Upcoming Events

March 2017

March 29, 7pm-8:30pm (Oakland, CA)
Laini Taylor in Conversation with Tamara Ireland Stone

National Book Award finalist and bestselling author Laini Taylor (the Smoke & Bone trilogy) joins Tamara Ireland Stone (Every Last Word, Time Between Us Duology) on Wednesday March 29th! Laini’s new epic fantasy novel is “Strange The Dreamer”.

Address: A Great Place for Books – 6120 La Salle Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

Event Website: www.ggpbooks.com/event/laini-taylor-strange-dreamer

April 2017

April 29, 9am-5pm (Santa Monica, CA)


Over 113 authors including New York Times Bestsellers along with local and acclaimed young adult and middle grade writers, plus notable Hollywood directors and creators. 2 days of panels, book signings, food trucks, bad jokes, rock ‘n’ roll, killer photo ops & general geeky debauchery.

Address: Santa Monica High School – 601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Event Website: www.yallwest.com


May 2017

May 20, 8:45am-5pm (Rochester, NY)
Rochester Teen Book Festival 2017

Doors open 8:30am so you can start shopping for books!

Opening Session: 9:15am-10:15am

Author Session 1: 10:30am–11:10am

Author Session 2/Lunch Break 1: 11:30am-12:10pm

Author Session 3/Lunch Break 2: 12:30pm-1:10pm

Author Session 4: 1:30pm-2:10pm

*Autograph Session: 2:30pm-5:00pm

*Please note, all authors must leave at 5pm.  To ensure the authors can leave on time, the TBF (committee) volunteers will make a determination at 4:30 regarding the length of the line.  At that time, the TBF volunteers may need to stop newcomers from joining an autographing line if there are already too many people in the queue.  We also may need to limit the number of items being autographed by any author in order to ensure that all fans get their items signed.

Food trucks will be onsite from 9:00am until around 4:00pm or their food runs out! Nazareth cafeterias and snack stations will close around 3:30pm.

Address: Nazareth College (Otto A. Shults Community Center) 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

Event Website: www.teenbookfest.org

Past Events


Nov. 19-24
NCTE Annual Convention and ALAN

I’m heading to Minneapolis, MN for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the ALAN Workshop.

Our panel, THE MANY FACES OF REALISTIC FICTION, will be on Tuesday, November 24, 11:35a-12:10p: 

  • Sarah Dessen
  • Geoff Herbach
  • Ashley Hope Perez
  • Margo Rabb
  • Susan Ros
  • Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Moderator: Susan Groenke 


Sunday, Nov. 22
Miami Book Fair


I’ll be at the Miami Book Fair on Sunday, speaking on the panel THE PRESSURE TO MEASURE UP with fellow YA author, Cory Ann Haydu:

Growing up is hard enough without the pressure to be a certain kind of “perfect.” In Tamara Ireland Stone’s Every Last Word and Corey Ann Haydu’s Making Pretty, finding your personal “perfect” is the key to loving your natural self.

Sunday, November 22, 12-1 pm. We will be signing copies of our books immediately following the panel.

Dec. 4-6
Big Sur Writers Conference


I’m honored to be a member of the faculty this year. I attended this conference in 2010 and I can’t say enough about my experience (read my testimonial here). If you’re looking to hone your craft, meet other amazing writers, and get honest, constructive feedback on your work from editors, agents and published authors, this is the workshop for you. Register HERE.

Note: I’m participating in a few more events in 2015, but I’m not able to share details yet. I’ll keep you posted as events and details are announced.

Sept. 28
A Great Good Place for Books



YA Lit Panel: Nina LaCour, Ava Dellaria and I will be talking about writing for young adults with fellow author, Nancy Davis Kho. We hope you can join us for a fun and informative evening!

to 8:30 pm • A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland, CA

Details and directions HERE.


Oct. 10

Join us for the first annual Young Adult Novelists Convention (#YANovCon) on Saturday October 10, 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Burlingame High School.

Participating authors include Courtney Alameda, Alexis Bass, Linda Covello, Maurene Goo, Ann Jacobus, Stephanie Kuehn, Nina LaCour, Gretchen McNeil, Frank Portman, and me.

I’m honored to be a keynote speaker at this event. All our books will be available for sale and we’ll be signing at the end of the day.


Oct. 11
Livermore Public Library with Veronica Rossi



Sept. 12
Bookmarks Festival

I’m heading to North Carolina for the Bookmarks Festival and honored to be part of this incredible lineup of authors.

I’m speaking at the Hanesbrands Theater on Saturday from 12:00-12:45p, and signing copies of my books immediately afterward.

Full schedule HERE.






I’m speaking on the Teen Stage on Sunday at 12:30 and signing books immediately following at the signing tent. Full schedule here.

Sunday, June 14 • 4-6 p.m • WEST COAST LAUNCH PARTY!
Please join us at the beautiful Lafayette Public Library to celebrate the release of Every Last Word with music, poetry, and good friends. Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP HERE!

Wednesday, June 17 • 6-8 p.m. • EAST COAST Launch Party at Books of Wonder
I’m heading to New York City next week to celebrate the release of Every Last Word! Please come join us! It’s going to be such a fun and special night.

June 27-29: ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, San Francisco
I’m so honored to be part of ALA this year. And my friends at Disney-Hyperion have a very special surprise in store for you word lovers. Join me on Saturday, June 27, 3:00-4:00p for SPEED DATING, and on Monday, June 29 for a very special book signing at 9:30 a.m., Disney-Hyperion Booth (#1028 South Hall)

BOOKS INC, Opera Plaza, San Francisco
Not Your Mother’s Book Club • Tuesday, July 14th • 7:00pm
Come join Gretchen McNeilRobin Benway and me for a panel discussion and signing with our favorite San Francisco book club.

Friday, July 17th • 7:30pm: San Diego in the summer? At a bookstore I’ve always wanted to visit? Yes, please. I’m looking forward to this event with Gretchen McNeilRobin Benway, and Jessi Kirby!


I’ll be RT Thursday through Saturday. Click here for my full schedule.

Thursday, May 14, 10:00 – 11:00
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With Stacey KadeLydia KangBrigid Kemmerer, and Sarah Fine

TEEN DAY / YA ALLEYJoin me and 100 Young Adult authors in YA Alley. I’ll be signing copies of Time Between Us and Time After Time, and giving out a few ARCs of my new novel, Every Last Word.

I’ll be there meeting readers and signing advance copies of
Every Last Word (out June 16), generously provided by my friends at Disney-Hyperion.


I’m honored to be participating in ABA Winter Institute 2015.

February 8-11 • Asheville, North Carolina

I’m looking forward to meeting booksellers around the country and signing advance copies of my new novel, Every Last Word.


University of Southern California
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Directions/More info

Sunday, April 13
10:30 a.m.
Norris Theater

Panel: Young Adult Fiction: Somewhere in Time

Ann Brashares

Eoin Colfer

Melissa de la Cruz

Tamara Ireland Stone

Moderator: Sonya Sones

Book signing immediately following the panel.


Friday, May 16

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Location TBD

Panel: “These are the Days”: Contemporary in YA

Contemporary fiction is seeing an exciting comeback. Sometimes reality requires a different toolbox than other genres. Join our experts as they address the intricacies of crafting stories in our world.


Alyssa Day (Lucy Connors)

Elizabeth Eulberg

Gayle Forman

Stephanie Perkins

Juliana Stone

Tamara Ireland Stone


I’ll be around during the Teen Day events on Saturday, including the Teen Day Party on Saturday night.


I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to return to Evanston, Illinois, the setting of Time Between Us and Time After Time.

Curious about my personal history with this town? Read this. Or just come see me on February 6.

Reserve your spot here.



This March, I’ll be hitting the road with three incredibly talented authors, Jessica Khoury (ORIGIN, VITRO), Lauren Miller (PARALLEL, FREE TO FALL) and Jessica Brody (UNREMEMBERED, UNFORGOTTEN).

Here’s where you’ll find us:

March 24: Lemuria Books, Jackson, MS

March 25: Books at Laurelwood, Memphis, TN

March 26: Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN

March 27: Books-A-Million, Birmingham, AL

March 28: Little Shop of Stories, Atlanta, GA

March 29: Malaprop’s, Asheville, NC
with special guests Beth Revis & Meagan Spooner

Here’s some more background on this fantastic tour series.
To keep up to date on all tour information,
visit the Girls Gone Sci-Fi Facebook page.


I can’t wait to return to one of
my favorite Bay Area bookstores.

Friday, January 17   •   7:00p
Hicklebee’s Toys and Books
1378 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA

Time After Time Launch Tour

I hope to see you at one of the following events!



10/8: RELEASE DAY  •  Launch Party for Time After Time and Panel with Gayle Forman •  Books, Inc. Berkeley

10/13: NY Comic Con • Signing in Disney Publishing Worldwide Booth

10/15: Books of Wonder with Neal Shusterman, Unsouled • Cristin Terrill, All Our Yesterdays • Alexandra Bracken, Never Fade • Kate Brian, Hereafter

10/19: Signing at SCBWI East Bay Regional Conference
10/23: YA Panel at A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland

11/2-3: Vegas Valley Book Festival

11/4: Mrs. Nelson’s with Leila Howland, Nantucket Blue and Lauren Morrill, Meant To Be

Additional Bay Area and Southern California events TBA.


Tuesday, 10/8

Launch Party for Time After Time and Panel with Gayle Forman.

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“She Said, He Said: Exploring Character, Story and Perspective in Duet Novels.”

Join Gayle Forman — author of the duet novels Just One Day and Just One Year — and I for a discussion about writing companion novels from  male and female perspectives.

Books, Inc. 4th Street, Berkeley •  Hosted by Not Your Mother’s Book Club

Click to RSVP

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Signing in Disney Publishing Worldwide Booth
Booth #2128  •  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, 10/15
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Fantastic Teen Reads for October

Panel at  Books of Wonder with Neal Shusterman Unsouled  •  Cristin Terrill All Our Yesterdays  •  Alexandra Bracken Never Fade  •  Kate Brian Hereafter

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Saturday, 10/19

Signing at SCBWI East Bay/Bay Area Regional Conference
Preservation Park, Oakland


Tuesday, 10/23
7:00 p.m.

YA panel and signing at
A Great Good Place for Books  •  Oakland


Friday-Sunday, 11/1-3

Time Travel Panel
Myra McEntire
C.J Omololu
Rachel Harris
Shaunta Grimes
Tamara Ireland Stone

Location and time TBA

Autographing books on Saturday, 11/2
12:15 in TENT 2

Mrs Nelsons

Monday, 11/4
Time TBA

 YA Panel at Mrs. Nelson’s with Leila Howland, Nantucket Blue
& Lauren Morrill, Meant To Be


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Saturday, December 7  •  3:00 – 4:00p

Reading and book signing

Orinda Books
276 Village Square, Orinda, CA

Saturday, December 14   •  3:00p
Barnes & Noble Walnut Creek
1149 S. Main St.
Walnut Creek, CA

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Author Panel: St. Louis County Library

Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m.

with Antony John, Lenore Appelhans and Lauren Oliver.

rt2013Wednesday, May 1: “What’s Hot in YA” Panel

Time: 3:45 – 4:45 pm

I’ll be appearing on the “What’s Hot?” panel: “A panel of debut authors discuss the experience with their “buzz books.”

Authors include:
Leigh Barduga, SHADOW & BONE
Lenore Applehans, THE MEMORY OF AFTER  (A.K.A. LEVEL 2)]
Gennifer Albin, CREWEL
Tamara Ireland Stone, TIME BETWEEN US

Friday, May 4: FAN-tastic Day

Time: 6:30-7:45 — I will be signing from 7:15-7:45

Meet a revolving door of hundreds of authors as they make appearances every 30 minutes in this high-energy event. Be one of the first 500 to sign up and receive a goody bag filled with free books and promotional items.

Saturday, May 5: TEEN DAY!

From 11:00 am-2:00 pm attendees will join us for the Giant Book Fair where you will meet more than 80 YA authors who will be autographing in YA Alley and whose books you can purchase. A special YA locator booklet will be given out so that you can find out exactly where your favorite author is seated.

And join us at an amazing Teen Party (6:15-8:00 pmwhere you will mix and mingle with authors and there will be lots of free books and giveaways.




Tucson Festival of Books
Saturday-Sunday .  March 9-10 . 9:00a – 5:30p

University of Arizona campus. Attendance and parking are free.

Capturing Dimensions of Time in YA Literature
When: Sunday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Education Building – Kiva Auditorium
Genre: Children/Youth
Authors:  Gayle Forman, Cinda Chima, Tamara Ireland Stone

Loves Me or Not? With Complications
When: Sunday 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Education Building – Kiva Auditorium
Genre: Children/Youth
Authors: Elizabeth Eulberg, Amy Fellner Dominy, Tamara Ireland Stone


Saturday, April 20th
9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Alief Taylor High School.

I’m so excited to be part of the incredible line-up of YA authors at TeenBookCon in Huston! Join us! Admission is free.

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Saturday, September 29
10:00a – 5:00p
Palmer Events Center, Austin, Texas

What Would You Do For Love? Panel
  Ally Condie (Reached)
  Kresley Cole (Poison Princess)
  Jessica Shirvington (Entice)
  Tamara Ireland Stone (Time Between Us)
  Jessica Khoury (Origins)
  Tracy Deebs (Tempest Unleashed)


(part of San Francisco Litquake)
Saturday, October 6, 2012
4:00 PM
Z Space * 450 Florida St., San Francisco

An arena of highly trained YA authors competing for your entertainment…and ultimate bragging rights. Nine “authletes.” Four lightning rounds. NaNoWriMo prompts. You decide who walks away with the gold. Get up close and personal with the authletes after the awards ceremony.


Tuesday, October 9
6:30 p.m.

Books, Inc., San Francisco
The Castro, 16th & Market Streets

Hosted by Not Your Mother’s Book Club
Snacks / Prizes / Books / Lots of Fun!

October 13-14
Portland, OR

A two-day annual literary festival featuring author readings, writing contests, workshops, exhibits and book fair.

I’ll be signing books, presenting, and participating in the panel, “New Trends in Teen Paranormal”. Click HERE to see where you can find me.

Seaside, Oregon
Monday, October  15
7:00 p.m.

Join debut authors, Lissa Price (Starters), Kristen-Paige Madonia (Fingerprints of You), and Me for Beach Books’ Young Adult Monday.

Click HERE for maps and more details.


October 20, 2012
Preservation Park, Oakland

Two years ago at this same conference, I met the people who would become my agent and my editor. This time, I’ll be participating in the Debut Author Panel. Crazy, right?

Tuesday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.
Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, CA

Come join us to celebrate Halloween and four new young adult titles! We’ll all be in costume… will you? There will be prizes!

* Corinne Jackson: If I Lie
   * Heidi Kling, Pam Van Hylckama Vlieg, and Lee Mackenzie:
         Two and Twenty Dark Tales
   * Ingrid Paulson: Valkyrie Rising
   * Tamara Ireland Stone: Time Between Us


Meet the Writers / Book Signing
Sunday, November 11, 2:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble, Westgate Mall, San Jose


A Great Good Place for Books

Montclair, CA
Thursday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ggpbooks

Towne Center BooksPleasanton, CA
Monday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.

I’ll be reading from Time Between Us
and signing copies!

For directions and more information, click here.


Author Visit: Hicklebee’s
Willow Glen, San Jose
January 11, 2013 at 6:30

I’ve always loved this bookstore, and I’m so honored to visit as an author.  Click here for directions and more information.


Educator Reception & Author Visit
Barnes & Noble, Walnut Creek

Sunday, January 20 at 3:00

I’m so excited to be at my local Barnes & Noble. I’ll be reading from Time Between Us, answering questions, and signing books. I hope you can stop by and say hello!

Author Visit: Orinda Library 
Thursday, February 7  .  7:00 p.m.

I’ll be speaking about writing young adult fiction, reading from Time Between Us, and signing books! Click here for directions and more information.

bnvalentinesBarnes & Noble, Walnut Creek
Wed. February 13  .  7:00 p.m.

Kick off Valentine’s Day with five young adult authors: Corrine JacksonTouched and If I Lie / Robin MellomDitched: A Love Story / Veronica RossiUnder the Never Sky / Cynthia OmololuTranscendence / Tamara Ireland StoneTime Between Us. Come chat with us about love stories!