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1/30/17 My new novel, FREEFALL, a YA science fiction adventure/romance set in deep space, had its cover revealed on Riveted! Check out the reveal and add the book on Goodreads or preorder it from Amazon or other online retailers. FREEFALL is set to release on 9/26/17.


3/30/17 I’ll be signing books at the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association convention in Hershey, PA from 4:00 to 6:00! (I might even have chocolate!)

4/8/17 I’m one of the featured authors at the Book and Author Fair at the Carnegie Library in Beechview, PA! Stop by between 11:00 and 2:30 for panels, a meet-and-greet with local authors, and book signings!

5/18/17-5/21/17 The Nebula Awards Conference, sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, comes to Pittsburgh this year! I’ll be there schmoozing and signing. Details TBA!





9/23/14 My launch party was held at Mystery Lovers Bookshop in Pittsburgh! An awesome event, with people literally spilling out into the street, an SC9 book cake, and a couple surprise appearances from out-of-town family and friends. Thank you to everyone who was there with me in person or in spirit!

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11/4-6/16 I spoke on a panel with five other great YA authors at the YALSA conference in Pittsburgh. And then, as if that wasn’t cool enough, I handed out copies of SCAVENGER OF SOULS to teen librarians at the YALSA Book Blitz!











6/11/16 On a YA authors panel during the first annual B-Fest, a nationwide teen event at Barnes & Noble stores!

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4/9/16 Great time at the YAPA Book Con in Camp Hill, PA!







10/27/2015 Hanging out with published and aspiring writers at a YA Authors’ panel hosted by the East Liberty branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh!

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10/21/2015 Fun times at the Penguin Bookshop!

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9/12/2015 Beaver County BookFest was a blast! (And yes, I’m a Vikings fan, probably because when I was a kid they used to be called the Purple People Eaters!)

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4/12/15 What a terrific time I had hosting a workshop on creating believable monsters and aliens in YA! And to make it even better, the workshop was followed by a lecture by the awesome Kristin Cashore!

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1/31/15 I talked to teens at the Community Library of Allegheny Valley about SURVIVAL COLONY 9, which they’d read as part of their Teen Reads book group.

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Allegheny Valley Library talk 61/30/15 Full house at Hopewell Area Middle School, where all the 8th-grade students read SURVIVAL COLONY 9!

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11/8/14 I signed books at the Western Pennsylvania Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Fall conference in Pittsburgh.

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11/6/14 I joined a group of Pittsburgh-area kidlit authors at the Peters Township Public Library as part of the Pennsylvania Library Association “Speak Up for Libraries” program.

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10/18/14 I spoke to teens at the new Teen Space of the East Liberty branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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10/11/14 I spoke about the emerging genre of “cli-fi” at the monthly meeting of Pittsburgh’s sci-fi organization, Parsec. Later that evening, I read and signed books at the Barnes and Noble in Settlers Ridge, PA.

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10/9/14 I had a total blast at New York Comic Con, where I shared the stage with James Dashner, Scott Westerfeld, and others. (The only bad part was the bus ride there!)

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9/26-9/28/14 I had a great time at Pittsburgh Comicon in Monroeville, PA from Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28.

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9/20/14 I appeared and signed books at the NAIBA (New Atlantic Independent Bookseller Association) fall conference in Arlington, VA on Saturday, September 20.




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