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Jennifer Allison with a young GILDA JOYCE fans



Gilda Joyce fans with author Jennifer Allison


Allison signing a book


Allison with Sarah Gibbons at Barnes and Noble signing


Jennifer Allison in Brighton


Jennifer doing a presentation at a school


Allison signing books


Signing for a group of kids


Allison works with some boys during a school session


Siging a book for a little girl


Jen with Middleton Burney third graders


Jen signs at Greensboro Academy


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 AT 3:45 PM
"So You Want to Be An Author?" Jennifer Allison joins a panel of YA novelists to discuss the path to publication and answer your questions about the writing life! This panel is part of an annual SELF-EMPLOYMENT IN THE ARTS CONFERENCE, bringing together writers and artists of all types to explore paths to career success in the arts.

Hilton Lisle / Naperville Hotel
3003 Corporate West Dr. Lisle, IL

Contact and further information: http://www.selfemploymentinthearts.com


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM
“Mystery Comes to Michigan” Panel discussion on the mystery genre. Jennifer Allison discusses writing mysteries with fellow mystery authors Julie Kramer, D.E. Johnson, Sarah Zettel, Hank Phillippi Ryan. Book sale and signing to follow.

Romeo District Library
65821 Van Dyke Rd. Washington, MI
Contact: Kathy Fannon, library services

Sunday September 9, 2012 (time t.b.a.)
YA Author Panel on “The Path to Publication” Meet Jennifer Allison and some other popular children’s book authors at the Kerrytown Book Festival in Ann Arbor, MI!

Kerrytown BookFest
Historic Kerrytown at the Farmer’s Market
701 N. 4th Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Tel. 734 669 0451

Aunt Agatha’s Bookstore Table -- 3:00 PM Jennifer Allison signs copies of her Gilda Joyce mysteries. Also meet authors Amy Huntley and Sarah Zettel.

4:00 PM Jennifer Allison discusses “The Path to Publication” with authors Deborah Dinesen, Ruth McNally Barajas, and Amy Huntley.



Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Valley Bookseller
217 Main St. Stillwater, MN 55082
Contact : Kathleen


Saturday, April 21, 2012 2:00 PM
Jennifer Allison book signing!

Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Contact: (651) 224-8320


Monday, April 23, 2012 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Presentation by Jennifer Allison at Immaculate Heart of Mary School & book signing
13505 Excelsior Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345
(952) 935-0004


Monday, April 23 7:00 PM
Presentation by Jennifer Allison: Writing the Gilda Joyce Series

Southdale Library
7001 York Ave. S.
Edina, MN 55435
Contact: Laura Krentz email at lkrentz@hclib.org


Tuesday, April 24 at 8:50 AM
Presentation by Jennifer Allison at Minnewashta Elementary School & book signing

26350 Smithtown Road
Excelsior, Minnesota 55331
Contact: 952-401-5500


Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 1:20 to 2:15 PM
Groveland Elementary School
Contact: Colleen Small - media specialist


Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 4:00 PM
Presentation by Jennifer Allison to Excelsior Library Girls Book Club (grades 4 & 5)

343 3rd Street
Excelsior, MN 55331
Contact: (612) 543-6350



Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:00 PM
Meet Jennifer Allison and get your Gilda Joyce books signed!

Wayzata Bookcase
607 Lake St.
East Wayzata, MN 55391
Tel. 952 473 8341


Sunday May 20, 2012 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Spy Fiction Writer’s Workshop

Jennifer Allison will help you create a disguise, run a spy mission, and begin your very own spy novel! Register early online!
Contact: International Spy Museum
800 F. St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
Tel. 202 EYESPYU


Saturday, May 26, 2012 10:00 AM to 12:00 Presentation by Jennifer Allison and Awards to Winners of the Montgomery County Council of the International Reading Association (MCCIRA) Young Author’s Contest
Montgomery County, MD


Monday August 6, 2012 11:00 AM
Sources of Inspiration for Mysteries and the Gilda Joyce Series!

Youth Summer Reading Program at Guthrie Memorial Library
2 Library Place
Hanover, PA 17331
Contact Jessica Shelleman, Youth Services Library Asst. 717-632-5183

Thursday March 1, 2012 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Featured Author at Family Reading Night

Meet local authors including Jennifer Allison, have a pancake dinner, and encourage independent young readers! This event is open to the community.
West Education Campus
1338 Farragut St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
Contact: Carrie Tiller at 240 463 1834


Friday, March 2 at 10:00 AM
How to Write a Mystery

(Presentation for Students)
West Education Campus
1338 Farragut St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
Contact: Carrie Tiller at 240 463 1834


Sunday, March 25 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Writer’s workshop and pizza party

Private event for Make-A-Wish Foundation of the MidAtlantic
For more information contact Grace Brooks
Tel. 301 962 9464 ext. 343



Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Meet Jennifer Allison and get your Gilda Joyce books signed while you do your holiday shopping at Costco! Free event, open to Costco shoppers.
Costco #184-South Orlando
2101 Waterbridge Blvd
Orlando, FL 3283
Contact: Carlos Nunez (407) 393-1003

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
How to Write a Mystery!

Jennifer Allison discusses her Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator series. Free and open to the public. Presentation by Jennifer Allison followed by book signing.
Tenley Library
4450 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington,  DC  20016
Contact: Camille Martone, Friends of Tenley Library Board Member:

Wednesday November 30, 2011 5:30 to 8:00 PM
22nd Annual University Club

“Meet the Authors” Night and Book Fair

Chat with Jennifer Allison and meet many other fabulous Washington, DC authors for both children and adults! This evening book fair makes for a fun evening out while doing some early holiday shopping for any book-lovers on your list. This is a free event, open to the public.
1135 16th St NW  Washington, District of Columbia 20005
(202) 862-8800


November 8th at 7:00 PM
Book signing with Jennifer Allison at Barnes & Noble in Greensboro, NC! Meet Jennifer and get your Gilda Joyce books signed!

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Friendly Shopping Center
Greensboro, NC 27408
Tel. (336) 854-2508
Contact: Becky Carignan, Community Relations Manager crm2795@bn.com

November 7, 2011, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Jennifer Allison meets young readers and parents and signs her GILDA JOYCE series at Greensboro Academy School!

Greensboro Academy
4049 Battleground
Greensboro, NC 27410
Tel. 336 286 8404

October 17, 2011 at 7 PM
A Ghostly Gathering! Join authors Jennifer Allison and Laura Thomas for a discussion of the Gilda Joyce mystery series and Michigan ghost stories!
Saline Public Library
555 N. Maple Road
Saline, MI 48176
Tel. 734 429-5450

October 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Michigan Hauntings and Psychic Detectives!

Mix together two ghostly books, two Michigan-born authors, one Michigan ghost story, one kid psychic investigator, and what do you have? A fun Halloween-season night! Come meet author Laura Thomas (contributor to Ghost Writers) and kids’ author Jennifer Allison (Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator series)! The duo will be signing books at Barnes & Noble in spooky Muskegon, MI .
Barnes & Noble, Muskegon
Lake shore Marketplace
5275 Harvey Street
Muskegon, MI 49444
Tel. 231-798-4388

Saturday October 15, 2011 at 2 PM
Presentation by Jennifer Allison: “How To Write a Mystery!” followed by a book signing
Hackley Library
316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440
Contact: Cassandra Hamilton, Tel. 231 722 7276 X230, chamilton@hackleylibrary.org

Thursday October 13, 2011 at 7 PM
Presentation and book signing with Jennifer Allison
Ann Arbor District Library
343 S. 5th Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Tel. 734-327-4200

Wednesday October 5, 2011 – Friday October 5, 2011
Presentation on “FLORIDA HISTORY AS INSPIRATION FOR FICTION” and book signing with Jennifer Allison
F.A.M.E. (Florida Association for Media in Education) 39th Annual Conference
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Orlando, FL
Contact: Cecelia Solomon (F.A.M.E.)

Saturday September 24, 2011 from 11 AM to 1 PM
Meet Jennifer Allison and other favorite children’s book authors!
Marilyn J. Praisner Library
14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866
Tel. 240-773-9460

Saturday September 10, 2011 from 11 AM to 4 PM
Meet Jennifer Allison and some of your favorite authors!
Princeton Public Library / Alfred Hines Plaza
65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542
Contact: Allison Santos, Tel. 609-924-9529




Sunday May 22, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
SPY FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP WITH JENNIFER ALLISON: Discover how the skills used by real spies can help you develop fictional characters and stories!
International Spy Museum
Washington, DC
For more information, contact Jackie Eyl, Director of Educational Programs at 202-EYE-SPY-U


Saturday May 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM
“THERE’S A CHILDREN’S BOOK IN ME—HOW DO I GET IT PUBLISHED? ” Panel discussion with five children’s book experts, including Jennifer Allison -- book signing to follow.
Grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall
31 S. Summit Ave.
Contact: Carolyn Crosby, Tel. 301 258 6350


Sunday April 17, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Meet Jennifer Allison and get a sneak peek at the new book in the series – THE BONES OF THE HOLY!
Howard Ave. in Kensington, MD
Tuesday, March 31, 2011 at 7 PM


Join authors including Jennifer Allison, Jon Scieszka, and Jennifer Keats Curtis for a festive evening and an informal discussion of children’s literature!
State of Maryland International Reading Association Conference (SOMIRAC)
Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn
Hunt Valley, MD

Saturday Oct. 2, 2010
11:00 AM—12:30 PM

Book chat and signing with Jennifer Allison as part of a day-long “DC READS” at the Cleveland Park Public Library 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 20008 (202) 282-3080

Sunday, October 10, 2010
4:00 PM

Conversation, snacks, and book signing with authors Jennifer Allison and Caroline Hickey! Note that advance registration is necessary; please call the bookstore for details.

Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC
202 364-1919

Thursday, October 14, 2010
5:00 PM—7:00 PM

Author panel discussion at the University of Michigan Residential College: “Fearless Girls, Other Worlds: OZ in the Land of Children’s Literature”
Contact: Laura Thomas
Lecturer and Program Head, RC Creative Writing
The Residential College at the University of Michigan
130 Greene, East Quad
734) 647-4386

Thursday, October 28, 2010
5:00 PM—7:00 PM

FEAR: R.L. Stine and Friends Meet Jennifer Allison and R. L. Stine – author of the Goosebumps series - at Books of Wonder, NYC

18 West 18th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

Sunday, October 31, 2010
1:00 PM—5:00 PM

Boordy Vineyards Meet Jennifer Allison and enjoy a festive Halloween afternoon of fun, food and costumes at Boordy Vineyards Autumn Winefest

12820 Long Green Pike
Hydes, MD 21082
Baltimore County, MD
410 592-5015

Monday, November 8, 2010
3:30 PM—5:30 PM

Crane Branch Library, Buffalo
Presentation by Jennifer Allison: “Sources of Inspiration for Fiction”
Contact: Peter Lisker
Branch Manager
Crane Branch Library
633 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222


July 9 and 10th, 2010
ThrillerFest Grand Hyatt Hotel, NYC

Calling all fans of thriller fiction! I’d love to meet Gilda Joyce fans at ThrillerFest! I’ll appear on panels discussions about writing and personally sign your books. We’ll have sessions every day and parties every night (included in your registration price). Tell your thriller-loving parents to attend with you to meet this year’s superstar headliners: Ken Follett, David Morrell, Gayle Lynds, Harlan Coben, Lisa Scottoline, Brad Meltzer, Linda Fairstein, and our first-ever “True Thriller” recipient, Mark Bowden, famed for his nonfiction Black Hawk Down. Register and reserve a hotel room (at a terrific rate for New York in the summer) by clicking on www.ThrillerFest.org and following the quick-and-easy directions. I hope to see you there!


June 27, 2010
American Library Association 2010 Annual Conference! Book Signing

Meet Jennifer Allison and more of your favorite authors at the American Library Association 2010 Annual Conference! Book signing Sunday, 6/27, 1:30 - 2:00 PM Penguin Young Readers Group Booth #2501

Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20001



June 5, 2010
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Spy Fiction Writer’s Workshop for Kids International Spy Museum
800 F. St. Washington, DC
Contact: Jackie Eyl, Youth Education Director Tel. 202-EYE-SPY-U

We had so much fun last year, we’re repeating the Spy Fiction Writer’s Workshop event. This time we’re celebrating the paperback publication of GILDA JOYCE: THE DEAD DROP! Join Jennifer Allison at the International Spy Museum and try your hand at creating a disguise, a fictional character, and the beginning of your very own spy novel! Hope to see you there!


May 27, 2010
Paperback edition of GILDA JOYCE: THE DEAD DROP published in the U.S.! Ask for THE DEAD DROP at your local independent bookstore!


April 25, 2010
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“Meet the Author” Book signing at Kensington “Day of the Book” Street Festival Howard Ave. Old Town, Kensington, MD


April 17, 2010
3:00 PM

“Writing the Gilda Joyce Series” Author Presentation and Book Signing at the Bethesda Public Library 7400 Arlington Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814 Tel. 240-777-0970


Wednesday December 2, 2009
The University Club
“Meet the Author Night”
The University Club Washington, DC

Meet Jennifer Allison and other authors, and get your Christmas shopping done early! For further information contact Judy Voorhis-Gutierrez at jgutierrez@universityclubdc.com


Saturday September 12, 2009
11:00 – 4:00 PM
Princeton Children’s Book Festival
Princeton Public Library Princeton, NJ

For more information contact Allison Santos: ASantos@princetonlibrary.org


Sunday May 24, 2009
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Spy Fiction Writing Workshop International Spy Museum Washington, DC

Jennifer Allison (Left) talks at school


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