Hello friends! Yes, it’s been a while since I appeared. I’m like the seventeen-year locusts, y’know. Everybody’s like, “Hey, when are those big noisy bugs coming back?” and then they DO come back, and everybody’s sorry.

*ponders terrible metaphor. Leaves it there*

Without further ado, then, here’s my Tess of the Road tour dates, coming soon to somewhere (possibly) near you! There are a few incomplete listings, so do check back for updates.


27th – 7pm – Launch party at Kidsbooks, 2557 West Broadway, Vancouver BC

28th – 7pm – Rachel Hartman and Tamora Pierce in conversation with Lish McBride, University Book Store, University Temple, 1415 NE 43rd St,
Seattle, WA 98105


1st – 7pm – Talk, Q&A, and Signing, Village Books, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

2nd – 4pm – Panel event with Ausma Zehanat Kahn, Sarah Tarkoff, Amy S. Foster, Tamora Pierce, and Alwyn Hamilton, Emerald City Comic Con, WA State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

3rd – 6pm – Talk, Q&A, and Signing, Barnes & Noble, 401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle WA

5th – 7pm –Talk, Q&A, and Signing, The King’s English, 1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

6th  – 7pm –Talk, Q&A, and Signing, B&N University Crossings Plaza, 330 East 1300 South, Orem, UT 84058

7th – 7pm – Talk, Q&A, and Signing, Children’s Book World, 17 Haverford Station Rd. Haverford, PA 19041

9th – 7pm – Joint Event with Scott Reintgen (NYXIA), Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

10th  A full day of events – NoVa Teen Book Festival, Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22201

11th – 2pm – In conversation with children’s librarian and SLJ blogger Betsy Bird, The Book Stall, 811 Elm St. Winnetka, IL 60093

12th – 7pm – Talk, Q&A, and Signing, Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove, 5112 Main St. Downers Grove, IL 60515

14th  – 7pm – Talk, Q&A, and Signing, Tattered Cover Aspen Grove, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120

15th  – 7pm – Talk, Q&A, and Signing, BookBar, 4280 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212

31st – 3pm – Talk, Q&A, and Signing, Bakka-Phoenix Books, 84 Harbord St. Toronto, ON


2nd – TBD – YA panel discussion at Brampton Indigo

21st – 1:30 pm – Reading – and SINGING – at McGill Library, Burnaby, BC. Sign up here (so we know how many snacks to bring!)


19th – Greater Rochester Teen Book Fest, Rochester, NY

83 Comments on “Appearances”

  1. Sarah says:

    I saw that you’ll be in Chicago for C2E2. You’re one of my favorite authors and I’m so excited that you’re coming! I’m a Youth Services Librarian in the Chicago suburbs and we’ve been visiting local junior high schools, singing the praises of your books to students. We don’t have any copies left on the shelves!

    Will you be signing and if so, do you know what table you’ll be at?

  2. Hi!!! My name is Sarafina Llorens, and your book Seraphina has been a great help to me in my life (my sister bought the book for my on account of my name! its the same pronounciation, just different spelling).
    I am 18, I sing in my women’s choir in High school and I preform in an elite singing group in my High school. I imagined myself in this book, feeling like I could get the Prince, and I could maybe even have a sense of belonging. It’s been an inspiration to me 🙂
    I felt like I even fit that awkward description given of the girl (even worse I have an extra canine tooth, being my “dragon tooth” 😉 ), which made me feel even more at home in the book. The dragons, the fantasy, the love, and more just provided me such a sense of enjoyment, I couldn’t put the book down.
    Thank you so much for this book, and giving me a sense that I was actually in a fantasy world of my own.

  3. Sarra K. says:

    Hi, i was wondering if you were going to write a third book?

  4. Sarra K. says:

    Hello! I was just wondering if there is ging to be a third book?

  5. Rick Santman says:

    Well, it’s official. You’re a year behind on appearances. (Runs away laughing)

  6. Hannah Atkins says:

    Will there ever be a sequel for shadow scale? Seraphina is my favorite book of all time:)

  7. iadnamad111 says:

    Rachel (if I may) – I was delighted to discover that you found my book LESS THAN HUMAN useful. If you visit my website at you will find lots of more recent stuff on dehumanization that’s directly pertinent to monstrosity.

    David (Livingstone Smith)

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