Check here for a list of upcoming events and interviews. If you’re interested in hosting an event or conducting an interview, please get in touch via the “Contact Me” page. Cilla and I love meeting new readers!
Sunday, February 9, 3pm
Grace Lin will be celebrating the launch of her latest middle grade novel, Mulan: Before the Sword, and I’m delighted to say I’ll be there in conversation with her! Come and celebrate with us!! A link to the site can be found above, and a description of the incredible book is below!!
From Newbery-winner Grace Lin comes a Mulan prequel novel full of adventure and wonder. When Hua Mulan’s beloved little sister is bitten by a poisonous spider, Mulan embarks on a quest filled with incredible encounters and obstacles in order to save her.
This original middle grade tale filled with adventure and wonder is set just before the events that transpire in the upcoming Walt Disney Studios live action film. The legend of Mulan is beloved by fans all over the world and Mulan: Before the Sword is sure to inspire a new generation. Grace Lin is not only a brilliant author, she’s also a talented illustrator who painted the stunning cover!
Saturday, November 30, 11-1
12 Spruce St, Acton, MA 01720
Come and join me at one of my favorite local independent bookstores for a storytime! I’ll be reading from my new picturebook, Piece by Piece. This will be the perfect way to spend Saturday morning, especially after the big Thanksgiving feast! And, if you’ve still got family in town, this might be the perfect inspiration for visiting the Museum!
Wednesday, November 6, 3:14-5:30
Zervas School, 20 Beethoven Ave, Waban MA
Come and meet a huge range of AMAZING authors and illustrators at Zervas Elementary, for a signing following Newton’s Creative Arts and Sciences Authorfest!
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8-2:00, book signing (open to all!) from 2-3:30!
Boyd Intermediate School, 286 Cuba Hill Road, Huntington, NY 11743
MG Panel at Eight Cousins Books with Rajani LaRocca and Jennifer Blecher!
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 4 pm
Eight Cousins Books
198 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
Sunday June 23, 2019, 2:00pm-4:00 pm
Silver Unicorn Bookstore, Acton MA
Three authors in the store at once? What a midsummer treat!
We will welcome back Susan Tan, author of the popular Cilla Lee-Jenkins series! Susan was the 2015 Gish Jen Emerging Writers Fellow at the Writer’s Room in Boston and recently released Cilla Lee-Jenkins The Epic Story in March.
Two fantastic middle-grade authors will join Susan for this event, Jarrett Lerner and Rajani LaRocca. Jarrett, who lives in Medford, is the author of 2018 Global Read Aloud finalist EngiNerds and its sequel, Revenge of the EngiNerds. Rajani is the author of debut novel Midsummer’s Mayhem, which recently received a Kirkus Starred Review!
We look forward to a fun, joyful, and lively event with these three authors!
Saturday May 18, 2019
Join me in the Jim Henson Pavilion with the incredible Ellen Oh for a discussion of books, writing, embarrassing childhood stories, and more!
You’re invited! Come and join me for a reading, signing, raffle, and more! There will be a new cardboard cutout Cilla, tons of Cilla pins, and of course, LOTS of dessert. All are welcome!!
Sunday, March 24, 3pm
Porter Square Books
25 White Street, Cambridge MA
Saturday March 23, 1-4PM
Dedham Public Library
43 Church St, Dedham MA
Free Writing Workshops for kids ages 10-14 from 12-12:45. If you want to attend a writing workshop you can sign up here! This event is free and open to all!
Thursday November 15, 6:30-7:30
St. Louis Public Library-Buder Branch, 4401 Hampton Ave, St. Louis 63109
Kids grades 3-5
Join me for an evening of Cilla stories! I’ll be talking about how I wrote Cilla, and how Cilla draws on events from my life (many of which took place in Missouri!). And you can pick up a free copy of Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire at any SLPL location while supplies last!
Saturday October 28, 4 pm
Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
Meet and Greet at the Ames Free Library
Saturday October 27, 11 AM
Please join me for a Meet and Greet, where I’ll be answering questions about writing, stories, traditions, and anything and everything children’s literature related!
Ames Free Library, 53 Main Street, North Easton MA 02356
*DATE CHANGE* Book Launch for Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book is A Classic
Sunday March 25, Noon
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge MA
Please join me to celebrate the launch of the second book in the Cilla series! There will be cookies, cake, raffle prizes, and a few other surprises. All are welcome!
More Information can be found here at the Porter Square Books website.
Susan Tan Presents: Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book is A Classic
Sunday April 8, 3-4PM
The Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord MA
Newtonville Books: Crafts and Readings from Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book is A Classic
Saturday May 5, 11:30 AM
Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton MA
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book is A Classic at Belmont Books
Sunday May 20, 1PM
79 Leonard St, Belmont MA
Cilla on the go!
A cardboard cutout of Cilla comes with me to all my events. Here are some photos of our traveling adventures. Maybe we’ll see you in your town or local bookshop sometime soon!