Upcoming Appearances

Huzzah! As the pandemic wanes, I will once again be attending events IN-PERSON!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2022 – 5:30pm
Arisia: Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading – Alcott
Arisia has returned to in-person attendance! Join Broad Universe on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 5:30pm ET to find out what we’ve all been writing during the pandemic. For those new to Rapid Fire Readings, each author will have about 8 minutes to read a selection. Don’t miss the chance to discover your next favorite author! A short Q&A will follow the reading. There will be treats and prizes! Note: due to the large number of readers at this event and the fact that I have a dedicated reading on Sunday, I may get only two minutes to read, but I will definitely be in attendance.
Your host is: E.C. Ambrose
Authors: Anne E.G. Nydam, Carol Gyzander, Dianna Sanchez, J.Z. Weston, Kathryn Sullivan, LJ Cohen, Randee Dawn She/Her, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, and Trisha J. Wooldridge
Sunday, January 15, 2023 – 2:30pm
Arisia: Reading – Alcott
Correction: I DO NOT have a reading all to myself! (Whew!) I’ll be sharing this reading spot with Kim Carter and Marc Vun Cannon. I’m planning to read from An Elf’s Equations and The Young Explorers’ Adventure Guide, but if there’s something in particular you’d like me to read, feel free to ask!
Sunday, January 15, 2023 – 7pm
Arisia: Writing Series, Sequels, and Spin-offs – Marina Ballroom 4
It’s no secret that book series have a better chance of discoverability. What’s the secret to writing a successful series? How do you plan and develop multi-book series that sell? Create series arcs? And how do you keep track of multiple plotlines and characters across many books? How can you expand existing material to create a series? And when is it time to pull the plug and move onto other things? Join me, LJ Cohen Cat Scully, and Kevin McLaughlin (over 100 novels!!!) as we reveal our series struggles and secrets.
Wednesday, February 3, 2023 – 12pm ET
Strong Women, Strange Worlds – VIRTUAL EVENT
A tasting menu of speculative delights! This virtual event features 6 authors, 8 minutes each: Denise Crittendon, Julie C. Day, KC Grifant, Dilizhia Jenkins, Dianna Sanches, and Sarena Ulibarri. Free and open to anyone with an imagination! For more information, visit
Boskone 60 – February 17-19, 2023 – Westin Boston Seaport

No firm word yet on programming, but I will definitely be in the Broad Universe RFR and working at the BU table in the dealers’ room. I’m so delighted to meet up with an old friend, Nalo Hopkinson, who is the GoH this year!


Past Events
January 14, 2022 – VIRTUAL
Broad Universe It’s-Not-Arisia Rapid Fire Reading
Missing Arisia? Then join Broad Universe for a Not-Arisia-RFR at the time the convention would have occurred! The Motherboard hopes this virtual event on Friday, Jan. 14 at 7pm ET will help soothe those missing the annual convention, which was canceled for 2022. For those new to Rapid Fire Readings, each author will have about 8 minutes to read a selection. Don’t miss the chance to discover your next favorite author!
Registration is required! Visit
Once you register, we’ll send you the link to the Zoom room. (Don’t forget to check your spam folder.) And we’ll send another reminder the day before and the day off the reading.
The room will open at 6:55pm ET Friday, Jan. 14 and a short Q&A will follow the reading.
Your host is: Randee Dawn
Authors: LJCohen, Randee Dawn, Marianna Martin, Anne Nydam, Dianna Sanchez Kathryn Sullivan, and Jo Weston.
March 14, 2020
Release of An Elf’s Equations!!!

CANCELLED DUE TO PANDEMIC. At long last, book three of the Enchanted Kitchen series is coming. An Elf’s Equations is currently available for pre-order from and at your excellent local independent bookseller, and it will be available for purchase on March 10th. Kickstarter supporters should receive their copies in advance of that date. Enjoy!

September 21, 2019 • LadiesCon 2019 • Somerville, MA

I’ll be vending with my fellow Broad Universe authors at this fabulous, one-day, femme-friendly convention. It’s packed with authors, graphic novelists, artists, performers, and more! The convention is free 11am – 5pm, and you can also pay $25 for early access at 10am, which includes continental breakfast and an exclusive Q&A with Farscape‘s Gigi Edgley! Hope to see you there.

July 12-14, 2019 • Readercon 30 • Quincy, MA

Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading
Fri 12:00 PM, Salon C

Make a Friend, Go to Dinner
Fri 5:00 PM, Abigail Adams
New to Readercon and looking to meet people, or just in the mood for some company over dinner? Drop by this informal, unstructured meetup to make a new friend or three. Low-key icebreakers will be provided.

Make a Friend, Go to Lunch
Sat 11:00 AM, Abigail Adams
New to Readercon and looking to meet people, or just in the mood for some company over lunch? Drop by this informal, unstructured meetup to make a new friend or three. Low-key icebreakers will be provided.

Reading: Dianna Sanchez
Sat 8:30 PM, Sylvanus Thayer

Autographs: Paul Levinson, Dianna Sanchez
Sun 12:00 PM, Autograph Table

Writers’ Hobbies
Charles Allison, Stephen Graham Jones, Steven Popkes, Dianna Sanchez (mod), Torger Vedeler
Sun 2:00 PM, Salon 4
Writers often talk about the ways their day jobs creep into their writing, but what about their hobbies? Our panelists will discuss the ways their secret and not-so-secret hobbies have influenced their work.

 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!

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.

 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.

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

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

 December 11, 2018 • Barnes & Noble Book Bash • Peabody, MA
Twelve local authors gathered to chat and sell books to support the Room to Write, an awesome non-profit that provides room for writers to work without the distractions of home or office. Consider supporting them:

Book Bash Event Flier 12.2018

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.)