Tales from the Trail of a YA Author – Lights, camera, action!

I’m writing here to spread the word about a cool upcoming http://www.WriteGirl.org show and fundraiser featuring performances, a red carpet, silent auction, photo booth, catered food and drink, and more.

IT will take place on Saturday, April 26 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. During the day will be a regular writing workshop during which mentors & celebrity screenwriters will guide the girls in writing monologues and scenes. In the evening, celebrity actors including Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls), Aasha Davis (Friday Night Lights), Sprague Grayden (24), and Mike Rock (Chelsea Lately), and Trevor St. John (Bourne Ultimatum) will perform the scenes at a fundraiser event open to the general public!!.

For the evening event Lights, Camera, Writegirl : the girls, also known as the mentees,  will attend for free, but all parents, volunteers, & guests will be asked to purchase $100 tickets or $250 VIP tickets.

For more information please click on http://www.writegirl.org/lights-camera-writegirl

And this weekend,  WriteGirl mentees will be reading their works at LA Times Festival of Books. http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/ I will too!! I’ll be signing and reading my books on Sunday, APril 13 at the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) http://www.iwosc.org booth #131 from 10 am to noon! Stop by!
Just got the coolest Thank You poster from students at Baldwin Middle School in New York. Love getting fan mail !

Tales from the Trail of a YA Author – Healing Rhapsody debut

I’m excited to share that I will be participating in Sunday’s  “IWOSC READS ITS OWN” series at the incredible Vroman’s Book Store in Pasadena on Sunday, March 16, where I will be debuting excerpts from the upcoming third installement, Healing Rhapsody, of my Practice Room trilogy. The book is due out in 2015

IWOSC stands for the Independent Writers of Southern California and is a great community of writers and a great resource.  Twice a year IWOSC holds this special event offering an afternoon of eclectic, eccentric, and exemplary works — from poems to true stories to hilarious monologues and beyond, read aloud by IWOSC scribes. Fifteen of IWOSC’s talented member writers will read short excerpts from their work. Readings will take place from 2-4 pm, at Vroman’s, the oldest and largest independent bookstore in Southern California,  695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101.  Free.  The public is welcome.

In the meantime, I received wonderful feedback on my author visit to New York. God Bless school librarians. Baldwin Middle School librarian Kathryn Elefterion wrote me the following: Thank you SO very much for coming to Baldwin Middle School and speaking with our students. I can tell you that many of our sixth graders were very excited to meet you and hear about your books–they have been in high demand from our library ever since! It was a very meaningful experience for the students–any time we can expose them to something new and different is a great opportunity. I hope you enjoyed your time here and that the rest of your stay in NY was memorable. Again, thank you for your time and your wonderful presentations.