In Conversation with Amy Spalding, Julie Murphy and Me!!!

Books of Wonder 18 W 18th St, New York

YA Author and close friends, Amy Spalding (The Summer of Jordi Perez, The New Guy, Kissing Ted Callahan), and Julie Murphy (Dumplin', Puddin', Ramona Blue) and I will be gossiping about all things fiction, fashion, and friendship. New York City, we expect to see you there! Plus, we're going to have good snacks!

Julie Murphy and Kayla Cagan are coming to Connecticut!

RJ Julia 768 Boston Post Rd, Madison

YA Author and friend Julie Murphy (Dumplin', Puddin', Ramona Blue) and I will be gossiping all about books, writing, and our Connecticut connections! We might even talk about Texas. Connecticut, we can't wait to see you at RJ Julia on October 19th!

LA YA Authors are coming to San Diego’s Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore!

Mysterious Galaxy 5943 Balboa Ave Suite 100, San Diego

Friends! Hang out with LA YA authors Amy Spalding, Farrah Penn, Aminah Mae Safi, and Kayla Cagan on Saturday, October 27th at 2pm at Mysterious Galaxy! It's fun, it's free, and we're gonna be talking contemporary young adult fiction. We want YOU YOU YOU in our conversation!      

#ALAN at #NCTE 2018 Schedule

My schedule for #ALAN at #NCTE looks like this: * Sunday, 11/18 at 5:30pm YA2: Young to Alan Reception * Monday, 11/19 at 11:30am - 12:25pm Breakout Session: Letting the Secret Out of the Box, Room 350 F 3:30pm - 3:50pm In Conversation: Adolescence Through the Voice of the Artist with writer Sandhya Menon Grand... Read more

#YANovCon (Young Adult Novelist Convention) 2019

The 4th annual Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is just around the corner and will be held at the Millbrae Library. YANovCon is your exclusive connection to some of today's top authors. This free half-day celebration will include panel discussions, author hangouts, and book signings with at least twenty award-winning, notable and new YA novelists.... Read more


Ontario Teen Book Fest (#OntarioTBF)

Colony High School 3850 E. Riverside Avenue, Ontario

I'm on 2 cool panels with some amazing authors - I Contain Multitudes and How Did I Get Here? - at the Ontario Teen Book Fest on Saturday, March 9th! Come out! I Contain Multitudes Panel Reflections on personal identity. Demetra Brodsky, Julie Buxbaum, Kayla Cagan, Nicole Maggi, Isabel Quintero & Amy Spalding   How Did... Read more

New York City Teen Author Festival (#NYCTAF)

The Strand 828 Broadway at 12th Street, New York

I'll be reading from ART BOSS as part of the #NYCTAF Kick Off Night at The Strand, Sunday, March 24th at 7pm! I can not wait for this excellent event in one of New York's oldest bookstores with some of my favorite authors! I really hope you can make it out for this one, it's... Read more

LA Times Festival of Books #BookFest April 13th & 14th

University of Southern California

I hope to see you at one of my all time FAVORITE book events, #Bookfest (AKA LA Times Festival of Books) at the USC campus!  I'll be there all day Sunday 4/14 with so many amazing writers - come hang out with us! Here's my schedule: Young Adult Fiction: Who Am I Anyway? 10:30:AM--11:30:AM | YA... Read more


Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2019 at Chevalier’s Books!

Chevalier's Books 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles

All day on April 27th, authors and librarians will be helping out in the bookstore and visiting with YOU! The full Chevalier's Bookstore schedule can be found right here: (Schedule is subject to change.) 10AM: Derek Haas, Chris Harris, John August, Nick Goldberg, Julie Buxbaum, Charlotte Huang, Patricia Lombard, Julia Claiborne Johnson, Kerry Kletter,... Read more


YA-Hoo Fest

Chattanooga's Celebration of Young Adult Literature is coming Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21st at Chattanooga State Community College! You can register now at I can't wait to meet you and talk books books books!


El Segundo Public Library Author Fair this Saturday, 11/2!

El Segundo Public Library 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo

Hey Friends, This weekend I'm going to be on the Writing for Young Adults panel with Andrew Smith, Katrina Leno, Mike Wellman, and Marissa Kennerson -- and moderated by by Kim Harris, El Segundo Middle School Librarian --  from 2:00 pm -3:00 pm. Then, we're signing copies of PIPER PERISH and ART BOSS from 3:00 pm -3:30... Read more

Interviewing Catherine Linka about her new YA Art Thriller, WHAT I WANT YOU TO SEE

Children's Book World 10580 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles

Join acclaimed YA authors Catherine Linka and Kayla Cagan for an in-conversation author talk. Celebrate the publication of Catherine Linka’s new book, What I Want You to See, a complex and utterly original gripping tale of deception, attraction, and moral ambiguity. Winning a scholarship to California's most prestigious art school seems like a fairy tale... Read more