It’s here – the last big con of the year! I’ll be at NYCC signing shiny, fresh copies of GIRL SQUADS, speaking on some panels, and signing an EXCLUSIVE new poster for my upcoming book for DK, MARVEL FEARLESS AND FANTASTIC!

Here’s where you can find me at NYCC:

Thursday, Oct. 4

Women in [Everything]: Intersectional Feminism Across Genres

12:15pm – Room 1A18

Representation matters, whether you’re reading a comic book, playing a video game, watching a superhero movie, or reading a YA fantasy novel. The world of genre fiction across platforms has always been ahead of the curve in its representation. But how are we doing today? And is one area lagging behind another? Join our panel of experts from publishing, comics, games, and film to discuss how women are being represented in nerdy media of all kinds.
Moderating, with: Wendy Xu, Jill Pantozzi, Charlie Jane Anders, Steenz, and Susana Polo

Women in [Everything] Signing

1:30pm – Hall 1A Author Autographing Table 1

Everyone on the previous panel will sign things for you! Nice!


3:00pm – Quirk Books booth 2236

Come grab a free poster and a hot-off-the-press copy of SQUADS!

Friday, Oct. 5

Entertaining and Educational Works of Non-Fiction

11:00am – Room 1A18

Authors discuss the strange and engaging truths that fascinate them and compel them to share the fascinating facts they gather from history, science, and personal experience with their readers.
Panelist, with: Rachel Ignotofsky, Petra Mayer, Mallory O’Meara, Nathan Hale

Entertaining Non-Fiction Signing

12:15pm – Hall 1A Author Autographing Table 1

Everyone on the previous panel will sign things for you again! Cool!


1:00pm – DK booth #2104-K (Part of the Penguin Random House booth)

Want a free poster? Of an awesome book? That I will sign for you? Also free? Come grab this!! No one else has one!! It’s cool and the book is cool!!

See you there, buds!!

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Guess what, my new LA family? I’m hosting a panel this weekend at LAMBDA LitFest!

This is the the second annual celebration of contemporary voices honoring and expanding on the rich, diverse tradition of LGBTQ writers and readers in the Southland. Join us at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (244 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012) in downtown Los Angeles. Here’s where you can find me:

Saturday, Sept. 29

Geekdom in the Fiefdom

with Henry Lien and Baruch Porras Hernandez

No matter what genre you write words for — fantasy, science fiction, romance, horror — queer people are a part of the fandom. But, queer genre geeks often have to wait patiently for their favorite genres to diversify and make room for explicit queer stories. In this session, writers who work within different genres and in different media will have a cross-genre discussion about how they carved a space for queerness in their respective fields and what it means to remind fandoms that queer people exist and have romantic, strange, frightening and fantastical stories to tell.

See you there my queer lit nerd buds!

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It’s that time again, Toronto. I’ll have fancy new GIRL SQUAD posters to give away – come see me for freebies!

Friday, August 31


1:00pm – Signing Area #2

I’m signing free GIRL SQUADS posters and anything else you bring me! Hooray!

Q&A with Grey Delisle

3:00pm – 701A

Join me and the gal responsible for the voices of Wonder Woman, Daphne, and Captain Marvel!

Q&A with Jim Cummings

4:30pm – 701B

Come hang out with me and the iconic voice actor behind Darkwing Duck, Winnie the Pooh, and more!

Saturday, September 1

Q&A with Jonny Cruz and Gaku Space

1:00pm – 714B

Genji is with you and Lúcio’s comin’ at you! Come chat with me and the stars of Overwatch.


3:00pm – Signing Area #2

Aww yeah free GIRL SQUADS swag.

Sunday, September 2


3:00pm – Signing Area #2

More free GIRL SQUADS posters!


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It’s SDCC and it needs no further introduction. Here’s where you can find me!

Thursday, July 19


12:00-1:00pm – Horton Grand Theater

Even if you are The Chosen One, you still need your squad, whether they are friends, family, or just allies with important survival skills. With Justina Ireland (Dread Nation), C. B. Lee (Sidekick Squad series), Brooklyn Allen and Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up), Leah Thomas (When Light Left Us and Because You’ll Never Meet Me), Mary E. Pearson (Dance of Thieves /Remnant Chronicles), and Natalie C. Parker (Seafire).

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! signing

1:30-2:30pm – AA09

Spotlight on E. K. Johnston

3:00-4:00pm – Room 23ABC

I’m moderating this panel with E. K. Johnston (Star Wars: Ahsoka, That Inevitable Victorian Thing) as she talks about her career from small-town Ontario to a galaxy far, far away.

Will You Go to the Dance with Me? How Homecoming Dances and Epic Parties Have Shaped Storytelling

3:30-4:30pm – Room 24ABC

From Pretty in Pink to Pride & Prejudice’s ball at Netherfield Hall, parties have always served as excellent plot devices. We’ll talk about their favorite fictional social blowouts and discuss changing social mores, traditions, and celebrations through the ages. And who doesn’t love a good party? I’ll be a few minutes late, but I’m co-moderating this panel with Amy S. Foster (The Rift Uprising trilogy), with panelists Alexandra Monir (Timeless, The Final Six), Rachel Heine (editor-in-chief, Nerdist), Camilla Zhang (comics outreach, Kickstarter), and Rowan Rowden (founder, Dual Wield Studios).

Friday, July 20


10:15-11:15am – Nerdist House, 530 Sixth Ave.

Here I am, hosting my dream panel over at the the Nerdist, all about Stargate – and a few other things, too! I’ll be chatting with Chris Judge (also about God of War), Tony Amendola (also about Once Upon A Time), Kieran Dickson of Stargate Command, and Darren Sumner of GateWorld. I really love Stargate, y’all. I’m very stoked.

Signing at Quirk Books

3:00-4:00pm – Booth #1636

Come by Quirk where I’ll be Guest Bookseller for an hour! We can chat and I can sign your books and it’ll be fun!

Building Your Own Themyscira: Connecting with Other Geek Bosses

5:00-6:00pm – Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Lisa Granshaw (GeekFold) is moderating this discussion with me, Jordan Ellis (Jordandene and The Sartorial Geek), Robyn Warren (GeekGirlStrong), Jaimie Cordero (Espionage Cosmetics), Jazzlyn Stone (Bombsheller), and Rose del Vecchio (FanMailBox) about finding your niche, building professional relationships, and fostering community over competition.

Saturday, July 21

I Will Always Love You: A Panel Dedicated to Our OTP’s

12:00-1:00pm – Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Let’s chat meet-cutes, destined-to-bes, and all the different archetypal romantic pairings of great fiction. I’m co-moderating with Amy S. Foster (The Rift Uprising trilogy), and panelists Melissa de la Cruz (Love and War: An Alex and Eliza Story), Robbie Thompson (writer, Silk, Supernatural), Adri Cho (founder, Dual Wield Studios), Mey Rude (writer, Autostraddle), and Susana Polo (editor, Polygon) for a look at how some favorite pairings have evolved through LGBTQ+ culture and third-wave feminism-and how they haven’t changed, because love is love is love is love.



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I’ll be in New York City this weekend for BookExpo America and BookCon, and you know what else will be there? The first-ever ARCs of my new book, GIRL SQUADS! Not even I’ve seen a copy of these bad boys yet. If you come to my ARC drops, you can be the first to read this rad new jam all about female friendships in history. Hell yeah. \

Here’s where you can find me!

Friday, June 1

Quirk Books booth #2038
GIRL SQUADS ARC Drop and Signing

Saturday, June 2

Quirk Books booth #2038
GIRL SQUADS ARC Drop and Signing



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It’s one million degrees in Phoenix and I’m excited to be there!! If you’re going to be at Phoenix Comic Fest this weekend, I’d love to see you! Here’s where you can find me:

Wednesday, May 23

7:00pm – The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Elevengeddon. Come meet and greet some great authors pre-con! Like me, but also Victoria Schwab, Delilah Dawson, Scott Sigler, John Scalzi, Chuck Wendig, John Scalzi, and more!

Thursday, May 24

12:00pm – North 125AB
All Bards. It’s D&D. We’re all bards. There’s no bards. Sam Sykes is DM. It’s gonna go great.

1:30pm – North 124AB
Signing for All Bards.

Friday, May 25

4:30pm – 126C
Female Representation Matters. I’m moderating this panel with Romina Russell, Alexandra Monir, Suzanne Young, and Amy Lukavics about how stories featuring strong female leads impact the world and how female writers contribute to our culture.

5:45pm – North 124AB
Signing for Female Representation Matters.

Saturday, May 26

10:30am – North 126C
LGBTQIA Representation in Sci Fi and Fantasy. Gail Carriger is moderating this discussion on issues of representation for LGBTQIA in Science Fiction and Fantasy writing.

3pm – North 126C
Writing Advice I Would Give my Best Friend. Peter Clines is moderating this panel with me, Brandon Mull, and Shannon Messenger on our realest writing advice.

4:30pm – North 124AB
Signing for Writing Advice I Would Give my Best Friend.

Sunday, May 27

12:00pm – North 125AB
Writing Rebel Girls. I’m moderating this talk about the most awesome female characters in fiction with Kristi Charish, Melissa Marr, Gail Carriger, Aprilynne Pike, and Rae Carson.

1:30pm – Changing Hands Author Signing Area



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Grab your sunscreen and get ready for the best and brightest weekend of the year – it’s YALLWEST! I’m so excited to be heading down to Santa Monica High for this festival again, and can’t wait to see y’all there.

Here’s where you can find me this Saturday, May 5th at SaMoHi!

1:00pm – North Gym
Superhero Family Feud with Ryan North, Charles Beacham, Marguerite Bennett, Brian Inithar, Irene Koh, Bill Rosemann, Robert Venditti, Steve Wacker, and Mark Waid

2:00pm – Centennial Quad
Signing – bring your books or grab one on-site!

4:00pm – Cafeteria
Rebel Grrls Rule the Multiverse! with Daron Nefcy, Mallory Schleif, Tilly Walden, Jen Wang, and Wendy Xu

5:00pm – Tent 2
Ms. Space Face – What Would Carrie Fisher Do? – with Veronica Roth, Rhoda Belleza, Claudia Gray, and Jill Scharr




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