Saturday, January 26, 2019
SCBWI Oregon's Winter Great Critique
TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR
I'll be mentoring a table of YA writers. (Registration required)

Tuesday, April 16, to Thursday, April 18, 2019
Texas Library Association Annual Conference
Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
Author signing; panel - Scream Out Loud: Caution, Contains Horror! 
(Registration required)

Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:00 pm
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR

Past Events


Thursday, January 11, 2018
Brown Middle School
Hillsboro, OR
School visit.

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 12:05 pm
OYAN Mock Printz Workshop
Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR
Author presentation (registration required).

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Forest Grove High School
Forest Grove, OR
Oregon Expo, art careers panel (for FGHS students only).

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 7:00 pm
Young Willamette Writers Portland Meeting
The Old Church, SW 11th and Clay, Portland, OR
"Crafting Mysteries with Cat Winters" (free for any student age 13-18).

Saturday, April 7, 2018
2018 Oregon Battle of the Books State Tournament 
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR
Author talk for students competing in the OBOB State Tournament.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 5:00-6:30 pm
Let's Talk about Dialogue
Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver, WA
Workshop for teens in grades 6 to 12 (registration open until 9/17/18).

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7:00 pm
Time Travelers' Ball 2018
Odd Fellows Lodge, 267 E. Main St., Hillsboro, OR
Readings from local authors will occur between the historical dances. I'll be sharing a sneak peek of The Raven's Tale (tickets required).

Friday, November 9, 2018, 6:00 pm
Lit Crawl Portland
Kimpton Vintage Hotel, 422 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
Readings from local authors of kid lit and YA fiction. I'll be sharing a sneak peek of The Raven's Tale.


Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7:00 pm
Stayton Public Library
515 N. 1st Ave., Stayton, OR
Reading and signing for YESTERNIGHT.

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5:30 pm
Childrens's Institute 2017
Red Lion Hotel | Jantzen Beach
909 N Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR
Author Reception.

Sunday, June 25, 2017
ALA Annual Conference
McCormick Place Convention Center
2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL
9:00 am: YALSA Coffee Klatch (ticketed event) 
1:00 - 2:00 pm: Signing ODD & TRUE ARCs in Abrams Booth #3411

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 7:00 pm
Beaverton City Library
12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR
Author talk and signing. The event will include a giveaway of ODD & TRUE galleys and a celebration of the paperback release of THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY.

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00 pm
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR
☙ ODD & TRUE launch party!!! ❧

Saturday, October 7, 2017
OCTE Fall Conference
​Wilsonville High School, 6800 Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, OR
Oregon Spirit Book Award presentation, lunchtime signing, and author panel (registration required)

Monday, October 9, 2017, 6:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Tradeshow
Red Lion Hotel on the River, Portland, OR
Feast of Authors (ticketed event; industry professionals only)

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:30-1:15 pm
Virginia Library Association Annual Conference
Hilton Norfolk The Main, Norfolk, VA
Jefferson Cup Award Spotlight: Cat Winters (registration required)

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
1312 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA
Reading and signing (free event)

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Super Skyland Days: Monster Hunters
Skyland Ranch, 19750 CA-243, Idyllwild, CA
Skyland will become a place where literature and science and fantasy meet. We will spend the afternoon learning about cryptozoology, creating monster traps, building monsters, and hunting them. Cat Winters, the author of “Odd and True,” will talk to kids and adults about writing and cryptozoology (registration required).

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 3:00 pm
Cedar Mill Main Library
12505 NW Cornell Rd., Suite 13, Portland, OR
Author talk (free event)

Monday, November 20, 2017
School visits:
Remington Traditional School, Maryland Heights, MO
Fort Zumwalt South High School, St. Peters, MO
Oakville Middle School, St. Louis, MO

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 1:30 pm
ALAN Workshop
America's Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, MO
Panel: "The Family You Know and the Family You Don't," with Sayantani DasGupta, J.L. & M.A. Powers, and Cat Winters (registration required)


Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9:30 am to Noon
The Great Critique
The Dining Room, TaborSpace
5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR
Round-table manuscript critiques moderated by author mentors. Registration required. Presented by the Oregon chapter of SCBWI.

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:00 pm
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR
Launch party for THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY.
Saturday, April 2, 2016,
Literary Orange
Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA
Panel - Young Adult: Trending Teen Literature (1:50-2:30 pm).

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 1:00 pm
Barnes & Noble - Redlands
Citrus Plaza Shopping Center, Redlands, CA
Reading and signing for THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY.

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6:30 pm
Salem Public Library, Loucks Auditorium
585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR
Author talk for teens and signing.

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Panel - Perspectives on the Past: Writing Young Adult History (1:30-2:30 pm).

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Deschutes Public Library Teen Lit Fest
Bend High School, Bend, OR
Panels - Beyond Google: The Heart of Story Research (11:00 am-11:50 am); Slasher Girls and Monster Boys (1:00 pm-1:50 pm).

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Oregon Writing Festival
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Keynote speaker.

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 3:00 pm
102 East Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI
Skype visit with the Spring Green Community Book Club, discussing THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Manchester Township High School
Manchester Township, NJ
School visit.

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11:00 am-2:00 pm
315 E. 2nd Street, The Dalles, OR
Author fair with 12 Oregon YA and middle-grade authors.

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
9:00 am-10:00 am: YALSA's Coffee Klatch (ticketed event).
11:00 am-Noon: Book signing in ABRAMS Booth #1226.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 7:00 pm
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince St., New York, NY
I'll be in conversation with my YA editor, author Maggie Lehrman. Q&A and signing to follow.

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Grand Hyatt, New York City, NY
Panel - Medieval, Renaissance, or WWII? Historical Thrillers (1:00 pm-1:50 pm).

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, Portland, OR
Reading and Signing (10:30 am).
Panel - How to Break Into (and Survive!) the World of Young Adult Fiction (3:30 pm-5:00 pm).

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Pullman Plaza Hotel, Huntington, WV
I'll be speaking from 2:15-3:30 pm.

Tuesday October 4, 2016, 7:00 PM
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR
Launch party for YESTERNIGHT.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Colorado Teen Book Con
Littleton High School, Littleton, CO
Panel - Scary, Creepy, & Weird . . . Oh My!

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Portland, OR
Pop-up reading of THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY - 3:00-3:15 pm, Portland Art Museum.
Panel - Family Drama: Past/Present/Future YA - 4:30-5:30 pm, Oregon Historical Society.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Manzanita Writers' Series
Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, OR
Workshop: Writing Scary - 1:00-3:30 pm. Registration required, $30.
Reading and signing for YESTERNIGHT - 7:00 pm. Admission, $7. 

Additional past events include appearances at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences, the 2015 SCBWI Oregon Spring Conference (faculty member), the 2014 ALAN Workshop, PNBA trade shows, the OCTE 2014 and 2015 Fall Conferences, Wordstock 2013 and 2015, the 2015 YALSA Symposium, the SCBWI Oregon Great Critique, Powell's Books, Elliott Bay Book Company, Mysterious Galaxy, Annie Bloom's Books, A Children's Place Bookstore, high schools, libraries, and Barnes & Nobles.

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