Monday, July 19, 2010

Upcoming events!

Just wanted to let y'all know about some upcoming events! Hope to see y'all there!

Saturday, November 8, 2014 
YALLFest Book Festival in Charleston, SC
Blue Bicycle Books, 420 Kings Street
Join 60 of the country’s top YA authors, including 25 New York Times bestsellers for panels, presentations and signings on three stages on Upper King Street, as well as the infamous YA Smackdown! Click here for more info!

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2:00pm
Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC
Join JP and I as we celebrate the launch of The Map to Everywhere! For more info, click here.

UPCOMING in 2015 (subject to change):

May 15-16: South Carolina Book Festival


Monday, July 26, 2010, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spartanburg Public Library Headquarters - Barrett Room
151 South Church Street, Spartanburg SC

Monday, July 26, 2010, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Reading and signing with Holly Black
Hub City Bookshop, Spartanburg, SC

July 28-29
Romance Divas Not Going to Conference Conference (NGTCC)
Online YA Workshop Panel
Link to come!

September 4, 2010, 3:00 pm
The Escape at the Old Courthouse, Decatur, GA
I'll be on the Zombies v. Vampires Smackdown on Saturday Sept 4th at 3PM at The Escape at the Old Courthouse.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 6:00 pm
Encinitas County Library, hosted by Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA
Event with Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Mary Pearson, Rachel Caine, Rachel Vincent, Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia

Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 7:00 pm
Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, hosted by Anderson's Bookshop, Chicago, IL
Event with Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jackson Pearce & Jennifer Barnes
NOTE: for this event, it is free with the purchase on one book by a featured author or $5 without purchase

Friday, September 24, 2010, 5:30 pm
Baltimore, MD
Panel Discussion: Zombies vs. Unicorns debate with Justine Larbalestier, Holly Black, Scott Westerfeld, Diana Peterfreund and Kathleen Duey.

Saturday, October 9, 2010
Novello Festival
 Tribute to Novello Festival of Reading!  Here's the info on my panel, Saturday October 9th:

1:15 p.m. Young Adult
Carrie Ryan: Dead-Tossed Waves, Forest of Hands & Teeth
Karon Luddy: Spelldown
Joyce Hostetter: Comfort, Blue, Healing Waterils to come.

Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 4:30 PM
Neuse Regional Library, Kinston, NC
I'll be speaking at the Kinston-Lenior Public Library.  You can find more information here.

Friday, October 29, 2010 at 6:00 PM
New York, NY
The Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street
I'll be speaking at the Williams Club and reading from The Dark and Hollow Places (the first sneak peek!) and signing afterward.  There should be books for sale after the event!   The event is free but reservations are required -- you can email or call 212.596.1261 to reserve.  See below for more details!
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Saturday, October 30, 2010
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Geeks Gala
I'll be the guest judge for the Geeks Got Talent contest!  There is a cost for admission and all proceeds go to Youth Homes, an organization dedicated to providing supportive human services to children and families.  For more information about the event, click 
here.  This is going to be a super fun gala and I can't wait to see y'all there!!
To learn more about the Charlotte Geeks, the Gala and to see me on TV, click here!

November 19-20, 2010
Orlando, FL
Details to come!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Miami, FL

Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Chicago, IL
Naperville location:
123 West Jefferson
Naperville, IL 60540
Tel: 630-355-2665

Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM
Chicago, IL
Borders Schaumburg

Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM
Cincinnati, OH
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati OH 45208
(513) 396-8960

Monday, March 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Dayton, OH
Books and Co. at the Greene

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Library hosted by The King's English
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 7:00 PM
West Jordan, UT

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Phoenix, AZ
6428 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ 85283
Tel: 480-730-0205

Friday, April 1, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 3:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM
San Diego/Los Angeles, CA

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA
8818 Sunset Blvd.
W. Hollywood CA, 90069
This is a joint signing with other awesome authors I shall reveal shortly :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011 all day
Los Angeles, CA
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Monday, April 11, 2011 
from 5:00-6:00PM
Spartanburg, SC
I'll be signing and chatting with readers from 5-6 and then from 7-9 I'll be giving a writing workshop on how to put tension on every page, especially when it comes to writing YA. Space is limited -- click here for more information!  You don't have to be a part of the workshop to come to the signing!

April 12 - April 15, 2011
Austin, TX
TLA (I don't have a schedule of events yet but will post when I do)

April 15 - April 16, 2011
Austin Texas
Writer's League of Texas, YA A to Z Conference

Sunday, May 15th, 3:00 PM
414 Hasty Street
Marshville, NC 28103

September 23-25
SCBWI-Carolinas Conference
Charlotte, NC
I'll be hosting a round table of published authors answering your questions (registration for the conference required).

October 4, 2011, 6 pm
Lansing, Michigan
Another fantastic lineup of YA authors traveling around the country to celebrate books!  Click here for more info.

Friday, October 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Melbourne, FL
Barnes & Noble

Details here.

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Teen Read Week, Palm Bay and Satellite Beach Florida.
Satellite Beach Library at 11 a.m.  Details here.
Franklin T DeGroodt Memorial Library at 2 p.m. Details here and below (talk followed by a Zombie self-defense class)!

Friday, October 28, 2011 
Wingate University, Wingate, NC
Ethel K. Smith Library
Zombie walk at 6pm, hors d'oeurves at 6:30pm, talk at 7pm with signing to follow!  Click here for more info.

November 11-12, 2011
YALLFest: Charleston Young Adult Book Festival
Charleston, SC
I'm so excited to be a part of such a wonderful list of authors at this year's YALLFest!  For more information click here and I'll update my schedule as I get more details!

December 13, 2011
Writing Workshop at Myers Park library
Charlotte, NC
I'll be giving a writing workshop at my local library.  Click here for more details!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 7:00 pm
Fireside Books and Gifts, Forest City, NC
Join author Stephanie Perkins and me as we help Beth Revis celebrate the launch of A MILLION SUNS!  Book talk, discussion, signing and just generally hanging out :)  There will also be a virtual component of this event, click here for more details!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Books of Wonder, NYC
Discussion and signing featuring me, Beth Revis, Julie Cross, Megan Miranda and Maureen Lipinski.  For more info, click here!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 5 pm
Mint Hill branch of the Mecklenburg Co. Library, Charlotte, NC
I'll be talking about the process and craft of writing and answering questions!
Details here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7pm
Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville, NC
Southern Kidlit Writers Cabal
Join nine of the south's best authors of middle grade and young adult fiction as they descend on Malaprop's for one crazy night of writer revelry. With more than two dozen critically-acclaimed and New York Times bestselling books between them, the kidlit cabal runs the gamut of historical, fantasy, sci-fi, and contemporary novels. Come and see your favorite authors and meet new favorites you haven't read yet as they answer your burning questions about writing, editing, publishing, and the zombie apocalypse: Alan Gratz, Gwenda Bond, Carrie Ryan, Beth Revis, Megan Shepherd, Megan Miranda, Tiffany Trent, Laurel Snyder, and Kristin Tubb!
Details here.

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 5:30-7:30
Tulsa City-County Library - Peggy Helmerich Library, Tulsa, OK
Come celebrate Teen Read week with me! The theme this year is "It Came From the Library" and what better way to celebrate than with all things zombie? Here's the official description and poster for the event (click poster for larger version): 
Zombies love prom almost as much as brains! Help us celebrate Teen Read Month with a zombie costume and walk-off contest, an apocalypse survival box challenge, zombie peg doll crafts, and a zombie prom photo station! Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of zombie series The Forest of Hands and Teeth, will be on hand to dish about zombies, writing and her novels. A book signing will follow.

Saturday, November 10, 2012, all day
Charleston, SC

Who’s coming: 44 (and counting) of the country’s top YA authors, including 25 New York Times bestsellers

What: Panels, presentations and signings on more than three stages on Upper King Street, as well as the infamous YA Smackdown!

When: Sat., Nov. 10, 2012, 10 am to 6 pm. 

Where: Blue Bicycle Books & The American Theatre, King Street, Charleston, SC 
Cost: FREE!

Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:00 pm - ?
Park Road Books, Charlotte NC (4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209 Tel: 704-525-9239)

What: The signing is officially in honor of the release of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop but I'll also be signing anything else I've written (booksshort stories, etc).  I typically like to chat for a bit and then take Q&A so if the store is amenable, I'll be starting that at 7:00 and signing directly after (I'll make a note here if that plan changes).  If you can't make it but would still like signed and/or personalized books, you can also contact the store and pre-order one and I'll sign it that night.  Actually, you can always order signed and/or personalized books of mine from Park Road Books at any time (info here) --  they've always been incredibly supportive and gracious in facilitating that!
More Details here!

A note: I don't know what Park Road Books' policy is on bringing outside books or limits and as soon as I find out I'll update this post.  If you have questions before I can update, you can contact them directly. However, I would really love it if you would purchase a book (or more!) from Park Road while you're there (even if it's not one of mine).  Park Road Books is a really fantastic indie bookstore and they put their heart and soul into what they do -- we as a community need to support them!

On a more personal note, Park Road Books has supported me from day one and I feel incredibly lucky to live so close to such a wonderful store and honored that they chose me to represent them in the book My Bookstore.  I'm awed to be in the company of so many other amazing authors and am thrilled we could all come together to celebrate Independent Bookstores!

Oh... and a final note that signed books make for excellent holiday gifts... :)

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 3pm

City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC
Signing and discussion with me, Beth Revis, and Megan Shepherd!
More info here!

Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2pm
Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, TX
Signing and discussion with me, Beth Revis, and Victoria Schwab!
More info here!

Friday, August 2, 2013 at 7pm
Birkdale Barnes & Noble in Huntersville (outside of Charlotte)
Signing and discussion with me, Beth Revis, and Aprilynne Pike!
More info here!

Less Than Three anti-bullying conference, October 19, 2013
NINC Conference, October 24-27, 2013
YALLFest, November 9, 2013

January 17-19, 2014
Williamsburg, VA
MarsCon Guest of Honor

Monday, March 3, 2014
Charlotte, NC
Celebration of Read Across America Day at Whitewater Academy

Wednesday, March 26
Kennesay, GA
Kennesaw State University Conference on Literature for Children and YA.
More info here.

Saturday May 3, 2014
Concord, NC
Presentation to the Carolina Romance Writers.
More info here!

May 14-17, 2014
RT Booklovers Convention - New Orleans
SIGNING: Saturday, May 17, 11:00-2:00: Giant Book Fair, YA Alley (more info here
Here's my panel schedule (also available here):
Wed, May 14, 2:30-3:30: eBooks in Bookstores/Libraries: New Opportunities for Success
Friday, May 16, 1:30-2:30: YA: “What a Wonderful World”: YA High Fantasy
Friday, May 16, 2:45-3:45: YA: “Take a Chance on Me”: Money Matters
Saturday, May 17, 5:00-6:00: “Stone Crazy”: Liars Panel

May 30-June 1, 2014
ConCarolinas - Charlotte, NC
With Guest of Honor George RR Martin!
More information here.

June 29, 2014, 3-4PM
ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas
My co-writer (and husband) JP and I will be attending the ALA conference in Las Vegas! We'll be signing galleys for the first book in our middle grade fantasy adventure series, THE MAP TO EVERYWHERE in the Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Booth (Booth #422) on Sunday from 3-4PM! Come grab an ARC and say hi!
For more details, click here!

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:00PM
Qual Ridge Books: 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607 
I'll be interviewing Kami Garcia about her latest release, answering questions, and signing!
For more details, click here!

September 19-21: SCBWI-C Annual Conference
October 9-11: NC SLMA Conference, Winston Salem, NC


Erika Powell said...

Spartanburg is about 3 hours from me but I dont have to work that day. Maybe I will make a day of it, have to check the budget

ChristaCarol Jones said...

Come to Teeeexas! (specifically Dallas) kthxbai ;)

Seriously, I'm definitely looking up this Not Conference Conference thing.

Andrea said...'re coming to Orlando! I'll be looking for more details!

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annaS said...

please come to delaware (like wilmington or near christiana mall) or philidaphia. i love the forest of hands & teeth (i started,cryin wen travis died) and i just finned the dead tossed waves 2 mins ago. so good. knt wait 4 nxxt book!

Anonymous said...

Please come to Portland Oregon

Anonymous said...

plzz come to Bismarck, ND

Anonymous said...

OMG i just finished reading your first book! gahh sooooo amazing! but why you gotta leave me with that ending! its driving me crazy! so many questions! bleeH! lol what ever you do bella swan for this movie....pick someone thats going to be a perfect role for mary..that really truely fits her. gotta love bella but sehs too dull for mary..i mean mary is kind of a downer at times..but passion..sorry i shudnt like say what u shud do cuz it is your book and is only my opinion but! passion...someone that can make you feel her emotions swim through your whole body kind of person..anyway...just thought id hopefully have you read my comment

Sarah Stuckey said...

You should definatly consider adding Tulsa, OK, to your book tour. I bought Dead Tossed Waves for myself and my husband made me wait until Christmas to read it. Boys are stupid like that!

Unknown said...

PLease please please come to Canada! Maybe even British Columbia, or Vancouver Island? At the very least Vancouver... :)
I love your books, (including Bougainvillea, my favourite of Zombies VS Unicorns. Counting the days til Dark and Hollow Places is released!

marion said...

come to middletown,rhode island

Anonymous said...

It would be soo amazing if she brought her tour to Canada *sigh*

Anna La C said...

I would love it is you could come to Kansas Carrie! I love your books, I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth a month after it was released, and since read, and reread it about 15 times, I am still trying to find The Dead-Tossed Waves in a bookstore but I did recently find The Dark and Hollow Places! If you do find your way to Kansas City soon, I will so be there!

Anna La C said...

I just thought I might add, I finally found that second book, have already read the entire set twice now! I love these Books Carrie! I hope you come by Kansas sometime soon!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm 35 year old guy bored picked up forest of hands and teeth I know I'm not target audience but loved it already read the dead tossed waves and am currently reading dark and hollow places please come to indiana I would love to get one sighned

Anonymous said...

Dude I'm a 14 year old girl who hates to read but this book was really emotional and I felt as if I was Mary As if I could feel her Pain I LOVED YOUR BOOK SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH !. I only wish it would continue on about Mary..because the other books are about other people like Anna? i think , You should write more books about her I'd be Awesome and nice of Yu & I'd Love Yu sooooooooooooooooooooooooo Much for it. Lol. Anywho ,and if possible come to Utah, Salt Lake city ! PLEASE..................PLEASE.............. Thanks to Yu I Now know what I wanna be , I want to be as good of a writer like yu but I'm sure that won't be possible. Because Idk i quess im just not that creative as yu .

Anonymous said...

Okay ima 15 year old girl,& I absolute use to hate reading. But because of the books, I love to read. they really need to make a movie out of the last book. Alot of people agreed, & said its amazing. The romance... catcher sounds amazing, just PLEASE MAKE THE MOVIESSSS!!!(:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I just wanted to thank you for writing such an amazing book series! I love what you do and can't wait for the next thing you have to show us!! Have some happy holidays!
Sincerely-a fan

Anonymous said...

Carrie, you should come to Cleveland, Oh. I am a big fan of your books. It would be a pleasure if you came or come to Barnes and nobles in the Eden shopping center in woodmere OH. That would be Great thanks.