Jan. 31, 1:30-4:30pm: Litquake Master Class Mixer: I’ll be leading a seminar for children’s writers, “How to Overcome the Debility of Being a Grownup,” cocktails to follow; Mechanics Institute, 57 Post St., San Francisco; $100. For information:

Feb. 7, 4-5:30pm: cohosting, with James Kennedy, the 90 Second Newbery Film Festival; San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin, San Francisco. For information:

March 14, 6pm: appearance at the Walnut Creek Library Foundation’s Author’s Gala, a fundraiser for the Walnut Creek Library. For information or tickets:


To request a speaking engagement with Annie Barrows, please contact the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau by visiting their website, or by calling Lisa Barnes at 212-572-2014.

To arrange school visits or events related to Ivy + Bean, please contact the Publicity Department at Chronicle Books:

To arrange school visits or events related to Magic in the Mix, please contact Lizzy Mason at Bloomsbury Children’s Books: or 212-419-5340.