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Foreign Rights Announcement – TEACH ME TO FORGET translation to Spanish is coming soon!

Author Interview on Voice America’s Express Yourself Teen Radio “Gift of Growth”

Goodreads Best YA Books of December list – TEACH ME TO FORGET included in list

B&N Teen Blog – Our Most Anticipated December YA Books – TEACH ME TO FORGET included in list

Bustle’s 8 Best YA Books of December 2016 to Close Out Your Year TEACH ME TO FORGET included in list

Paste Magazine’s 5 Best New Young Adult Books of December 2016 – TEACH ME TO FORGET included in list

Teen Vogue’s 13 New YA Books to Read Based on Your Horoscope – TEACH ME TO FORGET included in the list

Forever Young Adult “All is Not Lost” –  review of TEACH ME TO FORGET

B&N Teen Blog: YA Open Mic  – I talk about losing my dad to suicide and writing TEACH ME TO FORGET along with 10 other authors telling their stories

The Children’s Book Review – Best New Young Adult Books – December 2016 – TEACH ME TO FORGET included in list

WMUK 102. 1 “Between the Lines” with Zinta Aistars – I speak about TEACH ME TO FORGET, how I started writing, and the YA community.

Publishing Crawl – December 2016 – TEACH ME TO FORGET is included in the list

The Eater of Books blog – Sweet16s interview- TEACH ME TO FORGET was featured along with Stephanie Scott’s ALTERATIONS

MW Ladies Who Lit Blog – Review of TEACH ME TO FORGET

Announcement of WELCOME HOME Eric Smith’s adoption anthology I am a contributer for announced in

Audible Announcement – 09/22/16 Agent-of-awesome Christa Heschke sold audio rights for TEACH ME TO FORGET to Audible!

My Bookish Year Blog – 06/24/16 interview and giveaway for TEACH ME TO FORGET

YA Books Central Blog – 04/13/16 TEACH ME TO FORGET cover reveal & giveaway

Previous Events

Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:30-12:30pm

The Bookman, Grand Haven, MI

Sunday, September 10, 2017 – 2:15pm

YA Authors from Michigan! at the Kerrytown Tent

Kerrytown Bookfest Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Welcome Home Anthology Book Launch w/ Eric Smith, Stephanie Scott & Darcy Woods

Schuler’s Books – Lansing, MI

Thursday, October 5, 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm

Autumn Author Night

Barnes & Noble – Portage, MI

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Books by the Banks Festival – Cincinnati, OH

More to come!

Saturday, August 19, 2017 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Ask A Teen Author Panel 

Barnes & Noble – Green Oak Township, MI

May 2-7, 2017
RT Convention – Atlanta, GA

– TEACH ME TO FORGET signing at Giant Book Fair
– YA Spooky Slumber Party
– YA Book-tionary
– Pitch Wars Road Show
– TEEN Day fun


March 25, 2017 – noon-3:00pm
Authorpalooza and 2017 Young Writers Contest – Barnes & Noble – Rochester Hills, MI

Authorpalooza is the place to hang out with authors you love and ask them questions! Books are available at event and will be available for signing. 2017 Young Writers Contest Information: Local middle and high school students have the chance to submit up to five pages of a manuscript for the chance to win a “meet and greet” w/author. Email for info.

March 15, 2017 – 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Michigan YA Authors Panel – East Lansing Public Library, East Lansing, MI


Panel with YA authors: Young adult readers and aspiring writers are invited to join local authors Darcy Woods, Erica M. Chapman, Heather Smith Meloche, and Kristin Bartley Lenz at a panel discussion of their writing and publication processes, followed by the opportunity to purchase their books and have them signed by the authors!

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Battle Creek Books – Battle Creek, MI

 – TEACH ME TO FORGET Launch Party!!


Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 2:00-4:00pm
Schuler Books & Music – Grand Rapids, MI
Merry Mitten Holiday Event

-TEACH ME TO FORGET Book Signing with other awesome authors

Sunday, December 11, 2016 – 2:00-4:00pm
Schuler Books & Music – Okemos, MI
Merry Mitten Holiday Event

– TEACH ME TO FORGET Book Signing with other awesome authors

Thursday, December 8, 2016 4:30-7:30pm

Books & Brews at Grand Armory Brewing – Grand Haven, MI


Sunday, December 4, 2016: 3:00 pm
Nicola’s Books – Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday Afternoon with Young Adult Debut Authorsann-arbors-premier-independent-book-store

Book signing for TEACH ME TO FORGET
– Panel with my amazing 2016 debut friends:
– Heather Smith Meloche RIPPLE – Order HERE

April 12-17, 2016
RT Convention: Las Vegas, NV

– Signing swag, overall fun times

Wednesday, May 11, 2016: 3:00-3:30
BEA convention: Chicago, IL


June 10-12, 2016
Barnes & Noble B-Fest Teen Book Festival: Rochester Hills, MI

– Panels, workshops, games, trivia with lots of AWESOME authors

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