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PRESS & EVENTS

PRESS & EVENTS | Claire Caterer
 

Teachers & Librarians: Click here for info on school visits

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

October 10
Presenting at the River Read Children’s Lit Festival
Park University, Parkville, MO
 
November 7
Presenting at Career Day
Blue Valley Middle School
Stilwell, KS

 

January 7, 2018
Presenting at the Kansas Author’s Club
Wichita, KS
 
2016 Events
November 5
Kansas SCBWI Fall Conference
Presenting a one-hour writing craft workshop as a breakout session for our local chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
 
April 27
Sunflower Elementary School
multimedia presentation to grades 4-6 on what makes a great story
 
March 20-22
Presenting at the Children’s Literature Festival
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg MO
 
February 8
Indian Woods Middle School
author visit to book club
 
January 27
Eudora Elementary School
multimedia presentation to grades 4-5 on what makes a great story

 

2015 Events
December 11
Trailwood Elementary School
multimedia presentation to grades 3-6 on what makes a great story
 
 
November 7, 10am-4pm
Book Sales & Signing
The British Faire at the Shawnee Civic Center
13817 Johnson Drive | Shawnee, KS 66216
Tickets sold at the door: $5 adults / $1 kids / $15 for entry + high tea
 
 
July 30,  6:00 pm
Book Signing & Reading
for The Wand & the Sea
more food, fun, & pirate swag to give away!
Watermark Books & Cafe |  4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS  67218 | (316) 682-1181
Please call or email the store to reserve a copy

 

June 25, 6:00 pm
Launch Party & Book Signing
for The Wand & the Sea
pirate snacks • party favors • arts & crafts • fun • giveaways
Lackman Library | 15345 W. 87th St Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66219 | (913) 826-4600
NOTE: Book quantities may be limited!
Please reserve your books at Mysteryscape Books:
(913) 649-0000| orders@mysteryscape.com

 

June 23
Pub date for The Wand & the Sea !
Preorder your copy here

 

April 17
Presenting at the Children’s Literature Festival
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Click here for details on how your kids can participate

 

March 2
Liberty View Elementary School
reading to the 4th graders during their annual readathon
Olathe, KS

 

January 13
Eudora Elementary School
a multimedia presentation on what makes a great story
Eudora, KS

 

January 10
Mysteryscape Books
Presenting at the Red Herring Party
7309 W. 80th Street | Overland Park, KS | 913-649-0000

 

2014 Events

 

December 3
Pawnee Elementary School
a multimedia presentation
to help my alma mater celebrate their 50th Anniversary!
Go Panthers!

 

July 31, 7:00 p.m.
Conversation with an Author
Linwood Community Library
19649 Linwood Rd  | Linwood, KS  |  913-301-3686

 

May 17, 10:30 a.m.
Indies First Storytime Event
a picture book readaloud as part of the nationwide Indies First event
books for sale & signing too!
Shawnee Books & Toys
 7311 Quivira  |  Shawnee, KS  |  913-962-1428

 

 
April 23, 2014
Wellsville Elementary School
a multimedia presentation at Wellsville Elementary in Wellsville, KS

 

 
March 16-18, 2014
Presenting at the Children’s Literature Festival
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg MO
 

 

February 18-19, 2014
Vandergriff Elementary
a multimedia presentation to the Grizzlies in Fayetteville, AR!
 

 

January 11, 2014, 2:00-3:30 pm
The Magic of Story: a Meet the Author Event
Johnson County Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th Street  |  Overland Park, KS  |  (913) 826-4600

 

January 10, 2014
Stilwell Elementary School
A multimedia presentation at Stilwell Elementary in Stilwell, KS

 

 
2013 Events
 
November 16, 10 am-4:30 pm
Signing & Selling Books at the British Faire
93rd Street & Pflumm Road |  Lenexa, KS

 

 
 
September 7, 9 am-4 pm
Books for Sale & Signing at the Kansas Book Festival
Jackson Street between 9th & 10th | Topeka, KS | (785) 271-3384

 

 
 
June 29, 4:30 pm
Book Signing at Middle Grade Mania Event
Anderson’s Two Doors East
(two doors down from Anderson’s Bookshop)
111 W. Jefferson Avenue |  Naperville, IL | (630) 355-2665

 

1:00-1:30 pm
Meet the Author Event
American Library Association Annual Conference
McCormick Place, Chicago
Look for me at the Simon & Schuster booth, #2312

 

June 6,  7:00 pm
Book Signing & Reading
more food, fun, & swag prizes to give away!
Watermark Books & Cafe |  4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS  67218 | (316) 682-1181
Please call or email the store to reserve a copy

 

 
May 7-8
Liberty View Elementary School
Chatting with 4th and 5th graders at Liberty View in Olathe, KS
 

 

April 5, 6:00 pm
Launch Party & Book Signing!
food • drink • fun • giveaways
Friday, April 5, 2013 | 6:00 PM
Shawnee Books & Toys | 7311 Quivira Rd, Shawnee KS | 913-962-1428
Please call or email the store to reserve your copies before March 25

 

April 2, 2013:
Pub date for The Key & the Flame!
 
 

 

The Key & The Flame by Claire CatererWhat Readers Are Saying:

“Young readers will be glued to the pages.”
Journey of a Bookseller blog

“Filled with excitement, suspense, and adventure … one of the best novels I’ve read in months.”
Jack & Jill magazine

“A time-traveling, wand-slashing tale, full of an endearing cast of characters…This is a story that picks you up and carries you through gathering action with barely a moment to draw breath.”
Kit Grindstaff, author of The Flame in the Mist

 

Audrey Gibbons, publicist at Simon & Schuster, will be happy to help you if you’re looking for info about:

  • hosting a bookstore or library event
  • receiving an advance reviewing copy (ARC) of an upcoming book

 

 The Key & The Flame by Claire Caterer

Teachers & Librarians!
Please click here to download a Teaching Guide for The Key & the Flame, including discussion questions and activities for classification, writing, art, and social studies.
 
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