Tuesday, October 3, 2017



I will be back in my old home town, the Big Apple, talking Babymouse, Sunny, and Squish! Come see me and say "hi"!

THURSDAY, October 5

11:30PM-12:15PM Panel: Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys) 
Location: NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Ave, Celeste Auditorium 
Moderator: Brigid Alverson 
Panelists: Laura Terry (Graveyard Shakes), Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu), Mark Siegel (First Second
Description: The authors behind some of your favorite middle grade graphic fiction discuss creating stories with strong, positive female characters, and the importance of overcoming the lingering perception that comics are only for boys. 

12:30PM – 1:15PM Panel: Hot Off The Press Children’s Books 
Location: NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Ave, Celeste Auditorium 
Moderator: Candice Mack, LA Public Library 
Panelists: Gale Galligan (Baby Sitters Club), Tui Sutherland (Wings of Fire), Jenni Holm (Swing it, Sunny) 
Description: From Dragons to babysitters, learn about the latest graphic novels and books for kids straight from the artists and creators. Bestselling authors and emerging talent discuss why they write for kids, their creative process, and their latest projects. A perfect preview for the young and young at heart. 

1:15PM-2:00PM Hot Off The Press Signing 
Location: NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Ave, Celeste Auditorium 
Authors: Laura Terry (Graveyard Shakes), Gale Galligan (Baby Sitters Club), and Jennifer Holm (Swing It, Sunny) 

2:15PM – 3:00PM Children’s Author Speed Dating 
Location: NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Ave, second floor in the Cataloging room 

FRIDAY, October 6

3:15PM – 4:00PM Panel: Creating Comics with Kids! 
Location: Javits, 1C03 Family HQ 
Panelists: Talla Hurwich, Nathan Hale, George O'Connor 
Description: Kids say and think the darndest things and we plan to unleash them! Come hear their ideas and watch them come to life. Audience kids will help guide our panel of comics creators to make our own NYCC comics! Whether you come to watch and enjoy or participate, a good time will be had by all. 

SATURDAY, October 7

2:00PM–3:00PM Panel:Comics: Feeding Your Kid's Inner Mad Scientist with Creatures, Blueprints, and Brews to Make Their Minds Curdle!!! 
Location: Javits, 1C04, Family HQ 
Panelists: Jacob Chabot, Talia Hurwich, Joe Flood, Meryl Jaffe 
Description: Kids' comics breaking the science barrier! From a day in pond-scum school to the jaws of great whites and monsters of the deep, to robots and space travel, to learning about our bodies, our world, and worlds around us - comics are invading!!!! We talk about how we got here, where the heck we think we're going, and how we can use these awesome reads and adventures to motivate your own mad, kooky, crazy, curious, or reluctant inner scientist. Then we'll have a draw-off! 

SUNDAY, October 8

1:00PM–3:00PM Comic Con NYC at Books of Wonder 
Location: Books of Wonder, 217 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024 
Description: Books of Wonder celebrates New York Comic Con with host of amazing children's authors and illustrators. Including Jennifer L. Holm.