Tour Dates / Appearances

 Photo by  Rakeem Cunningham |

Photo by Rakeem Cunningham |


March 23: NYC Teen Author Festival - "Queer Voices in YA - The 2018 Edition" - 42nd Street NYPL, South Court, 2:00-2:50pm

March 24: NYC Teen Author Festival - "Debuts" - 42nd Street NYPL, Bartos Forum, 4:10-5:00pm

April 4: Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX - LGBTQIA Fiction for Young Adults panel

May 4 - 6: Penguicon, Southfield/Detroit, MI - Guest of Honor

May 22: Anger is a Gift release party - Details TBA

May 23 - June 1: Tour TBD

June 2 -3: BookCon 2018: Tor Teen Panel

August 10 - 12: LeakyCon, Dallas, TX - Participant


Booking Mark

I am available for conventions, lectures, book events, readings, school appearances, and podcast guesting etc., throughout the year. I can best speak on the following topics:

  • My own work, both Mark Does Stuff and my fiction
  • Critical analysis of fiction (television and literature)
  • Community management of online communities
  • Racism, specifically anti-Latinx racism
  • Queerness, or the gay experience in America
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Mental disability, specifically PTSD, depression, and anxiety
  • Fandom in general, as well as specific issues such as diversity, safety, and fanworks

If you are interested in booking or hosting me for an event or an appearance, please contact Saraciea Fennell at Tor Teen at saraciea.fennell at tor dot com, and please CC my assistant at markreadsandwatches at gmail dot com. It is best to introduce yourself, explain your organization and the reason you want me to appear, and the dates you had in mind. The earlier you send this information, the better chance I can accommodate your schedule. If you can provide/cover transportation and lodging fees, you'll have the best chance of booking me.

If you are looking for Mark to guest on a podcast: You only need to email me. If I need to involve publicity, I may CC them in, but just me is fine!

I really love conventions, so there are a few each year that I attend regularly, so be prepared to have a really good pitch if your event is the same weekend as my favorite cons. Those cons are:

Arisia (Boston) - Usually the second weekend of January
ConFusion (Detroit) - Usually the third weekend of January
WisCon (Madison) - Memorial Day weekend
Readercon - Usually the middle of July