2019 is here, and with it, some international appearances.

MAY 16-19 — SFWA Nebula Conference, Woodland Hills, CA — I’ll be on panels, doing “office hours” on early music, dragons and other delights, and maybe even singing, I’ll never tell.

MAY 20, 7pm — Children’s Book World, Los Angeles, CA — special appearance with the fabulous Fran Wilde, author of RIVERLAND, which I highly recommend. Come hear us talk about writing the tough stuff.

17 al 20 de julio — Celsius 232Avilés, España. ¡Ven a verme! Te lo advierto que hablo español con valor y sin gracia, pero ¡sí hablaré!

AUGUST 15-19 — WorldconDublin, Ireland. I will be appearing on panels here as well. Tá cupla focail agamsa, freisin, just enough to be obnoxious.

84 Comments on “Appearances”

  1. Desiree says:

    Hi! Are you going to be at “The Word on the Street” all weekend long, or only on the Sunday?

  2. Rommie says:

    Do you have a sequel for Seraphina on the way?

    • I do indeed! It’s due to come out in 2013.

      • Shereen says:

        Hi there – my daughter just finished reading Seraphina, and wants quite badly to know when the sequel is due! The last time she had a reaction like this to a book was reading Rick Riordan’s work, so I think you’ve got a winner on your hands. I can’t wait to read it myself!

  3. luvngel89 says:

    I can’t wait to read the sequel for Seraphina!!! Will there be any book-signing at The Word on the Street?

  4. C.J says:

    Will you pretty please come to Montana someday?

  5. John Smith says:

    Come to south Carolina we like your books here

  6. I know you really want to come to DC! Steve and I would be really excited 🙂

  7. Cosmic Girl says:

    I absolutely love your book “Seraphina” and look forward to your book signing in Santa Monica.

  8. Traskus says:

    Very much enjoyed Seraphina and am eagerly waiting for the sequel. I hope you can make a book signing in Little Rock sometime soon.

  9. Xiomara Hernandez says:

    :O wow, you are going to be at Wnpl library? That is amazing! Can’t wait to see you!

  10. Keira says:

    Hey don’t forget your fans in your own country! Can you please come to Southern Ontario sometime?

  11. Any chance of you coming to the UK??

  12. Surlybird says:

    Will you please come to Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC? We love you here!

  13. Temillr says:

    I wish you would come to Iowa City. 🙂

  14. Giannina says:

    Did you ever thought to come in italy?
    I would like to see you 🙂 … I love your book Seraphina, I’ m waiting for the sequel!!

  15. sebecgirl says:

    I absolutely loved Seraphina! I can’t wait for the sequel. I couldn’t put the book down and was so sad when it ended. You should try to visit here in Boston at some point!

  16. Ellie says:

    Are the dates posted for 2012 or 2013?

  17. Cathy Leverkus says:

    Do you visit schools? Our students would love to have you come.

  18. Kristie says:

    You should come to Scotland for the Book Festival (:

  19. Vicky Von-Hessler says:

    I loved the book seraphina. When are you doing your next book?

  20. noellle says:

    You have to tell what it’s called! witch month in 2013? I’m search so hard I’m looking up things in foreign languages!

  21. TorontoFan says:

    Is there any way to contact you? I would love to get a bookplate for my copy of Seraphina since I don’t live in the States and won’t be able to see you? The books were great! Also, do you think you would ever be able to come to Toronto for a book signing?

  22. Erin says:

    Hi, I’m from the UK and just finished reading Seraphina and loved it! I was wondering if you’re going to come to the UK (preferably London) to do book signings. Also when will the next book be coming out in the UK? I can’t wait to read more and I hope I don’t have to wait long!

    Many thanks,

  23. Please come to Toronto! 🙂

  24. Jessica Menshouse says:

    I cannot wait until the sequel to Seraphina! I adore the way you write! Please do a booksigning in Huntington,WV or somewhere close to there. You are so talented!

  25. Lily says:

    I just finished reading your book at my school library and I was blown away! I hope that someday you can come to a book signing or con of some sort in Maryland :)!

  26. Van says:

    New Jersey here I absolutely loved your book!! I take quotes from books that I liked and you had at least 3 pages I had to force myself not to write your whole book of goodness!! I cannot wait for the sequel you should promote it when its time to published so the whole world knows!! And i have read Eragon so chris was right to love your book

  27. peter says:

    Hi Seraphina is by far one of my favorite books, I have listened to the audiobook probably 6+ times and was wandering if you plan to come to the US any time soon?

  28. semilibyn says:

    I am a Teacher-Librarian in Surrey BC – Loved your book.
    Do you ever do school visits?

  29. Shallon says:

    Are you going to go anywhere this year? And once Seraphina’s sequel comes out, could you come to Springfield, Illinois? My friends and I would love to meet you. (One of them is reading Seraphina now).

  30. Christine Schmor says:

    Hello, Rachel, do you ever speak to school groups about your craft? If so, how might I contact you or your agent about arranging a visit? Thank you, Christine

  31. ellie richards says:


  32. I started following you on Twitter after I finished Seraphina. So excited there is now a sequel! Congrats. PS Come to NC. It hardly ever snows. We promise vats of tea and southern hospitality.

  33. Laurie Hendricks says:

    If you’re going to write such an amazingly interesting book to catch our attention, you need to get that sequel written so I don’t go nuts wondering what happens next!

  34. Julia says:

    Could you please consider coming to Edmonton, Alberta, CA? I would be thrilled to have my book signed. If you would even consider it I would be happy. 🙂

  35. peter says:

    Hi I’m a huge fan and have read your book many many times. Are you planning to come any wear near ohio?

  36. peter says:

    Hi atree you planning on touring the US with your new book?

  37. Era Delmore says:

    I am VERY excited to hear that you’ll be visiting Toronto! Seraphina has been a favourite book of mine for quite some while, and I’m very, VERY excited to see how the rest of the story unfolds! Thank you for sharing it. 🙂

  38. Jim O. says:

    Detroit! Can’t wait. Update us CONSTANTLY on news about your visit to Detroit. Detroit Detroit Detroit!

  39. Gabriela says:

    Are there no plans to visit the east coast? It would be stunning if you did though, everywhere on the list is a long ways away from Boston. So excited for March!

  40. Era Delmore says:

    I just read that you’ll be in Toronto in 2 days! Do you know whether or not the event is public, or the location?
    Thank you!

  41. Noooo! I just finished Seraphina and immediately decided to visit your website… only to discover you were coming down to Arizona, crossing over to Texas, and yet somehow skipping New Mexico! You should somehow finagle a rest stop in New Mexico…

  42. Imogen says:

    Hi, I loved Seraphina and was wondering if you have any plans to come o the UK? Thanks!

  43. Hey there Rachel… We Librarians over here at the Scott County Public Library WOULD LOVE TO SHOW YOU SOME LOVE AND HOST A BOOK Talk and signing with our kids and families when you next COME BACK HOME to Kentucky! We are 7 miles from Joseph Beth Bookstore! PLEASE PLEASE contact us and keep us in mind next time!!! Thank you!

  44. Adriyanna says:

    Will your March 20 Toronto Public Library event be a book signing? Very excited to see you’re coming back to Toronto!

    • I’m under the impression that Bakka Phoenix will be selling books, in which case I could sign them, but let me double check!

      • Adriyanna says:

        Thanks! I’ve spoken to the library and they’ve said if books are for sale there’s usually a book signing, but it depends on what the publisher wants to do.

  45. Emma J. says:

    My sister and I love your book! Come and do a reading in New York City!

  46. Barbara T says:

    Hi Rachel,
    Holland MS is VERY excited for your visit on Monday, March 16th. We would love to take you out to lunch after the presentations. What kind of food do you like?
    Barbara T

  47. Please Respond. says:

    Hey, we were wondering if you’ll be signing books at all your appearances (cough, cough, particularly Toronto). Thanks a bunch!

    ~huge (and totally not creepy) fans of yours

    • As far as I know, I will be!

      • (Pfft, this is totally our name) says:

        Thank you!
        And (because we commented during class computer time) we have another question, if you don’t mind answering it. Will you also be signing copies of Seraphina along with Shadow Scale? Or is it dependent on the number of people in the crowd?

  48. Acoustic Rob says:

    Anything else going on in Houston around Teen Book Con?

  49. Mark M says:

    Ms Hartman – I am interested in purchasing signed (and personalized if possible) copies of your 2 books, but cannot determine if that is possible with your upcoming appearances not being on the east coast. Is this possible? Any help or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your consideration. MRM

  50. Julia says:

    Hi! You signed my copy of Shadow Scale at the Emerald City Comicon, and I would like to say thank you. I’ve always loved fantasy and sci-fi (I’ve read almost all of Tolkien’s works, and my bookshelves are home to a plethora of fantastical tales), and your books have inspired me quite a bit. I am an aspiring writer myself, and I really like your style. You are one if my favorite authors, and your writing inspires me in my own work. Also, I think you have a fantastic taste in music! I would’ve said all this when you signed my book, but my vocal cords weren’t exactly functioning (honestly, meeting you was the high point of my day at comicon). Thank you so much!

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