May 8, 7 p.m.: Vancouver Book Launch. Hosted by KidsBooks in Vancouver at 3083 West Broadway. (The above picture was taken at this event by John Goldsmith. You can find more pictures on John’s website, here.
May 15 (online): I’m featured on the Society for Young Inklings blog. There’s an interview with me, and a writing challenge I contributed. (I adopted the writing challenge from an exercise the author, Octavia Butler, gave to a workshop that I participated in when I was a young(er) inkling myself.
May 17 (online): I’m featured on the Haunting of Orchid Forsythia website. I answer questions like: what’s the best part of writing? what’s the scariest thing that ever happened to you at summer camp?
May 19 (online): My editor, Cheryl Klein posts an interview with me on her blog here.
May 24 (online): A guest post on the ‘I Like Books’ website. Ari Goelman interviews Ari Goelman in the no-holds-barred interview event of the century. Or at least of the midweek. Find it here.
May 28, 7 p.m.: A ‘Chat Up the Author’ event at Cafe V in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This one is cosponsored by Camp Galil (my old summer camp). Thanks to Galil’s Ilana Goldfus and my friend, Ross Berkowitz, for helping to pull this together. More information here.
May 29, 7 p.m.: An event at the Upper Merion Township Library in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – this was my library growing up. I’m really looking forward to returning there with my own book.
June 3: Two minutes to sell my book at an event sponsored by the Jewish Book Council in New York City. The event has been described as speed dating for books. I think the idea is like the guy is a book and the girl is a Jewish book festival. Or maybe they’re both girls, but one isn’t sure about leaping into another relationship and hey, isn’t there more to life than romantic relationships? While the other one is super keen but trying not to push too fast. Or maybe they’re both guys, but one has mixed feelings about the whole institution of marriage, while the other — okay, okay. You get the point.
June 4, 6-8 p.m.: New York City book launch, sponsored by my publisher, Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic.) This will be at Books of Wonder at 18 w. 18th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). I am super excited to finally meet my editor, Cheryl Klein, in person. Not to mention to see my New York people.
June 5, 2013, Early morning: I do a reading at the New York City public school PS / IS 276. Very excited for this — they’ve invited me to address their assembly of something like 150 kids. (Thanks to my sister for arranging this!)
I’ll add details and new events as they become clear. (There are a few events / interviews that are taking shape even now. (I mean, depending on when you read this. If you’ve discovered this file on a computer two hundred years in the future, as civilization lies in tatters around you, chances are there aren’t any additional interviews in the pipeline.))