Maria will be at the following bookstores, conferences and conventions in 2016:

January 30, 2016 NIGHT STUDY Release Party Cupboard Makers Books. (157 N Enola Rd (Routes 11/15), Enola, Pennsylvania, 17025, (717) 732-7288). Book signing, prizes, food, and cats! 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

February 6, 2016 Book Signing at Barnes & Noble. (Red Rose Commons, 1700 H Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17601, (717) 290-8171). From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

April 8-10, 2016 Attending SUPANOVA Con in Gold Coast AUSTRALIA! (Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Gold Coast Highway & TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218, AUSTRALIA). This is from their website: "Supanova Pop Culture Expo, since 2000, is where the public comes face to face with Supa-Star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof.

Gathered from and surrounded by the wonderful worlds of comic books, animation/cartoons, science-fiction, pulp TV/movies, toys, console gaming, trading cards, fantasy, entertainment technology, books, internet sites and fan-clubs, the result is an amazing atmosphere tailor made for expressing your inner geek and where getting into cosplay (cos-tume role-play) is the obvious thing to do! It's Comic-con, Australian style!"

There also will be details about my events at the con posted HERE.

April 11-14, 2016 Various Events in Sydney AUSTRALIA! Stay tuned for more details!

April 15-17, 2016 Attending SUPANOVA Con in Melbourne AUSTRALIA! (Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria 3032, AUSTRALIA). I'm also hoping to have a few extra public events in Melbourne. Stay tuned for more info!

May 20-22, 2016 Pennwriters Writers' Conference (Eden Resort, 222 Eden Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17601). Pennwriters offers more than 50 workshops geared to help all writers, regardless of career stage. There is no specific area of focus, but a broad spectrum of workshops for everyone, from beginning writer to published novelist, aspiring journalist to pro, with poetry, nonfiction and skills-building workshops that apply to every form of writing. You can learn pitching, querying, synopsis writing, audience building, nonfiction and fiction writing, and many other topics. Registration for the conference will be open in February.

May 27-30, 2016 Attending Balticon 50. (The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202). This year's Guest of Honor is George R.R. Martin! Over 400 Hours of Multi-Track Programming featuring authors, publishers, editors, artists, scientists, musicians and other creative SF luminaries.

June 24, 2016 Participating in the In Your Write Mind: Mega Super Big Explosive Book Signing at (Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 15601). Details are still sketchy at this time, check back in March for more information.

October 14-15, 2016 Participating in 2016 York Book Fair at (York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave, York, Pennsylvania, 17404). I'm going to be the Keynote Author for this event! I will be teaching writing workshops on Friday, October 14 and then the keynote event will be on October 15 around 10 a.m. I'll post more details when I get them.

Anyone interested in scheduling Maria for a writing workshop/presentation, a reading, or a signing (or for all three!) is welcome to contact Maria at maria AT MariaVSnyder DOT com

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