Upcoming Events

If you cannot attend these events, you can order signed/personalized copies from my local bookstore, Labyrinth Books.


January 22 – January 25
Winter Institute
Memphis, TN

February 9 – February 11
ALA Midwinter
Denver, CO

Saturday February 10, 7pm
in conversation with Marieke Nijkamp (Before I Let Go)
@ BookBar
Denver, CO

March 20-23
Public Library Association (PLA) Conference
Philadelphia, PA

Saturday March 24, 3pm
in conversation with Rebecca Behrens (The Last Grand Adventure)
@ Books of Wonder (84th St btwn Broadway and Amsterdam)
New York City, NY

April 3 – April 6
Texas Library Association (TLA) Conference
Dallas, TX

Saturday April 21
North Texas Teen Book Festival
Irving, TX

Saturday May 19
Rochester Teen Book Festival
Rochester, NY

more events to come!

2017 Edgar Nomination

Some Kind of Happiness is one of the 2017 Edgar Award nominees! This is the biggest award in the book industry for mystery books–and for books, like SKOH, that feature a strong mystery element. See the full list of nominees here. The winners will be announced on Thursday, April 27.

A PW Star

★ “Heart-pounding adventure, a commitment to remaining true to oneself, and deft storytelling distinguish Legrand’s epic action-fantasy.” – Publishers Weekly on Foxheart

A Booklist Star

★ “A quiet magic is at work in Legrand’s novel, in which she adeptly interweaves Fin’s imaginative writing with the real-life narrative, underpinning all with an appeal to honesty and self-acceptance. This beautiful and reflective tale carries echoes of Katherine Patterson’s The Bridge to Terabithia (1977) and will resonate with thoughtful readers who enjoy pondering life’s bigger questions.” – Booklist on Some Kind of Happiness

A PW Star

★ “Legrand handles the tough subject of childhood mental health gently and honestly, and—through the dual narratives of Finley’s real and fantasy lives—paints a realistic picture of a girl trying to figure out what’s wrong with her.” – Publishers Weekly on Some Kind of Happiness read more