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May 2009
The Secret Life of Prince Charming released by Brilliance Audio!

April 25, 2009
L.A. Times Festival of Books
10:00: Panel discussion “Growing Up: Young Adult Fiction,” with Robin Benway, Lisa Yee and Lauren Myracle. Moderated by the wonderful punk pixie, Cecil Castellucci.
11:00-12:00 – Panel autographing
1:00-2:00 pm – Autographing at S&S booth
2:30-3:00 – Autographing at Every Picture Tells a Story booth

April 24, 2009
Barnes and Noble 7pm
Thousand Oaks, CA.

April 23, 2009
Covina Public Library – 4pm
Covina, CA.
Library visit with one of my favorite librarians and long-distance friend, Dominique McCafferty. See our past interview here: http://www.riversideca.gov/library/interview_dcaletti.asp or…my Interviews page

April 22, 2009
Borders – 7PM
San Diego, CA.
Living room chat with new writers. 🙂

April 22, 2009
La Jolla Country Day School
GOOOOrgeous school, fabulous window washers (right, guys??!! 🙂 )

April 20-22, 2009
La Jolla, California
Sun, beach, Pacific Ocean wonderful-ness. I love my job!

April 7, 2009
Release of Deb’s latest: The Secret Life of Prince Charming AND The Fortunes of Indigo Skye (now in paperback)

March 7, 2009
Literary Lions Gala
Bellevue, WA.
Gala benefit for the King County Library Foundation.
Terrific company, great food, and a fantastic cause.

FEBUARY 7, 2009
PERSONAL HAPPY DAY!!!!! Congratulations to us!!!!!!!!!

January 30 – 31, 2008
Teen Lit Fest Houston, with Terry Trueman, Sonya Sones, Gail Giles, Neal Shusterman, Judson Roberts, and Cortnee Howard…. AND the best Texas hospitality.

December 25, 2008
White Christmas – break out the chains!

Dec. 9, 2008
SIFF, the Seattle Seahawks, and United Way of King County’s special screening of Where God Left His Shoes. Winner of the Humanitas Prize for Best Sundance Feature Film, Where God Left His Shoes, is the story of a homeless family on Christmas Eve that refuses to break apart during the darkest time of their lives. A short panel discussion on homelessness in Seattle will follow the screening.
The film was produced by the wonderful Vulcan Productions, who will also produce the film series of Deb’s books, along with Infinity Features (Capote, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus). For more information on the film, please visit www.wheregodlefthisshoes.com. Where God Left His Shoes opens on December 12 in select theaters, and will be available via video-on-demand in more than 50,000,000 homes across the country starting on December 10, 2008.

October 21, 2008
Mary Gates Hall
University of Washington
Panel discussion with UW’s Association of Library and Information Science
Wonderful librarians-to-be, all of you!

Oct. 5 – Dec. 15, 2008
Houseboat living on Lake Union. Ducks as neighbors are a great thing.

August 31, 2008
Bumbershoot
Seattle, WA.
“The Kids Are Alright” Panel. Deb moderates, with Ellen Hopkins, Ned Vizzini and Francesca Lia Block. Later that day… Interview with MF Magazine and European Weekly. Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSNXp2ZvuEY

July
Summer, summer, summer. Happy woman.

June 28, 2008
Lopez Island Library –
Ahhh. Love those islands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 17-18, 2008
Ann Arbor Book Festival
Ann Arbor, Michigan
They tell me I may be participating in a spelling bee there, so come see the public humiliation! My most-oft used words during writing are Thank God For Spell Check.

March 30, 2008
Release of Through the Wardrobe: Your Favorite Authors on C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. A Borders Exclusive… See Deb’s essay, “Just Another Crazed Narnia Fan.”
I’m so excited to be part of an anthology of writing on some of my FAVORITE books, that I’ve been stuffing myself with Turkish Delight! (Kidding – that stuff is gross.)

March 28, 2008
Deb’s new book is here! Release date of The Fortunes of Indigo Skye.
Celebrate!!!
Release, too, of The Nature of Jade in paperback, and the re-release of all of Deb’s books.

March 7, 2008
WLMA Conference
7pm
Port Townsend, WA.
Librarians are my favorite people!

December 25, 2007
Release date of First Kiss (then tell): A Collection of Liplocked Moments. Twenty-five bestselling authors for teens recount the story of their first kiss. Whether hilarious, heartwarming, dramatic, or regrettable, there’s something for every reader to relate to. Quotes, facts, advice, and artwork round out the collection.
Read Deb’s essay, “For John.”

December 18, 2007
Readergirlz Chat
Meeting place: www.myspace.com/readergirlz 7pm
For more details: http://readergirlz.com/

Nov. 23, 2007
Annual I HATE SHOPPING celebration.
Some events of the day:
*24-hour pajama wearing
*Laying around the house
*Reading
*Drinking tea and making cookies
*Avoiding all advertising circulars

Nov. 22, 2007
Annual Be Glad You’re Not A Yam celebration.

November 16, 2007
Issaquah High School
Issaquah, WA.
8:25 AM
(Oh man, drink some strong coffee. These are NOT writer’s hours. Not this writer, anyway.)

November 8, 2007
Issaquah Library
Issaquah, WA.
4PM
Back on home turf!

November 2007
Release of The World of the Golden Compass, a Borders exclusive anthology edited by Scott Westerfield, with Deb’s essay, “Where You Lead I Will Follow: The Joys and Perils of Daemon Ownership.”
See an excerpt here: http://www.bordersmedia.com/goldencompass/

October 16, 2007
Bellevue Library
Bellevue, WA.
7pm
Love that King County Library System!

October 15, 2007
YALSA Teen Read Week event at Washington Middle School, Seattle. With Tiffany Trent and a special appearance by the Readergirlz.

October 14
YALSA’s Teen Read Week!!!

July 25, 2007
Vulcan Productions announces its aqcuisition of all five of Deb’s books. Rick Stevenson, whose latest film is the dark and funny Expiration Date, rounds out the team. Happiness, joy and celebration!
Read the Hollywood Reporter story.
Read more about smart, fabulous Vulcan Productions: http://www.clearblueskyfilms.com Read more about Deb’s new favorite director (round of applause, please) and his new film: www.expirationdatethemovie.com

June 16, 2007
Annual “Getting Older is Better Than the Alternative” Day.

June 4, 2007
Meadowdale High School
Lynnwood, WA.
9:45 AM
Third Place Books
Lake Forest Park, WA.
7:00 PM
Note to self: arrive early and bring a big shopping bag!!!

May 24, 2007
Maple Valley Library
Maple Valley, WA. 7pm

May 19, 2007
University of Washington Extension
Notable Writers on Writing class – The Y/A Intensive 9am-4pm http://www.extension.washington.edu/ext/special/default.asp#editing

April 26-28
Kids First Conference
Des Moines, Iowa

March 20, 2007
WLA Conference
Breakfast speech
Tri-Cities, WA

April 1, 2007
April Fool’s Day
Ha ha, neener neener.

March 15
Halfway Down the Stairs
7pm
Rochester, Michigan

March 14, 2007
Nicola’s Books – 7pm
Ann Arbor, Michigan

March 13, 2007
Saturn Books
Gaylord, Michigan
Check store for details…

March 12, 2007
McLean and Eakin Booksellers
Petoskey, Michigan
6:30-8:30 pm

March 10, 2007
Manhattan…
March 9
Greenwich, Connecticut
Check local stores for details…

March 8, 2007
Barnes and Noble
Reading and signing – 7pm
Manchester, Connecticut
March 1, 2007
Third Place Books
Lake Forest park, Wa.
Evening signing. Check store for details…

February 27, 2007
Launch party for Deb’s new book, “The Nature of Jade”
Parkplace Books, Kirkland. 7PM
Celebrate the release of Deb’s fourth book with friends and family…

February 24
Flag Day. Annual “What the heck is Flag Day?” celebration.