Past Events

2014 Events and Appearances

January 22nd, Fort Morgan, Colorado — Blue Horizon’s Teen Writing Workshop!

February 7th, Littleton Academy, Littleton, Colorado — Author Visit for 3rd through 8th grades

February 10th, Coyote Ridge Elementary School, Broomfield, Colorado — Author Visit for 3rd-5th grades

April 5th, Colorado Teen Literature Conference, Denver, Colorado — I’ve been invited to give two presentations. One on “Suicide and Bullying Prevention Through Books,” and the other on “Discovering Creative Nonfiction.” This is one of my favorite conferences to attend, since it brings together teens, librarians, teachers, and writers, all in one big festival. Oh, and David Levithan and A.S. King will be there this year! For more details, visit the Colorado Teen Literature Conference website.

April 12th, Longmont Library, Teen Night! I’ll be there from 7-8, talking on a teen author panel with several other fabulous writers. Should be full of surprises. More details to come.

April 21st & 22nd, Aspen Elementary and Aspen Middle School Visits —I’ll be in Aspen, talking to the wonderful students and teachers of the elementary and middle school for two days! If you’re an Aspen student or parent, I hope to see you there.

April 25th, Fort Collins Main Library, Battle of the Bards Award Night —I was one of the judges for this year’s teen poetry contest. The entries were fabulous, and the winners are outstanding. They won’t be announced, though, until the night of the 25th.

May 9th, Montessori Peaks Elementary School, Littleton, CO —I’ll be at Montessori Peaks all day, working with 4th -6th grades. If you’re a Montessori Peaks student, parent, or teacher, I look forward to seeing you there.

June 10th-12th, Story Catcher Writing Conference, Chadron, NE —The fine folks of Chadron State College have invited me out to give a couple workshops (one on Tuesday the 10th, and two on Wednesday the 11th). This is an impressive conference in a beautiful town. Please check out the website for details.

June 12th-21st, Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA —I’ve been invited out to California to participate in the Writing for Young People residency. I’ll be giving a reading on June 17th, and doing a session on Saturday the 14th from 10-12. I’ll also be participating in other events there. If you’re an Antioch student, please say hello.

October 17th, Colorado Association of Librarians Convention, Loveland, CO —I’ll be at the Embassy Suites reading from 3:30 to 4:00 pm, and signing books afterwards. If you’re a librarian attending the conference (or if you’re one of the hoards of people who like to sneak into librarian conferences to party with the wildest) please drop by. I promise to make it entertaining.

October 25th, ReadCon, Greeley, CO —ReadCon Rocks! If you live in Colorado, you must go! It’s free, and they bring in some amazing authors and speakers. I’ll be giving two sessions in the Bison Room at the Clarion in Greeley (701 8th Street, Greeley, CO). The first session is on Writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy: Making the Strange Believable at 1pm on Saturday, and second is at 2pm on Saturday on Wild Mind Games to Inspire and Revive Creativity. Hope to see you there! (And many thanks to the fine folks of the High Plains Library District for inviting me back after all the crazy things I did last year).

November 5th, Rocky Mountain Elementary School, Westminster, CO —I’ll be at Rocky Mountain all day, working with 3rd-5th grades. Then I’ll be doing a teacher session after school, and a parent session in the evening. If you’re a Rocky Mountain student, parent, or teacher, I look forward to seeing you there.

November 18th, Blue Horizons, Fort Morgan, CO —The fine folks of Blue Horizons have invited me back to Fort Morgan to speak with area high school students and run writing workshops all morning. Please contact Blue Horizons for details if you live in the area and want to attend. These workshops are a blast!

December 12th-21st, Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA —Antioch invited me back for another term. I’ll be participating in the residency period in December. This is an incredible Low-Res MFA program if you’re interested in getting an MFA in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, or Writing for Young People.

 

2013 Events and Appearances

February 9, Denver, Colorado —CCIRA 2013 Conference.   I’ve been invited back to deliver two young author sessions on writing and publishing. If you’re going to be at the conference, please stop by on Saturday to attend one of my sessions or pick up a book.

March 15th, Milliken, Colorado —Knowledge Quest Academy Author Visit.   I’ll be presenting sessions and running workshops with the fine students of Knowledge Quest Academy in Milliken. If you’re a Knowledge Quest student, I look forward to seeing you.

April 26th and 27th, Fort Collins, Colorado —Northern Colorado Writers Conference.  This is a fantastic conference for writers of all genres, and a great opportunity to meet other professional writers, editors, and agents (not to mention a keynote speaker who starred in movies like Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, and Mannequin). I’ll be doing two sessions; one on Friday on Character, Plot, and The Art of Conflict, and one Saturday Morning on writing effective Dialogue and Setting. To register, go to Northern Colorado Writers website.

May 5th, 12th, and 19th, Fort Collins, Colorado —Three Session Novel Writing Workshop   Want to write a novel this summer? Starting May 4th, I’m going to be leading a three session novel writing intensive workshop. This class is full of all the information I wish someone had told me ten years ago. It comes with 40 pages of handouts, and plenty of feedback on the novel you’re writing, starting, or revising. To learn more about the class, or to register, visit the Northern Colorado Writers Upcoming Classes page. Spots are limited, so register soon.

May 13th, Fort Collins Colorado —Olander Elementary School Visit.  I’ll be writing with the 5th graders on Monday afternoon. Looking forward to meeting the fabulous students of Ms. Hazleton’s class.

September 28th, Firestone, Colorado — Firestone Writing Workshop.  Join me at the Firestone library from 2:00 – 4:30 for this free, open to the public event. I’ll be running workshops on dialogue and setting, as well as plot an character. I’ll also be signing books, and answering questions, so if you’re serious about writing, and want to learn more about the craft and how to get published, I hope you’ll come by.

October 8th, Everywhere! — BACKWARDS is released into the wild. Please buy it. I need to feed my kids.

October 11th, Denver, Colorado —Mountains and Plains Booksellers.   I’ll be attending the conference in the afternoon. And from 4-5, I’ll be participating in the “Children’s Authors Tea” event, which means I’ll be going around tables, meeting booksellers and such. Please say hi if you see me, as I might be lost and confused.

October 17th, Fort Collins, Colorado —BACKWARDS  book launch! & Writers Harvest Benefit Reading . This is it — the night I’m going to send Backwards off into the cold, cruel world with only a blanket and a knife to defend itself with. Please join me for the launch party. It’s free and open to the public. Not only that, it’s a benefit for the Writers Harvest (so if you want to clean out your cabinets and bring a food item to donate, that’s aces). Also, the incredibly amazing poet, Camille Dungy, will be reading with me. It’s all taking place in the Hatton Gallery (in the art building on the CSU campus) at 7:30, so you can even check out some art while you’re there. There’ll be books and food, book signing, alien visitors in disguise, and maybe even wine if you can get away with it.

October 19th, Loveland, Colorado —BACKWARDS  book launch Loveland party and reading event! Can’t make it to the Fort Collins book launch? No problem, because on Saturday I’ll be doing a short reading at the fabulous Anthology book store (and coffee shop/bar) in Loveland, on 4th St. The madness starts at 4pm. It’s free and open to the public, so please tell your friends.

November 2nd, Greeley, Colorado —Greeley Read Con.  The wonderful librarians of Greeley have invited me out to be part of a panel at this year’s Read Con at 3:00. More on this to come, but here’s a little page on the Books and Brews (beer with authors) that’s happening after the conference. Librarians gone wild!

November 9th, Fort Collins, Colorado — BACKWARDS Book Launch Part III, Electric Boogaloo. In case you missed both October parties, I’m doing a reading/party at Old Firehouse Bookstore in Fort Collins, 7:00pm. This is free, open to the public, and things will be given away, so bring your friends. There’ll be food and drinks and stories and words just in time for the holidays (so why not pick up a signed book for everyone you know?). I hope to see you there.

December 2nd, Summit Charter Middle School, Boulder, Colorado — Full Day Author Visit

 

2012 Events and Appearances

November 12th, Fort Morgan, Colorado

Fort Morgan Author Visit I’ll be running a fiction workshop at the community college with Blue Horizon teens all afternoon. This is a great writing group. If you’re in the Fort Morgan area, contact Blue Horizons to see if you can get involved.

November 10th, Fort Collins, Colorado

Old Town Library Graphic Novel Workshop Interested in writing for graphic novels or hybrid texts? If you’re a teen, come by to participate in this free workshop from 1:30-3:00 Saturday afternoon with the outstanding writers of the IRS (Interesting Readers Society).

October 15th-17th, Southern Colorado

Ignacio Schools Author Visit Several schools in the Durango/Ignacio area are banding together to bring me out for a two day author visit during Teens Read week. If you attend an Ignacio school, hopefully I’ll get to meet you. To learn more, please contact your school librarian.

September 22, Denver, Colorado

SCBWI Conference Keynote! I’ll deliver the banquet keynote talk at this year’s fall RMC-SCBWI Conference. If you’re an author or illustrator for teens and children, this is the conference for you. Check out RMC-SCBWI 2012 Conference for the latest details and to register. I hope to see you there.

September 17, Fort Collins, Colorado

SCBWI Meeting I’m running a workshop on Character and Plot with the Fort Collins/Loveland Chapter. I hope to see you there.

August 25th, Fort Collins, Colorado

Graphic Novels and Hybrid Texts Writing Workshop Graphic texts are one of the biggest growing areas of publishing for both adults and teens. This packed 2 hr session (from 10-12 Saturday) is focused on how to conceive, write, and pitch graphic texts for this booming market. To learn more, check outNorthern Colorado Writers website and click on “Upcoming Classes.” Spots are limited, so please register soon!

August 11th, Berthoud, Colorado

Berthoud Community Library Author Event I’ll be at the Berthoud Library from 12-1:30 on Saturday running writing workshops for teens. Please spread the word.

June 14th, Fort Collins, Colorado

Harmony Library Author Event I’ll be at Harmony Library from 1-2:30 on Thursday (flag day!) running writing workshops for teens. Please spread the word.

June 13th, Fort Collins, Colorado

CSU Writing Project As part of the fabulous CSU writing project teen writing camp, I’ll be running workshops with students from 10-2:00. It’s not too late to join this camp if you’re looking for an amazing summer experience. I hope to see you there.

June 9th, Fort Collins, Colorado

Three Session Novel Writing Workshop Want to write a novel this summer? Starting June 9th, I’m going to be leading a three session novel writing summer workshop. To learn more about the class, or to register, visit the Northern Colorado Writers website and click on “Upcoming Classes.” Spots are limited, so register soon!

May 31, Denver, Colorado

REACH Literacy Conference I’ve been invited to present two sessions at this year’s REACH conference at the Auraria Campus. My first session is at 10:30, and my second is at 2:30. Check out REACH for Literacy 2012 Conference for the latest details.

May 23rd, Denver, Colorado

Venture Prep Author Visit I’ll be at Venture Prep from noon to four running a story writing intensive class. If you’re a Venture Prep student, I hope to see you there.

May 18th, Fort Collins, Colorado

McGraw Elementary Author Visit If you go to McGraw, you can find me in Ms. Willard’s class on Friday May 18th, at 3:00. I’ll be talking about writing and THE TRAITOR KING.

May 9th, Fort Collins, Colorado

Olander Author Visit Ms. Hazleton’s class at Olander Elementary is reading THE TRAITOR KING. On May 9th, I’m going to drop by to run a story writing workshop with students, and answer their questions about the book.

May 5th, Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Bookstore Author Event Come on out to the Boulder Bookstore at 2:00 on Saturday May 5th and you can meet the fabulous Laura Resau (author of THE RUBY NOTEBOOK), the incredible Amy Kathleen Ryan (author of GLOW), and me. We’ll be talking about YA writing and publishing, answering questions, and signing books. If you know anyone in Boulder, please let them know about this upcoming event.

April 4, Littleton, Colorado

Governor’s Ranch Author Visit I’ll be presenting sessions and running workshops with the fine students of Governor’s Ranch Elementary School. If you’re a Gov’s Ranch student, I look forward to seeing you.

March 31, Denver, Colorado

Colorado Teen Literature Conference Keynote! I’ve been invited to deliver the morning keynote talk to kick off one of my favorite conferences. Check outColorado Teen Literature 2012 Conference for the latest details.

March 9, Lusk, Wyoming

Lusk Author Visit I’ll be presenting sessions and running workshops with the fine students of Lusk Wyoming all day. And then I’ll be doing an evening session with parents and teachers. If you’re a Lusk student or parent, I look forward to seeing you.

February 15th, Fort Morgan, Colorado

Fort Morgan Author Visit I’ll be at Abner Baker Central in the morning, and at the community college working with Blue Horizon students in the afternoon. Please stop by if you’re in the area.

February 10th, Greely, Colorado

Greely Library Visit The mighty librarians of Greely have invited me out to speak as part of their faculty development day. Connie Willis will be there as well (the writer who has won more sci-fi awards than any other person ever). Librarians are awesome.

February 3, Denver, Colorado

CCIRA 2012 Conference I’ve been invited back as an author guest to deliver two sessions, in which I reveal secrets from my past, how reading and writing helped change my life, and how teachers can encourage more creativity in the classroom. If you’re going to be at the conference, please consider stopping by at 11:45, or 2:45 to attend one of my session. I look forward to seeing you there!

January 20, Brighton, Colorado

Rocky Top Middle School Author Visit I’ll be presenting sessions and running workshops with the fine students of Rocky Top Middle School all day. If you’re a Rocky Top student or parent, I look forward to seeing you.

January 13, Fort Morgan, Colorado

Fort Morgan Author Visit I’ll be at the Fort Morgan Library Friday morning, presenting sessions and running workshops with area Fort Morgan students.

 

2011 Events and Appearances

November 30, Fort Collins

CSU Bookstore Faculty Night Discounts, door prizes, and book signing. If you’re in Fort Collins, please drop by the CSU bookstore from 4-7pm, and say hello.

November 12, Boulder

Barnes and Noble Author Event! I’ll be at Crossroads Commons B&N Saturday from 6-8pm signing books with Julie Peter, Lindsay Eland, and others! This is a fundraiser for Pike’s Peak Writers, so please come by.

October 24th-28th, South Texas

South Texas Author Visits The awesome librarians of South Texas decided to bring me out for a whole week! I’ll be doing full day visits at Gateway to the World Library in Edinburg on the 25th, Biblioteca Las Americas Library in Mercedes on the 26th, and Med Tech Library in San Benito on the 27th. I’ll also be speaking to a Parental Involvement meeting at Biblioteca Las Americas on the evening of the 27th. If you’re a South Texas parent or high school student, please come on by.

October 2nd, Palo Alto, California

IMSA Alumni Author Event Those who have a connection to IMSA know that much about that school is represented in The Secret to Lying. I’m flying out to the Bay area to deliver a special IMSA alumni reading and talk. If you’re an IMSA alum, know an alum, or just want to know more about the school that changed my life, please consider attending. Here’s a facebook page with more on the event: IMSA Bay Area Alumni.

October 1st, Submission Deadline

Palooka Prize I’ve been selected to serve as this year’s final judge for the Palooka Literary Journal’s first ever writing contest. This is an outstanding new literary journal, the submission fee is small, and the writing prizes are generous. Want to get published? Check it out: Palooka Prize.

August 21st, Fort Collins, Colorado

Plotting and Shaping Compelling Stories Don’t miss this three hour crash course on how to write stories that editors and readers won’t be able to put down. To learn more, or to register for the course, please visit the Northern Colorado Writers website. If you, or someone you know, is interested in writing please let them know about this course. I’m going to share tips, techniques, and publishing secrets I’ve spent over a decade collecting.

June 24th, Aspen, Colorado

Colorado Book Awards Come join the festivities in Aspen as this year’s Colorado Book Awards winners are announced.

June 21st, Fort Collins, Colorado

Colorado Book Awards Finalists Free Panel on Writing for Teens Laura Resau, Amy Ryan, and I (the three finalists for this year’s Colorado Book Awards in the YA category) are going to be doing a free panel at 6pm at B&N on writing and publishing for teens. If you, or someone you know, is interested in writing, please come by to ask us your questions about writing, publishing, and the mysteries of the universe.

June 20th-24th, Fort Collins, Colorado

Explorati Teen Writers Boot Camp This camp is intense and awesome. There are tracks for writing fiction, screen plays, and plays. I’m going to be running one of the Fiction tracks. Scholarships are available. To register, check out Explorati Teen Writers.

April 17, Broomfield, Colorado

Broomfield Library The fabulous librarians of Broomfield have invited me out to run some writing workshops with their teen writing group. If you’re in Broomfield, please stop by.

February 23rd, Federal Heights, Colorado

Federal Heights Elementary School Visit I’ll be at Federal Heights all day, presenting sessions and running workshops. If you’re a parent of an FH elementary school student, please feel free to attend.

February 7th, Arvada, Colorado

Secrest Elementary School Visit I’ll be at Secrest all day, presenting sessions and running workshops. If you’re a parent of an Secrest elementary school student, please feel free to attend.

February 5, 2011, Denver, Colorado

CCIRA Conference. I’m going to be a featured author, signing books and presenting a session on creative writing. If you’re a teacher, I hope to see you there.

 

2010 Events and Appearances

October 22nd, Boulder, Colorado

Summit Charter Middle School Visit I’ll be at Summit Middle School all day, presenting sessions and running workshops. If you’re a parent of a Summit student, feel free to attend.

October 2, Castle Rock, Colorado

Douglas County Libraries Writers Conference I’ve been invited back to run a couple craft sessions and workshops here. As all those who attended last year know, this is an outstanding conference for writers (teen and adult) of any genre. If you’re a writer or someone interested in writing, I highly recommend checking this out (Google Douglas County Libraries Writers Conference to register).

July 22nd, Buffalo, NY

Talking Leaves Book Store Reading and Signing Free and open to the public. 7:00 pm, at Talking Leaves Books on Main St., Buffalo’s oldest independent bookstore. For store directions, go to Talking Leaves Books. I hope to see you there.

June 18, Fort Collins, Colorado

THE SECRET TO LYING Book Release Party! Free and open to the public. 7:00 pm, at Everyday Joe’s, on Mason Street, in Old Town Fort Collins. Hear a short reading, get a book and have it signed, and enjoy some food and drink among good company. Please help me celebrate the launch of this new book!

June 12, Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Children’s Book Festival Meet me, Denise Vega, and other fabulous young adult and children’s book writers at this new festival. Check outKids_Book_Fest for the latest details.

May 10, Fort Collins, Colorado

Olander Elementary School Visit I’ll be at Olander, working with the fabulous fifth graders. If you’re a parent of fifth grade Olander student, feel free to attend.

April 23, Evergreen, Colorado

Evergreen School Visit I’ll be at Evergreen Middle School all day, presenting sessions and running workshops. If you’re a parent of an Evergreen student, feel free to attend.

April 10, Denver, Colorado

Colorado Teen Literature Conference My good friend, Laura Resau and I, along with Amy Efaw will be talking about writing and answering questions on the author panel. I’ll also be giving a session on teaching creative writing. Check out Colorado Teen Literature 2010 Conference for the latest details.

March 26 & 27, Fort Collins, Colorado

Northern Colorado Writers 2010 Conference I’ll be delivering the evening keynote speech on Friday, and two craft sessions on Saturday. This is an amazing writing conference, for writers of all genres and ages. For more information, or to register, go to the Northern Colorado Writers Homepage.

March 6, Fort Collins Council Tree Library, Colorado

Teens Write: Polish Your Pages with the Pros! Victoria Hanley and I will be running critique groups with teen writers. This is the second of a two part series. To register, or for more information, call 221-6380 or 204-8206, or stop by the adult Information Desk at either the Main Library or Harmony Library.

February 12, Mead, Colorado

Mead Middle School Visit I’ll be visiting Mead Middle School for half a day. If you’re a parent of a Mead student, please feel free to attend.

February 6, Fort Collins Harmony Library, Colorado

Teens Write: Polish Your Pages with the Pros! Victoria Hanley and I will be running critique groups with teen writers. This is the first of a two part series. To register, or for more information, call 221-6380 or 204-8206, or stop by the adult Information Desk at either the Main Library or Harmony Library.

 

2009 Events and Appearances

October 24, Fort Collins, Colorado

Through the Writing Glass Author Carnival The Bas Bleu Theater and local authors Victoria Hanley, Laura Resau, Theresa Funk, and myself are teaming up to put on a writer’s carnival involving readings from our new books, book signing, writing activities, and games. Drop by Bas Bleu Theatre anytime in the afternoon to enjoy the carnival.

October 12, Colorado

Superior Elementary School Visit I’ll be visiting Superior Elementary School for the whole day. If you’re a parent of a Superior student, please feel free to attend.

October 10, Castle Rock, Colorado

Douglas County Libraries Writers Conference I’ll be delivering the keynote address at the end of the day. This is the conference formally known as the Castle Rock Writers Conference, and as all those who attended last year know, it’s an outstanding conference for writers (teen and adult) of any genre. This year it’s going to be taking place from 8:30-5:00 at the Castle View High School in Castle Rock. If you’re a writer or someone interested in writing, I highly recommend checking out this conference (Google Douglas County Libraries Writers Conference to register).

May 22, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Horace Mann Middle School Visit I’ll be visiting Mann Middle School for the whole day, working with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. If you’re a parent of a Mann student, please feel free to attend.

May 8, Colorado

Mt. Carbon Elementary School Visit I’ll be visiting Mt. Carbon for the whole day. If you’re a parent of a Mt. Carbon student, please feel free to attend.

April 4, 2009, Colorado

Young Adult Literature Conference This conference rocks. Please say hi to me if you’re there. I’ll be on a Y.A. author panel, and doing a session on teaching poetry to middle and high school students.

March 18, Colorado

Governor’s Ranch Elementary School Visit I’ll be at Governor’s Ranch for the whole day. If you’re a parent of a Governor’s Ranch student, please feel free to attend.

February 9, Iliff, Colorado

Caliche Elementary School Visit I’ll be at Caliche all day, working with students and teachers. Also, if you’re a parent of a Caliche student, you can meet me in a special evening parent and student session. Contact Caliche Elementary School for details.

February 5, 2009, Fort Collins, Colorado

Colorado State University Reading Series Deanna Ludwin, an outstanding poet and amazing human being, and I are going to be giving a reading together as part of the Creative Writing Reading Series. Details to come.

January 16, 2009, Broomfield, Colorado

Aspen Creek School Visit I’ll be working all day with the fabulous 6th graders of Aspen Creek. If you’re a parent of an Aspen Creek student, feel free to attend.

 

2008 Events and Appearances

January 5, Loveland, Colorado

Young Adult Teacher presentation. I’ll be speaking with teachers about ways to teach and write young adult literature. Loveland High School, 2:00-3:30.

February 4, Broomfield, Colorado

Birch Elementary Author Visit Event! I’ll be at Birch all day, giving presentations and running workshops. If you’re a parent of a Birch student, feel free to attend.

February 6, Fort Collins Colorado

My Word Reading Series. I’ll be giving a reading along two other extremely brilliant, fun, (and best-selling) young adult authors, Lauren Myracle, and Laura Resau. The shindig starts at 7:00. Harmony Library Community Events room.

February 6 and 7, Westminster, Colorado

Mandalay Middle School Author Visit Event! Mandalay has invited me out for two days of presentations and workshops. If you’re a parent of a Mandalay student, feel free to attend.

February 8, 2008, Denver, Colorado

CCIRA Conference. That’s the Colorado Council International Reading Association. I’m going to be a featured author, giving two author presentations and a session on creative writing games. If you’re a teacher, I hope to see you there.

February 15, Longmont, Colorado

Mead Middle School Author Visit Event! The cool teachers of Mead, home of the Bulldogs, invited me out to run fiction workshops with their 7th and 8th graders. I’ll be there all morning. If you’re a parent of a Mead student, feel free to attend.

February 27, Thornton, Colorado

Niver Creek Middle School Literacy Night Niver Middle School invited me out to speak, give a short reading, and answer questions. Book sales and signing will follow. Come out and support your local schools! 6:00-7:00pm

February 29, Fort Collins, Colorado

Olander Elementary School Read In! I’ll be giving a short reading as part of this celebration of reading at Olander. Book sales and signing will follow. Come out and support your local schools! 8:00pm

March 28, Fort Collins, Colorado

Moore Elementary School Book Club The brilliant students of Moore are reading my book, and they invited me to meet with them. If you’re a parent of a Moore book club student, please feel free to attend.

April 4-5, Fort Collins Colorado

Northern Colorado Writers Conference. I’ll be giving two presentations, one on Writing Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Challenges and Techniques, and one on The Art of Plotting. Fort Collins Hilton. Times TBA.

April 11, Fort Collins, Colorado

Bacon Elementary School Visit I’ll be at Bacon all day, giving presentations and running workshops. If you’re a parent of a Bacon student, please feel free to attend the sessions.

April 23, Longmont, Colorado

Young Adult Writers Book Group. I’ve been invited to speak with a local young adult writer’s book group. If you’d like to attend this event, send me an email.

April 27-29, Aspen, Colorado

Aspen Elementary and Middle School Visits The excellent schools in Aspen invited me to run workshops with their students. If you’re an Aspen parent, please feel free to attend the presentation or other sessions.

May 2, Lakewood, Colorado

Rooney Ranch Elementary School Visit Catch me at Rooney Ranch all day, giving presentations and running workshops. If you’re a parent of a Rooney Ranch student, please feel free to attend the sessions.

May 5, Colorado

Century Middle School I’ll be at Century all day, giving presentations and workshops. If you’re a parent of a Century student, feel free to attend.

May 16, Broomfield, Colorado

Legacy High School Visit The excellent teachers of Legacy have invited me to run poetry and prose workshops with their students, doing a unique Writer’s Cafe event.

June 18, Fort Collins, Colorado

CSU Young Writer’s Project I’m going to be running workshops with the talented writers involved in this summer writing program. Check out the Colorado State University Young Writers Project for more details.

September 18, Fort Collins, Colorado

CCIRA Teachers Presentation I’ll be presenting on ways to teach poetry to elementary and middle school students. Contact Mary Stewart, Fort Collins CCIRA Local Chapter President, for registration details, mstewart@psdschools.org.

September 20, Castle Rock, Colorado

Castle Rock Writers Conference I’ll be giving two presentations at this conference -one on Character and Plot in YA Fiction, and one on the effective use of Setting and Dialogue. Check out the Castle Rock Writers Conference for more details. I hope to see you there!

September 26, Belmar, Colorado

Belmar School Visit I’ll be running workshops all day. If you’re a parent of a Belmar student, feel free to attend.

October 8, Denver, Colorado

Colorado Book Awards The Traitor King has been chosen as a finalist for the Colorado Book Award! Come to this fundraising event for the Colorado Center for the Book to see if it wins (or to hang out with a bunch of writers and have a good time).

October 10, Littleton, Colorado

Montessori Peaks Academy Visit I’ll be running workshops all day. If you’re a parent of a Montessori Peaks student, feel free to attend.

October 16, Fort Collins, Colorado

Barnes and Nobles’ Educator’s Appreciation Night Catch me, and other authors, at the B&N on College after 5:00. We’ll be signing books to support teachers of area schools.

October 18, Fort Collins, Colorado

Harmony Library Writer’s Program I’ll be running a workshop focused on Plotting Interesting Stories from 1:00-2:30 on Saturday. Check out the Fort Collins Library Website for details.

October 23-24, Aspen, Colorado

Aspen School Visit Details to come.

November 7, Colorado

Century Middle School Visit I’ll be running workshops all day. If you’re a parent of a Century student, feel free to attend.

November 14, Arvada, Colorado

Fitzmorris Elementary School Visit I’ll be running workshops all day. If you’re a parent of a Fitzmorris student, feel free to attend.

November 21, Windsor, Colorado

Windsor Elementary School Visit I’ll be working with the fabulous 6th graders of Windsor elementary. If you’re a parent of a Windsor student, feel free to attend.