Where to find me in person:
June 26, 2018 – Chinn Regional Library, Woodbridge, VA
July 15, 2018 – Anderson’s Bookshop, LaGrange, IL – 2 pm
- YA panel with Gloria Chao, Laurie Devore, Stacey Kade and Jessica Pennington
July 19-21, 2018 – RWA Annual Conference, Denver, CO
- 7/19 – 10:40 am – Is There a Place for Quiet Stories in the Fast-Paced, Edgy World of YA Fiction? (CRAFT)
Speakers: Annette Bourland, McCall Hoyle, and Christina June
Join authors and the HarperCollins/Blink senior vice president as they define “quiet” young adult fiction. Using examples, they will show how to leverage and market quiet books by focusing on two important characteristics of all best-selling fiction: voice and emotion. Recommended reading lists, as well as query letters for books that sold to traditional publishing houses, will be provided. Participants will leave with a better understanding of “quiet” and the confidence they need to sell and market their own works.
July 24, 2018 – Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore, Indianapolis, IN – 6 pm
- In conversation with local teen, Bella Simons. This event is also a fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children. Attendees may buy a “bid” for $1 each to try to win baskets filled with signed books, ARCs, and swag. All proceeds from the baskets go to Riley.