Kid Kon 2017 is here! The ultimate kid-friendly con where every kid is a superhero!
Sheri Fink and I will be signing at our own booth and doing panels and presentation on both Saturday and Sunday!
Check out Kid-Kon.com for all the details. This one is a can't miss for all kids and parents!
Join Sheri and I at the South Bay Festival of the Arts at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center all day long! Will be signing and giving out tons of free swag!
All day signings and shows at the biggest children's book festival on the planet!
Join Sheri Fink and I for our epic 2-Day Bay Area visit and book festival appearance.
The first day is at Sunnyvale and the second day we will be in Lafayette -- signing all day at our booth!
Please visit http://www.kidfestconcord.com/KidsBookFair1.html for all the info.
Classes and signings all weekend!
It's the greatest arts festival in West LA! This one is fantastic! Find Sheri and I at our booth in the children's section of the festival, which is taking place all along San Vicente all day long. There will be tons of amazing kids activities, like an awesome faire, and of course we will be singing books and giving away awesome gifts for all kids in attendance!
But the best part is that my mother, artist Melanie Taylor Kent, will be there with her own books displaying her amazing Disney and Star Wars art works!
Myself and Sheri Fink will be sharing a booth and signing both days in the children's section of the amazing annual festival! Free awesome swag for all in attendance.
At the USC campus.
Will update booth number when we get it!
Come out to Orange County's University of La Verne for an amazing day filled with great authors, presentations, and tons of kids activities like a giant literacy carnival!
My times on stage are TBD but I will be signing for several hours in the morning and early afternoon.
So Cal writers - Want to get started on the big new book or screenplay project, but don't know how to start or what constitutes a good story.
Take this fantastic class with me as your teacher, and I will show you how basic knowledge of story structure can help launch your idea and fill in all elements like magic. See link below for sign-ups while still available!
Date: April 8, 2017, Saturday
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Venue: El Segundo Main Library
*$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members.
*Non-members pay the full amount.
*Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of the authors’ book KUBRICK'S GAME.
Join me and Sheri Fink at Bell Gardens Intermediate School in Bell Gardens, where we will be signing books at a book and judging the local Spelling Bee!
How do you spell AWESOME?
The kids of Madera will be seeing a fantastic show from author Sheri Fink, and then we will all be signing our books! Can't wait to revisit one of my favorite schools/shows of 2016!
Join me and Sheri Fink for an awesome day at Precision Dance Studio! We will be at our own booth signing all our books!
25834 Narbonne Ave
Lomita, CA 90717
Come to the Amazing Discovery Cube - where kids can interact with hundreds of amazing science and learning exhibits. I will be signing books there all day long, then stay for an awesome Scary School and El Perro con Sombrero show at 3:00 pm. Will be signing books until 4:00 pm.
Address: 2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Derek and several other great authors will be performing and signing for this awesome Read Across America event at Cardenas elementary.
Signing following the afternoon shows.
All day shows and signings at Valley School in Van Nuys
Author signing and televised interview at Calabasas Public Library!
Derek will be Skyping in to several school districts and classrooms simultaneously for this awesome opportunity. Kids from all over Georgia will get to ask Derek questions about his books and what it's like to be an author!
Skype visits are a great way to share the magic of writing with our youth without the expense of an in-person visit!
Coming straight from the event at the Huntington Breach Central Library -- if you can't make the first, join me at this event where I will be doing a Scary School/El Perro show and signing books afterward
Oak View Branch
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (714) 375-5068
Join me and many other great authors at the Hunting Beach Central Library for an incredible afternoon of awards and signings!
Join me and other great writer's featured in the popular writer's book NOW WRITE!
Shows at Rancho Cucamonga school during the day followed by an awesome signing at night along with #1 best-selling picture book author Sheri Fink!
Come to the Sunland-Tujunga Library for a special author talk and signing with local high school kids who are interested in writing.
Find our booth at MONTAGE BOOKS in the Small Publisher section! Signing Kubrick's Game and Scary School books while they last!
Come to the famous Mysterious Galaxy Book Shop in San Diego, CA. for this very special event.
There will be a reading, Q and A and signing to celebrate the launch of Kubrick's Game, as well as a book-lovers Scavenger Hunt around the store with awesome prizes for the winners! Will you be able to decipher the puzzles and achieve glory? Come find out!
5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100, San Diego, CA 92111
Come to the first reading, celebration, signing at Book Soup in Hollywood of Derek's first novel for grown-ups, KUBRICK'S GAME. Q & A following the reading.
Book signings and shows all day!
Join me and several other great authors featured in the book NOW WRITE! will be answering your questions and talking about our process at the Santa Monica Public Library.
2:00 – Doors open to the public – Register & Network with other writers
2:30 – Announcements
3:00 – Now Write! Panel
4:15 – Q&A
4:45 – Meet the Speaker(s)
5:30 – Library must close
6:00 – Guest of Honor Dinner – Members-only by RSVP.
Palms-Rancho Park Library
Ray Bradbury Room
2920 Overland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Come to Barnes and Noble on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 1 pm - 2 pm! Will be reading/signing from Scary School and El Perro con Sombrero, plus there will be an in-store book-lover's SCAVENGER HUNT throughout the store. You will get the chance to unravel puzzles and discover clues that will test your literary acumen and possibly win you glory and prizes should you prevail.
Proceeds from all purchases will go to support the local Calabasas library. Have fun and get some books for a great cause!
Bring your kids to the El Segundo Library for an amazing day with dozens of authors, games, activities, prizes and book signings!
Shows and signings at Author Day at Tulsa Elementary!
The Assistance League is a nationwide philanthropic organization with over 26,000 members. https://www.assistanceleague.org/ I will be speaking at an event and sharing how children's book's can be used for helping at-risk youth. The event is organized through the Calabasas Barnes and Noble, and I will be signing books afterward at 12:30 pm.