Upcoming Events:

Book Signing: Mesa Book Fair – December 2, 2023 – in person @ 12-4pm – Red Mountain Public Library, Mesa, AZ

Mesa Book Festival: SCBWI PAL book panel – December 16, 2023 – in person @ 2-3pm – with Davaun Saunders and Matt McMann – Benedictine University, Mesa, AZ

School Visit – December 18, 2023 – Sousa Elementary, Mesa, AZ

Jacksonville Celebrate Literacy Week – January 22, 2023 – in person @ TBD schools & Junior Lit Chat @TBD Library – Jacksonville, FL

School Visit – February 2, 2024 – Ishikawa Elementary, Mesa, AZ

World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) (virtual) – February 7, 2024 – free virtual visits for all schools

Book Signing – February 17, 2024 – in person @ 1-3pm – Barnes & Noble Tucson West, Tucson, AZ

School Visit – February 28, 2024 – Coronado Elementary, Gilbert, AZ

School Visit – February 29, 2024 – Norterra Elementary, Phoenix, AZ

School Visit – March 1, 2024 – Higley Traditional School, Gilbert, AZ

School Visit – March 12, 2024 – Holy Spirit Catholic School, Jacksonville, FL

Queen Creek Library Comicon: Writing Workshop – March 20, 2023 – in person @ 11:00am-noon – Queen Creek Public Library, Queen Creek, AZ

School Visit – TBD Spring 2024 – Keller Elementary, Mesa, AZ


Past Events:

Book launch – March 29, 2023 @ 6pm AZ time/PST – Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ

Drop Everything And Write Day Teen Event – April 15, 2023 @ 2pm AZ time/PST – Southeast Regional Library, Gilbert, AZ

Great Middle Grade Reads (virtual) Author Panel – April 16, 2023 @ 3pm EST – with MG authors Sarah Maslin Nir, Tanita S. Davis, Cynthia Lord, and Robin Gow – Books of Wonder, New York, NY – View Recording here

SCBWI Book Club (virtual) – April 19, 2023 – IG Livestream @ 11am PST/2pm EST – View Recording here

School Visit – May 5, 2023 – Cortina Elementary, Gilbert, AZ

School Visit – May 9, 2023 – Kerr Elementary, Mesa, AZ

Debut author chat (virtual) – May 21, 2023 – Online @ 3pm EST – with MG authors Tamika Burgess, Sydney Dunlap, and Meg Eden Kuyatt – Cellar Door Bookstore

School Visit – June 1, 2023 – Glendale High School Marching Band, Glendale, AZ

Book Signing – July 8, 2023 – in person @ 12-4pm – Barnes & Noble Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ

Nerd Camp PA – Breakout session: Tough Topics in Kidlit (virtual) Author Panel – July 14, 2023 – Online @ 1:15pm EST – with debut authors Wendy Parris, Sydney Dunlap, Kat Higgs-Coulthard, and Sierra Isley

Book Signing: Author Extravaganza – August 5, 2023 – in person @ 1-5pm – Barnes & Noble San Tan, Gilbert, AZ – with authors Lee Call, CK Donnelly, Dito Abbott, Sonja F Blanco, Dani Hoots, Kathie McMahon, Kara McDowell, Madeleine Elizabeth, and Heather Kassner

Book Signing: Bookmark’s 33rd Anniversary – August 19, 2023 – in person @ 11am-1pm – The Bookmark, Neptune Beach, FL

Book Signing: Fall Crawl – September 23, 2023 – in person @ 1-3pm – Barnes & Noble Chandler Fashion Center, Chandler, AZ

Author Book Talk– October 4, 2023 – in person @ 4-5pm – Oro Valley Public Library, Oro Valley, AZ

Writing Workshop – October 16, 2023 – in person @ 10:30am – Himmel Public Library, Tucson, AZ

Writing Workshop – October 28, 2023 – in person @ 10:30am – South Mandarin Public Library, Jacksonville, FL

Book Signing – November 11, 2023 – in person @ 1-3pm – with Arianne Costner – Barnes & Noble Dana Park, Mesa, AZ


It was so great to talk with Shannon! Thanks for having me on the podcast!

Posted @withregram • @middlegradematterspodcast Out now! On this episode, I talk with debut author Karen S. Chow about her debut middle grade book, Miracle. It's a book she drafted during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) so we talk about the fun of writing a first draft during NaNoWriMo, as well as addressing grief and death in middle grade, self publishing versus traditional publishing, and marketing for authors.

You can find Miracle in our curated list of books here:
And on audiobook here:

@kchowrites #midlegradebooks #middlegradewriters #middlegradereads #middlegradefiction #readmoremiddlegrade #middlegradenovels #middleschoolteacher #homeschoolmom #homeschooling #middleschoollibrary #middleschoollibrarian #writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #podcasting #podcast #writingpodcast #audiobook
Happy book birthdays!!

Posted @withregram • @annakoppauthor Happy book birthday to today's #2023Debuts! 

Bella Ellwood-Clayton's WEEKEND FRIENDS @bellaellwoodclayton
E. A. Hendryx's SUSPENDED IN THE STARS @createexploreread
Emma-Claire Wilson's THIS CHILD OF MINE @ecwilsonauthor
Finley Turner's THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY @finleyturnerbooks
Holly M. Wendt's HEADING NORTH @hmwendt

Katharine J. Adams' TONIGHT, I BURN @katharinejadams
Khalia Moreau's THE PRINCESS OF THORNWOOD DRIVE @kmoreau11225
Linda Cheng's GORGEOUS GRUESOME FACES @lychengwrites
Rhonda Roumani's TAGGING FREEDOM @rhondaroumani
Shelly Mack's LANDIS @shellymackbooks
Happy Sunday. The earth is beautiful. 

#userymountainregionalpark #merkletrail #hikingadventures
New month, new author events!! Come out and say hi!!!

* November 11 (Sat) 1-3pm with @authorariannecostner @bndanapark 
* December 2 (Sat) 12-4pm -Mesa Book Fair @mesalibrary Red Mountain Branch
* December 16 (Sat) 2-3pm -SCBWI author panel with @davaunsanders @matt_mcmann -Mesa Book Festival @benumesa Benedictine University Downtown Mesa

#authorlife #authorevents #bookevents #booksignings #mglit #supportlocal #readmiracle
“Are you ready? Let’s do this.”
NaNoWriMo 2023!!! (I’m writergirl810 over there!)

Miracle was a NaNo book. (And I’ve done many more NaNos since.) So i have full confidence this month will be awesome!

#nanowrimo2023 #nationalnovelwritingmonth #mglit #amwriting #schittscreekfan
Happy Sunday. The earth is beautiful. 

#neptunebeach #jacksonvilleflorida #latergram
Specail happy book birthday to @mgin23’s @fionnualacook!!!

Posted @withregram • @annakoppauthor Happy book birthday to this week's #2023Debuts!

Kate Anderson's HERE LIES OLIVE @kateanderwrites
Fiona Cook's WHEEL OF THE YEAR @fionnualacook
Mallika Narayanan's IN THE DARK I SEE YOU

Jami Nakamura Lin's THE NIGHT PARADE @jami_lin
J. Dianne Dotson's THE INN AT THE AMETHYST LANTERN jdiannedotson
Caitlin Coey's WITHOUT THE CLIFF @coeywrites
Happy Sunday. The earth is beautiful (as is this little deer). 

#camppinerock #prescottarizona #journeyoffaithaz #yayforcoolerweather😊
#fanmail #miraclemail
(I missed Tuesday’s debut releases. Happy book birthday, #23debuts!)

Posted @withregram • @annakoppauthor Happy book birthday to today's #2023Debuts! 

Alma Garcia's ALL THAT RISES @almagarciaauthor
Chelsea Iversen's THE WITCHES AT THE END OF THE WORLD @chelseaive

Kellie M. Parker's THIN AIR @kelliemparker
Sharon Wagner's THE LEVITATION GAME @sharonwagnerstudios
Jumping on the book writer stats train (started by @jesseqsutanto). 

I wrote for about 16 years before I drafted Miracle (and then it took longer to get an agent and editor!). This is what perseverance looks like! (And psst! I would still be writing if I wasn’t published.)

#authorlife #behindthescenes #perseverance #keepwriting #findyourpassion
Busy weekend! With a quick trip to California and then a writer workshop in Tucson, AZ. Good eats and good company. And of course, authorly things everywhere I go. Now I need to not drive for awhile. 😂 

#authorlife #palmsprings #orangecounty #tucsonarizona #goodeats #goodfriends #readmiracle
Happy Sunday! The earth is beautiful. 

#antelopecanyonarizona #lowerantelopecanyon #hikingadventures #latergram
Posted @withregram • @annakoppauthor Happy book birthday to this week's #2023Debuts!

Ashley Wilda's THE NIGHT FOX @ashleywilda_
Clare Gilmore's LOVE INTEREST @momentofclarety
Erin Cotter's BY ANY OTHER NAME @erinseaotter
Isa Arsén's SHOOT THE MOON @arsen.prose

J.P. Takahashi's TOKYO NIGHT PARADE @TakahashiPerry
Noreen Mughees' THE MIS-ARRANGEMENT OF SANA SAEED @noreenlekhak
Rachel Greenlaw's ONE CHRISTMAS MORNING @rachelgreenlaw_
Happy Sunday. The earth is beautiful. 

#horseshoebendarizona #coloradoriver #glencanyon #latergram
Miracle was spotted in Powell’s Bookstore in Portland! THE BELOVED POWELL’S!!!!!!! 😱😭🤩

It’s such a surprise when I see my book in other parts of the country. Like, how did it get there?!?! Lol. I shouldn’t be surprised, yet every time I am. Thanks everyone for reading!

The other @mgin23 authors in the pic:
(And me @kchowrites)

Thank you, @powellsbooks, for supporting my book!
And endless thanks to @mgin23 debut authors (this on by @alitereseauthor) for always looking for each other’s books!!!!! 

#mglit #middlegradebooks #authorlife #grateful #readmiracle @christyottavianobooks @littlebrownyoungreaders
Posted @withregram • @annakoppauthor Happy Book Birthday to the first October #2023Debuts! 

Elisa Stone Leahy’s TETHERED TO OTHER STARS @elisastoneleahy
Kelly Rice Schmitt’s I, SHIP @krschmittwrites
Leslie Barnard Booth’s A STONE IS A STORY @lesliebarnardbooth.books
Robin Hall’s THE LITTLEST WEAVER @robinhallwrites

Brooke Abrams’ PENELOPE IN RETROGRADE @aka.brooke.abrams
Ellen Won Steil’s FORTUNE ellensteil
Hailey Alcaraz’s UP IN FLAMES @alcarazbooks
Pascale Lacelle’s CURIOUS TIDES @pascalelacelle
Phoebe Wagner’s A SHOT OF GIN @pheebzw
If you’re in or near Tucson, AZ on Wednesday Oct 4. I’ll be giving my author presentation from 4-5pm. 

#bibliolotus #orovalleypubliclibrary #tucson #bookevent #authorevent #mglit #readmiracle
Happy Sunday! The earth is beautiful. 

#sedonaarizona #sevensacredpools #soldierpasstrail #latergram
It’s been SIX MONTHS since Miracle released. It’s been an amazing trip!!! Taking a look back at release day. Love to all of you who helped make it so special! 💕😘🎉

@christyottavianobooks @littlebrownyoungreaders #mglit #middlegradebooks #griefbooksforkids #readmiracle #sixmonthanniversary