I am available for talks at book stores and to teachers, librarians, writers, church and synagogue groups, schools, and other audiences. Please visit my page at the Macmillan Speakers Bureau here. And please contact Scottie Bowditch Or call her at 646-307-5567.  Or you can get in touch with me and I will pass you on to Scottie.

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I am behind updating this page. I am sorry! Finishing a book… back soon.



November 21-22: NCTE for Orbis Pictus award, panel, signing. Please come say hi!

Past events:

September 20: Princeton Book Festival

October 25: Bank Street BookFest 

November 13: New York City Schools Conference panel


Spencertown Academy Book Festival, August 31, 2014

SHENANDOAH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CONFERENCE “It Takes Two: Fact + Fiction = Perfect Partners” | June 23 -27, 2014 I will be speaking on June 25. Details here.

June 25, 2014
Keynote Address, Roundtable Discussions, and Signing
Children’s Literature Conference
Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia


GAITHERSBURG BOOK FESTIVAL, May 17th, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Writing Picture Book Biographies. Details here. Book signing to follow.

CONFERENCE ON JEWISH STORY, May 18, NYC, May 18, 2014 at Temple Emanu-El. Details here.

FESTIVAL ON FAITH AND WRITING, CALVIN COLLEGE, April 10-12. In conversation with Tracy Root, and solo presentation on How Much is Too Much, Religion In YA. For the schedule, go here: Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing.

MATH MEETING AND READING, NYC, April 7, with public event.

VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK, March 21-23. Please visit this page to see my events.


December 28, 2013 


New York Hall of Science THE BOY WHO LOVED MATH


Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 4:10 p.m.
Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
Click here to download a pdf with all the details

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
Teen Author Day

Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA
Click here for all the details

NCTE, Friday November 22. Panel. Signing. 

Past Appearances 2013
June 18

Association of Jewish Librarians Conference, Houston, Texas
Sydney Taylor Award for INTENTIONS

June 29

Bank Street Books 

IRA Conference, San Antonio, TX

Saturday April 20, Children’s Choice: Informational Books Take Center Stage
Convention Center Room 002AB with Sneed Collard III, Brenda Z. Guiberson, Natalie Lunis and Michael Sandler.

Sunday, April 21, Signing Charles and Emma and The Boy Who Loved Math at the Macmillan Children’s Booth #2831
Signing Intentions Random House booth #2731

January 5, YPL
New York Public Library Literary Salon–panel on Ethics in Nonfiction with Susan Kuklin, Sue Macy, Meghan McCarthy and Elizabeth (aka Betsy) Bird. Here’s the link:

January 12th, Books of Wonder
Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, NYC Panel with Elizabeth LaBan, Theo Lawrence, and Beth Ann Bauman

January 15th, Powerhouse Arena
Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
with Theo Lawrence and Matt de la Pena

January 21st, McNally Jackson
McNally Jackson 52 Prince Street, New York
with Theo Lawrence, Alyssa Sheinmel, Beth Ann Bauman and Matt de la Pena

Past Appearances 2012

October 5-7

Highlights Foundation Founders Workshop: Books that Rise Above: A Children’s Books Colloquium with Linda Sue Park, Leonard Marcus, Betsy Bird, and Patty Lee Gauch. There’s still room for people to come! Come! My talk is called I Am Dead People.
Honesdale, PA

November 2-4 

Friday night, November 2, I will be at Left Bank Books in St. Louis at 7:00 pm. with Brian Katcher!

Saturday I will be at the Missouri SCBWI conference. Apparently the panel I’m on the next day (see below) will be interrupting lunch.

YALSA Literature Symposium, St. Louis, MO

November 18-20
NCTE/ALAN conference
I am on a panel called “Religion, The Last Taboo in YA” with Donna Freitas and Francisco Stork.

2012 Past Appearances

September 10th, 7:00 pm
WORD Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY
With authors David Levithan, Mariah Fredericks and Adele Griffin.

September 14th, 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Princeton
3535 US Route 1, Princeton, NJ
With authors David Levithan, Adele Griffin and Alyssa Sheinmel.

March 2012 

Eric Carle Museum
NYC Teen Author Festival, New York, NY

April 2012
Pennsylvania SCBWI conference, 20th anniversary
Keynote speaker at Reading Roundup

August 2012
Jefferson Market Library Teen Author Reading Night

More Past Appearances

Southern Festival of Books
PEN World Voices Festival
Virginia Festival of the Book
Los Angeles Festival of Books
Princeton Book Festival
Empire State Book Festival

National Science Teachers Association
Book Expo America
American Library Association Conference
National SCBWI Conference
Rutgers One-on-One Plus Conference
New York State English Teachers Conference
SCBWI Metro New York Tuesday Professional Series
Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC
Pennsylvania School Librarians Conference

Boston College, Conversations with…Author/Illustrator Series
Appalachian State University, Darwin Bicentennial Series

Special Events
60th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner (finalist!)
National Geographic Galapagos Cruise (My husband, Jonathan Weiner, and I were guest lecturers on this 10-day cruise to the Galapagos.)