Lord of Monsters unleashed!
Jun
6
12:00 am00:00

Lord of Monsters unleashed!

  • Bookstores everywhere!

The wait is over! The second book in the Out of Abaton series, LORD OF MONSTERS, officially comes out today in great bookstores everywhere!

Pinocchio's and Lazuli's adventures continue, this time in the fantastical realm of Abaton where more dangers, more mayhem, and a ridiculous number of monsters are waiting for them.

Pre-order your copy today!

Table Rock Writers Workshop
Aug
28
Sep 1

Table Rock Writers Workshop

  • Wildacres Retreat Center

Join me for an inspiring writing retreat in the mountains of North Carolina where I'll be leading a weeklong intensive on WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS. Whether you're writing picture books or novels for tweens or teens, you'll love having your creative well filled as we take a deep dive into crafting stories that captive the imaginations of young readers.

For more information or to register visit: Table Rock Writers Workshop.


Art Show for THE WOODEN PRINCE
Feb
27
Mar 26

Art Show for THE WOODEN PRINCE

  • Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in downtown Hillsborough, NC has a special show with artworks all inspired by THE WOODEN PRINCE. I'll be doing a reading and talk on Sunday, March 5th at 4 pm. But the works will be up all of March. Fans of the book won't want to miss the amazing paintings, sculpture, and jewelry all based on Pinocchio's magical adventures.

For more information visit: Hillsborough Gallery

Megan Shepherd Author Double-Header
Oct
27
6:00 pm18:00

Megan Shepherd Author Double-Header

  • Flyleaf Books

Join me and best-selling author Megan Shepherd as we discuss our latest books. Megan's latest release THE SECRET HORSES OF BRIAR HILL is a powerful and heartfelt story of a girl trying to return an injured winged horse to its world behind the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital.

It'll be a fun evening of swapping stories and talking about the magic of writing and reading!

More info at Flyleaf Books.

SCBWI Carolinas Fall Conference
Sep
30
4:00 pm16:00

SCBWI Carolinas Fall Conference

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel

I'll be presenting a special workshop on EXERCISING THE IMAGINATION where we'll engage in fun and creative exercises that will lead you to unique story ideas and amazing insights into your singular imagination. Hope to see you at the Carolinas' chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators 24th Annual Fall Conference. To register, visit Carolinas SCBWI

Afterschool writing classes
Sep
12
Nov 15

Afterschool writing classes

  • Hillsborough, NC

Spark your young writer's imagination! Children's book author John Claude Bemis will be teaching afterschool writing classes this fall for 4th - 9th graders in Hillsborough, NC.

4th - 5th graders will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:45 pm, Sept 13 - Nov 15th.

6th - 9th graders will meet on Mondays from 4:00 - 5:15 pm, Sept 12 - Nov. 14th.

Aspiring authors will engage in fun activities to turn their ideas of the imagination into stories on paper. They'll learn how to come up with wildly creative characters, settings, and plots. And they'll share their writing, as well as discuss stories and books. Loads of fun in a supportive, friendly environment!

The 10-week fall session will be $200. Space is limited, so register soon.

For more information or to register, please contact John at john@johnclaudebemis.com.

Table Rock Writers Workshop
Aug
29
Sep 2

Table Rock Writers Workshop

  • Wildacres Retreat Center

Join me for an inspiring writing retreat in the mountains of North Carolina where I'll be leading a weeklong intensive on WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS. Whether you're writing picture books or novels for tweens or teens, you'll love having your creative well filled as we take a deep dive into crafting stories that captive the imaginations of young readers.

To register or learn more, visit: Table Rock Writers Workshop.

WCOM Carolina Book Beat
Aug
8
10:00 am10:00

WCOM Carolina Book Beat

Tune into WCOM Carrboro, North Carolina's community radio station 103.5 FM or online at WCOM to hear my interview about The Wooden Prince, what's next for the Out of Abaton series, and all things books and writerly. 

Malaprops Bookstore
May
8
3:00 pm15:00

Malaprops Bookstore

  • Malaprops Bookstore

Meet me at Malaprops Bookstore in downtown Asheville, NC where I'll be discussing my latest book Out of Abaton: The Wooden Prince, autographing copies, and sharing some secrets about my imaginative process. I look forward to having the chance to meet you and answer any questions you might have. Hope to see you there!

Teen Lit Festival
Apr
23
3:00 pm15:00

Teen Lit Festival

  • Durham County Main Library

I'll be presenting a special program for teen writers and readers at the Main Library as part of the Teen Lit Festival that Durham County Library is hosting. Presentations by authors like J.J. Johnson, Nathan Kotecki, Deborah Wiles, Jen McConnel, and others going on all day. 

Harris Creek Elementary School
Apr
21
9:30 am09:30

Harris Creek Elementary School

I'll be doing some special writing workshops with the 4th graders at Harris Creek Elementary! Get those imaginations geared up and ready for some writing fun.

Page 158 Books
Apr
19
5:30 pm17:30

Page 158 Books

  • Page 158 Books

Meet me at Page 158 Books in Wake Forest, NC where I'll be discussing my latest book Out of Abaton: The Wooden Prince, autographing copies, and sharing some secrets about my imaginative process. I look forward to having the chance to meet you and answer any questions you might have. Hope to see you there!

Harris Creek Elementary School
Apr
19
9:30 am09:30

Harris Creek Elementary School

I'll be doing some special writing workshops with the 4th graders at Harris Creek Elementary! Get those imaginations geared up and ready for some writing fun.

Book Release Celebration
Apr
9
3:00 pm15:00

Book Release Celebration

  • Eno River Farmers Market Pavilion

Join me in celebrating the release of The Wooden Prince. Giveaways. Refreshments. Performances and music. And get your copy of the first book in the Out of Abaton series personalized.

Tom Angleberger Author Double-Header
Mar
24
6:00 pm18:00

Tom Angleberger Author Double-Header

  • Flyleaf Books

I'm teaming up with Tom Angleberger for a fun-filled evening sharing about our new books, performing feats of strength and daring-do, discussing everything from Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars to Da Vinci-robots and the mysteries behind our writing processes. You and your young book nerds won't want to miss this singular evening! 

Tom is the best-selling author of the Origami Yoda series as well as the brand new illustrated novel Rocket and Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall, the first in his Marvel trilogy based on Guardians of the Galaxy.

For more info on the event visit: Flyleaf Books.