September 21, 2024

"Book Signing Superstar"

1:00-3:00 p.m.


This is a fee-based event. More info coming soon!

September 6-7, 2024

Romance Con 2024

Milwaukee, WI

More info coming soon!

September 4, 2024

"There Are Only 7 Stories in the World" Writing Workshop

Roselle Public Library

Teens-only workshop at 4:30 p.m.

Adult workshop at 7:00 p.m.

There is no fee for this event, but pre-registration is required through the Roselle Public Library's website

August 17, 2024

Bookstore Romance Day Panel and Signing

The Book Stall

Winnetka, IL

​More info coming soon!

August 3, 2024

Success Without Stress: Insider Secrets to Marketing Workshop

11:00 a.m. PST (and available on replay to conference goers after the event)

SCBWI Summer Conference (Online)

MG author Karen Chow (MIRACLE, Little Brown) and I will be doing a special author training for conference attendees. This is a fee-based event.

July 6, 2024

Tanabata-Themed Signing Event

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Kinokuniya Bookstore 

Arlington Heights, IL

I'm so excited to be joining Misako Rocks, Mia Manansala, and Cara Tanamachi for a special Tanabata-themed signing event. Come make your wish on a tanzaku. Mine ALWAYS come true (sometimes it takes more than a year to manifest, but it always does!).  

June 22, 2024

Grayslake Author Fest

11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Grayslake, IL

June 8, 2024

Itadakimasu! Let's Build a Bento Workshop

Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Public Library

Brookfield, IL

The workshop is free, but space is very limited. Please sign up through the library's website for full details. 

​​Allergy warning: Items may contain or come into contact with wheat, eggs, nuts, and milk.

May 25, 2024

Multi-Author Signing Event

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

B&N Old Orchard Mall

Skokie, IL

May 18, 2024

Local Romance Author Meet & Greet

1:00-5:00 p.m.

B&N Woodfield Village Green

​Schaumburg, IL

April 18-20, 2024

Chicago North Romance Writers

Spring Fling 2024

Chicago, IL

"Book Signing Superstar" Workshop on Friday at 11:15 a.m. ​and Reader Signing Event on Saturday from 3:00-5:00 p.m.


April 6, 2024

Local Author Fest

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Wheaton Public Library

Wheaton, IL

March 23, 2024

Author Visit and Creative Writing Workshops

Neuqua Valley High School

Hey, Wildcats! I look forward to creating with you soon for your Writers' Week celebration.

February 17, 2024

RomCon 2

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Oak Lawn Public Library

Oak Lawn, IL

​Panel and Signing Event

February 8, 2024

Makers' Market at Bell Works

10 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Bell Works in Hoffman Estates, IL 

​I will have a Valentine's Day-themed pop-up shop with books and other goodies.

February 7, 2024

World Read Aloud Day

**Hey, JH/HS teachers and librarians who serve teens, I still have a few slots available to talk to your students/patrons. Please send me an email to claim a slot.**

Want to know more about WRAD and find more authors who are participating? Go HERE.

January 27, 2024

Japan Fest

Noon-4:00 p.m.

​Oak Park and River Forest High School

Oak Park, IL

This is a free hands-on, cultural event for families. I will be there selling books, bento-making goodies, and my cookbooklets. 


January 24, 2024

"There Are Only Seven Stories in the World"

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Deerfield Public Library

Deerfield, IL

This is a free event.

January 18, 2024

"Unleashing Your Creativity"

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Highland Park Public Library

Highland Park, IL

​This is a free event.

December 2, 2023

Holiday Book Signing

Barnes & Noble--Woodfield Village Green

Schaumburg, IL

​1:00-5:00 p.m.

November 18, 2023

Local Author Book Festival

Highland Park Public Library and East on Central

​Highland Park, IL

1:00-4:00 p.m.

November 11, 2023


Prairie Writers & Illustrators Day

Palatine, IL

I am going as a participant, not a presenter. Will you be there too? Let's connect!

November 7, 2023

"I Wrote a Book! Now What?"

​6:30-7:30 p.m.

Oak Lawn Public Library

Oak Lawn, IL

This is a free event.

October 13, 2023

Read Aloud Illinois


Are you a JH/HS teacher or librarian? I'm taking part in SCBWI-IL's #ReadALOUDIllinois Day. I am offering a limited number of free 20-minute Zoom readings of FAKING REALITY. Send me an email!

September 23, 2023

Author Fair

Poplar Creek Public Library--Main Branch

Streamwood, IL

July 22, 2023

Grayslake Author Fest

Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum

Grayslake, IL

July 8, 2023

Kinokuniya-Austin Book Signing

​Austin, TX

Let's celebrate Tanbata (Japanese Star Festival) at Kinokuniya!

July 7-9, 2023

Pflugerville, TX
I will be there all weekend wearing both my Obento Lady hat and my author hat. Let's play with our food and talk about books!

June 24, 2023

"Hot Summer Nights, Cool Families Read"

Barnes & Noble--Woodfield Village Green

Schaumburg, IL

Come join me for this fun six-author signing event with Mia Manansala, Michael Leali, Danielle Jackson, Melonie Johnson, and Sarah Aronson. We have something for readers of all kinds! 

May 18-20, 2023

Greensboro Bounds Literary Festival

Greensboro, NC

"Not What I Bargained For: Adversity and Joy in YA Storytelling"

May 20, 2023 12:30 PM
at Scuppernong Books

​May 6, 2023

OLPL Fan Fest

Oak Lawn Public Library

​Oak Lawn, IL

"Obento 101" at 3:30 p.m. in the cafe

October 15-16, 2022

Japan Writers Conference

Tokai University, Shonan Campus in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa

Workshop: "Book Signing Superstar" 

Panel: "Pivot: Writing for a Post-Pandemic World"

September 17, 2022

Real Talk: How To Keep Your Writing Career Going In A Post-Pandemic World

I am buddying up with Tobias Literary agent Ann Rose (my agent!) and former Tor Teen editor Susan Chang (my editor for FAKING REALITY) for a no-holds-barred half-day workshop on the new realities of kid lit publishing and how to become an authorprenuer. 

**This is a fee-based event open to members and nonmembers of SCBWI.**

​September 2-5, 2022

Saboten Con

July 8-10, 2022


Pflugerville, TX

I will be there wearing both my Obento Lady hat and my author hat. Let's play with our food and talk about books!

May 27-29, 2022

Phoenix Fan Fusion

I will be in the Artisans of Words & Wonder booth all weekend signing books. 

Sun 5/29 panel with Dani Hoots and James Ramos: "Diversity is Not Optional: Creating Media for Gen Z and Beyond"


Spring 2022 (2/1 to 4/30)

Writer in Residence at the Tempe Public Library in Tempe, AZ

Thanks to a generous grant, I am able to offer 16 one-on-one consultations each week with writers of all levels. I will also be doing one writing business and one writing craft workshop each month. You can find out more here.

​April 9, 2022

Drop Everything and Write Day

Southeast Regional Library, Gilbert, AZ

​1:00 p.m.

We are in person this year! There is no fee to attend this event for teen writers, but pre-registration is required. You can find out more here.

January 29, 2022

Tempe FanCon

Tempe Library

​October 15-17, 2021

Japan Writers Conference

​"Writing Identity, From Inside and Outside"

September 3-6, 2021

Saboten Con

July 16, 2021

7 p.m. Arizona time (7 pm PST/ 10 pm EST)

FAKING REALITY online launch party with Changing Hands Bookstore. Moderated by my friend and mentor, Tera Lynn Childs (FORGIVE MY FINS).

​July 13, 2021

Launch of FAKING REALITY with Tor Teen

May 8, 2021

RVA Booklovers' Festival 


April 9, 2021

MPIBA SpringCon Regional Author Round-Up


​March 1, 2021

Launch of EVERY REASON WE SHOULDN'T in paperback with Tor Teen


Sara Fujimura