In addition to being an acclaimed YA author, Katherine has been a classroom teacher for over 15 years. She loves speaking to groups – children, teens, and adults – and she’d love to visit yours! Katherine is available for visits with schools, book clubs, home school groups, and libraries, Skype visits, writing workshops, conferences and book festivals.  

For more information on bringing Katherine to your readers,

click here: School and Skype visits information

Or contact Katherine here for more information.

Click here for a Reading Guide for HOW TO BE BRAVE.

Click here for more information on Katherine’s yoga and writing classes. 


Sunday, April 22, 2018, L.A. Times Festival of Books, Moderating YA Panel, Nothing Left to Lose, with Gayle Forman, Emily X.R. Pan, Farrah Penn, and Marie Marquardt

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Upcoming! Saturday, May 26, 1pm-3:30pm: Breath for Words: A Generative Writing Space, Workshop at Yoga Blend, Burbank, California Sign up here! 

Generative Writing Space

Click here for more information on Katherine’s yoga and writing classes. 



Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1 pm, Barnes and Noble, Aliso Viejo, CA, with Lilliam Rivera and Carrie Arcos

September, 2017, Temple City Library, Temple City, CA

Saturday, September 16, 2017, Pasadena Loves YA Festival, “Love and Trust” panel, with E. Katherine Kottaras, Maurene Goo, Ameriie, and B.T. Gottfred

Saturday, April 23, 2017, L.A. Times Festival of Books, Young Adult Fiction: Who Do You Think You Are?

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2017 Literary Orange Fest, Teen/YA Panel

Saturday, March 25, 2017, Keynote Speaker. Ontario Teen Book Fest, Ontario, CA

March 18, 2017, City of Commerce Book Fest, City of Commerce, CA

March 9-11, 2017,  Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival, a.k.a SE-YA BookFest 2017, Murfreesboro, TN

March 4, 2017 Charlotte Huck Children’s Literature Festival, with the Children’s Literature Council of Southern California, Redlands, CA

November, 2016, NCTE/ALANAtlanta, Georgia, Signing at NCTE Annual Convention and presentation at ALAN Workshop: “LIFEBLOOD OF REBELLION:” TEACHING POETRY FROM YA LITERATURE TO ENGAGE TEENS”

November 5, 2016, BOOK LAUNCH PARTY for THE BEST POSSIBLE ANSWER with Charlotte Huang, author of GOING GEEK & Amy Spalding, author of THE NEW GUY (AND OTHER SENIOR DISTRACTIONS), Vroman’s Bookstore, Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Thursday, September 29, Presented to 270 students at John Burroughs High School, Burbank, CA on Fear and Writing

Saturday, August 13, 2016, 1-4pm, Writing Workshop, Children’s Books Writers of Los Angeles, CBW-LA

July 7, 2016, Teen Summer Writing Institute at the City of Commerce Public Library, City of Commerce, CA

June 28, 2016, with Ashley Herring Blake, Jeff Zentner, and Courtney Stevens, Barnes and Noble, Brentwood/Nashville, TN 

June 20, 2016, Hot Summer Teen Reads with E. Katherine Kottaras, Sarah Jude, Zac Brewer, and Kat Zhang, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO

June 2016 Barnes & Noble Teen Book Fest, with Eileen Cook, Denise Grover Swank, and Michelle Falkoff, Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL, signing with Eileen Cook and Denise Grover Swank, Anderson’s Bookstore, Naperville, IL, Printer’s Row Lit FestChicago, IL

Saturday, June 4, 2016. LitFest Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

May 21, 2016, ModeratorInaugural Youth Lit Salon: “Fighting Words”, Grandview Library, Glendale, CA, Hosted by the Children’s Literature Council of Southern California

Saturday, May 14, 2016, Tots, Tweens, and Teens Book Fest, Pasadena, CA

April 9-10, 2016, 21st annual L.A. Times Festival of Booksthe campus of USC, Spoke on two panels:

  • YA Fiction: Love and Other Disasters with Amy Spalding, Morgan Matson, Emery Lord, and Robin Talley
  • Fiction: The Game of Life with Pamela Ribon, Sara Benincasa, Heather Cocks, and Jessica Morgan (The Fug Girls)

Saturday, March 12, 2016, Ontario Teen Book Fest, Moderated two panels with Michelle Levy, Virginia Boecker, Mary McCoy, B.T. Gottfred, Jay Asher, and Andrew Smith

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, Verdugo Hills High School, with Charlotte Huang and Leyla Kader Dahm

Friday, February 12, 2016, Santana High School, La Puente, CA, Loving Your Body and Boosting Self-Esteem

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Saturday, December 5, 2015, In conversation with Charlotte Huang, Nicola Yoon, Mary McCoy, Michelle Levy, and Gretchen McNeil at Chevalier’s Bookstore, Larchmont Village, Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, December 3, 2015, Verdugo Woodlands Book Fair, Barnes and Noble at the Americana, Glendale, CA

Saturday November 28, 2015, Once Upon a Time Bookstore and Vroman’s Bookstore, Small Business Saturday, Honorary Bookseller

Saturday, November 7, 2015, HOW TO BE BRAVE Launch Party, Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

Friday, November 6, 2015, California Library Association Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA

Saturday, October 17, 2015, Buena Vista Branch Library, Burbank, CA


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