Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

A panel of four middle grade authors talk about how setting can increase tension, add depth to plot, inform character development, and reflect young readers’ experiences. Five accomplished middle grade authors with diverse backgrounds will discuss approaches to using an unstable setting to connect with readers, and draw the interest of editors and agents.

Panelists include:
Janet Sumner Johnson, The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society (Capstone Young Readers)
Karina Glaser, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Laura Shovan, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary (Random House)
Tricia Springstubb, What Happened on Fox Street (Balzer & Bray)

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Texas Book Festival
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Texas Book Festival

Session Location: Next Chapter Tent
Signing Location: Children’s Sales and Signing Tent
Author(s): Jennifer Ziegler, Karina Yan Glaser, Victoria Jamieson
Moderator: Nikki Loftin
Introduced by: Mrs. Rodriguez’s 4th Grade Students, T.A. Brown Elementary
Panel Description: Relative Hijinks
Families. They love us, support us, save the day, and, occasionally (or not so occasionally), embarrass the heck out of us. The families in new books by Jennifer Ziegler (Revenge of the Happy Campers), Karina Yan Glaser (The Vanderbeeks of 141st Street) and Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl and All's Faire in Middle School) all get into their share of helpful hijinks. They also remind us of the importance of those connections forged with the family we inherit and the family we choose.

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New Voices in Middle Grade Fiction : A Conversation with Six Debut Authors
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

New Voices in Middle Grade Fiction : A Conversation with Six Debut Authors

The following debut middle grade authors will be talking about their books at the wonderful indie bookstore Book Culture!

Alyson Gerber, Braced (Scholastic)
Karina Yan Glaser, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Jodi Kendall, The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City (HarperCollins)
Dana Langer, Siren Sisters (Simon & Schuster, Aladdin)
Karuna Riazi, The Gauntlet (Simon & Schuster, Salaam Reads)
Melissa Roske, Kat Greene Comes Clean (Charlesbridge)

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PAST EVENT: American Booksellers Association and Authors Guild Bookstore Event
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

PAST EVENT: American Booksellers Association and Authors Guild Bookstore Event

I am so pleased to join Rachel Vail, author of WELL, THAT WAS AWKWARD, at an author's event at Bank Street Bookstore, organized by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Authors Guild. The event will include a conversation and a book signing, and the program is designed to pair a debut author (me!) with an established author (Rachel Vail!) in the our home area (NYC!). All the emerging authors have been chosen by independent booksellers for ABA’s “Indies Introduce” list. For more information, check out this announcement

 

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PAST EVENT: Middle Grade Panel at Wilton Library
Oct
15
2:00 PM14:00

PAST EVENT: Middle Grade Panel at Wilton Library

I'll be in Connecticut with a group of debut middle grade novelists talking about our books and publishing journey. Authors include:

Jacob Burt, Greetings from Witness Protection
Alyson Gerber, Braced
Karina Yan Glaser, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
Jodi Kendall, The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City
Melissa Roske, Kat Greene Comes Clean

Books will be available to purchase on-site, sold by the wonderful Elm Street Books!

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Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

PAST EVENT: Girls Write Now Chapters Reading Series, Keynote Address

“Through Girls Write Now, girls are given the most important gift: a courageous voice. Through their stories and writings, the young women in this program become powerful agents for change and transformation in their own lives, their communities, and the broader world.” — Karina Glaser

For more information or to get tickets, please go to the June Chapters webpage!

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May
31
11:00 AM11:00

PAST EVENT: School Library Journal Day of Dialog

Panel II: The Sweet Spot: Captivating Middle Grade Readers

 

Moderator: Deborah Taylor, Coordinator, School and Student Services, Enoch Pratt Free Library

 

Panelists:
Tracey Baptiste, The Rise of the Jumbies (Algonquin)
Paul Griffin, Saving Marty (Dial)
Katherine Paterson, My Brigadista Year (Candlewick)
Jason Reynolds, Patina (Simon & Schuster)
Karina Yan Glaser, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (HMH)

I will be signing Vanderbeeker galleys from 5:15-6:15pm. 

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