned Books & Brews.  To benefit the Virginia Children’s Book Festival. Longwood University, Fuqua School Lower Commons. Craft beers, readings, irreverence. Info:

February 7, 2014: Skype to Seward School, Chicago IL with Mr. Greg Michie’s classes.

February 19, 2014, Author Event at Granby High School, Norfolk, VA. Information Lisa Ward: 757-451-4110

February 20, 2014, Author visit to Panther Book Club at Hermitage High School, Henrico, VA. Information Anita Tarbox, or 804 756-3000.

March 7 – 8, 2014 NOVA Teen Book Event, Arlington, VA. Arlington Central Library and Washington Lee High School.  (Events: March 7: 9:15 – 11:15 Falls Church High School, Meg Medina and Jenna Black; 5:30 PM volunteer reception at Arlington Central Library; March 8, 9:30 AM – 4 PM, Washington Lee High School, Teen Book Festival)   Information: One More Page Books, 703-300-9746 or

March 13 – 15, 2014  National Latino Children’s Literature Conference,  University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

March 19 – 23, 2014 The Virginia Festival of the Book, YA panel, school visits.  3/20: Jackson-Via Elementary School, Charlottesville, VA, 1:30 PM; 3/22 panel (Young Adult Books That Adults Love, Too) The Village School, 215 High Street, Charlottesville, 2 -4 PM, with Kristen Paige Madonia and Andrew Auseon.

March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, Chickahominy Middle School, author residency! Hanover, Virginia

April 30, Dia del Niño at the Library of Congress, Young Readers Center Washington, DC. (Schools by invitation.) More info:  (202) 707-1950

May 9, 2014, Author event P.S. 89/Cypress Hills, 265 Warwick Street, Brooklyn, New York 

May 10, 2014, Multi-author event at La Casa Azul Bookstore, 143 East 103 Street, New York, New York. (Between Lexington and Park on 103rd Street) Details TBA. Info: (212) 426 – 2626

May 13, 2014 Author event Lincoln Middle School, 291 Lafayette Ave, Passaic, NJ 07055. Info: (973) 470-5504

June 11, 2014, Stonewall Middle School, Prince William County, VA

June 13, 2014, Appomattox Regional Governors School commencement speaker, Petersburg, VA, 7 pm.

June 17, 2014,  GIRLS OF SUMMER! Richmond Public Library Main Branch, 7 PM. Guest author: Hannah Barnaby, author of WONDER SHOW! 

June 27 – 29, 2014, American Library Association annual meeting, Pura Belpré awards, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, NV. Signings to be announced.

July 14, 2014, lecture, University of Richmond, Prof. Angela Leeper, 1:30 PM

July 18, 2014, Longwood University Summer Literacy Institute

July 31 – August 4, 2013 SCBWI Conference, Hyatt Century Regency, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Info to follow

August 13, 2014, Fairfax County Academic Diversity Institute, Lake Braddock Secondary School. “Fostering Empathy Through Fiction: Connecting Readers with Diverse Characters”. Join middle grade and young adult authors Lamar Giles, Natalie Dias Lorenzi, Meg Medina, and Ellen Oh for a panel discussion on connecting readers with diverse characters in literature.

Saturday, August 30, 2014: National Book Festival, Washington Convention Center, Washington DC. Details to follow. (New venue this year!)

September 5 -6 Tenth Anniversary Bookmarks Fest, downtown Winston-Salem, NC

Sun, September 14, 2014 Fall for the Book Festival, One More Page Book Store, Arlington, VA, YA panel with A.B. Westrick, Gigi Amateau, Kristen Lippert-Marten, and Edwin Fontanez Facebook page for updates

Sat, September 20, New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association, Fall conference, #WeNeedDiverseBooks author reception, 7 PM, Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, Arlington VA.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014: School visit to Osbourn Park High Schook, 8909 Euclid Avenue, Manassas, VA 20111. Info: Ms. Lawlor, 703 365-6518

Saturday, September 27, 2014: Las Comadres Conference, Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Hispanic Heritage Celebration Book Talk. By invitation only. Noon.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, On-line Facebook live Q & A on Pacer Foundation page. With authors e.e. Charlton Trujillo, Jennifer Brown, and Mariah Fredericks., 5 pm EST ( 6 pm CST)

Friday, October 3, 2014: teacher inservice via Teaching for Change at Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Street, 9:30 am – 12 PM, followed by Américas Award Ceremony, Library of Congress

Friday – Saturday, October 10-11, 2014, Virginia Children’s Book Festival, Longwood University.

October 15, 2014: Meadowdale Library/ Tomahawk Creek Middle School, TeenReads event. Info and registration here: Info: Blanche Deponte, Phone:(804) 318-8778. 7 PM, Tomahawk Creek Middle School, 1600 Learning Place Loop Midlothian, VA 23114.

October 16, 2014: Richmond Public Library, Main Branch, TEEN 14, a free celebration of Virginia authors with teen books publishing in 2014.

October 17, 2014: Hermitage High School, Books Against Bullying Event, Richmond, VA. Appearing for book talks and workshops with Erin Jade Lange, author of Butter.

October 18 – 19, 2014 James River Writers Conference, Richmond, VA

October 18, 2014, Library of Virginia Awards Ceremony, Richmond, VA

October 25 – 26, 2014: SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Conference, speaker.

October 30, 2014, School visit to Thomas Dale High School and Meadowbrook High School, Chesterfield County VA.

November 5, 2014, Free Library of Philadelphia, McPherson Square Branch: 601 East Indiana Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134-3042 (Indiana Ave. & “F” St.) 11 am – 2:30 PM; info: Aurora Sanchez

November 14 – 16, YA Lit Symposium, Austin, Texas: Beyond the Books: Using YA to Improve Teen Services.

November 20 – 23, 2014, National Council of Teachers of English, Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC. Panel with Meg Medina, Rich Wallace, Sandra Wallace, Bill Konigsburg, Chris Crutcher, and Dr. James Blasingame. On writing realistic fiction. (Meg’s topic? Slow burn…creating a realistic antagonist.)

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