Newbery award winner and New York Times bestselling author


Please note that my travel calendar is now closed through 2019.  

How to arrange a visit

School visits? Email hello@the and you will be contacted with rates and availability.

Skype or festival/conferences supported by the publisher? Email

Other inquiries? Email



April 6:  San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonio, TX

  • Presentation with moderator Viki Ash: 10am – 10:45am in the H-E-B Coates Chapel
  • Signing: 11am outside of Coates Chapel

April 13 – 14: LA Times Book Festival, Los Angeles, CA

April 17 – 18: Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX

April 24 – 25: Read Brave Snow Day Re-Do, St. Paul, MN

  • Author Talk and Gallery Visit: Creative Arts Secondary School
  • Author Talk: Saint Paul College


May 29 – 30:  Dr. Bickmore’s YA Wednesday, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV


June 1:  BookCon 2019, New York City, NY

  • The Very Best in Middle Grade Panel: 1:30pm – 2:05pm on the Choice Stage including Tracey Baptiste, Soman Chainani, Meg Medina and Raina Telgemeier
  • Signing: 3:15pm – 4:15pm

June 3:  Politics & Prose Bookstore at the Wharf, Washington, DC

  • In conversation with Robin Benway and Elizabeth Acevedo, 7pm

June 15:  Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Literary Festival, Waltham, MA

  • “Adventures in Storytelling,”: 10am – 5pm with Angela Dominguez and Candlewick Press editors

June 16:  An Unlikely Story: 11am, Plainville MA

June 21- 24:  American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC


August 9 – 12:  SCBWI National Conference, Los Angeles, CA


September 5 – 9:  Loon Song Writer’s Retreat faculty, Minnesota

September 22 – 25:  Nurturing Your Artistic Voice Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, PA

September 29:  Inprint Cool Brains at Meyerland Middle School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, TX


October 2 – 4:  Ohio Educational Library Media Association Conference, Columbus, OH

October 25:  Reading Rockstars, Austin, TX

October 26:  Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX


November 6:  Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Harrisonburg, VA

November 9:  Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, Tampa Bay, FL

November 22 – 23:  NCTE/ALAN, Baltimore, MD




February 28:  School visit, Baltimore Friends School, Baltimore, MD


March 12:  School of Education, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

March 31:  Las Americas ASPIRA Academy, Newark, DE


April 12 – 24:  School visit, The American School in Shanghai, China



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