Events

One of the very first things I did as a blogger was attend a stop of the Dark Days 2013 Tour. I took copious notes and later, transcribed them here on the blog so that anyone who wasn't able to attend could read what happened. Since then, I've attended many many more events and signings, and every time I type up notes to use for a recap post, usually with a giveaway. I'm a bit behind on my event recaps right now, but I'm hoping to get caught up over the course of the next couple months and post new recaps from all the amazing signings I'm planning to attend. Although I do a lot of event research on my own (author and venue websites are my friend!), I also rely on Jen Bigheart and the Texas Booklover's extensive lists of Texas events.


Upcoming Events:
2017
10/16: Anthony Horowitz for Never Say Die; Stonebriar B&N, Frisco, TX @ 7 pm
10/21: Tweens Read Book Festival; South Houston High School, South Houston, TX @ all day
10/21: Mid Cities Teen Book Fest; North Richland Hills Library, North Richland Hills, TX @ 11 am
10/28: Oklahoma Teen Book Con; Guthrie Masonic Temple, Guthrie, OK @ all day
10/30: Samantha Mabry, Julie Murphy, & Jessica Taylor signing; Stonebriar B&N, Frisco, TX @ 7 pm
10/30: Maggie Stiefvater for All the Crooked Saints; Half Price Books flagship, Dallas, TX @ 7 pm
11/4-5: Texas Book Festival; Austin, TX @ all day
11/11: Mary Lindsey for Hide From Me; Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX @ 3 pm
11/13: Marissa Meyer for Renegades; Book People, Austin, TX @ TBA

2018
4/3-6: TLA Annual Conference; Dallas, TX
4/21: North Texas Teen Book Festival; Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX @ all day

Check back for more events!

Events Attended:
2013
2/5: Dark Days Tour @ Decatur, GA
3/12: Stephenie Meyer's The Host Tour @ Dallas, TX
4/24: TLA Day 1/Marie Lu signing @ Fort Worth & Dallas, TX
4/27: Spring Into the Future tour @ Hurst, TX
5/22: Heather L. Reid's Pretty Dark Nothing launch @ Irving, TX
7/11: Beneath the Surface panel @ Irving, TX
7/12: Yeah YA! tour @ Southlake, TX
8/9: Sweat YA tour @ Irving, TX
9/5: YA AdVANture tour @ Frisco, TX
9/10: Markus Zusak for Richardson Reads One Book @ Richardson, TX
9/19: Mari Mancusi & Sherry Thomas signing @ Frisco, TX
9/25: Maggie Stiefvater The Dream Thieves tour @ Dallas, TX
10/23: Veronica Roth Allegiant tour @ Dallas, TX
10/25: Mary Gray's The Dollhouse Asylum launch @ Irving, TX
10/28: Texas Stars panel @ Grand Prairie, TX
11/1:  Lauren Kate's Teardrop tour @ Southlake, TX
11/17: Texas Most Wanted panel feat Fisher Amelie, Rachel Harris & Amanda Havard
11/23: Big Brothers/Big Sisters benefit @ Frisco, TX

2014
1/22: Ransom Riggs' Hollow City tour @ Frisco, TX
1/25: YAK Fest 2014 @ Keller, TX
1/28: Brodi Ashton/Jodi Meadows signing @ Round Rock, TX
2/13: Tesla's Attic tour feat. Neal Shusterman & Eric Elfman; Frisco, TX 
2/14 & 2/17: Marissa Meyer's Cress tour @ Lewisville & Austin, TX
2/20: Dark Days of Winter Tour @ Brentwood, TN
2/24: Lovestruck tour @ Decatur, GA
2/25: Courtney C. Stevens Faking Normal launch @ Nashville, TN
2/27: Abbi Glines's Take a Chance launch @ Grapevine, TX
3/1: Victoria Scott's Fire & Flood launch @ Dallas, TX
3/4: Divergent advanced screening @ Dallas, TX
3/15: Julie Murphy's Side Effects May Vary launch @ Irving, TX
3/30: Girls Gone Sci Fi Tour @ Irving, TX
4/8-11: TLA 2014 Annual Conference @ San Antonio, TX
4/10: Laini Taylor's Dreams of Gods & Monsters tour @ San Antonio, TX
4/11: Eoin Colfer's Warp: The Reluctant Assassin signing @ Austin, TX
5/6: Dark Days of Summer 2014 Tour @ Irving, TX
5/9: Demand Our Stars Tour with John Green & The Fault in Our Stars cast
5/13: First Loves Tour feat Lindsey Leavitt, Emery Lord & Kristin Rae @ The Woodlands, TX
5/22: Dangerous Creatures tour w/Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl @ Irving, TX
6/19:  Spark of (After) Life panel feat Jennifer Archer, Kendare Blake, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Sonia Gensler & Tara Hudson @ Irving, TX
6/26: Spark Your Imagination panel feat Karen Harrington, Polly Holyoke, Jeramey Kraatz & Claire LeGrand @ Irving, TX
7/10: Spark a Reaction panel feat Julie Murphy, Veronica Rossi, Lisa M Stasse, Sherry Thomas & John Corey Whaley @ Irving, TX*
7/19: Mighty Mississippi Book Blast tour feat Paula Stokes, Philip Siegel, Julie Murphy, Lindsey Cummings & Ryan Graudin @ Dallas, TX
7/26: Electrifying Authors for Teens panel feat Lindsay Cummings, Krissi Dallas, Mary Gray & Heather L. Reid @ Grand Prairie, TX*
8/2: Chris Weitz's The Young World signing @ Irving, TX
8/4: If I Stay promo tour with Gayle Forman & Chloe Grace Moretz @ Dallas, TX
8/5: Jennifer L. Armentrout's Opposition tour @ Austin, TX
8/9: Get Pop Cultured signing feat Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine & Rosemary Clement-Moore @ Garland, TX
8/15: James Rollins's The 6th Extinction signing @ Dallas, TX
9/13: Isla and Illusions of Fate tour with Stephanie Perkins, Kiersten White & Jennifer Mathieu @ Houston, TX
9/25: Adi Alsaid Let's Get Lost tour @ Irving, TX*
10/8: Fierce Reads fall tour feat Gennifer Albin, Jessica Brody, Nikki Kelly & Marissa Meyer @ Irving, TX
10/14: Afterworlds tour with Scott Westerfeld @ Frisco, TX
10/18: Texas Teen Book Festival @ Austin, TX
10/25-26: Texas Book Festival @ Austin, TX
11/5: Roadside YA Tour feat Tessa Gratton, Julie Murphy & Natalie Parker @ Irving, TX
11/12: Everblaze tour with Shannon Messenger @ Frisco, TX
11/17: Talon tour with Julie Kagawa @ Austin, TX
11/20: Christina Lauren & Anna Todd signing @ Dallas, TX

2015
1/7: This Shattered World tour feat Meagan Spooner & Amie Kaufman @ Houston, TX
1/23: Firefight tour with Brandon Sanderson @ Houston, TX
2/1: Fairest tour with Marissa Meyer @ The Woodlands, TX
2/22: The Ruby Circle tour with Richelle Mead @ Austin, TX
3/6: Ensnared tour with A.G. Howard @ Frisco, TX
3/7: North Texas Teen Book Festival @ Irving, TX**
3/12: The Orphan Queen signing with Jodi Meadows & Brodi Ashton @ Round Rock, TX
3/20: Prudence signing with Gail Carriger @ Dallas, TX
4/8:  The Haunting of the Sunshine Girl tour w/Paige McKenzie @ Irving, TX
4/14-17: Texas Library Association Annual Conference @ Austin, TX
5/7: Saint Anything tour with Sarah Dessen @ Dallas, TX
5/9: Jenny Martin's launch/debut party for Tracked @ Irving, TX
5/11: Rainbow Rowell signing @ Dallas, TX
5/13: RT Booklovers Convention @ Dallas, TX
5/13: We Need Diverse Books panel with Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton, I.W. Gregorio, Marieke Nijkamp, and Natalie C. Parker @ Irving, TX*
5/16: RT Booklovers Convention @ Dallas, TX
5/17: Fierce Reads tour with Katie Finn, Lynn Matson, Marie Rutkoski & Lindsay Smith @ Irving, TX*
6/12: Boldly Bookish tour with Trish Doller, A.C. Gaughen, Emery Lord, and Tiffany Schmidt @ Frisco, TX*
7/16: Unmask summer panel with Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jenny Martin, Meredith Moore, Mary E. Pearson & Becky Wallace @ Irving, TX*
7/27: Armada signing with Ernest Cline @ Richardson, TX
7/30: signing with Laini Taylor @ Irving, TX
8/5: Who Run the World? Girls! panel feat Julie Murphy, Amber Lough, Joy Preble, Jenny Martin & Victoria Scott @ Frisco, TX
8/29: Heather L. Reid's Pretty Dark Sacrifice launch @ Irving, TX
9/14: Julie Murphy's Dumplin' launch @ Irving, TX*
9/26: Texas Teen Book Festival @ Austin, TX
9/28: Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows launch @ Irving, TX
10/17-18: Texas Book Festival @ Austin, TX
11/3: Penguin Teen on Tour feat Ally Condie, Jandy Nelson & Meg Wolitzer @ Dallas, TX

2016
1/28: Daring Reads panel feat Jessica Brody, Lori Goldstein, Jenny Martin, Morgan Matson & Julie Murphy @ Irving, TX*
1/30: YAK Fest 2016 @ Keller, TX
2/6: Stars Above Tour @ Irving, TX
2/22: Titans launch @ Dallas, TX
3/1: Tor Teen Tour feat Kathleen Baldwin, Susan Dennard & Veronica Rossi @ Dallas, TX
3/29: Penguin Teen on Tour feat Alison Goodman, Alwyn Hamilton, Rachel Hawkins, and Sabaa Tahir @ Dallas, TX*
4/14: Samantha Mabry's A Fierce & Subtle Poison launch @ Dallas, TX
4/23: North Texas Teen Book Festival @ Irving, TX****
5/5: Amy Tintera & Julie Murphy signing @ Irving, TX
5/7: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff's Illuminae tour @ Southlake, TX*
5/11-13: BEA @ Chicago, IL
5/15: Meg Cabot signing @ Irving, TX
5/16: Jenny Martin Marked launch party @ Irving, TX
5/19: John Corey Whaley's Highly Illogical Behavior tour @ Irving, TX
5/28: Claire Legrand for Some Kind of Happiness @ Lewisville, TX
6/3: Matthew Quick for Every Exquisite Thing @ Irving, TX*
6/11: Nicola Yoon for Everything Everything @ Southlake, TX
7/28: Unraveled panel feat Becky Albertalli, Kathleen Baldwin, Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton, Morgan Matson, & Amy Tintera @ Irving, TX*
9/17: Mansfield Book Festival @ Mansfield, TX*
9/22: Benjamin Alire Saenz signing @ Irving, TX
9/25: Jennifer Mathieu for Afterward @ Irving, TX
9/28: Meg Medina signing @ Irving, TX
10/1: Texas Teen Book Festival @ Austin, TX
10/30: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Kiersten White & Jessica Cluess; @ Austin, TX
11/l7: Nicola Yoon for The Sun is Also a Star @ Dallas, TX

2017
1/8: #Waywitch tour w/ Alexandra Bracken & Susan Dennard @ Austin, TX
1/13: Robin Roe for A List of Cages @ Frisco, TX
1/20-23: ALA Midwinter @ Atlanta, GA
1/28: YAK Fest @ Keller, TX
3/3-4: North Texas Teen Book Festival @ Irving, TX
4/20: Becky Albertalli, Katie Cotugno, Sara Zarr signing @ Frisco, TX
5/9: Ramona Blue/Space Runners launch party @ Irving, TX
6/7: Boldy Bookish Tour ft Tara Altebrando, Sarah Tolcser, Emery Lord & Brigid Kemmerer @ Austin, TX
6/14: NTTBF Summer Symposium ft Kendare Blake, Ally Carter, Roshani Chokshi, Jeramey Kraatz, Alex London, Julie Murphy
6/15: Out of This World panel ft Kendare Blake, Roshani Chokshi, Stephanie Garber, Tricia Levenseller, Alex London, and Kayla Olson @ Irving TX
6/29: Richelle Mead for Midnight Jewel @ Southlake, TX
8/16: Pop Goes My Heart panel feat Maurene Goo, Sandhya Menon & Ashley Poston @ Irving, TX
9/16: Elizabeth Eulberg for The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match @ Irving, TX
10/7: Texas Teen Book Festival @ Austin, TX
10/10: Into the Bright Unknown launch party @ Irving, TX

Authors I've met:
2017
Becky Albertalli | Kwame Alexander | Adi Alsaid | Tara Altebrando | Victoria Aveyard | Kathleen Baldwin | Kendare Blake | Alexandra Bracken | Julie Buxbaum | Rae Carson | Ally Carter | Nicole Castroman | Soman Chainani | Sona Charaipotra | Roshani Chokshi | Dhonielle Clayton | Ally Condie | Katie Cotugno | Susan Dennard | Kate Elliott | Elizabeth Eulberg | Stephanie Garber | Maurene Goo | Dean Hale | Shannon Hale | NEIL PATRICK HARRIS | Kate Hart | Heidi Heilig | Charlotte Huang | Kirsten Hubbard | Tiffany D. Jackson | Brigid Kemmerer | Hena Khan | Brendan Kiely | S.J. Kincaid | Bill Konigsberg | Gordon Korman | Jeramey Kraatz | Nina LaCour | Justine Larbalestier | Mackenzi Lee | Claire Legrand | Tricia Levenseller | David Levithan | Alex London | Emery Lord | Marie Lu |

Jonathan Maberry | Samantha Mabry | Kekla Magoon | Jennifer Mathieu | Lisa Maxwell | Anna-Marie McLemore | Richelle Mead | Julie Murphy | Jennifer Niven | Kayla Olson | Kathryn Ormsbee | Stephanie Perkins | Cindy Pon | James Ponti | Kristin Rae | Lilliam Rivera | Robin Roe | Caleb Roehrig | Veronica Roth | Carrie Ryan | Benjamin Alire Saenz | Jon Scieszka | Kieran Scott | Andrew Shvarts | Adam Silvera | Laura Silverman | Jennifer E. Smith | Sonya Sones | Christina Soontornvat | Maggie Stiefvater | Nic Stone | Angie Thomas | Amy Tintera | Sarah Tolcser | Tillie Walden | Cory Wang | Renee Watson | Jenna Evans Welch | John Corey Whaley | Kiersten White | Nicola Yoon | Jeff Zentner | Ibi Zoboi

2016
Renee Ahdieh | Becky Albertalli | Adi Alsaid | David Arnold | Brodi Ashton | Kathleen Baldwin | Leigh Bardugo | Kendare Blake | Karen Blumenthal | Libba Bray | Sarah Rees Brennan | Jessica Brody | Julie Buxbaum | Meg Cabot | Sharon Cameron | Ally Carter | Sona Charaipotra | Traci Chee | Roshani Chokshi | Jessica Cluess | Audrey Coulthurst | JAMIE LEE CURTIS | Susan Dennard | Sarah Dessen | Jonah Lisa Dyer | Elizabeth Eulberg | Gayle Forman | Stephanie Garber | Paula Garner | Alex Gino | Lori Goldstein | Alison Goodman | Tessa Gratton | Claudia Gray | Jana Grissom | Bethany Hagen | Dean Hale | Nathan Hale | Shannon Hale |

Alwyn Hamilton | Cynthia Hand | Rachel Harris | Rachel Hawkins | Shaun David Hutchinson | Varian Johnson | E.K. Johnston | MINDY KALING | Amie Kaufman | Brendan Kiely |  Jeramey Kraatz | Jay Kristoff | David Levithan | E. Lockhart | Marie Lu | Jonathan Maberry | Samantha Mabry | Kelsey Macke | Mari Mancusi | Jenny Martin | Jennifer Mathieu | Morgan Matson | Jodi Meadows | Marissa Meyer | Julie Murphy | Daniel José Older | Danielle Paige | Natalie C. Parker | Mary E. Pearson | Cindy Pon | Kristin Rae | Marisa Reichardt | Brendan Reichs | Beth Revis | Caleb Roehrig | Veronica Rossi | Lance Rubin | Carrie Ryan | Victoria Scott | Adam Silvera | Eric Smith | Sabaa Tahir | Jessica Taylor | Laini Taylor | Becky Wallace | Kiersten White | Nicola Yoon

2015
Ann Aguirre | Renee Ahdieh | Becky Albertalli | Adi Alsaid | Jennifer L. Armentrout | David Arnold | Brodi Ashton | Avi | Leigh Bardugo | Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Martina Boone | Alexandra Bracken | Sarah Rees Brennan | Martha Brockenbrough | Pierce Brown | Michael Buckley | Meg Cabot | Rachel Caine | Cora Carmack | Gail Carriger | Rae Carson | Ally Carter | Kiera Cass | Sona Charaipotra | Tera Lynn Childs | Dhonielle Clayton | Rosemary Clement-Moore | Ernest Cline | Susane Colasanti | Ally Condie | Katie Cotugno | Kady Cross | Melanie Crowder | Liz Czukas | Tracey Deebs | Susan Dennard |

Sarah Dessen | Trish Doller | Ashley Elston | Stephen Emond | Elizabeth Eulberg | Katie Finn/Morgan Matson | A.C. Gaughen | Tessa Gratton | Claudia Gray | I.W. Gregorio | Bethany Hagen | Jenny Han | Cynthia Hand | Karen Harrington | Rachel Harris | Aaron Hartzler | Polly Holyoke | A.G. Howard | Amalie Howard | Tara Hudson | Shaun David Hutchinson | Oliver Jeffers | Sophie Jordan | Julie Kagawa | Lydia Kang | Aaron Karo | Amie Kaufman | Tiffany King | Gordon Korman | Jeramey Kraatz | Michelle Krys | Una LaMarche |  Justine Larbalestier | Jennifer Latham | Christina Lauren |

Stacey Lee | Claire Legrand | Vicki Leigh | David Levithan | April Lindner | Emery Lord | Amber Lough | Marie Lu | Sarah Maas | Michelle Madow | Mari Mancusi | Jenny Martin | Jennifer Mathieu | Lynne Matson | Morgan Matson/Katie Finn | Megan McCafferty | Gretchen McNeil | Richelle Mead | Jodi Meadows | Shannon Messenger | Marissa Meyer | Meredith Moore | Page Morgan | Meredith Moore | Hannah Moskowitz | Julie Murphy | Lauren Myracle | Jandy Nelson | Marieke Nijkamp | Jennifer Niven | Lauren Oliver | Erica O'Rourke | Natalie C. Parker | Mary E. Pearson | Stephanie Perkins |

Aprilynne Pike | Joy Preble | Sara Raasch | Margo Rabb | Brendan Reichs | Kathy Reichs | Heather L. Reid | Rainbow Rowell | Marie Rutkoski | Carrie Ryan | Aisha Saeed | Brandon Sanderson | Tiffany Schmidt | Jon Sciezka | Victoria Scott | Rebecca Serle | Kristen Simmons | Andrew Smith | Jennifer E. Smith | Lindsay Smith | Meagan Spooner | Margaret Stohl | Nova Ren Suma | Sabaa Tahir | Laini Taylor | Sherry Thomas | Amy Tintera | Sarah Tomp | Stephanie Tromly | April Genevieve Tucholke | Daniella Vega | Rachel Vincent | Becky Wallace | Kasie West | Scott Westerfeld | John Corey Whaley | Meg Wolitzer | Rick Yancey | Brian Yansky | David Yoon | Nicola Yoon | Suzanne Young | Jennifer Ziegler | Sara Zarr

2014
Ann Aguirre | Gennifer Albin | Adi Alsaid | Laurie Halse Anderson | Jennifer Archer | Jennifer L. Armentrout | Kelley Armstrong | Holly Black | Kendare Blake | Alexandra Bracken | Libba Bray | Jessica Brody | Rachel Caine | Cora Carmack | Kiera Cass | Joelle Charbonneau | E.E. Charlton-Trujillo | Justina Chen | Rosemary Clement-Moore | Eoin Colfer | Robin Constantine |

Katie Cotugno | Lindsay Cummings | Krissi Dallas | James Dashner | Tracy Deebs | Melissa de la Cruz | Ava Dellaira | Kimberly Derting | Christa Desir | Jim di Bartolo | Cory Doctorow | Elizabeth Eulberg | Becca Fitzpatrick | Gayle Forman | Kami Garcia | Sonia Gensler | Abbi Glines | T. M. Goeglien | Ryan Graudin | Claudia Gray | Mary Gray | Cindy Rae Hale |

Shannon Hale | Jenny Han | Karen Harrington | Polly Holyoke | P.J. Hoover | A.G. Howard | Leila Howland | Tara Hudson | Alaya Dawn Johnson | Sophie Jordan | Julie Kagawa | Nikki Kelly | Miranda Kenneally | Kody Keplinger | A.S. King | Jeramey Kraatz | Nina LaCour |

Lindsey Lane | Christina Lauren (C. Hobbs & L. Billings) | Lindsey Leavitt | Claire LeGrand | David Levithan | Mary Lindsey | Emery Lord | Dayna Lorentz | Jonathan Maberry | Kelsey Macke | Tahereh Mafi | Mari Mancusi | Jenny Martin | Jennifer Mathieu | Myra McEntire |

Marissa Meyer | Lauren Miller | Megan Miranda | Lauren Morrill | Julie Murphy | Jandy Nelson | Garth Nix | Lauren Oliver | Erica O'Rourke | Danielle Paige | Natalie C. Parker | Stephanie Perkins | Joy Preble | Kristin Rae | Heather L. Reid | Beth Revis | Jason Reynolds | Ransom Riggs | Will Ritter | James Rollins | Veronica Rossi | Tiffany Schmidt | Victoria Schwab | Victoria Scott |

Ruta Sepetys | Rebecca Serle | Megan Shepherd | Neal Shusterman | Phillip Siegel | Andrew Smith | Cynthia & Greg Leitich Smith | Jennifer E. Smith | Lisa M. Stasse | Courtney C. Stevens | Margaret Stohl | Paula Stokes | Laini Taylor | Sherry Thomas | Anna Todd | Chris Weitz | Scott Westerfeld | Liza Wiemer | John Corey Whaley | Kiersten White | Meg Wolitzer | Rick Yancey

2013
Fisher Amelie | Kelley Armstrong | Mindee Arnett | Brodi Ashton | Ilsa J. Bick | Kendare Blake | Libba Bray | Shannon K. Butcher | Rachel Caine | Anna Carey | Rae Carson | Aimée Carter | Ally Carter | Tera Lynn Childs | Kristi Dallas | Debra Driza | Jennifer Echols | Sonia Gensler | Anna Godbersen | Tessa Gratton | Mary Gray | Cynthia Hand | Karen Harrington | Rachel Harris | Amanda Havard | Polly Holyoke | P.J. Hoover | Tara Hudson | Julie Kagawa | Lauren Kate | Garrison Keillor | Sherrilyn Kenyon | Jeramey Kraatz | Robin LaFevers | Hope Larson |

David Levithan | Dianna Love | Kari Luna | Tahereh Mafi | Mari Mancusi | Melissa Marr | Ann M. Martin | Jenny Martin | Myra McEntire | Katie McGarry | Shannon Messenger | Marissa Meyer | Stephenie Meyer | Lauren Morrill | Julie Murphy | Heather L. Reid | Ransom Riggs | Veronica Rossi | Veronica Roth | Victoria Scott | Ruta Sepetys | Gena Showalter | Andrew Smith | Sherri L. Smith | Margaret Stohl | Nova Ren Suma | Sherry Thomas | Amy Tintera | Rachel Vincent | Kasie West | John Corey Whaley | Kiersten White

2012
Meg Cabot | Jen Calonita | Elizabeth Eulberg | Gail Carson Levine | Richelle Mead | Jackson Pearce

2011
Cassandra Clare 

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