As an author and a literary agent, Marie regularly does conference, school and library visits, workshops, panels, and book signings.  If you would like to book a visit with Marie, email and put “Author Appearance” in the message line.

“Marie Lamba was one of the best young adult authors we have ever hosted at our library…I would highly recommend inviting Marie to your school, library or bookstore!” – Gretchen Ipock, YA Librarian, Sellers Library, Upper Darby, PA

“The best part of the day was Marie discussing the writing process and showing her drafts to them, illustrating that writing is an arduous task, a labor of love, and an expression of self.  She offered encouragement to all the participants to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be.  Fantastic day!” – Mary Beth Cusack,  English Teacher, Lenape Middle School, Doylestown, PA

Author Marie Lamba

Author Marie Lamba

Here’s where Author/Literary Agent Marie Lamba will be, and when…

Saturday, April 8, 2017: Philadelphia Writing Workshop, Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square, 220 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA. It’s a full day of taking pitches. For info and registration, click here.

Saturday, May 6, 2017: Book Launch for GREEN GREEN!, Doylestown Bookshop, Doylestown, PA, starting at 2 p.m. Join me and my husband, co-author Baldev Lamba, as we celebrate the launch of our debut picture book GREEN GREEN: A Community Gardening Story. A reading, chat, crafts, goodies… It’s going to be a huge party – hope everyone can come!  More info is here.

Sunday, May 7, 2017: GREEN GREEN signing at the Clinton Farmers Market, with fabulous indie Clinton Book Shop!  In Clinton, NJ from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Be GREEN at the Farmers Market with us, as Clinton Book Shop hosts our book signing and free nature craft for kids! This event will move into the bookstore if there is inclement weather.  More info here.

Sunday, May 21, 2017: GREEN GREEN Story Time at Main Point Books, Wayne, PA, starting at 2 p.m. Wayne, PA – Join us at this wonderful indie bookstore for a fun GREEN GREEN story time, craft and book signing! Free! For info, click here.

Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, June 4, 2017: NJ-SCBWI Annual Conference, New Brunswick, NJ. Excited to return to this always-excellent conference full of writers, illustrators, editors, agents and non-stop action! I’ll be doing critiques, presentations, and even selling/signing copies of my new picture book GREEN GREEN. More info available here.

Saturday, June 24, 2017: Sidewalk Signing at Farley’s Bookshop, New Hope, PA, from 1-4 p.m.  Join me at this legendary indie bookstore in a legendary town, as I sign copies of GREEN GREEN picture books, plus my YA novels!  Info: here.

Sunday, June 25, 2017: GREEN GREEN Story Time and Book Signing!, Barnes & Noble, Willow Grove, PA – Join me in the Kids section at 1 p.m. for a special GREEN GREEN story time and craft – Free! After that, around 1:30 or so, I’ll be front of store signing copies of my book. More info here.

Saturday, July 8, 2017: Tinicum Arts Festival, Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA. I’ll be at the Author’s Table, signing copies of my new picture book GREEN GREEN and my YA novels from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Come visit!  More info is here.

Thursday, July 20, 2017: GREEN GREEN Story Time, Craft and Book Signing!, Let’s Play Books, Emmaus, PA, 4 p.m. Baldev and I are thrilled to be at this terrific indie bookstore. We’ll be reading our picture book GREEN GREEN, and doing a butterfly craft, too! This event is free for bookstore members, and $5 per child for non-members. ***Registration guarantees entrance to rain-site (attic). Visitors are encouraged to pre-order a copy of the book to pick-up at the event! Ticket price may be used towards the purchase of the book. For more information click here.

Friday, July 21, 2017: GREEN GREEN Story Time, Craft and Book Signing!, Elkins Park Library, Elkins Park, PA, 3:30 p.m.  I’ll be here reading my picture book, and leading a free craft. Free and open to the public!  More info is here.

Saturday, October 14, 2017: Push to Publish Conference, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA. I’ll be taking pitches and talking on an agent panel at this great conference sponsored by Philadelphia Stories magazine. For registration and more info, click here.

Thursday, October 19, 2017: Writer’s Digest Webinar – PITCH AND QUERY LIKE A PRO, starting at 1 p.m. live online. Join me and fellow agent Cari Lamba in this 90 minute webinar where we’ll teach you the tips and techniques needed to pitch and query like a pro.  Webinar includes a Q&A, and critique of your query and the first 5 pages of your novel. You don’t need to watch the Webinar live in order to view (everyone will get a recording of it) and get the critique, but you do need to register. For info and to register, click here.

Saturday, October 21, 2017: One-on-One Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.  Proud to be a mentor at this great conference sponsored by the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature. Participants must apply in advance for acceptance. More info here.


15 thoughts on “Appearances

  1. Hi Penny,

    Thanks for checking in, and thanks for your interest! I just google mapped you guys, and it would be about a 4 hour drive for me to get to you. Phew! Because of the distance, the only way I could get out there would be if we were to book a few events over 2 days, and/or if the fees would cover my travel and hotel. I’m guessing you are asking about a scout workshop visit, and in that case it might get a little pricey for the girls, but you can certainly email me at if you want to explore this further. If you are talking about school visits or other events where you have a budget to work with, you can also email me for more details. I’m open to travel.

    Also, for girl scout groups a distance away, I’m happy to do a facebook chat or email q&a with them to help them complete their Reading IPA…if they read my novel, we could discuss it that way. I’d then be happy to send them personalized signed bookplates that they can put into my novel so their copy will be autographed. FYI, this also goes for classrooms and book clubs.

    Hope this helps!


    • Hey Marie I’m in the girl scout troup u skyped with my email isn’t working so I can’t email u at the moment but I just wanted to once again say that ur book was amazing and that I can’t come to the conference because it’s in only 4 days but I will defenetly come to the book fair

      P.S. How come ur not having aperences during the summer or even late july

      • Hey Sevoula,

        Thanks! I’m so glad you liked the book 🙂 My next book OVER MY HEAD (the sequel to What I Meant…) should be available some time this month!!! (I’m a little excited.) Once that happens, I hope to have a few more events scheduled where I’ll be doing book signings and stuff like that, so you can check back and see if there are updates. And I’ll look forward to seeing you guys at the Collingswood Fest in October!


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  10. Hi Marie, it’s nice to meet you. Will you be kind enough to tell us if you will be attending any conferences during 2016? I hope to see you!

    Bianca A.

    • Hi Bianca!

      Nice to meet you, too. 🙂 Generally this page is a great way to see where I’ll be when – I do try to keep it up to date. So far, I’ve only got a one day pitch event in April in Philly, which I’ll add here soon.

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