Events

Ninjas In the Stacks!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Book: Deadly Wish, Educators & Librarians, Events, Japanese Demons, Ninjas | 0 comments

All other gifts in the stock must beware the ninja nesting doll!

Beware the library ninja!

Don’t forget to drop by the main branch of the Portland Public Library this Saturday, 10/14, at 2:00, for an adventurous event to celebrate the launch of Deadly Wish. There will be a stealthy scavenger hunt through the stacks, ninja tattoos, Japanese snacks (green tea Kit Kats! Really!), and signed copies of Deadly Wish to purchase.

Click here for more details!

(Drop by the exhibit of art by Maine treasure Dahlov Ipcar while you are here. Gorgeous art in pop-off-the-wall color!)

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Print Bookstore July 22nd

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Ancient Animals, BOOK: Plesiosaurs, Book: Quick Little Monkey, Events | 0 comments

printlogoPrint is a relative newcomer to the Portland bookstore scene. (For a small town, we’ve got a very high proportion of restaurants and bookstores. This is something I really appreciate in a city). And they are superb. I love their selection, their beautifully curated kid’s section, and the events they host, all with writers I’d like to become my new best friends.

I’m very honored to be showing up at an event there myself in the near future! If you’re in and around Portland, Maine on July 22, drop by Print  at 11:00. I’ll be signing copies of Ancient Animals: Plesiosaurs and Quick, Little Monkey, and there will be a scavenger hunt among the stacks. We’ll all have a blast.

Quick, Little Monkey!

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Where: Print Bookstore, 273 Congress St.

When: Saturday, July 22, 11:00

Why: for books and fun!

For more info: (207) 536-4778

 

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Chenery Book Festival

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Author Visits, Book: Dragon's Egg, Educators & Librarians, Events | 0 comments

Here I am with my fellow festival-era! Ammi-Jo Paquin, on left, specifically requested that we not mention how she is holding her book upside down and backwards....so I won't.

Here I am with my fellow festival-ites! Ammi-Joan Paquette, on left, specifically requested that we not mention how she is holding her book upside down and backwards….so I won’t.

Had a lovely time yesterday at the Chenery Book Festival in Belmont, MA, where the dogwoods are blooming. The only drawback was that so many kids and parents wanted to drop by to talk about books that I didn’t get enough of a chance to hobnob with my fellow authors!

This reader didn't want her face to show in the photo. But how cool is it to meet a reader whose shirt matches your book!

This reader didn’t want her face to show in the photo. But how cool to meet a reader whose shirt matches your book!

I did have some happy chat with poet Teresa Millstein (you know how some poets just look like they’re poets? She’s one of those) and novelist Tara Sullivan (I took home her remarkable and harrowing The Bitter Side of Sweet.) This fabulous festival held at Chenery Middle School and organized by super librarian Karen Duff (seriously, where’s her cape?) gets better every year!

Chenery Author Fest 2017 Banner

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Fun and Games

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Book: Deadly Flowers, Educators & Librarians, Events | 0 comments

Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 3.51.18 PMIt’s so much fun to imagine libraries all over the U.S. filled with eager girl ninjas figuring out rope puzzles, finding clues in the stacks, and eating Pocky! Download your copy of the ninja library game for Deadly Flowers!

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