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2/24-2/27, California, I’ll be in the Los Angeles and Bakersfield area for a literary retreat and a school visit. I don’t have any public events scheduled right now, but I’d love to add more school, library, or bookstore events. To organize a new event, email me at

7/20 – 7/22, Indiana, I’ll be on the faculty at the Midwest Writers Workshop. I’ll lead an intensive session in writing young adult novels on Thursday and give several presentations Friday and Saturday. A limited number of people can also sign up to have me critique the first five pages of their novel for an extra fee. Registration is required. More info here.

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