YA Author Events in MD // DC // VA

Last Updated: April 9, 2014

Here's some events I know about in the Maryland // DC // Virginia Area. 

It's hard to find out who is coming when and none of the information is located in one place.  

 Wednesday April 23th Washington DC

     Who: Marcus Sedgwick
What: Signing/ talk
Where: Politics and Prose
In the Children and Teens Department
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
WashingtonDistrict Of Columbia 20008
When: April 23, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Cost: Free
Need to buy book there: No

Synopsis of Book: Laureth Peak's father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers--a skill at which she's remarkably talented. Her secret: She is blind. But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her 7-year-old brother Benjamin are thrust into a mystery that takes them to New York City where surviving will take all her skill at spotting the amazing, shocking, and sometimes dangerous connections in a world full of darkness. She Is Not Invisible is an intricate puzzle of a novel that sheds a light on the delicate ties that bind people to each other.
For More Info: http://www.politics-prose.com/events

Thursday April 24th Washington DC

     Who: Jenny Han
What: Signing/ talk for To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Where: Politics and Prose
In the Children and Teens Department
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
WashingtonDistrict Of Columbia 20008
When: April 24, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Need to buy book there: No
Synopsis: Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the "New York Times "bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. 
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once?

Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren't love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she's written. One for every boy she's ever loved--five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

May 1st Washington DC

The Here and Now

Who: Ann Brashares
What: Signing/ talk for The Here and Now
Where: Politics and Prose
In the Children and Teens Department
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
WashingtonDistrict Of Columbia 20008
When: May 1, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Need to buy book there: No
Synopsis: An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to.

Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.
This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins.

Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth.
But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves.

May 1st Washington DC

Who: Wendy Higgins
What: Book Launch for Sweet Reckoning/ Signing/ Q&A Session
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Arlington Shirlington hotal
4271 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, Virginia 22206
When: May 1st 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Need to buy book there: No
Other info you should know:
This sweet event is FREE and hosted by The Village at Shirlington

What is included?

~ A free copy of SWEET RECKONING (while supplies last)
~ A free raffle ticket for the giveaway (includes signed books and Sweet Trilogy related book goodies)
~ A complimentary beverage
~ Complimentary angel/demon cupcakes and treat bags (while supplies last)
~ Wendy's other books will be available to buy at discounted prices (Sweet Evil, Sweet Peril, and See Me)

We'll begin the night with an Author Q&A discussion session, and then Wendy Higgins will be signing books! (You may bring copies you already own for her to sign, as well!)

If you can attend, please RSVP to:

For More Info: 

Saturday May 3rd Washington DC

Who: See above picture ^^^ Notably: Jennifer Armentrout, Cora Carmack, Wendy Higgins, Jamie McGuire
What: Signing of multiple Young Adult and New Adult Authors
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Washington DC Downtown Hotel (Federal Ballroom)
1201 K Street NW
Washington DC, 20005
When: May 3, 2014 Noon to 4pm
Cost: Free!
Needs to Buy Book There?: Not mentioned specifically, but looks like you can bring your own books to be signed

Saturday May 16th Arlington VA

Who: Fierce Reads Tour: Featuring Anna Banks, Kate Finn, Marie Rutkoski and Lindsay Smith
What: Signing/ talk
Where: Hooray for Books
An Independent Children's Bookstore
1555 King St.  Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Ph. 703-548-4092 Fax 703-548-4094
When: March 15th from 3:30 pm to 5 pm

Cost: Free
Need to buy book there: Unknown

                                      For More Info: http://www.hooray4books.com/events.htm

Saturday May 17th Washington DC

Who: Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
What: Signing/ talk for This One Summer
Where: Politics and Prose
In the Children and Teens Department
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
WashingtonDistrict Of Columbia 20008
When: May 17, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Need to buy book there: No
Synopsis: Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens - just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy - is caught up in something bad... Something life threatening.

Saturday May 17th Gaithersburg MD

Where: Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds, 31 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
When: May 17 2014
10AM to 6 PM
Cost: Free!
For More Info: gaithersburgbookfestival.org

More info soon!

Saturday June 7th Bethesda Maryland


 Who: Amanda Maciel and Cammie McGovern
What: Signing/ talk for This One Summer
Where: Bethesda Library
7400 Arlington Rd
BethesdaMaryland 20814
When: June 7, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Need to buy book there: No

Synopsis: From debut author Amanda Maciel comes a provocative and unforgettable novel, inspired by real-life incidents, about a teenage girl who faces criminal charges for bullying after a classmate commits suicide.

Emma Putnam is dead, and it's all Sara Wharton's fault. At least, that's what everyone seems to think. Sara, along with her best friend and three other classmates, has been criminally charged for the bullying and harassment that led to Emma's shocking suicide. Now Sara is the one who's ostracized, already guilty according to her peers, the community, and the media. In the summer before her senior year, in between meetings with lawyers and a court-recommended therapist, Sara is forced to reflect on the events that brought her to this moment--and ultimately consider her own role in an undeniable tragedy. And she'll have to find a way to move forward, even when it feels like her own life is over.

With its powerful narrative, unconventional point of view, and strong anti-bullying theme, this coming-of-age story offers smart, insightful, and nuanced views on high school society, toxic friendships, and family relationships.

John Green's The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park in this beautifully written, incredibly honest, and emotionally poignant novel. Cammie McGovern's insightful young adult debut is a heartfelt and heartbreaking story about how we can all feel lost until we find someone who loves us because of our faults, not in spite of them.

Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can't walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized.

When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other's lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected.

Saturday August 30th Washington DC

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

When: August 30, 2014
Cost: Free!
Need to Buy a Book There?: No, but amount to get signed can be limited by author
For More Info: http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/

More info soon!

Friday September 26th to Sunday 28th Baltimore Maryland
Baltimore Bookfest Logo
Who: Multiple Authors. Specific authors currently unlisted.
What: Baltimore Book Festival, Signings and Author Talks
Where: Mt. Vernon Place centered on 600
North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
When: Friday and Saturday September 26th and 27th-- Noon to 8pm
Sunday September 28th -- Noon to 6pm
Cost: Free!
Need to Buy Book There?: Currently Unknown
For More Info: https://www.baltimorebookfestival.com/home