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Friday, January 13, 2012

Mid-East Coast Book Events!

So I realized that so far this year, there's quite a few book events being held in the mid-east coast which almost never happens. But it seems 2013 is bringing a lot of authors that already live in this area, as well as publishers hearing our plea for more book events here (it always surprises me that our nation's capital is left out of a lot of national book tours)!

Anyway, I thought I'd compile a list of events and keep it updated. If you know of any MG/YA events and conferences in the PA/NJ/MD/DC/VA/NC area (I know, a lot of abbreviations), please let me know and I'll update it here! I am also contemplating making a comprehensive list of books events everywhere in the US but I would need a TON of help with that so for now, I'm keeping it to this 6-state radius.

Tuesday, January 15 at 4-7pm
Morganton Library in Morganton, NC.
Victoria Schwab (The Archived), Beth Revis (Across the Universe), Megan Miranda (Fracture), Jessica Khoury (Origin), Carrie Ryan (Forest of Hands and Teeth), Alexandra Duncan (Salvage).

Friday, January 25 at 6pm
Barnes and Noble in Charlottesville, VA
Jodi Meadows (Incarnate), Victoria Schwab (The Archived), Beth Revis (Across the Universe trilogy), Ellen Oh (Prophecy)

Saturday, January 26 at 4-6pm
One More Page Books in Arlington, VA
Victoria Schwab (The Archived), Jennifer Rush (Altered), Jessica Spotswood (Born Wicked), moderated by Diana Peterfreund (For Darkness Shows the Stars).

Saturday, February 2 at 7pm
Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville, NC
Lenore Appelhans (Level 2), Victoria Schwab (The Archived), Beth Revis (Across the Universe), Megan Shepard (The Madman's Daughter)

Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30pm
Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA
Lenore Appelhans (Level 2), Jodi Meadows (Incarnate), Megan Shephard (The Madman's Daughter), Meagan Spooner (Skylark)

Thursday, February 7 at 6:30pm
Hooray for Books in Alexandria, VA
Lenore Appelhans (Level 2), Jodi Meadows (Incarnate), Megan Shepard (The Madman's Daughter)

Saturday, February 9 at 2pm
Books-A-Million in Harrisonburg, VA
Jodi Meadows (Incarnate), Hannah Barnaby (Wonder Show), Kristen-Paige Madonia (Fingerprints of You)

Monday, February 11 at 7pm
Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC
Fiona Paul (Venom), Beth Revis (Shades of Earth), Morgan Rhodes (pen name for Michelle Rowen) (Falling Kingdoms), Elizabeth Richards (Black City), Jessica Spotswood (Born Wicked)

Monday, February 11 at TBD
Event details to come.
Victoria Schwab (The Archived)

Saturday, February 16 at 6pm
Over the Moon Bookstore in Crozet, VA
Jodi Meadows (Incarnate)


  1. Thank you, you are awesome to have put this list together!!

  2. Thanks for including my launch party! My full list of events (Pa, NY, and NJ) is here:


    Also glad to see some events I didn't know about before!

  3. I'm just testing out your comments. :)

  4. What an awesome list - thanks James!

    Eve Marie Mont is having her launch party on March 31 at Doyle's in PA!

    1. Thanks! I added that event plus two others she's involved in, and she led me to another author who was having a few PA events too! :)

  5. Sweet! I'm definitely going to keep checking your post for updates. I might try to go see Rachel Hawkins in Bethesday on the 13th. :)

  6. I love this post! The closest place to me is 1 hr 30 min, which I guess isn't bad. Only prob is the event starts at 5 and I get off work at 4:30... *sigh*

    1. I usually just ask off early from work if there's somewhere I want to go. Not sure what kind of job you have but you could give that a try!

  7. Hey James, just updated the SBB events page and thought you might want to know about the 2 Teen Panel coming up at Hoorah for Books! One is on March 24th w/ Caitlin Kittredge, Jessica Spotswood & Tiffany Trent. While the other is April 14th w/ Tahereh Mafi, Veronica Rossi & Anna Carey. :D

  8. Michelle Madow, author of Remembrance, is going to be at Ukazoo Books in Towson, MD on Saturday March 31st from 1-4pm.

    Finally a signing I can attend! :)

  9. Brigid Kemmerer, author of Storm, is having a release party at the Barnes and Noble in Ellicot City, MD Saturday April 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Sounds like a cool book!

    More info here: http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/75786

    1. Oh good. I knew about that one from an email and was getting ready to post that info. Glad you beat me to it! :)

    2. Oh and I'm halfway through the book...it's really great so far! Ellicott City is soooo close to me so I'll be there. Will you?

  10. Hi! The August 4th event you have listed is actually YAFEST 2012, with over 30 authors attending (myself included!). I'm an organizer and was just looking you up to send an official invitation - expect something in your inbox very soon!

    1. Oooh, that sounds awesome...I wonder how far away Bristol is from me (Baltimore). I may be able to swing that!

  11. Kidlit Authors Club has 2 events with YA/MG authors- May 12th,11-12:30 at Sparta Books in Sparta, NJ with Alison Formento, Cynthia Chapman Willis, Elisa Ludwig, Margie Gelbwasser, Irene Breznak and me, Charlotte Bennardo. The other is June 16th at Mendham Books,2 p.m. in Mendham, NJ and features Alissa Grosso, Amalie Howard, Margie Gelbwasser, Jennifer Hubbard, Natalie Zaman and myself. Thanks!

  12. 3 YA author events in Feb and 1 in March