Cherry tree with floating petals. My backyard, this afternoon.
As promised, here's the list of my spring travels. If there's an event near you, I hope you'll come and say hello!
NYCTAF: New York City Teen Author Festival
Full schedule here. My events as follows:
Thursday, March 29: NYC Big Read — Manhattan
High School of Art and Design, in association with the NYPL's Grand Central branch
1075 2nd Ave (56th and 57th), 10:00 a.m.
Jen Calonita, Anna Carey, Matthew Cody, Melissa de la Cruz, Stephanie Perkins, Erin Saldin
Friday, March 30:
42nd St. NYPL, 2:10-3:00 p.m.
Being Friends With Boys
Panelists: Elizabeth Eulberg, Jenny Han, Terra Elan McVoy, Stephanie Perkins
Moderator: Sarah Mlynowski
(2) Barnes & Noble Reader's Theater/Signing
Union Square B&N, 33 E 17th St., 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Andrea Cremer, Emily Danforth, Lucas Klauss, Stephanie Perkins, Siobhan Vivian, and John Corey Whaley will read/perform scenes from their novels in teams.
Moderator: David Levithan
Sunday, April 1: No-Foolin' Mega-Signing
Books of Wonder (1:00-4:00 p.m.)
I'm currently scheduled in the 2:30-3:15 slot, but I'm hoping to move to the 1:00-1:45 slot. I'll keep you posted!
RT Booklovers Convention: Chicago, IL
You must be registered with this conference to attend.
Thursday, April 12
Voices Inside Me: Shifting Between Narrators
Panelists: Kelly Armstrong, Melissa de la Cruz, Nancy Holder, Melissa Marr, Stephanie Perkins
Moderator: Sarah Rees Brennan
Friday, April 13
Heartthrobs & Heartbreaks: Writing Romance for Teens
Panelists: Melissa de la Cruz, Kami Garcia, Alyxandra Harvey, Michelle Jaffe, Stephanie Perkins, Aprilynne Pike
Moderator: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Saturday, April 14: Teen Day
(1) Author Speed-Reading
Short excerpts read by: Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jennifer Estep, Cynthia Hand, Alyxandra Harvey, Jill Hathaway, Stacey Kade, Saundra Mitchell, Jana Oliver, Stephanie Perkins, Amy Plum, Veronica Roth
(2) Tending the Inferno: Series, Stand-Alones, and Genres in YA Novels
Panelists: Franny Billingsley, Rachel Caine, Ally Carter, Stephanie Perkins, Carrie Ryan
Moderator: Melissa Marr
(3) Teen Party
Mix and mingle with YA authors who signed at the Book Fair. All the authors that are taking part in Teen Day will be at this evening party.
YA or BUST! tour with Penguin/Dutton authors Gayle Forman, Nina LaCour, & Stephanie Perkins
Further event information here.
Tuesday, April 17: Oakland, CA
A Great Good Place for Books, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18: Menlo Park, CA
Kepler's Books and Magazines, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 19: Petaluma, CA
Copperfield's Books, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Friday, April 20: Santa Barbara, CA
Chaucer's Bookstore, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 21: Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Signing at the Penguin booth, 4:30-7:30 (time is tentative)
Monday, April 23: Los Angeles, CA
Children's Book World, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24: Huntington Beach, CA
Barnes & Noble at Bella Terra, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25: San Diego, CA
Mysterious Galaxy, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 26: Seattle, WA
University Bookstore, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Hometown YA Q&A
Tuesday, May 1st: Asheville, NC
Q&A with YA authors Megan Miranda, Stephanie Perkins, Beth Revis, and Kiersten White. (Yay for Kiersten! It's her first time in North Carolina!)
Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe, 7:00 p.m.
Maricopa and Phoenix Public Library Teen Author Bash
Saturday, May 26: Phoenix, AZ
Burton Barr Library — more info to come
Authors: Ellen Hopkins, A.S. King, Barry Lyga, Lisa McMann, Matt de la Peña, Stephanie Perkins
PHEW! That's plenty for this spring, yes? ;-)