2017 Tours

I have two books out in Spring 2017, Horizon and Spill Zone, and will be touring for both of them!

If you want to come see me:
1) Check the list (below the map) to find a town near you.
2) Scroll down to get the specific event details.
3) Or click on the map if you like maps more than lists.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

New York NY
Holmdel NJ
Canton CT
Collegeville PA (outside of Philly)
Raleigh NC
St. Louis MO
Texas Library Association (San Antonio)

Pasadena CA
Menlo Park CA
Washington DC
Athens GA
Buford GA
Dallas TX
Parma OH (near Cleveland)
St Paul MN
Santa Cruz CA
Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Austin TX
Coral Gables FL
Rhinebeck NY
New York NY

Okay, now here are the details, in the same order as the list above.


NY Teen Author Festival
New York Public Library, 42nd Street
South Court Auditorium
Friday, March 24

Strange and Unusual Fandoms
Reverse fan fiction! Authors write a short, short story about a teen fan of something strange and unusual. Me with Tara Altebrando, Gina Damico, JJ Howard, Bill Konigsberg, Barry Lyga, Michael Northrop, Lindsay Ribar, Lindsey Smith, Len Vlahos.

(I’ll also be at the NYTAF Megasigning on Sunday, March 26, in the 3:30-4PM slot.)

Holmdel, NJ
Barnes & Noble
Friday, March 31

Commons at Holmdel
2134 NJ-35

Canton, CT
Barnes & Noble
Monday, April 3

The Shoppes at Farmington Valley
110 Albany Tpk #305

Collegeville, PA
Towne Book Center & Café
Wednesday, April 5

220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3

Raleigh, NC
Quail Ridge Books
Monday, April 17

North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road

St. Louis, MO
St. Louis County Library HQ
Tuesday, April 18

1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd
(Books sold by The Novel Neighbor bookstore)

Texas Library Association
April 19-21

Details to come.
Not open to the public.
See you there, TX librarians!


Pasadena, CA
Vroman’s Books
Tuesday, May 2

695 E Colorado Blvd
In conversation with Tracy Brown.

Menlo Park, CA
Kepler’s Books
Wednesday, May 3

1010 El Camino Real

Washington, DC
Politics & Prose
Thursday, May 4

5015 Connecticut Ave NW

Athens GA
Avid Bookstore
Friday, May 5

493 Prince
Warning: This is my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to.

Buford, GA
Galactic Quest
Saturday, May 6

9AM and through the day
Come and get Spill Night for FREE!
4264 Sudderth Rd NE

Dallas, TX
Dallas Museum of Art
Horchow Auditorium
Arts & Letters Live
Sunday, May 7

1717 North Harwood
This is a ticketed event.
Get tickets here.

This part of the tour includes a motley crew of authors: Erin Beaty (The Traitor’s Kiss), Taran Matharu (The Battlemage), and Kristen Orlando (You Don’t Know My Name) and me.

Parma, OH (near Cleveland)
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Tuesday, May 9

Parma-Snow Branch, 2121 Snow Road

St Paul, MN
Red Balloon Bookshop
Wednesday, May 10

891 Grand Ave

Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz Bookshop
Thursday, May 11

1520 Pacific Ave

Toronto Comic Arts Festival
May 13 – 14

Details to come.
This is not a Fierce Reads gig.
You must have a festival pass.

Austin, TX
Book People
Monday, May 15

603 N Lamar Blvd

Coral Gables, FL
Books & Books
Tuesday, May 16

265 Aragon Ave

And two last solo events for Spill Zone:

Rhinebeck, NY
Oblong Books
Thursday, May 18

6420 Montgomery St

New York, NY
Kinokuniya Books
Friday, May 19

1073 Sixth Ave

Horizon! (new series announcement)

I have a new series of books coming! (Also, some new appearances to announce, including SDCC. See below for details, but first:)

This seven-book series is called Horizon. It’s about a group of kids who are in a mysterious plane crash and “step from the wreckage to find themselves stranded, at odds, and under threat from curious and terrible creatures.” (Scholastic Newsroom)

Basically, it’s a mix of Lost, Hatchet, and Lord of the Flies. Explosions! Survival! Who will lead us home?

(The weird-colored parent of the cover is actually a separate, transparent jacket that you can take off to see the photograph in its normal state. It’s pretty cool in real life.)

This is one of Scholastic’s multi-author, multi-platform series, like 39 Clues and Spirit Animals, which means two things:

1) The book will have a big digital element, with games for computers, phones, and tablets and lots of community chat space.

2) I developed the series, have written the first novel, and have outlined all seven of the books, but six other authors will write the rest. (The second installment is by Jennifer A. Nielsen, with the other authors secret or TBD for now.)

It was really cool, coming up with seven books’ worth of stuff, whole also knowing I didn’t have to write them all. It’s kind of like juggling, except after I throw the balls up, someone else has to catch them. (Heh. Suckers.)

I’m a gamer from way back, in that I used to play D&D in the 1970s, so the game part of it has been a blast to work on. My characters are mostly members of a robotics club, a lot of whom are based on the smart, nerdy kids I first met around the gaming table.

Note that this book is middle grade, so it’s closer in age and feel to my Uglies books than, say, Zeroes.

Here’s some more about the series from Publishers Weekly.

The first book comes out Jan 17, 2017. Hope you take a look!

And now two upcoming appearances:

I will be at San Diego Comic Con next week, appearing with Ransom Riggs, Melissa de la Cruz, and James Dasher on this panel:

Saturday July 23, 2016 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 7AB

Each day, our newsfeeds blow up with items of more amazing sci-fi/fantasy books being optioned for film or TV, and bookstore shelves are filled with cinematic tie-in novels to geeky summer blockbusters. But what does it take to make the jump from page to screen, and back again? Authors explore the journey of stories from page (both prose and comics) to screen (multi-media) and even stage, and vice versa. Maybe this illustrious group will be able to answer the question of whether it really is better to read the book before seeing the movie! Ransom Riggs (Tales of the Peculiar), James Dashner (The Maze Runner), Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Prequel), Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Zeroes), Ben H. Winters (Underground Airlines), and Comic-Con special guest Peter David engage in conversation with moderator Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly

We will all be signing after the panel, 11:30am-12:30pm, in signing area AA09.

I’ll also have my own private signing here:
Mysterious Galaxy Booth
Booth #1119
Sunday July 24, 2016 11:00am – 12:00pm

And later this year, I’ll be at YALLfest in Charleston, SC!
November 11-12
Specific schedule TBD.

Hope to see you there!