Appearances


Between Burning Worlds Tour

Laterre is on the brink of war. The Third Estate are rioting against the injustices of a corrupt system. The Patriarche, reeling from the murder of his only heir, makes brutal attempts to quash the unrest, while a new militant faction launches a series of deadly attacks. And three outlaws find themselves pulled into the fray. Les Misérables meets The Lunar Chronicles in Jessica Brody’s "Between Burning Worlds" (cowritten by Joanne Rendell) (Simon Pulse), the sequel to "Sky Without Stars".

Please note: Signed preordered books will be shipped to you and are not available for pick-up in the store the night of the event (but if you're planning to attend, don't worry! Signed editions are usually available at the events). Also, we are sorry but we can not accommodate personalized inscriptions, or guarantee the signed books are first editions. Thanks for your understanding.



Between Burning Worlds Tour

System Divine #2, a Young Adult Science Fiction Book Talk & Signing

Jessica Brody is the author of several popular and bestselling novels for teens and tweens, including "The Geography of Lost Things", "52 Reasons to Hate My Father", and "A Week of Mondays". Brody will discuss and sign "Between Burning Worlds" (System Divine #2) ($19.99 Simon Pulse), the out-of-this-world sequel to "Sky Without Stars", cowritten with author Joanne Rendell.

Laterre is on the brink of war. The Third Estate are rioting against the injustices of a corrupt system. The Patriarche, reeling from the murder of his only heir, makes brutal attempts to quash the unrest, while a new militant faction launches a series of deadly attacks. And three outlaws find themselves pulled into the fray...



SCBWI L.A. Writer’s Day

Keynote and Save the Cat! Breakout Session

Experience your own ‘Eureka!’ moment with tricks and techniques to make those manuscripts shine. A dazzling morning of inspirational keynotes is followed by an afternoon of informational breakouts. Countless opportunities for those seeking to dig deeper or simply polish to perfection.

Jessica, author of SAVE THE CAT! WRITES A NOVEL (a #1 Amazon Bestseller) will walk writers through the “secret storytelling code” that lies at the heart of all great fiction and will demonstrate (using examples from popular books and movies) how the 15 “beats” of the Save the Cat! method can be used to plot, write, outline, or revise your novel, or simply jumpstart you out of writing slumps. This fun and informative presentation is sure to inspire you and leave you itching to start writing!

Register using the event link



L.A. Writers Day 2020

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Experience your own ‘Eureka!’ moment with tricks and techniques to make those manuscripts shine. A dazzling morning of inspirational keynotes is followed by an afternoon of informational breakouts. Countless opportunities for those seeking to dig deeper or simply polish to perfection.

Keynote Speakers:

Harold Underdown
The Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Children’s Publishing Today

Maria Barbo
It’s TOTALLY Personal: Character Motivation is Everything

Jessica Brody
The Transformative Power of Story

Jessica Brody
Save the Cat! Writes A Novel
Jessica Brody, author of SAVE THE CAT! WRITES A NOVEL, will walk writers through the “secret storytelling code” that lies at the heart of all great fiction and will demonstrate how the 15 “beats” of the Save the Cat! method can be used to plot, write, outline, or revise your novel, or simply jumpstart you out of writing slumps. This fun and informative presentation is sure to inspire you and leave you itching to get home and start writing!



Save the Cat! LIVE – Storytelling Masterclass

Learn the Language of Storytelling

We are pleased to announce the very first Save the Cat!® Storytelling Masterclass, presented by the best-selling author of Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, Jessica Brody.

In this dynamic full-day workshop, Jessica will take you beat-by-beat through the world’s most popular storytelling approach to help you learn how to create engaging stories, compelling character arcs, and themes that resonate.

The Save the Cat! Storytelling Masterclass—based on the principles originally laid out by Blake Snyder—is designed for novel writers and storytellers looking to master the elements of plot and structure and apply them to their current project. After this workshop, you will walk away with:

- An outline for a new story or a revision plan for an existing one
- A deep understanding of story structure with case studies from some of the most successful stories ever told
- Productive brainstorm exercises to help you put your ideas onto paper
- The inspiration to start and—more important—finish your project with confidence

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE: $147.50 – Early Bird ends Feb. 29 Midnight (EST)
REGISTRATION FEE: $197.50 – Starting March 1st
LIMITED SEATING!



Ontario Teen Book Fest 2020

This all-day event featuring multiple young adult authors in a series of panels, breakout sessions and keynote presentations.

AM Breakout Sessions:
A Whole New World: A deep dive into crafting different genres.
Featuring: Jessica Brody, Traci Chee, Adalyn Grace, Anna-Marie McLemore and Romina Russell

Blast From The Past: Making the historical record relevant for today.
Featuring: Daniel Acosta, Laurie Halse Anderson, Julie Berry and Misa Sugiura

The Real World: When people stop being polite and start getting real.
Featuring: Barbara Bottner, Jeff Garvin, Maurene Goo, Catherine Linka and Aminah Mae Safi

PM Breakout Sessions:
Dare to Be Happy: The love, family and friends who get you through it all.
Featuring: Julie Berry, Maurene Goo, Catherine Linka and Aminah Mae Safi

We Rise: Writing about and overcoming social injustice.
Featuring: Daniel Acosta, Laurie Halse Anderson, Traci Chee, Romina Russell and Misa Sugiura

New Year, New Book: Behind the scenes of publishing in 2020.
Featuring: Barbara Bottner, Jessica Brody, Jeff Garvin, Adalyn Grace and Anna-Marie McLemore