March 27, 2020, Houston. What’s New in Middle Grade Series panel discussion at the Texas Library Association conference of public and school librarians.
NCTE Baltimore 2019
November 21-22, Baltimore Convention Center. Using Historical Fiction in the Classroom for Deeper Inquiry Into Who We Were, Are, and Will Be. With Lesa Cline-Ransom, Veera Hiranandani, Tracy Holczer, and Anne Nesbet; moderated by Jason Lewis.
Wolftrap Elementary School
November 20, school visit to Vienna, Virginia
November 19, school visit to Bethesda, Maryland.
November 9, six Chicago middle-grade authors talk writing, reading, marketing, and more through SCBWI-Illinois' Hyde Park/South Side Chicago Network, 6-7:30 p.m. at 57th Street Books. Kate joins with Lisa Jenn Bigelow, Carolyn Crimi, Keir Graff, Shirin Shamsi , and Liesl Shurtliff.
STEm Reads with NIU
October 23, Kate participates with NIU STEM Reads to explore history, computational thinking, engineering, espionage, and more as students work with the Pinkerton detectives in Kate's "The Detective's Assistant" to thwart an assassination attempt against Abe Lincoln!
Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner
October 10th, Kate participates in the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Library Foundation's Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner, where science fiction writer George R. R. Martin, best known for "Game of Thrones," will receive the 2019 Carl Sandburg Literary Award.
Afterschool Book Club at Booked
October 4th, Kate goes to Booked in Evanston to talk superheroes and work with the members of the afterschool book club. We'll make a superhero banner to hang in the store.
School Visits to Chicago Suburbs
October 2nd, Kate goes to classrooms in the Chicago suburbs with Anderson's Bookshop.
Harbor Springs Festival of the book
September 27-29 in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Kate visits Harbor Springs Middle School to speak with fifth-graders on Friday, participates in the "Riddle Me This" session on codes, riddles, and ciphers in middle-grade books at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, and in the panel discussion "Score One for STEM" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Superhero writing workshop
September 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m., at the Book Stall in Winnetka. Kate leads a session on writing, for kids and superheroes and kids who are superheroes
School visits via The Book Stall
September 23, 24, 25, Kate visits Hoffman, Central, Joseph Sears, North Shore Country Day, Sunset Ridge, and Glen Grove school classrooms in Chicago's northern suburbs through the Book Stall.
Book launch party in chicago
September 19, 4-5:30 p.m,., come celebrate Cape's launch with a party at 57th Street Books in Hyde Park! Prizes, capes, whoopee pies, draw your own graphic novels!
visit to The Ancona school
September 19, Kate works with students at the Ancona School in Chicago, talking about reading, writing, and historical research. Plus the Scroll of Doom!
VIsit to Ray School
September 19, Kate visits Ray Elementary in Chicago to present to students about books, research, and connecting with the past through family, friends, and neighbors.
VIsit to milwaukee
September 17-18, Kate visits with Milwaukee students through the great Boswell Book Company to talk about books, research, and connecting with the past through family, friends, and neighbors.
Children's book fair
September 15, celebrate children's literature at the Children's Book Fair! An afternoon devoted to kids literature, with life-size characters walking around, nonstop book signings, dance, music, food, and fun. Kate will sign copies of Cape!
VIsit to the Book Cellar
September 12, Kate visits one of Chicago's finest bookstores, The Book Cellar!
VIsit to St. Louis
August 29 and 30, Kate visits St. Louis schools through The Novel Neighbor and Left-Bank Books!
Launch party In Petoskey!
August 10 we celebrate CAPE's launch into the world! With great fun at Michigan's finest bookstore, McLean & Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey! Come for fun activities, snacks, capes, and more!
August 6 Cape publishes with Simon & Schuster/Aladdin! Woot!