Where I’ll Be

Friday, June 2, 2017

Book Expo America; New York, NY

2 – 2:50 pm: Following Up After Fouling Up: Real Talk About Real Apologies

Panel presented by We Need Diverse Books with Justina Ireland, Daniel Jose Older, Kiera Parrott, Renee Watson; moderated by Dr. Laura Jimenez


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Keynote, Standing Proud: Becoming LGBTQ Role Models in Schools; The Center, New York, NY


June 11, 2017

Time TBD: bbgb tales for kids; Richmond, VA


June 13, 2017

6 pm: Reading and Q&A at Flyleaf Books; Chapel Hill, NC


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

Panel with Aisha Saaed, Ruta Sepetys, and Kim Turrisi

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

Workshop with my fabulous agent, Jennifer Laughran


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

Also, an afternoon panel on theater in middle grade fiction is in the works!


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!