News & Events Archive

PAST EVENTS from 2014-2015

August 1 – 4, 2014 

Los Angeles, CA

SCBWI Annual Summer Conference

(Attended, not Presenting)

Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Central Library – Teen Read Week

with Robin Lafevers, Brandy Colbert, Leigh Bardugo, Stacey Lee, Anthony Breznican, and hosted by Mary McCoy


October 25 – 26, 2014

Sacramento, CA

California Capital Book Festival


March 17, 2015

Official Launch of Under a Painted Sky

My Debut Book from Penguin / Putnam books

 Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Under a Painted Sky – Book Launch Event at Books, Inc.

7:00 PM

Address:  855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Under a Painted Sky – Book Launch Event at Northside Library

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Address:  695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Come celebrate Stacey’s book launch at Northside Library in

Rivermark, Santa Clara in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Stacey will discuss her new book and do a signing.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Appearance with Susan Adrian and Whitney Miller

at Mrs. Dalloway’s Book Store

7:30 PM

Address:  2904 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

April 14-17, 2015

Austin, TX

Texas Library Association Annual Conference

Young Adult Roundtable Tea

Penguin Young Readers Cocktail Party

YART Panel: The Many Facets of YA Historical Fiction (Panelist)

Meet & Greet at Texas Teens for Libraries

Signing in the Author Aisle

May 2, 2015

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Children’s Literature Council of Southern California

South Pasadena Middle School Library, South Pasadena, CA

We Need Diverse Books workshop for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Keynote: Introduction to We Need Diverse Books

Moderator:  Writers Panel

May 8, 2015

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Hicklebee’s Bookstore

1378 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA

Terrific Author Bash

A bash for bookworms, their friends, teachers, and everyone who wants one-on-one time with awesome authors!  Bay Area favorites attending the bash will be Lynn Carthage, Annameekee Hesik, Heidi Kling, Stacey Lee,Tricia Stirling, and Tamara Ireland Stone.

May 9, 2015

4:00 PM

Books Inc. at Opera Plaza

601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA

Children’s Book Week YA Author Hoopla

A carnival themed party to hang out with oh-so-many fabulously talented YA authors that call the Bay Area home. With 15+ authors on the bill this celebration will be full of talent, games, goodies, tasty treats, and more!

June 5, 2015

7:00 pm

Books Inc. in Mountain View

301 Castro Street,  Mountain View, CA

Not Your Mother’s Book Club Panel Event

Author talk, Q&A and signing with 4 authors: Stacey Lee (Under a Painted Sky), Jen Brooks (In a World Just Right),  Lee Kelly (City of Savages)

June 27, 2015

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Books Inc. Burlingame Library

480 Primrose Rd.,  Burlingame, CA

Not Your Mother’s Book Club – 2K15 Author Panel Event

Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, fantasy)

Courtney Alameda (Shutter, Feiwel & Friends, horror)

Alexis Bass (Love and Other Theories, HarperTeen, contemporary)

Holly Bodger (5 to 1, Knopf/Random House, near future/half-verse)

Virginia Boecker (The Witch Hunter, Little Brown, fantasy) 

Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (Tiny Pretty Things, HarperTeen, contemporary)

IW Gregorio (None of the Above, Balzar+Bray/HarperCollins, contemporary)

Fonda Lee (Zeroboxer, Flux/Llewellyn, science fiction)

Stacey Lee (Under A Painted Sky, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, historical)

Valynne Maetani (Ink and Ashes, Tu Books/Lee&Low, mystery/thriller)

June 28, 2015

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

American Library Association (ALA) – 2015 Annual Conference

San Francisco, CA

ALA 2015 Annual Conference: June 25 -30, 2015

Marie Lu Chats With 8 Young Adult Debuts from Diversity League

Featuring eight debut authors who are committed to bringing diverse stories to readers everywhere.  In addition to talking about each author’s books and how each came to write them, the panel will providing librarians with comparable titles for each book to make them easier to share with readers, as well as discussing the role libraries played in each author’s writing journeys.

New York Times Bestselling author Marie Lu will moderate.

Participating authors: Stacey Lee, I.W. Gregorio, Sabaa Tahir, Dhonielle Clayton, Holly Bodger, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Renee Ahdieh.

July 18 – 20, 2015

International Literacy Association (ILA) – 2015 Conference

St. Louis, MO

2015 International Literacy Association Conference

Sat Jul 18  4:30 – 7:30 PM – Author signing at Booksource

Sun Jul 19  9:00 – 10:00 AM – New Voices in Children’s Literature: Using 2015 Releases in the Classroom Panel .  Panelists: Cindy Rodriguez (Bloomsbury), Jen Brooks (Simon & Schuster), Virginia Boecker (Little Brown), and Stacey Lee (Putnam).  Location: America’s Center St. Louis, Room 161

Sun Jul 19  3:00 – 4:00 PM  STACEY LEE book signing in the Penguin Young Readers’ Booth.  Location:  America’s Center St. Louis,  Booth #1919

Sun Jul 19  4:00 – 5:00 PM  STACEY LEE book signing in the Anderson’s Booth.  Location:  America’s Center St. Louis,  Booth #1938

July 31 – Aug 3, 2015

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

Annual Summer Conference 2015

Los Angeles, CA – Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Thurs Jul 30  6:30 – 8:30 PM Welcome Party @ XBar

Fri Jul 31  5:00 – 6:00 PM – Success Story Panel – Tips on How to Realize Your Dream

(Panelists: Martha Brockenbrough, Mike Curato, Stacey Lee, Lori Nicols, Anna Shinoda)

Sun Aug 2  10:45 – 11:45 AM – Navigating Your Debut Year

(Panelists: Nicola Yoon, Stacey Lee, Virginia Boecker)

Sun Aug 2 2:45 – 3:45 PM – Narrative Tension: How To Keep Them Up All Night

(Panelists: Stacey Lee, Anna Shinoda)

October 3, 2015

Multnomah County Library:  Midland Library

2:00 – 3:30 PM

805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR

Censorship by Omission: The Diversity Deficit

Author Panel:  Stacey Lee, Isabel S. Quintero-Flores, Tess Sharpe, Swati Avasthi

November 6 – 8, 2015

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) – 2015 Symposium

Wordstock – Portland’s Book Festival

Portland, OR

Sat Nov 7   Wordstock Schedule – Portland’s Book Festival

3:00 – 3:50 PM:  Panel – Growing Pains: Identity, Love, and High School with Emily Adrian, Kris Dinnison, Ilene Wong Gregorio, Stacey LeeChris Scofield & Dhonielle Clayton

Location: Oregon Community Foundation Stage at the Miller Gallery (Portland Art Museum, Mark Building, First Floor)

4:15 – 5:00 PM  Book Signing – stage at the Kridel Grand Ballroom, PAM Mark Building, Third Floor.

Sun Nov 8  YALSA 2015 Symposium

8:30 – 10:00 AM: Diverse Teen Fiction: Getting Beyond the Labels

Panelists: I.W. Gregorio, Stacey Lee, Anna Marie McLemore, Renee Watson, Swati Avasthi, Fonda Lee, Dhonielle Clayton

November 19 – 22, 2015

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Minneapolis, MN

NCTE Annual Convention

Thurs Nov 19

12:15 – 1:00 PM – Diversity in Children’s Literature: Opening Keynote by Stacey Lee

2:15 – 3:15 PM – CLA Diversity in Children’s Literature Panel

Panelists:  Matt de la Peña, Varian Johnson, Salina Yoon, and Shane Evans; moderated by STACEY LEE

Discussion with the panelists not only on their books but also their experiences as diverse authors and illustrators and their thoughts on Diversity in Children’s Literature. The workshop will focus on how/if things in the publishing world are changing due to the push for more diversity.

Fri Nov 20

5:30 – 7:30 PM –  Penguin Young Readers & Nerdy Book Club

Sat Nov 21

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM – Six Debut Authors talk about Writing and Teaching Works Like Theirs

Panelists:  Virginia Boecker, Stacey Lee, Jen Brooks, Sona Charaipotra, MarcyKate Connelly, and Holly Bodger

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  Stacey Lee Book Signing in the Penguin Young Readers Booth


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