My new book for young readers, Queen of the Sea, hits bookshelves on the 25th of June! I’ll be all over my home town of Portland, Oregon, reading excerpts, explaining how I turned Queen Elizabeth I into a font, signing and doodling in copies, and answering reader questions.

I’ve got events at a comics shop, a children’s bookstore, and an all-purpose book palace subdivision, and each event is tailored to fit a different crowd – so if you miss me at one, you can catch me at another.


Wednesday, June 26th, 6-8pm
Books With Pictures
1401 SE Division St (note the new address – first event in their big new home!)
Big Ole Launch Party! Snacks, giveaways, a reading, cartoonists everywhere.
All ages welcome; there will be adult beverages.

Sunday, June 30th, 11am
Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta St
Kid-friendly reading and signing!
All ages welcome. Green Bean is a wonderful independent children’s bookstore!

Thursday, July 11th, 7:30pm
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne (note that this is the branch in the Southeast, not downtown or Beaverton!)
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Reading and signing in the Tabor Room!
All ages welcome. I’ll be doing some extended Q&A for folks interested in how the book was made!