Events

Upcoming Appearances
December 10, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30pm • Barnes & Noble • Peabody, MA

Writers and Illustrators Book Bash to benefit The Room to Write in Wakefield. Come do some holiday shopping and support a lovely local writing organization. I’ll be there with many other local authors. Hope to see you there!

Book Bash Event Flier 12.2018


January 18-21, 2019 • Arisia 2018 • Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Sorry, friends. I will NOT be attending Arisia this year.


April 26-27, 2019 • Providence Book Festival • Downtown Providence RI

The Providence Book Festival takes place all over Downtown Providence. I’ll be there running the Broad Universe table as well as holding my teen writing workshop.


May 3-5, 2019 • NESCBWI Conference • Springfield, MA

The annual conference of the New England Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is my annual weekend of professional development. I will not be presenting, but my books will be on sale in the bookstore. If you are interested in becoming a children’s book author, this conference is an absolutely fabulous place to learn and network with your peers.


May 19, 2019, 10am –  5pm • Kids’ Con • Radisson Nashua NH

Kids’ Con is a lovely, family-friendly comics and kidlit convention in Nashua, NH. I’ll be selling my books in the vendors’ room and may participate in programming as well. Stay tuned!

Past Events
November 6, 2018, 7-9 pm • Porter Square Books • Cambridge, MA

Yes, I know, it’s Election Night. PLEASE VOTE (if you haven’t already), then come on over to Porter Square Books, 7-9pm, for the launch party for my latest novel, A PIXIE’S PROMISE. I’ll be giving away prizes to a few lucky people with their “I Voted” sticker on, and there will be gift bags and cupcakes!


January 27, 2018, 1-3 pm • Annie’s Book Stop • Worcester, MA

It’s a Young Explorers’ Adventure Guide party! I’ll be reading from my 2018 story, “My Mother the Ocean,” along with fellow YEAG contributors Marilag Angway and Rob Greene. Come pick up your very own copy of the only science fiction anthology written especially for kids. Also, there will be CHOCOLATE.


January 12-15, 2018 • Arisia 2018 • Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel

Once again, I’ll be at the largest science fiction convention in Boston, participating in panels, giving a reading, and selling my books at the Broad Universe table in the Dealers’ Room. If you happen to be attending, please swing by and say hi! Here’s my schedule:

  • Friday, 5:30pm – Food and Fandom – Faneuil
  • Saturday, 10am – Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading – Adams
  • Saturday, 2:30pm – Beyond Hogwarts: A Young Fan’s Reading List – Hancock-FastTrack2
  • Saturday, 7pm – A Wrinkle in Time and Entries into Fandom – Marina 1
  • Sunday, 7pm – Which Book First: Introducing SF to Kids – Marina 2
  • Monday, 10am – Race and Identity Issues in SF – Marina 4

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30-8pm • Derry Public Library • Derry, NH

I’m going to slip on my Jenise Aminoff persona and read a ghost story (that is NOT for kids – PG-13 at best) with fellow BroadUniverse members Elaine IsaakTrisha WooldridgeInanna Arthen, and Elizabeth Black. We will have books for sale, too, some come by for chills and leave with new stories.


Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7pm • Pandemonium Books and Games • Cambridge, MA

I’ll be reading with four other local fantasy authors. Come support your friendly neighborhood storyteller!


January 13-16, 2017 • Arisia • Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 11:30am -12:30pm • Arlington Book Festival • Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

I’ll be on a panel with other local authors discussing the process of writing, particularly revision. See the Robbins Library Blog for further details. Books will be available from the Book Rack.


Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30-7:30pm EDT • LitCrawl Boston • Bukowski Tavern, 50 Dalton Street, Boston

Come see me dressed as a grown-up Millie! Official blurb: Imagine spending time with your favorite children’s book characters, all grown up and out on the town. Boston’s meetup group for children’s authors hosts a mixer with a purpose: Fill out your bingo card by finding characters based on clues from the books that feature them (i.e., “Find someone who enjoys a butterbeer after a hard day at the Ministry”). There will be prizes for the first few to claim “Bingo!” Guests are welcome to sign up to represent their own favorite kid’s lit characters. Costumes encouraged (but not required)!


Saturday, October 1, 2016 • 7pm EDT

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!!!!! Susan Jane Bigelow and I will be at Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA to talk about and sign our books.


Sunday, September 25, 2016 • 2pm EDT

Book launch event at Remember Salem, Salem, MA.


Saturday, September 17, 2016 • 5pm EDT (Note time change!)

Broad Universe Facebook Author Party! The party begins at noon EDT, but if you’d like a chance to win a signed copy of A Witch’s Kitchen, tune in at 6pm.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016 • 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM MDT

Young Explorers’ Adventure Guide Facebook Party: Dreaming Robot Press’s online Speculative Author Party


Saturday, May 7, 2016 • 6pm EDT

Sci-Fi Saturday Night hosts Susan Jane Bigelow and me as we blather about the insanity of Kickstarter and our new books.


Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1, 2016

I’ll be at the NESCBWI Spring Conference in Springfield, MA. Not presenting anything, but come say hi anyway. (My name tag may read Jenise Aminoff.)