Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Where I'll be in the first half of 2013

2013 is here! I enjoyed some wonderful weeks with my family that was a bit of a "Digital Detox" as I completely logged off of all email and social media, but now it's time to crank up the ol' Internet machine for the new year.

I have a ton of exciting things to look forward to. I'm excited for you to meet new characters this year and be a part of the further adventures of current fictional friends. Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain is on the horizon, as is Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked, which will be begin a new chapter in my career.

I'll also be revving up the ol' radio machine again and will soon be broadcasting new episodes of The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live. (Online archives of past installments are on their way!)

Below is a list of where you'll be able to find me in person. Please come on out and say hi!
(It's always a good idea to double check with the venue beforehand.)

January 12 - 12pm & 2pm 
New York, NY - Macy's Herald Square

A free copy of Ollie the Purple Elephant with every purchase of $25 or more from the Kids' Department!

January 26 - 11am & 2pm
Roseville, MN -  Ramsey County Library

A celebration of Kindergartners and their 1st library cards!

February 9 - 1pm
Amherst, MA - The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Jej Czekaj and I team up once again to bring you a punk/hip hop party for kids.

February 23 
Dublin, OH - Dublin Literary Conference

March 30 
Northampton, MA - MELTDOWN!

It's the 5th year for the rock/lit festival that Gina and I cofounded with WRSI The River!
This year we have Matt McElligott, Judy Schachner, Angela DiTerlizzi and Tony DiTerlizzi! Plus, Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain will be released a few weeks early exclusively for this event!

April 4
Quincy, MA - Massachusetts Reading Association conference

April 9
Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain publishes!!!

April 19 & 20
Bowling Green, KY - Southern Kentucky Book Festival

April 27 10am
Fort Worth, TX - Texas Library Association Conference
Visually Speaking: Why Graphic Novels Count

May 4
Houston, TX - Houston Public Library's Children's Book Celebration

May 7
Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked publishes!

Dates to be added for an official PPS tour! Details in the coming weeks!

May 18
Knoxville, TN - Children's Festival of Reading

June 26
Ames, IA - Iowa Reading Conference

June 23
Chicago, IL - American Library Association
Krosoczka! Ten Apel! Telgemeier!  Graphic Novels Your Kids Love By Names You Can’t Pronounce  Moderated by Jon Scieszka

August 2
Los Angeles, CA - SCBWI International Conference

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