events & visits

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm: OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES YA AUTHOR PANEL | Raleigh, NC

with AMY REED, AMBER SMITH, ALEXA DUNCAN, JAYE ROBIN BROWN & TRACY WALKER

Quail Ridge Books
North Hills, 4209 -100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609


September 7 – 8, 2018: BOOKMARKS FESTIVAL | Winston-Salem, NC


September 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm: OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES YA AUTHOR PANEL | Davidson, NC

with AMY REED, AMBER SMITH, ALEXA DUNCAN, JAYE ROBIN BROWN & TRACY WALKER

Main Street Books
126 S. Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036


October 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm: OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES AUTHOR PANEL | Asheville, NC

with AMY REED, AMBER SMITH, ALEXA DUNCAN, JAYE ROBIN BROWN & TRACY WALKER

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801


October 20, 2018: MID-CITIES TEEN BOOK FEST | Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

North Richland Hills Library
9015 Grand Avenue
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

PAST EVENTS

April 20 – 21, 2018: SOUTHERN KENTUCKY (SOKY) BOOK FEST | Bowling Green, KY

Friday, April 20th: Children and Teen Day (9 am – 2 pm)

  • 1 – 1:50 pm: PANEL – Family Feud (Regency Room) Panelists: Jenn Bishop, Jessica Burkhart, Brigid Kemmerer, Amber Smith, Mitali Perkins, and Brenda Rufener

Saturday, April 21st (9 am – 3 pm)

  • 9 – 9:50 pm: PANEL – Shadows and Secrets – Dark Topics and Why We Go There (Room 163A) Panelists: Amanda K. Morgan, Kim Savage, Amber Smith, Emmy Laybourne, and Brenda Rufener


April 3 – 6, 2018: TEXAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE | Dallas, TX

TAYSHAS READING LIST AUTHOR PANEL: April 4, 2018, 8:30 – 9:30 am

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S. Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202


March 24, 2018, 11:30 – 1:00 pm: MINT TO CHAT ABOUT THAT: READING & SIGNING | Charlotte, NC

Mint Museum Randolph 
2730 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28207


March 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm: YA AUTHOR PANEL with AMY REED & BRENDA RUFENER | Asheville, NC

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801


March 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm: YA AUTHOR PANEL with AMY REED & BRENDA RUFENER | Charlotte, NC

Park Road Books
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209


March 10 – 11, 2018: TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS | Tucson, AZ

Sunday, March 11th:

  • 11 – 11:45 am: BOOK SIGNING (Mostly Books, Booth 241) 

  • 1 – 1:30 pm: AUTHOR CHAT (Teen Activities Tent): Teens can conference with Amber Smith about writing fiction on difficult life issues.

  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm: PANEL – Abuse and Deception: Breaking the Cycle (Education Room 351, The College of Education) Panelists: Laurie Halse Anderson, Amy Fellner Dominy, Amber Smith; Moderated by Hannah Gomez

  • 4 – 5:00 pm: PANEL – Alternate Pathways to a Writing Career (Education Room 351, The College of Education) Panelists: Stephanie Elliot, Amber Smith, Jessica Spotswood, James L. Swanson; Moderated by Susan Lowell


March 7, 2018 @ 1:30 pm: CONVERSATIONS LIVE! INTERVIEW with host CYRUS WEBB

Tune in here: Blog Talk Radio


March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm: YA AUTHOR PANEL with AMY REED & BRENDA RUFENER | Raleigh, NC

Quail Ridge Books
North Hills, 4209 -100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609


February 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm: BOOK TALK + LETTER WRITING ACTIVITY | Davidson, NC

Main Street Books
126 S. Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036


February 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm: BOOK LAUNCH PARTY for The Last to Let Go | Charlotte, NC

Park Road Books
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209

2017

November 4, 2017: EPICFEST LITERARY FESTIVAL 2017, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library | Charlotte, NC

ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center
300 East Seventh Street
Charlotte, NC 28202


 July 26 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: MINT TO CHAT ABOUT THAT: BOOK READING, CHAT, & SIGNING | Charlotte, NC

with Amber Smith, author of The Way I Used to Be, and Delilah McDonald, MSW, LCSW, Psychotherapist &Teen Health Educator

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts 
500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202


 December 14, 2016, 5:30 – 8:30 pm: AUTHOR VISIT & BOOKSIGNING / W.O.W. (WINE ON WEDNESDAYS) | Charlotte, NC

with Sarah Crosland, Gavin Edwards, Scott Fowler, & Kathleen Purvis

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts 
500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

2016

November 21, 2016, 9:20 – 9:45 am: ALAN WORKSHOP | Altanta, GA

Georgia World Congress Center, B312-B314
“Rape and Healing” YA Author Panel, with Laurie Halse Anderson & E.K. Johnston


November 20, 2016, 2:30 – 3:15 pm: PANEL with LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON & KENNETH OPPEL | Atlanta, GA

Little Shop of Stories
7133 E Court Square # A
Decatur, GA 30030


November 19, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm: AUTHORPALOOZA (Book Signing) | Charlotte, NC

Books-A-Million (Rivergate)
14151 Steele Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28273


June 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm: YA AUTHOR DISCUSSION with ROBIN CONSTANTINE | Chapel Hill, NC

Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


June 24 – 26, 2016: ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, American Library Association | Orlando, FL

Sun., June 26 (10:30-11:00 am): Signing copies of THE WAY I USED TO BE in S&S Booth #1302


June 18, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm: BOOK SIGNING | Charlotte, NC

Books-A-Million (Rivergate)
14151 Steele Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28273


June 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm: YA AUTHOR PANEL | Charlotte, NC

with AMY REEDROBIN CONSTANTINE, MEGAN MIRANDA, & MEGAN SHEPHERD

Park Road Books
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209


June 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm: TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL (B-Fest) | Charlotte, NC

Barnes & Noble (The Arboretum)
3327 Pineville-Matthews Road
Charlotte, NC 28226


June 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm: YA AUTHOR PANEL with AMY REEDROBIN CONSTANTINE, & MEGAN SHEPHERD | Athens, GA

Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30601


May 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm: YA AUTHOR PANEL with AMY REED & ROBIN CONSTANTINE | Asheville, NC

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801


April 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm: BOOK RELEASE PARTY for The Way I Used to Be | Buffalo, NY

Talking Leaves Books 
3158 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214


April 10, 2016 @ 12:30 pm: Los Angeles Times FESTIVAL OF BOOKS | Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California, Hoffman Hall
“Young Adult Fiction: Hard Truths” Author Panel, with Elana K. Arnold, Marisa Reichardt, & Aaron Hartzler


April 2, 2016: TEEN BOOK CONVENTION | Houston, TX

Alief Taylor High School
“Life is Rough” Author Panel, with E.K. Johnston, Ray Villareal, Nicola Yoon, and Amy Zhang


March 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm: BOOK LAUNCH PARTY for The Way I Used to Be | Charlotte, NC

Park Road Books
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209


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