events

My San Diego Comic-Con Schedule

CCILogo-R.png

Stories That Put Your Heart in Your Throat

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

Experience the chills and thrills of these authors' works as they craft breathless prose that will have readers turning the pages at lightning speed. Get chilly with Katrina Leno (You Must Not Miss), James Murray (The Brink), Brendan Reichs (The Darkdeep), Ally Condie (The Darkdeep), Kali Wallace (Salvation Day), and Clay McLeod Chapman (The Remaking) in conversation with Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).

Followed by a signing: 1:30-2:30pm, San Diego Convention Center, Sails Pavilion, Table 9.

How Our Present Impacts Today's Speculative Fiction

Friday July 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Looking back at speculative fiction over the years, we can see history's impact on our most influential authors, from Asimov to Tolkien. Some of speculative fiction's current influential authors, including Blake Crouch (Recursion, Dark Matter), Rob Hart (The Warehouse), Kali Wallace (Salvation Day), and Chuck Wendig (Wanderers, Miriam Black series), discuss how our present affects their own writing and speculations on what the future will bring, with moderator Tricia Narwani (Del Rey editorial director).

It's time for Salvation Day

Salvatin Day - final cover for pub.jpg

It’s here! This is the day Salvation Day is released into the world!

I am so excited to finally be able to share this book with everyone. It has thrills, chills, action, conspiracies, cults, and so many frozen corpses—a perfect beach read with something for everyone! I hope you love reading it as much as I loved writing it.

Please check out my Events page for some places I’ll be appearing this summer, for signings, readings, or panels. And take a look at my Articles & Interviews page to keep up with interviews and posts about Salvation Day on other sites around the internet.

Salvation Day is available in hardcover, ebook, and audio formats, anywhere books are sold or via the links below.

 

Crossover: Where Comics & Science Meet

Sunday June 2 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Amplified Ale Works (East Village), 1429 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Buy tickets on Eventbrite

This Sunday, June 2, I’ll be participating in a panel event organized by San Diego’s Fleet Science Center. Crossover: Where Comics & Science Meet will bring comic writers, sci fi writers, and local scientists together to discuss the creative and scientific sides of comics and science fiction.

Featuring: Tom Waltz, Writer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and more); John Barber, Writer, Transformers (and more) and Editor in Chief at IDW Publising; J. Dianne Dotson, Author, The Questrison Saga; Kali Wallace, Author, Salvation Day; Dr. Frances Barron, Scientist; Dr. Troy Sandberg, Scientist; Dr. Lisa Will, Scientist and the Fleet Science Center's Resident Astronomer

WonderCon 2019 in Anaheim

If you are going to be at WonderCon in Anaheim next week, stop on by to say hi! I’ll be participating in a panel about fantasy world-building and a book signing on Friday afternoon. For more information on upcoming events I have planned, sign up for my newsletter or keep an eye on my events page.

wcabanner_2019_v1.png

FANTASTIC SET DECORATION

WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center

Friday, March 29, 2019

3:00 PM in Room 300B

There's much more to building a fantasy world for readers than just removing or replacing technology and adding mythical creatures. Authors Sam Sykes (Seven Blades in Black), Mary E. Pearson (Dance of Thieves), Tricia Levenseller (Warrior of the Wild), Kali Wallace (City of Islands), and Livia Blackburne (Rosemarked) discuss the joys and challenges of bringing new worlds into creation with Nadine Armstrong (occasional bookseller, always reader).

Author signing to follow at 4:15 PM in the Author Signing Area.

San Diego Festival of Books

I will be making an appearance at the San Diego Festival of Books on Saturday, August 25. Come out and see a bunch of great local authors and writers! Check out the links below for tickets and schedules.

San Diego Festival of Books

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Venues Liberty Station, 2620 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106

The Many Worlds of Middle Grade

11:25 AM  in Meeting Room 2

A discussion about magic and wonder in middle grade books with John August, Margaret Dilloway, and Kali Wallace, moderated by Sally Pla. The discussion will last 45 minutes, and the authors will be going directly to the signing area for book sales and signatures afterward.

The San Diego Festival of Book is open to everyone. Tickets are $3 for each panel and can be purchased online.

welcome to the world, baby blue

City of Islands is out in the world today! This is my third novel, and first for children, and I am so happy to finally be able to share it with you. It's a fantastical adventure of magic, mystery, and sea monsters, and I hope you--and all the younger readers in your life--enjoy it.

You can buy City of Islands anywhere books are sold, including the following outlets:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Powell's

If you're in the San Diego area, I'll be at Mysterious Galaxy on August 4 at 2 p.m. to talk children's books and fantasy. I would love to see you there! 

I will also most likely be making an appearance at the San Diego Festival of Books on August 25, but the details of that event have yet to be determined. I'll be sure to post the time and location as soon as I know.

City of Islands has been a long time in the making, from my first stab at it during NaNoWriMo in 2010, and through many rewrites and revisions over the years that followed. I am proud of the book it is now, and I am so very thankful for everybody who has offered help and support along the way. 

NEA Big Read Panel at Mysterious Galaxy

180427 - Pretty Monsters NEA Big Read Panel.png

Friday, April 27 at 7:30 PM, I'll be participating in a panel at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego with fellow authors S.B. Divya and Kirsten Imani Kasai. We'll be talking about Kelly Link's wonderful short story collecting Pretty Monsters as part of the NEA Big Read program. The event is free and open to everyone!

NEA Big Read Panel on Kelly Link's Pretty Monsters

Mysterious Galaxy is located at 5943 Balboa Ave Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92111

 

The Memory Trees

MemoryTrees HC C.JPG

The Memory Trees is now officially released into the wild! You can buy it wherever books are sold (links here). It's available as a hardcover, ebook, and audiobook. 

I will be making a few appearances at bookstores in San Diego and the Boston area during October, in the company of the fantastic authors Adriana Mather and Shannon M. Parker. You can find a complete list of appearances on my Events page.

To kick off this mini tour, the launch party will be this Saturday, October 14, at 4 p.m. at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego. Come on by for book talk and baked goods!

If you can't make it to one of the events but still want me to sign your book from afar, simply send proof of purchase and your address to thememorytrees@gmail.com, and I will send you a signed, personalized bookplate and some bookmarks in thanks.

If you are a school librarian or teacher, or you have a book club (of any age!) reading The Memory Trees, feel free to contact me if you are interested in a visit or Skype chat, or even if you just want a bunch of bookplates or bookmarks to hand out to students or book club members.

Finally, thank you to everyone who has read, reviewed, and posted about The Memory Trees in the days leading up to the release. This book was a tough one to finish, and I am forever grateful to everyone who offered their support during the whole long process from writing to publication.

The Memory Trees at Mysterious Galaxy

image2.JPG

You can now preorder a signed, personalized hardcover copy of The Memory Trees from Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego!

The first 30 preorders from Mysterious Galaxy will come with an exclusive, handmade charm bookmark to go with your copy of the book. I'm making the bookmarks myself, using charms of particular items of importance to the story. 

Order by October 6 to receive a handmade bookmark and personalized copy of the book. You can specify how you want it signed in the comments section at checkout.

If you're local to San Diego or southern California, stop by Mysterious Galaxy on Saturday, October 14 at 4 p.m. for the official launch of The Memory Trees. (Locals are welcome to preorder as well--you can always pick up your copy in the store.)

Mysterious Galaxy is an independent bookstore that focuses on fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery books for all ages. They are wonderfully supportive of authors both near and far, and I am delighted to be working with them to launch The Memory Trees and provide this exclusive preorder promotion.

San Diego Writers, Ink Fall Conference

I am happy to be participating in the San Diego Writers, Ink Fall For Writing Conference this September! I will be doing a panel on children's literature with Marcie Colleen and Margaret Dilloway on Sunday, September 10 at 11 a.m. Check out their website for registration and event information.

San Diego Writers, Ink Fall For Writing Conference

September 8 - September 10, 2017

Arts District, Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16

San Diego, CA 92106