Summer 2016 Teen Author Reading Nights!

The schedule for the Summer 2016 series of Teen Author Reading Nights has been announced! Yours truly will be reading from The Secret Sea on August 3, but be sure to check out all of the amazing authors who show up each month. (All readings begin at 6pm at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library.)

June 1

  • Tara Altebrando, The Leaving
  • Jennifer Castle, What Happens Now
  • Gordon Korman, Slacker
  • Lois Metzger, Change Places With Me
  • Sarah Mlynowski, Think Twice
  • Lindsay Ribar, Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies

July 6

  • Caela Carter, Tumbling
  • Melissa Grey, The Shadow Hour
  • Jeff Hirsch, Black River Falls
  • Kathryn Holmes, How it Feels to Fly
  • Ann Stampler, How to Disappear
  • Stephanie Kate Strohm, The Taming of the Drew

August 3

  • Aimee Friedman, Two Summers
  • Barry Lyga, The Secret Sea
  • Amanda Panitch, Never Missing, Never Found
  • Laura Stamper, Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies
  • Sarvenaz Tash, The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love

Teen Author Reading Night: Summer 2015

Once again, the season conjures a terrific slate of authors for your pleasure! As always, each event takes place between 6:00pm and 7:30pm of the night in question, at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library, located at the corner of 6th Avenue and 10th Street.

Pay particular attention to the night of July 1, when a certain someone will be reading from his new book. Also, be sure to be there on August 5, for a terrific line-up, including Paul Griffin (reading from Adrift, which you have preordered, right?), Gordon Korman, and Jon Skovron. Always a good time when those guys are around.

June 3

  • James Dawson, This Book is Gay
  • Anne Heltzel, Charlie, Presumed Dead
  • Bill Konigsberg, The Porcupine of Truth
  • Trisha Leaver, Secrets We Keep
  • Kate Milford, The Broken Lands
  • Adam Silvera, More Happy Than Not
  • Sarvenaz Tash, Three Day Summer
  • Will Walton, Anything Could Happen

July 1

  • Matt de la Peña, The Hunted
  • Lori Goldstein, Becoming Jinn
  • Jonathan Kranz, Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Sea
  • Emmy Laybourne, Sweet
  • Barry Lyga, After the Red Rain
  • Carolyn Mackler, Best Friend Next Door
  • Margo Rabb, Kissing in America
  • Anna Schumacher, Children of the Earth

August 5

  • Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, Tiny Pretty Things
  • Katelyn Detweiler, Immaculate
  • Paul Griffin, Adrift
  • Gordon Korman, The Dragonfly Effect
  • Jon Skovron, The Broken Wondrous World
  • Jess Verdi, What You Left Behind

SCHEDULE CHANGE: NYC Teen Author Festival Signing

NYC TAF imageHi, all!

Due to some family commitments, I’ve had to adjust my signing schedule for this coming Sunday’s Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder.

I will now be signing from 1:00 to 1:30. If you’re planning on seeing me on Sunday, March 22 at Books of Wonder, please get there at 1:00!

Sorry for the last-minute change — it was unavoidable!

NYC Teen Author Festival is Coming!

NYC TAF imageThe schedule for the annual NYC Teen Author Festival has been posted on a brand-spankin’-new website. Go check it out!

If you’re curious: Yes, I’ll be participating this year. I participate every year and will continue to do so until Festival Lord and Master David Levithan comes to his senses and bars me from the event.

I’ll be on a panel about series, as well as signing copies of Blood of My Blood during the No Foolin’ Mega-Signing. Come see all of us!

Writers Digest Annual: Appearance

10605-WDC-300x250-NOWI’ll be speaking at the Writers Digest Annual Conference on August 3 at 10:00am. The topic? “Thrillers, Killers, and Fanboys.” I’ll be talking about creating a sustaining a writing career…which is actually something I know very little about, which is what should make it fun! (There will also be Q&A, so come armed with questions!)

The fine folks who put on the show want you there, so they’ve crafted a discount code which will net you fifty bucks off the price of the Basic Conference and the Pitch Slam/Basic Conference Package. Just enter BARRY50 when you check out on the site. (That’s case sensitive, so hit Caps Lock like you’re screaming!)

In addition to yours truly, the conference will also feature a bevy of luminaries, such as Harlan Coben and Hugh Howey. Come for me, stay for the big shots! (Or the other way around — I’ll never know.)

Here’s the conference site.

And here’s the registration site.

I hope I see you there!