• Book signing at the Orem Public Library at 7:00 pm, in the Ship’s Cove in the children’s area.
•Life the Universe and Everything in Provo, Utah. Peggy will be on panels and part of a group book signing.
• Signing at the Lehi, UT Costco, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
• Teen Author Boot Camp at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. Peggy will be teaching a class titled “When ideas are stuck in your head and they can’t find their way out” at 10:10, and on a panel for junior high writers at 2:40, then signing books at 5:20.
• Writing for Charity: Provo City Library, UT. This is a one day conference that benefits charities. Peggy will be doing critiques, be on a handful of panels throughout the day, and participate in a mass book signing at 4:00.
• Davis County School District’s Family Literacy Night event: Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah. Peggy will be doing workshops, then signing books. This is a family event.
• Texas Library Association’s annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
• Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience: Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Peggy will be on 8 panels and signing books on both Friday and Saturday.
•LDStorymakers Writing Conference: Davis Conference Center in Layton, UT. Peggy will be doing two presentations on writing middle grade– “Getting Inside the Head of a Middle Grade Kid” and “The Parent Problem in Middle Grade,” and she will be part of the group book signing.
• Book launch party for Jessie Humphries' KILLING RUBY ROSE in Las Vegas, NV.
• Peggy will be signing books and joining the mayhem at Adam Sidwell’s launch party for FETCH at the Lindon Community Center in Lindon, UT from 10:00 am to noon.
• North Logan Library Summer Kickoff: Peggy will be signing books in the author tent, chatting, helping give away prizes and joining in the massive party in North Logan, UT, from 3:00-6:00 pm.
• Professional Writers Series– Special Strawberry Days session: Pleasant Grove, UT. Peggy will speaking with Jessie Humphries on an awesome topic TBD at 7:00 p.m.
June 26- July 1
• American Library Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas, NV. More details to come.
• Professional Writers Series: Pleasant Grove, UT. Peggy will be moderating and participating on a panel about writing for the middle grade audience with Jennifer A. Nielsen (THE FALSE PRINCE) and J. Scott Savage (ZOMBIE KID, FAR WORLD) at 7:00 p.m.
• Salt Lake Comic Con: Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Peggy will be on panels and signing books.
• League of Utah Writers Annual Conference: Davis Conference Center in Layton, UT. Peggy will be presenting three classes, and signing books.
• Book launch party for The Forbidden Flats in Salt Lake City, UT at The King's English Bookshop. Details to come.
• Book launch party for The Forbidden Flats in Pleasant Grove, UT. Details to come.
• Authorpalooza: Massive signing with dozens of authors, in conjunction with the Salt Lake County Library, at the Viridian Events Center in West Jordan, UT.
• Signing at The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, UT at 7:00 p.m. with Lissa Price, Mindy McGinnis, Kate Quinn, Demitria Lunetta, R.C. Lewis, and Ann Stampler.
• Vegas Valley Book Festival in Las Vegas, NV. Peggy will be on a panel titled Books for Your Younger Brother or Sister with Kim Baker, D.J. MacHale, and Jennifer Nielsen in YA Tent 1 at 3:00 PM. She will also be signing at 4:00 PM in YA Signing Tent 1.
•Family literacy event in Ogden, UT. Details to come.
Life, the Universe, and Everything, a science fiction and fantasy symposium, February 14-16 in Provo, UT.
- Thursday, February 14, 11:00 am, First Time Novelists Panel, with Valerie Mechling & Samuel Stubbs, Renee Collins, Craig Nybo, Aaron Patterson
- Thursday, February 14, 4:00 pm, Finding the Right Market for Your YA Book Panel, with Jenn "J.R." Johansson, Renee Collins, Kristen Landon, Tracy Hickman, Megan Whalen Turner
LDStorymakers, a writers conference, May 10-11 in Provo, UT.
- Saturday, May 11, 9:30 am, I'll be teaching a class titled Getting Inside the Head of a Middle Grade Kid. Class description: For anyone wishing they could jump into the head of an 8-12 year old to write MG, we’ll talk about the five elements kids crave in an MG novel, what kinds of things are most important to an MG protagonist, how to have your MG characters respond emotionally, and what your main character needs for MG readers to root for them.
Comic Con International, July 18-21, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. Details to come!
Professional Writers Series at Pleasant Grove Library, September 19 at 7:00 p.m., in Pleasant Grove, UT. Presentation title: TBA
SKY JUMPERS book 1: THROUGH THE BOMB'S BREATH launch party. Details TBA.
Utah Valley Writers chapter meeting guest author, October 23 at 7:00 pm, in Provo, UT. Presentation title: TBA
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