I hope to see you at one of my events!

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.  If you’d like to talk to me about appearing at your bookstore, library, festival, or conference, please contact me directly.

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Upcoming Events

Check back for events in 2024!

Past Events


NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Annual Convention – Columbus, OH
(open to registered attendees only)

Friday, November 17
12:30-1:45 PM: Panelist on Writing Connections: How Collaboration Helps the Creative Process Thrive (Kojo Kamau Junior Ballroom B, Hilton 402)
2:30–3:00 PM: signing The Girl from Earth’s End at the Candlewick booth #225

Saturday, November 18
1:30 pm – 2:00 PM: signing The Girl from Earth’s End at ALAN Booth #440
4:15-5:30 PM:
Panelist and moderator on Reading the Garden: Connecting Kids to Nature Through Books (B-240-242, GCCC)



Fort Collins, CO
Saturday, July 15, 10 am- 12 noon
Nature-themed story time featuring 7 local authors!
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry
Book sales by The Crowded Bookshelf







Fort Collins, CO
Sunday, March 26, 3pm
Colorado Launch Party for The Girl from Earth’s End!
In conversation with Laura Resau
Old Town Library – 201 Peterson Street, Fort Collins, CO
Book sales by Old Firehouse Books


Cambridge, MA
Wednesday, March 29, 7pm
Joint book launch event with Rajani LaRocca
celebrating The Girl from Earth’s End and Mirror to Mirror
Porter Square Books – 25 White Street, Cambridge, MA


New York, NY
Friday, March 31, 6pm
In conversation with Diane Zahler
Books of Wonder – 42 West 17th Street, New York, NY




Denver, CO
Tuesday, April 18, 6pm
In conversation with Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Second Star to the Right Books – 1455 S. Pearl Street, Denver, CO



Austin, TX
Thursday, April 20, 6pm

group event with Grace Lin and Christine Suggs
BookWoman – 5501 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX


Friday, April 21, various times
TLA conference (open to registered attendees only)
11:30 AM-noon: book signing, author area
1:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Texas Tea Meet & Greet
Austin Convention Center – 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX


Henderson, NV
Saturday, April 29
Henderson Reads Book Festival
2 PM-2:45 PM: author presentation, Area 2
2:45 PM: book signing, Area 5
Water Street Plaza – Henderson, NV



Tuesday, December 6, 4pm
October Residency Showcase
Wolverine Farm
Fort Collins, CO

Sunday, May 22, 1pm
Tales from the Trailers
with Laura Resau & Natasha Wing
Fort Collins, CO



Thursday, October 24, 6pm
The Disaster Days NYC launch event
Rebecca Behrens in conversation with Tara Dairman (incl. book signings and treats!)
Books of Wonder Uptown
217 W. 84th Street, New York, NY

Saturday, January 19, 10 am
Austin SCBWI monthly meeting – featured speaker
“Banishing Anxiety from the Writing Process”
BookPeople – Austin, TX


Summer Reading Splash/5 Book Dive festival – Austin, TX, May 19

TLA conference – Dallas, TX, April 3-4


The Great Hibernation fall book tour

BookPeople – Austin, TX
Sunday, October 8, 2 pm
A Triple Launch Party! (with Christina Soontornvat & Jeannie Mobley)

Boulder Book Store – Boulder, CO
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 pm
Middle-grade book launch party! (with Jeannie Mobley & Melanie Crowder)

One More Page Books – Arlington, VA
Saturday, September 23, 3pm
Kidlit panel! (with Tracey Baptiste, Caroline Carlson, & Jessica Lawson, moderated by Madelyn Rosenberg)

Trident Booksellers & Cafe
 – Boston, MA
Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 pm
Super middle-grade panel! (with Debbi Michiko Florence, Ammi-Joan Paquette, Jen Malone, & Katie Slivensky, moderated by Dana Alison Levy)

The Voracious Reader  – Larchmont, NY
Monday, September 18, 6:30 pm
Science & magic! A middle grade event with Sarah Albee, & Corey Ann Haydu

Books of Wonder – New York, NY
Sunday, September 17, 4 pm
Middle-grade panel and launch party! (with Jessica Lawson, Tracey Baptiste,  & Allison Cherry)

DeLand Regional Library – DeLand, FL
Monday, July 17, 3-4:30pm
Presentation, creative writing workshop, and book signing open to kids, tweens, and teens. You are welcome to bring books from home to be signed.

ILA conference – Orlando, FL (registration required to attend)
Sunday, July 16, 4pm
Orlando – OCCC – W205B&C
Panel: “Girl Characters Are Human Characters: Empowering Girl and Boy Readers Through Strong Female Characters”
(with Jennifer Ziegler, Ammi-Joan Paquette, Karen Rivers, and Donalyn Miller)

Barnes & Noble Waterford Lakes – Orlando, FL
Saturday, July 15, 2pm
Summer Book Bash! (with Christina Farley and Ammi-Joan Paquette)
Join us for our Summer Book Bash featuring an interactive, fun-filled afternoon with three amazing authors of books for young readers: Tara Dairman, Christina Farley, and Ammi-Joan Paquette. Activities, reading, Q&A and plenty of fun for young readers! Ideal for ages 9-15, open to the public. Proceeds benefit Orange County Library- Alafaya. Check out our Facebook event for more details!

Texas Library Association (TLA) conference – San Antonio, TX
April 19-21
Wednesday, April 19:
4:00-5:00PM / Room 007A – Speed Dating at the Texas Author and Illustrator Meet and Greet (CPE#3507: SBEC 1.0)
6:00-6:45PM / Signing at Overlooked Books Booth #1917


Springfield, MO
November 21, 2016
Children’s Literature Festival of the Ozarks
Missouri State University
Presentations to students in grades 4-8; book sales and signing.

Denver, CO
Monday, September 20, 7 pm
Middle-grade author panel
(with Margaret Peterson Haddix, Jeannie Mobley, Melanie Crowder, and Ingrid Law)
The Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove location
7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO

Golden, CO
Saturday, September 18-Sunday September 19
Rocky Mountain SCBWI 2016 Letters & Lines Conference
(registration and fee required to attend)
Faculty member, presenting on fast drafting and setting; book sales and signing
Denver Marriott West
1717 Denver West Blvd, Golden, CO

Denver, CO
September 10th, 10:30 am
BookGirl book club discussion
4280 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80212
A discussion of Stars So Sweet with BookBar’s mother-daughter book club.

Denver, CO
Sunday, August 7, 2 pm
Middle-grade author event
(with Jessica Lawson)
The Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove location
7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO

Boulder, CO
Wednesday, August 3, 6:30 pm
Launch party for Stars So Sweet
(Book reading, signing, & treats!)
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

Larchmont, NY
Thursday, July 28, 7pm
Middle-grade Palooza!
(with Rebecca Behrens, Laura Marx Fitzgerald, Lauren Magaziner, and Michelle Schusterman)
The Voracious Reader
1997 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY

Cedarhurst, NY
Wednesday, July 27, 5:30 pm
Reading and signing
Blue Door Books
501 Central Ave., Cedarhurst, NY

Long Beach, NY
Tuesday, July 26, 3:30 pm
Book discussion and signing (including sales courtesy of Blue Door Books)
The Dance Loft
160 w. Park Ave, Long Beach, NY

Arlington, VA
Thursday, July 21, 7 pm
Kidlit Author Panel
(with Rebecca Behrens and Jen Swann Downey)
One More Page Books
2200 North Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington, VA

New York, NY
Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 6-8 pm
Launch Party for Stars So Sweet
(Book reading, signing, & treats!)
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th St., New York, NY

Hanover, NH
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 1:30-3 pm
Class of ’01 Author Panel
Room 013, Carpenter Hall
’01 writers Minh Lê, Tara Dairman, Jonathan Mingle, Kimberly Tait and Rachel Richardson are publishing exciting work across a wide variety of genres and topics—from picture books to middle-grade series to environmental journalism to Dartmouth-inspired novels to poetry. During this panel, they will each read a selection of their work and respond to audience questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Bellevue, WA
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Children’s & YA Author Extravaganza
University Bookstore, Bellevue Branch
Panel featuring 13 kidlit authors.

Denver, CO
April 1, 2016, 6:30 pm
“First Friday” Author Event
(with fellow middle-grade author Jeannie Mobley)
Second Star to the Right Children’s Books
4353 Tennyson Street, Denver CO 80212
Readings and craft time at Denver’s lovely children’s bookstore!


Denver, CO
September 13th, 1:00-3:00 pm
Author Salon
4280 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80212
A writers’ workshop featuring Tara Dairman on writing humor.

Naperville, IL
Saturday, July 11, 2pm
Debut Author Panel
(book discussions and signings with Emu’s Debuts authors)
Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL

Larchmont, NY
Sunday, May 31, 2pm
Book discussion & signing
(with Heidi Schulz)
The Voracious Reader
1997 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY

New York, NY
Saturday, May 30, 6pm
Kids Author Carnival
(fun, interactive event for kids, featuring many middle-grade authors!)
Jefferson Market Library
425 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

Arlington, VA
Wednesday, May 27, 6:30pm
Kidlit Author Panel
(with Rebecca Behrens and Jen Malone)
One More Page Books
2200 North Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington, VA

Wellesley, MA
Thursday, May 21, 7pm
Kidlit Author Panel
(with Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Dana Alison Levy, Lauren Magaziner, Jen Malone, & Ammi-Joan Paquette)
Wellesley Books
82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

Long Beach, NY
Sunday, May 17, 4-5pm
Reading and Signing of The Stars of Summer and All Four Stars
(Books available for purchase courtesy of Blue Door Books of Cedarhurst)
The Dance Loft
160 W. Park Ave, Long Beach, NY

New York, NY
Thursday, May 14, 6-8 pm
Launch Party for The Stars of Summer
(Book reading, signing, & treats!)
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th St., New York, NY

Boulder, CO
Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 pm
Launch Party for The Stars of Summer
(Book reading, signing, & make-your-own hot dog bar!)
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

Hanover, NH
Thursday, April 9, 4 pm
Reading with Professor Ernest Hebert
The Wren Room, Sanborn Hall, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH


December 12
MG panel
The Tattered Cover, Highlands Ranch, CO
(w/Jessica Lawson and Jeannie Mobley)

October 20
MG panel
The Voracious Reader, Larchmont, NY
(w/Rebecca Behrens, Laura Marx Fitzgerald, Lauren Magaziner, and Michelle Schusterman)

August 24
MG panel
BookBar, Denver, CO
(w/Jessica Lawson and Lauren Magaziner)

August 18
MG panel
The Book Spot, Round Rock, TX
(with Rebecca Behrens, Jennifer Ziegler, Nikki Loftin, and K.A. Holt)

August 17
MG panel
Barnes and Noble, Fort Worth, TX
(with Rebecca Behrens, Polly Holyoke, and K.A. Holt)

August 16
Fort Worth Library author festival
Fort Worth, TX
(with Rebecca Behrens)

July 17
Launch party for All Four Stars
Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO

July 10
Launch party for All Four Stars
Books of Wonder, NYC

April 12
Teen panel
Longmont Library Festival, Longmont, CO
(with Jeannie Mobley, Melanie Crowder, Jenny Goebel, and Todd Mitchell)