Where I’ll Be

July 7-8, 2017

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Conference; Los Angeles, CA

July 7, 3-4pm: Transforming Life Into Art, Platinum Ballroom

Panel with Aisha Saaed, Ruta Sepetys, and Kim Turrisi

July 8, 3:15-4:15: Revise & Resubmit: The Life of a Book, Diamond 5

Workshop with my fabulous agent, Jennifer Laughran

July 8, 4:30-5:30: Autographing party, Platinum Foyer


July 10-11, 2017

nErD Camp MI; Parma, MI

10:30-12 pm: 30 Reasons You NEED To Read Diverse Stories In Your Classroom

Pre-conference panel with Kathy Burnette, Juana Medina, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich; moderated by Tracey Baptiste

2:20-3:10 pm: Lights, Camera … Fiction!

Panel on performance in middle grade literature with Barbara Dee and Brooks Benjamin


July 20-29, 2017

Andy’s Summer Playhouse; Wilton, NH

GEORGE/MELISSA, SO FAR, a play adaptation written by Jess Barbagallo last year at Andy’s, is going to the mainstage.  Come see it.  I’m planning to be there opening night.


Want me to visit your school/library/book store/ice cream shoppe?  Contact Lauren at ldonovan@scholastic.com.  Hope to see you soon!