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Upcoming Events


September 6th, 2019 - 6:30pm. WE ARE LOST AND FOUND Launch. Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN.

September 13th, 2019. Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Discovery Show. More info to come.
Spartanburg, South Carolina

September 21st, 2019.
YA-Hoo Festival. More info to come.
Chattanooga, TN

October 11-13, 2019,
Southern Festival of Books. More info to come.
Nashville, TN

October 22, 2019, 7.30 pm: In Conversation with ACT UP NY Alum, Ron Goldberg. (Tickets are free, but registration is required. More info about Ron can be found on his website.)
HousingWorks Bookstore
New York, NY

November 2, YASLA. More Info to Come.
Memphis, TN

November 22-26, Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN)/National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). More Info to come.
Baltimore, MD

Past Events


March 9th, 2018, 6:30 pm: Boomerang Launch at Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

April 7th, 2018, 2:00 pm: Boomerang signing at Everybody Reads
East Lansing, MI

April 20-21, 2018: Southern Kentucky Book Fest (SOKY)
Bowling Green, KY

Friday: Panel Discussion at 9:00 am (Regency Room) with Courtney Stevens, Mike Mullin, Cat Jordan, and Kim Savage
Saturday:  Let's Talk About Mental Health at 10:00 am (Room 163A) with Courtney Stevens, Dave Connis, and Brigid Kemmerer

Friday, October 12, 1:00 pm

The Kids Are Alright: YA Novels on Teenage Resilience (NPL Teen Center) with Farrah Penn and Sarah Nicole Lemon


October 7th, 2017: Welcome Home Tour!
Signing and talk with Eric Smith, C.J. Redwine, Dave Connis, & Courtney Stevens
2pm at Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN)


June 10, 2016: B-Fest Teen Book Festival
3pm at the Barnes & Noble at Cool Springs, TN

March 11-12, 2016: Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival (SE-YA)

  • Young Adult Day at The Festival

  • Community Day at The Festival

    • Panel: 9:00-9:45am with Katie McGarry, CJ Redwine, Helene Dunbar, Bethany Griffin

    • Signings: 10:00-10:45 and 2:00-4:00


May 11, 2015, 6:30pm: WHAT REMAINS Book launch at Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN

May 31, 2015, 1:30pm: WHAT REMAINS Reading & Signing at Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, MI

June 18, 2015, 11:00am: UtopYA 2015 - ClockWise Worldbuilding Panel w/Marissa Mayer, & Amy Bartol. Moderated by C.J. Redwine

October 11, 2015, 2:00pm: Things May Fall Apart: Navigating Complex Feelings in YA Lit, with Kathryn Holmes


May 17, 2014, 6pm: Book launch at Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN

September 12, 2014, 7.30pm: SCBWI Autograph Party, Embassy Suites, Franklin, TN

October 11, 2014, 3-4.30pm: Southern Festival of Books. Panel (Finding the Strength Within: Teens Facing Tragedy) with Ellen Hopkins (RUMBLE) and Courtney Stevens (FAKING NORMAL). Main Library Branch Auditorium. Signing 4.30-5.




BOOMERANG Interview with Chapter 16/TN Humanities: Sometimes You CAN Go Home Again

What was I like as a teenager? Find out at M.G. Buehrlen's YA Authors as YAs Series.

Discussing These Gentle Wounds, my favorite books, and pea balls at One Four Kid Lit.

My Dear Teen Me letter.

All about writing These Gentle Wounds at Literature & Laura.

YA Reads Debut Author Series.

A bit about my writing process and history over at YA Interrobang.