2015

Video | Just a few of the beautiful people I got to meet in 2015…

Just a few of the beautiful people I got to meet in 2015... In 2015, I had the chance to meet so many readers, bloggers, librarians, teachers, booksellers, fellow authors, and members of my publishing team. While “grateful” is a lovely word, it doesn’t come close to expressing my appreciation for all of you. Speaking of

Epic Reads | Book Shimmy Awards: Every Last Word Makes Final Round

Every Last Word made it into the Epic Reads Book Shimmy Awards FINAL ROUND! Thank you so much, awesome readers! This is it, friends. Will you give Sam and the Poets one more vote? Thank you!

Epic Reads | Book Shimmy Awards: Every Last Word Makes Semi-Finals

If you loved EVERY LAST WORD, I’d love your vote in the #BookShimmyAwards, Mental Health Matters category! It’s been a big year in YA literature for this important topic. Thank you for reading our stories, sharing them, and talking about teens and mental health. Your voice matters! Vote for all your favorite books here: http://www.epicreads.com/blog/2015-book-shimmy-awards-semi-finals

Epic Reads | Book Shimmy Awards | Mental Health Matters Award

Exciting news, guys! EVERY LAST WORD is a semi-finalist in the Epic Reads Book Shimmy Awards! What an honor! And it’s in such wonderful company. ? There are many amazing books here, in every category. Please go VOTE for all your favorites at www.epicreads.com. VOTE HERE

Big Sur Writers Conference (2015)

I'm honored to be a member of the faculty this year. I attended this conference in 2010 and I can't say enough about my experience (read my testimonial here). If you're looking to hone your craft, meet other amazing writers, and get honest, constructive feedback on your work from editors, agents and published authors, this is the workshop for you.

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NCTE Annual Convention & ALAN Workshop (2015)

I’m heading to Minneapolis, MN for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the ALAN Workshop. Our panel, THE MANY FACES OF REALISTIC FICTION, will be on Tuesday, November 24, @ 11:35am-12:10pm.

Livermore Public Library: Meet Veronica Rossi & Tamara Ireland Stone

Livermore Public Library invites local teens and their parents to come and meet Young Adult authors Veronica Rossi and Tamara Ireland Stone at the Livermore Library on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at 2:00 pm at the Civic Center Library Storytime Room, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore.

YANovCon (2015)

Join us for the first annual Young Adult Novelists Convention (#YANovCon) on Saturday October 10 at Burlingame High School. Participating authors include Courtney Alameda, Alexis Bass, Linda Covello, Maurene Goo, Ann Jacobus, Stephanie Kuehn, Nina LaCour, Gretchen McNeil, Frank Portman, and me. I'm honored to be a keynote speaker at this event. All our books will be available for sale and we'll be signing at the end of the day.

Not Your Mother’s Book Club | All The Feels

Not Your Mother's Book Club™ presents All The Feels with critically acclaimed YA writers Gretchen McNeil, author of Get Dirty; Robin Benway, author of Emmy & Oliver; and Tamara Ireland Stone, author of Every Last Word.

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