Upcoming Events

March 29, 2022

Willis Wilbur Book Launch!

7pm MST

Join award-winning children’s book author Lindsey Leavitt celebrate her new middle grade novel, Willis Wilbur Wows the World. Leavitt will be in conversation with Ally Condie (Summerlost, The Beast- A Dark Deep Novel) and Yamile Saied Méndez (Furia, Can’t Be Tamed- Horse Country #1). Giveaways! Treats! Laughter! And of course, BOOKS FOR SALE!

 

March 30, 2022

Virtual Book Launch with Martha Brockenbrough!

6pm MST

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April 2nd, 2022

Triple Middle Grade Launch!

3:00pm EST, Virtual

Middle school jitters, secret acting roles, and a summer full of guinea pigs and problem solving!

There are so many incredible middle grade stories being published each ad every week! And to help our customers get to know a few of those titles better, we’re joining teams with three amazing authors to celebrate the launches of their books!

Middle grade is such a far-ranging category, but at the heart of so many of the best middle grade stories is a question of finding yourself and becoming who you want to be. These three new novels all capture that questioning feeling, and in three wonderfully different ways! Whether your young readers are looking for a story about finding your passion and your place in the world before high school, getting used to a brand new middle school, or trying to keep busy without your best friend in the world around to hang out all summer, these books have it all!

Don’t miss this fantastic chance to get a sneak-peak at Karthik Delivers, by SHEELA CHARI, The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei, by CHRISTINA MATULA, and Willis Wilbur Wows the World by LINDSEY LEAVITT!

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Select Past Events

2019

March 30, First Pages Workshop

June 10-14, WIFYR

May 11, Calvacade of Author’s West

2017

  • April 15, Keynote for Children’s Literature Association of Utah Annual Dinner
  • June 12-16, Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers: Advanced Novel Writing Course Instructor
  • October 21, Vegas Valley Book Festival

2016

  • March 2-4, South Carolina Association of School Librarians, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • May 6, LDS Storymakers conference, Orem, UT
  • Oct 18, Have a Mice Flight! release party, Las Vegas, NV
  • November 7, Kinkaid Book Fair, Houston, TX

2015

  • October 24  Teen Book Fest, Provo, UT
  • November 19-22  NCTE, Minneapolis, MN

2014

  • February 7-9  Greenhouse Writer’s Retreat Orlando, FL
  • May 12-15   THE CHAPEL WARS book tours—schools/bookstores in TX, AZ, WA & NV
  • June 26   ALA, Las Vegas, NV
  • October 5-8  Commander in Cheese research trip Washington, DC

2013

  • April 1 Flamingo Library Signing, Las Vegas, NV
  • October 12 LA Library Teen Book Festival, Los Angeles, CA
  • November 1, Vegas Valley Book Festival
  • November 20-22 NCTE, Boston, MA

2012

  • March 9 Highlight’s Founders Workshop, Honesdale, PA
  • June 22 ALA, Los Angeles, CA
  • September 15 SCBWI Writing Workshop, Cedar City, UT
  • September 20 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association  Denver, CO
  • November 16-19   NCTE, Las Vegas, NV

2011

  • February 27 SCBWI Southern Breeze Spring Mingle, Keynote Presentation
  • March 9-11 SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD tour schools/bookstores in CA, TX, NV
  • May 11 IRA Orlando, FL
  • October 2 Orange County Book Festival, Orange County, CA
  • October 7-9 Wordstock Book Festival, Portland, OR