Upcoming Events:

2018 Events:
October 28
Texas Book Festival
Moderator: GIRL POWER Middle Grade Panel
With: Crystal Allen, Sarah Mlynowski, Megan McDonald
11 am

2019 Events:
Writespace Houston
Writing Novels For Young Adults
January 14- February 4 (4 Monday nights)

March 30, 2019
Texas Writers League
Workshop on Setting
Onalaska Public Library

Previous Events:
2018 Events!
April 27-29
SCBWI Austin Conference
Presenting Breakout Session: 'Advice from a Bookseller'

May 20
Writespace Houston
Workshop: Building an Author Platform

September 23
Writespace Houston
Writing Etiquette 101

September 28-30
SCBWI Houston
The Power of POV
January 11-14
Writing Retreat

January 28
Writespace Houston
Presenting a YA Novel Writing Workshop

Teen Book Fest by The Bay
Corpus Christi, TX

2017 Events!
2017 events

August 11-13
Writing Retreat

September 17
All Day Workshop Presentation: Writing the YA Novel
Writespace Houston

October 7
SCBWI Houston
Mentor for Joan Lowry Nixon Award
Faculty: Critiques

October 29
Workshop: How to Find an Agent
Writespace Houston

Details to come
January 12-15
Writing Retreat

February 18
Teen Book Fest by the Bay
American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, Texas

February 25
Teaching Power of Point of View Workshop
Writespace Houston
1-4 PM

April 8
Presenting Storytime at The Menil Collection
Houston, TX

April 18
Paperback Release of IT WASN'T ALWAYS LIKE THIS

June 3
1/2 Day Writer's Workshop: Emotion and the Interior Life
The Writing Barn, Austin, TX

June 25
Presenting Workshop on Creating an Author Platform
Writespace Houston

July 7-10
SCBWI Summer Conference
Los Angeles, CA
On faculty, presenting 2 Breakout Session Workshops

2016 Events!

September 17
Banff School Book Fair
Featured Author
Barnes and Noble, Champions Forest,
Houston, TX

October 6
Book Stall
Winnetka, IL
Signing 7 PM

Anderson's Bookstore YA Lit Conference
October 8-9

October 22
SCBWI Houston Conference
local faculty
Mentor for the Joan Lowry Nixon Award

November 13
Creating Writing Workshop
Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School

December 2
John Cooper School Signature Series
Signing It Wasn't Always Like This
with keynote, author Cheryl Strayed

June 11, 2016
BFest (Barnes and Noble Teen Fest)

Champions Forest BN
1 PM
with Christie Craig (CC Hunter) and Becky Wallace

Pasadena TX BN
5 PM
with Christie Craig and others

June 12, 2016
Deerbrook Mall BN
1 PM
with Christie Craig and others

June 18-19
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston TX
panel TBA

July 23
Cedar Park Library
Austin, TX
Book Club event for IT WASN'T ALWAYS LIKE THIS
11 AM
May 17, 2016
Release Day!

May 17, 2016
Launch Party
Murder by the Book, Houston TX
6:30 PM
reading, swag, snacks, shenanigans!

May 22, 2016
Book People
Austin TX
1 PM
Signing IWALT and panel with author Samantha Mabry,
 moderated by Mandy Curtis, Forever Young Adult

May 26, 2016
Twig Bookstore
with author Meredith Moore (FIONA)
San Antonio, TX
 6 PM

March 30 - April 2, 2016
AWP Conference
Los Angeles, CA
Panel on Gender Bias in YA with Janet Fox, Geoff Herbach, Cecil Castellucci, Sherri L. Smith

April 20-22, 2016
Houston, TX
Tuesday 4/19
Panel: What's New with Texas Authors and Illustrators for MG to YA?

Wednesday 4/20
Texas Tea: Meet and Greet with YA Authors

Off site event: Soho Teen Night at Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet Street, Houston 77005
with Adam Silvera, me, Robin Epstein, Brianna Baker
7 PM

Thursday 4/21
Signing galleys of IT WASN'T ALWAYS LIKE THIS at Author's Area: 1:00- 1:35 PM

Panel: Fairy Tale Retellings in YA Literature
2:00-3:50 PM
with Liz Bramwell, Samantha Mabry, Lisa Maxwell, Marissa Meyer, Liesel Shurtliff and me!

January 30, 2016
Keller, TX

October 30 - November 1, 2015
Comic Con Austin

November 7, 2015
McAllen Book Festival
McAllen, TX
 details TBA

September 19, 2015
Banff School Book Fair
Featured Author
Barnes and Noble, Champions Forest
Houston, TX
2 PM

October 17-18
Texas Book Festival
Austin, TX
Blood is Thicker Than Water panel with authors Heather Demetrious and Renee Watson
Saturday 10/17, 3-4 PM

August 5, 2015
Girls Run the World panel
sponsored by Irving Library
7 PM at Stonebriar Mall BN in Frisco, TX
 with Julie Murphy, Amber Lough, Jenny Martin, Tori Scott and me!

August 15, 2015
Ft. Worth Library Round Up
Ft. Worth Library
1-4 PM

June 27, 2015
Cedar Park Library, Austin TX
Book Club
11 AM

July 11, 2015
"In Conversation" with author T.M. Goeglein
(and signing FINDING PARIS)
Book Stall
Winnetka, IL
May 19, 2015
Speaking to RWA Pearland Chapter
My Writer's Journey

May 31- June 7, 2015
Full Novel Workshop
faculty member
The Writing Barn
Austin, TX

June 20, 2015
Writespace Houston
1-4 PM
Workshop on The Power of Point of View

April 15-17, 2015
TLA Conference
Austin, Texas
Wed. 4/15: Signing FINDING PARIS
Author area, 11-12
Wed. 4/15: Texas Tea (author speed dating)
Thursday 4/16: TT4L

April 18-19, 2015
local faculty (manuscript critiquer)

April 21, 2015
FINDING PARIS releases from Balzer and Bray/Harper Collins!!

April 25, 2015
FINDING PARIS launch party
Blue Willow Bookshop
2 PM

April 29, 2015
Words and Wine Wednesday
with author Nikki Loftin
Writing Barn
Austin, TX
Readings, Q&A, signing, book sales

May 2, 2015
Signing FINDING PARIS, joint event with debut author Meredith Moore
Murder by the Book
Houston, TX
details to come.

September 27, 2014
Banff School Book Fair
Champions Forest BN, Houston TX
2 PM
Signing and talking about THE A-WORD

October 2-3 2014
Comic Con Austin
Come to the Writing Ninjas of Texas booth!

November 7, 2014
John Cooper Signatures Series
(with keynote speaker Tyler Florence of the Food Network)
Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel
10-2 PM
Visiting Author

November 15, 2014
Houston Book Rave

December 3, 2014
Waco Library Jubilee (Region 12)
Presenting panels on Point of View and Quirky/Lesser Known YA Titles You Should be Reading

December 13, 2014
Teaching "How to Find an Agent"
1-3 PM
at Writespace Houston
Register at:

January 9-11
Writing Retreat

January 15, 2015
Reading with the Stars
Literary Salon Fundraiser for Montgomery County Literacy Volunteers
Multi-Author Readings/Refreshments/Raffles
6-8:30 PM
Conroe Friendship Center
Conroe, TX
(more info to come)

January 23, 2015
YA Panel and Signing
With Authors Susan Adrian and Mary Lindsey
Champions Forest BN
Houston, TX

February 21, 2015
Montgomery County Book Festival

February 28, 2015
Teen Book Fest by the Bay
Corpus Christie, TX

April 11, 2015
Houston Teen Book Con
Alief Taylor High School
Truth About Love Panel with:
David Levithan, Alexis Bass, Jennifer Mathieu, Susan Colasanti

July 23, 2014
Katy Budget Books
Book Club Discussion of THE SWEET DEAD LIFE
7 PM

August 16, 2014
Ft. Worth Library Round Up
Details TBA

April 26-27, 2014
Houston SCBWI Conference
Local Faculty member/critiquer
Westin Memorial Hotel, Houston, Texas

May 13, 2014
THE A-WORD releases from Soho Teen/Soho Press!!

May 17, 2014
THE A-WORD launch party!!
Blue Willow Bookshop
Houston, TX

May 27, 2014
Woodlands TX Barnes and Noble
Signing/panel with Varsha Bajaj and Christina Mandelski
6 PM

June 1, 2014
Katy Budget Books (Houston)
Panel/Signing with CC Hunter (Christie Craig) and Sophie Jordan
2 PM

June 6-8, 2014
Carson City Book Fest
Carson City NV

June 14, 2014
A Very Paranormal Book Rave
Pasadena Barnes and Noble, Pasadena TX

June 28, 2014
Murder by the Book AND Brazos Books (Houston, TX) host:
a panel, signing, and party with Joy Preble, Jennifer Mathieu, Kristin Rae
Details TBA soon. This one's gonna be AWESOME!

April 8-11, 2014
TLA Conference
San Antonio, TX

Wednesday, April 9-- YAHOUs Librarian Reception, Booth 2522, 2-3 PM (chocolate & raffle!)
Wednesday, April 9-- Soho Teen Event at Twig Books, 4-6 PM, with authors Amy Talkington and Joe Shine
Thursday, April 10-- TT4L, 10-10:30 AM
Thursday, April 10-- Signing galleys of forthcoming THE A-WORD (Soho Press) at autographing area! 11 - 11: 40 AM
Thursday, April 10-- Texas Tea with YA Authors event -- 12- 1:50 PM (at Grand Hyatt)

Friday, April 11--signing at Book Festivals of Texas booth 2243-- 9:30- 10:30 AM.

April 13, 2014
Houston Writer's Guild Conference
Sugarland, TX
Workshop on Author Platform

January 6th, 2014
SCBWI Houston Chapter Meeting
Speaking on Creating Voice
Tracy Gee Center, Houston, TX

January 11th, 2014
Keynote address at:
Houston ISD and ABYDOS Literacy Learning
Mini Conference
Hattie Mae White
Educational Support Center

January 24-25th, 2014
YAK Fest, Keller Texas
Panel: Warning: Paranormal Activity

February 15th, 2014
Montgomery County Book Festival
Lone Star Community College, The Woodlands, TX
(all day)

February 27- March 1, 2014
AWP Conference
Seattle, Washington
Panel presentation with Janet Fox, Rosanne Parry, Denise Jaden: Crafting Heartbreak: Handling Grief Issues in Novels for Children and YA

Saturday, September 21, 2013
Banff School Book Fair/Signing/Reading
Champions Forest Barnes and Noble
Houston, TX
Time TBD

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Region 11 Library Harvest, Ft. Worth, TX
Panel with PJ Hoover on Writing Texas: Setting and the Writing Process
(sponsored by Pat Anderson's Overlooked Books)

Sunday, October 20, 2013
Anderson Bookshop
(Two Doors East)
Naperville, IL
2 PM

November 2, 2013
Houston Book Rave
Zotz Education Center, Houston TX

November 8, 2013
Signing/Chatting with Soho Teen author Heather Terrell (RELIC)
Blue Willow Bookshop
Houston, TX

November 19, 2013
Waco Library Jubilee
Panel on Creating Voice
Panel on Writing Texas: Setting and the Writing Process, with Mari Mancusi, PJ Hoover, Mary Lindsey
Details TBA

 Austin Comic Con (November 22-24) details to come!

Saturday, August 24th, 2013
Pasadena TX Barnes and Noble
Panel/Signing with CC Hunter (Christie Craig) and Mary Lindsey

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
Book Signing/Panel with authors PJ Hoover and Mary Lindsey
The Woodlands Barnes and Noble
The Woodlands, TX
2 PM

Friday, July 26th, 2013
Murder by the Book
Panel/Signing with PJ Hoover, Mary Lindsey, Martha Wells
6:30 PM

Saturday, September 22, 2012
Book Fair and Signing for Banff School
Champions Forest B&N, Houston TX

Sunday, September 30, 2012
Kresley Cole, Joy Preble, Jessica Khoury; William Richter - Up Close and Personal
Book Spot 2:00pm Round Rock, TX
(moderated by author and Texas Sweetheart Jessica Lee Anderson)

Saturday, October 27, 2012
YA Paranormal Authors - Christie Craig, Sophie Jordan & Joy Preble
Barnes and Noble 2:00pm The Woodlands, TX 

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Book Signing with Sophie Jordan
Murder By the Book
Houston, TX 
More Info HERE

Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12, 2013
Events at: Powell's Books  and Annie Blooms
Portland, OR
Times TBD

Saturday, February 2, 2013
Montgomery County Book Festival
Lone Star College, The Woodlands, TX
9 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday, February 5th
Barnes and Noble, College Station
6 PM
Panel on Historical Fiction in YA with author Janet Fox
signing the ANASTASIA series

Saturday, February 23rd
Murder by the Book
Houston, TX
4:30 PM
reading/ q and a/ signing for the WHO DONE IT mystery anthology (Soho Press)
Fake mustaches and other disguises welcome

NYC Teen Author Week
Thursday, March 21:SOHO Teen night, 6-9pm (Books of Wonder, 18 W18th St)
Celebrate the launch of SOHO Teen, featuring readings by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Joy Preble, Margaux Froley, Elizabeth Kiem, Heather Terrell & Ricardo Cort├ęs, and Lisa & Laura Roecker.

Houston SCBWI Conference
April 13th, 2013
Merrell Center, Katy TX
(local faculty)

Saturday, May 18th, 2013
Book Signing Event for THE SWEET DEAD LIFE (Soho Press)
Book People, Austin, TX
3 PM

Saturday, May 25th, 2013
George R Brown Convention Center, Houston
Panel Time TBD

Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Houston Launch for THE SWEET DEAD LIFE (Soho Press)
Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
2 PM 

ANASTASIA FOREVER TEXAS TOUR (arranged by Sourcebooks)

I will be touring Texas from 10/15 -10/21, talking about the ANASTASIA series and other book stuff and visiting lots of schools for writing workshops and small group events. Thank you to my publisher, Sourcebooks, for setting up a wonderful week.


Author Event, Teen Event
Barnes & Noble Booksellers welcomes acclaimed author Joy Preble, who will introduce the third teen book, Anastasia Forever, in her 'Dreaming Anastasia' series. Come and meet Joy and learn about the series, and get tips on the writing process!
Tuesday October 16, 2012 7:00 PM

Shops at North East Mall
861 NE Mall Blvd, Hurst, TX 76053, 817-284-1244


Barnes & Noble Round Rock is proud to host Joy Preble, author of Anastasia Forever. This exciting new teen novel mixes fantasy and drama and brings the 'Dreaming Anastasia' trilogy to an exciting conclusion. Don't miss this one!

Thursday October 18, 2012 7:00 PM

Round Rock
La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700, Round Rock, TX 78681, 512-600-0088


Saturday October 20th

10 – 12pm


Twig Bookshop

200 East Grayson Street #124 

San Antonio, TX 78215

(210) 826-6411

( in conjunction with the Farmer's Market)

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