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PAST EVENTS
PAST EVENTS | Simone Elkeles

2015 Dates:

February 7, 2015
Elgin Literary Festival
Elgin, IL

Romance Panel Discussion
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Next Door Theater
15 Ziegler Court
.
Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Elgin Arts Showcase
164 Division Street
Elgin, IL 60120

April 16, 2015
Reavis High School
Burbank, IL

2014 Dates:

January 28, 2014
Deerfield High School Writer’s Week

 

February 15, 2014, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Children’s Literature Breakfast
Presented by Anderson’s Bookshop
Bobak’s Signature Events
6440 Double Eagle Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517
TICKETS REQUIRED! 
Order Online: Event Page

 

February 24, 2014
William Fremd High School Writer’s Week

March 21, 2014, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Bookshop Hall du livre
Book Signing
38 Rue Saint-Dizier,
5400 Nancy
03 83 35 53 01
FRANCE


March 23, 2014, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Salon du Livre
1:30 – 2:30 PM – Panel Event
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Book Signing
Paris, France
Event Page

April 11, 2014
Addison Trail High School
Addison, IL
Willowbrook High School
Villa Park, IL

April 26, 2014, 9:30 – 10:30 PM

2014 Spring Fling Writers Conference
Book Signing
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Event Page

May 17, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Rochester Teen Book Festival
Event Page

 

2013 Dates:

March 13, 2013
IL Reads Launch
6-8 PM
Old State Capitol Historic Site
Springfield, IL
Illinois Reads

March 23, 2013
Sweet and Spicy Book Tour
Signing with Shannon Greenland
3-4:30 PM
Jacksonville Public Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd
Jacksonville, FL

April 27, 2013
Barbara Vey Reader’s Appreciation Luncheon
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Milwaukee, WI
Advance Registration Required
www.barbaraveyreaders.com

2013 WILD CARDS TOUR!!

October 1, 2013, 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble 
Main Street at Exton
301 Main Street
Exton, PA 19341
610-524-0103
Event Page

October 2, 2013, 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble 
861 NE Mall Blvd
Hurst, TX 76053
817-284-1244
Event Page

October 3, 2013, 7:00 PM
Blue Willow Bookshop 
14532 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 497-8675
Event Page

October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
7660 Northpoint Parkway Ste 200
Alpharetta, GA 30022
770-993-8340
Event Page

October 5, 2013, 7:00 PM
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
305-442-4408
Event Page

October 6, 2013, 1:00 PM
Anderson’s Bookshop
123 West Jefferson
Naperville, IL 60540
630-355-2665
Event Page

October 7, 2013, 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Galleria Shopping Center
3225 W 69th
Edina, MN 55435
952-920-0633
Event Page

October 13, 2013, 2:00 PM
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-324-4321
Event Page

October 14, 2013, 7:00 PM
Powell’s Books
Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. 
Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-4651
Event Page

October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM
St. Charles City-County Library
Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
Event Page

2012 Dates:

July 25, 2012, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Romance Writers of America National Convention
“Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
FREE and Open to the Public
http://www.rwa.org/cs/literacy_autographing

March 17, 2012 from 15:00 – 17:00 
Paris Book Fair (Salon du Livre) 
Porte de Versailles
Paris, France
Booksigning
www.salondulivreparis.com

March 27, 2012 at 19:30 
Casa del Libro – Las Ramblas
Barcelona, Spain
Presentation and Booksigning

March 28, 2012 at 19:00 
Abacus-Balmes 
Jornadas de Literatura Romántica 
Barcelona, Spain 
Presentation and Booksigning  
www.abacus.coop/es/tienda/libros/novela-romantica

March 29, 2012 at 19:30
** CANCELED ** 
Casa del Libro-Callao 
Madrid, Spain 
Presentation and Booksigning

Friday March, 30, 2012
19:00 Maite Libros 
Via Augusta, 64
Barcelona Booksigning

April 12-14, 2012 
PA Young Readers Choice Awards

April 16, 2012
Lehigh University 
Bethlehem, PA

April 16, 2012, 4:15pm
Lehigh University 
Maginnes Hall, Room 102
9 West Packer Ave
Bethlehem, PA
FREE!!!!!!

December 1-2, 2012
Hungary
Details here!

2011 Dates:

Saturday April 9, 2011, 11:00AM- 7:30PM
Romantic Times Convention Teen Day
Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Resort
Los Angeles, California 
Charge: $5 book fair only — $25 all day
www.rtbookreviews.com/convention/booksignings

Saturday June 4, 2011, 5:00 – 6:00 PM 
WisRWA 2011 Write Touch Conference: 
Love is Brewing in Milwaukee 
Brookfield Suites Hotel 
1200 South Moorland Road 
Brookfield, WI 53005 
FREE!!!! 
Book Fair (for purchasing) is same day 8AM- 4PM 
www.wisrwa.org

Tuesday June 28, 2011, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Romance Writers of America National Conference
Readers for Life Literacy Autographing
New York Marriot Marquis
Times Square, New York, NY
www.rwa.org/cs/literacy_autographing

2010 Dates:

April 17, 2010 – 2:00pm
Rules of Attraction (sequel to Perfect Chemistry)
Book signing!
Barnes & Noble- Lincolnshire, Illinois
920 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 793-8740

April 21, 2010, 5:30pm
Pizza dinner, booksigning at Lou Malnati’s in Naperville, IL 
Call Anderson’s Bookstore, Naperville, IL at 630-355-2665. 
Buy Rules of Attraction from Anderson’s Bookstore
and get a ticket to the event!

October 3, time: 7:00 PM
Blue Willow Bookshop, TX
14532 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX
(281) 497-0180
http://bluewillowbookshop.com/event/simone-elkeles

October 4, 6:00pm
Smart Chicks Kick It Tour, MI
Schuler Books & Music
2820 Towne Center Blvd, Lansing, MI
http://www.smartchickskickit.com/

October 5, 6:30 PM
Barnes & Noble, MI
2800 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2627

October 12, time: 6:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
6050 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA
(510) 524-0087
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/73007

October 13, time: 6:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
2615 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA
(760) 529-0106
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/73009

October 14, time: 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA
(714) 897-8781
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/73008

2013 Dates:

 

January 19, 2013
Young Adult Keller Book Fest
Keller, TX
website

April 26, 2013
Texas Library Association Annual Conference
Fort Worth, TX
www.txla.org/annual-conference

May 31, 2013
Signing and giving out galleys of WildCards
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Autographing Area – Table #25
Book Expo America
Javits Convention Center
New York City

Kobo Tweet Chat
2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT
Tweet Your Questions to #KoboBEA13

 

June 30, 2013
American Library Association Annual Conference

9:00 – 10:00 AM
YALSA YA Author Coffee Klatch

10:00 AM
Signing at Booth #2105
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

 

July 18, 2013
RWA Annual Conference
Atlanta, GA
You must be registered for the conference to attend.

2012 Dates:

April 28, 20122:00 – 3:00pm
Chicago-North RWA Spring Fling Conference
Chicago Marriott NW,
4800 Hoffman Boulevard, Hoffman Estates, IL
www.chicagospringfling.com/booksigning.php
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

April 29, 2012, 2:00 – 4:00 PM 
IRA Annual Convention: Celebrating Teaching 

McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL 
Book Signing 2:00 – 3:00 PM (Booth #2342) 
Book Signing 3:30 – 4:00 PM (Booth #1255) 
Open to Conference Attendees Only!
www.reading.org

August 16, 2012, 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Edgy Teen Fiction Panel
www.figment.com

September 28-29 2012
Central Ohio Fiction Writers (RWA) Columbus, OH
TEEN EVENT:
Sept 28, 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Q&A/private book signing
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sept 29: 3:30 – 5:30 PM: multi- author signing
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (no minors allowed)
http://www.cofw.org/conference.html

November 2-3, 2012
Vegas Valley Book Festival
Las Vegas, NV
www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org

November 10, 2012
Charleston, SC
www.yallfest.org

2011 Dates:

March 13, 2011
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Chicago, IL

April 6 -10, 2011
Romantic Times Convention
Los Angeles, CA
* Featured author at Teen Day *
http://www.rtbookreviews.com/public/images/Teen.Day.3.pdf

April 12 – 15, 2011
Texas Library Association Annual Conference
Austin, TX

May 10-11, 2011:  
One of 4 possible candidates 
to speak at Author Day at Detroit Public Library  
** winner to be announced in April**

June 3- 5, 2011
Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Conference
Brookfield, Wisconsin

June 27- July 2, 2011
Romance Writers of America Conference
New York City, NY
* Rules of Attraction is a 2011 nominee to receive a RITA award in the Young Adult Romance category

September 3, 3:00 PM
Decatur GABook Festival
“The Escape at the Decatur Library!”
http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2011/index.php

September 12, time: TBD 
Next Chapter Books, WI
Mequon, WI

September 13, 7:00 PM
Andersons Bookstore, IL
123 W. Jefferson, Naperville, Illinois
http://andersons2.indiebound.com/event/simone-elkeles

September 14 
Windy City Romance Writers of America
Naperville, IL
(PRIVATE EVENT)

September 16, 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, WI
Brookfield Square Mall
95 N. Moorland Road Unit C-1, Brookfield, WI
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2213

September 22, time: 4:00 PM
Magic Tree Bookstore, IL
141 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL
(708) 848-0770
http://magictreebooks.com/instore.html

September 27, 6:00 PM
Smart Chicks Kick It Tour, TN
Hutchinson School
1740 Ridgeway Rd, Memphis, TN
http://www.smartchickskickit.com

October 1, 10am-5pm
Austin Teen Book Festival, TX
FREE EVENT/NO NEED TO REGISTER!
The Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX
http://austinteenbookfestival.com/

October 10, Time: 7:00 PM
Teenquake!!!! In Opera Plaza 
Not Your Mother’s Book Club, CA
601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
http://www.booksinc.net/event/teenquake-opera-plaza

November 17-21
National Council of Teachers of English Conference
Chicago, IL

2010 Dates:

March 13, 2010 
LitWorks: A Teen READ Workshop
IL

April 23, 2010
Chicago-North Spring Fling conference 
Deerfield, IL

May 15, 2010
Rochester Teen Book Festival 
Rochester, NY

May 26, 2010
Book Expo America 
New York, NY

June 26, 2010
American Library Association National Conference 
Washington, DC

July 27-31, 2010 
Romance Writers of America National Conference
Nashville, TN

September 24, 2010
LACONI 
(formerly Library Administrators Conference of Illinois)

October 1-2, 2010 
Midwest Booksellers Association 
Minnesota

October 7, 2010: 
Wheaton-Warrenville High School in Wheaton, IL

October 28-30, 2010:  
Illinois School Library Media Association Conference 
at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois

November 5-7, 2010: 
YALSA Symposium
New Mexico (sponsored by Walker)

November 17, 2010:  
Cherokee High School Canton, GA

2009 Dates:

Writers’ conference March 27-19, 2009 
The Writers’ Institute
@ the University of Wisconsin-Madison
www.dcs.wisc.edu/lsa/writing/awi/index.html

May 30, 2009, 10:00am-11:30am
Story Studio Chicago
www.storystudiochicago.com/courses/author_talk.php

July 6 & 7, 2009
American Jewish Libraries Conference
Chicago, IL

July 10-12, 2009
American Library Association Conference
Chicago, IL

July 15-18, 2009
Romance Writers of America Conference 
Washington, DC

October 2, 2009 
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) 
St. Charles, IL

2012 Dates:

October 12, 2012
JI Reads – James Island Charter High School, 
James Island, SC

November 20, 2012
Galesburg High School
Galesburg, IL

2011 Dates:

March 10, 2011
East and West Leyden High Schools
Leyden, IL

April 15, 2011
Victor J. Andrew High School
Tinley Park, IL

April 20, 2011
John Hersey High School
Arlington Heights, IL

May 20, 2011
Weslaco East High School
Weslaco, TX

October 6
Oak Lawn High School, IL
(PRIVATE EVENT)

October 19, 3:00-6:00 PM
Santa Barbara High School
700 E. Anapamu St.
Theater and Dons Net Cafe
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!!!!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=276158695736025

October 26, 6:30 PM
Schaumburg Public Library, IL 
130 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193
(847) 985-4000 
http://schaumburglibrary.org/about/events

October 27, 7:00 PM 
Lake Villa District Library 1001 E. Grand Ave, Lake Villa, IL 
Call 847-356-7711 to reserve seats 
*sponsored by Lake Forest Book Store*

October 28, 7:00 PM
Bensenville Reads
Bensenville Community Public Library, IL
200 S. Church Road · Bensenville, IL 60106 · phone: (630) 766-4642 
http://www.52books.org

November 4
Orland Park Public Library, IL
PRIVATE EVENT

November 30
Western High School
Anaheim, CA
(PRIVATE EVENT)

December 2
Valencia High School
Placentia, CA
(PRIVATE EVENT)

December 2
Chaffey High School
Ontario, CA
(PRIVATE EVENT)

2010 Dates:

February 25, 2010 
Herscher High School

March 13, 2010
Ridgewood High School

May 7, 2010 
United Township High School

2009 Dates:

January 12, 2009
South Carolina Dept. of Juvenile Justice

January 13, 2009
Fort Dorchester High School

January 14, 2009
South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

January 15, 2009
Summerville High School

January 16, 2009
Caruso Middle School

February 24, 2009
William Fremnd High School

March 12 and 13, 2009
Ridgewood High School

March 12 and 13, 2009
Ridgewood High School

March 14, 2009
Eisenhower Public Library

March 19, 2009
Roanoke-Benson High School

March 19, 2009
Washington Community High School

April 8, 2009
Alan B. Shepard High School

April 13-24, 2009
2 week“Artist in Residence” at Stevenson High School

April 29, 2009
Highland Park High School FOCUS on the ARTS

May 4, 2009 
Johnson County Library
Wheatridge Middle School 
Gardner , KS

May 6, 2009
Calumet High School

May 8, 2009
Maine West High School

May 20, 2009
Palatine High School

May 20, 2009
Antioch Community High School
Talk with pom squad

October 22, 2009
Fremont Middle School

November 11, 2009 
Mount Mary College

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