News & Events

Upcoming Events

๐Ÿ‚Thu 30 May 2024 at 6:00pm Book Launch: Original Twin – In Conversation with Paula Gleeson at Emporium, Woiwurrung Country, Emporium Melbourne, Shop 1-016/287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000 FREE but registration essential: RSVP HERE

Past Events

๐Ÿ‚ Thursday, February 22nd at 6PM ET viaย Crowdcast!

Chilling and Thrilling New YA Tales! Katya de Becerra with Victoria Wlosok and Nia Davenport, hosted by Books of Wonder

๐Ÿ‚Monday, 30th October at 7pm GMT Join Macmillan for a Virtual Fireside Night of Creepy Stories to see in Halloween! With authors Tomi Oyemakinde and Katya de Becerra – Hosted by Zai Sylla. To RSVP please email

๐Ÿ‚Join Dawn Kurtagich, Kat Ellis and Katya de Becerra for an Instagram livestream about writing horror, Halloween and all things spooky!

๐Ÿ‚ Melbourne launch of When Ghosts Call Us Home – with Astrid Scholte! FREE event but booking essential: please register HERE

Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos, The Doomsday Archives: The Wandering Hour (Zando Young Readers)
Katya de Becerra, When Ghosts Call Us Home (Page Street YA)
Samantha Mabry, Clever Creatures of the Night (Hachette)
Jamison Shea, I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me (Macmillan Childrenโ€™s)
Justine Pucela Williams, The Otherwoods (Bloomsbury)
Moderator: Ashley Leffel, Librarian, Frisco (TX)

October 12th (9:00 AM โ€“ 6:00 PM ET) School Library Journal Day of Dialog 2023 Fall – “Thrills Galoreโ€ฆand Gory” – psychological thrillers, paranormal suspense, and straight-up horror characterize new books brimming with spirits, monsters, and more. FREE event, register here:

๐Ÿ‚Virtual launch (US) of When Ghosts Call Us Home – with Erin A. Craig. Please register HERE.

๐Ÿ‚Book Launch: This Fresh Hell Thu 31 August 2023 at 6:00pm
Emporium, Woi Wurrung Country, Emporium Melbourne, Shop 1-016/287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

๐Ÿ‚Wednesday, July 19 2023, 10am AEST [Jul 18, 2023 5pm EST] Online Launch Party for The Castle of Horrorโ€™s new volume: THINLY VEILED: Saturday Mournings

๐Ÿ‚Wednesday, July 13 2022, 10:30-11:30am AEST [Jul 12, 2022 6:30pm – 7:30pm (MDT)] Online Launch Party for The Castle of Horrorโ€™s new volume: THINLY VEILED: THE 80s

๐Ÿ‚ Legit KidLit Ep. 80 – Katya de Becerra. Watch it here:

๐Ÿ‚ Commissioning editors Katya de Becerra and Narrelle M Harris and Clan Destine Press are seeking submissions for a new horror anthology for publication in 2023! Katya and Narrelle are curating this by-invitation anthology. More details to be announced soon.

๐Ÿ‚ 27-28 November 2021: Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival;

๐Ÿ‚ Sunday, 14 November 2021 AEDT [13 November CST, starting 9am]: Author takeover of the Facebook group A Court of Books and Banter.

๐Ÿ‚ Thursday, October 28 2021, 11am-1pm AEDT [October 27, 2021 8-10pm EST]: Editors CanadaEditing Experiences: Learn from 4 Traditionally Published Authors. Hear from four traditionally published authors about both the positive and challenging experiences of being edited. Tickets and further info:

๐Ÿ‚ Monday, 18 October 2021, 7pm AEDT: Loving the Oz YA panel, Read3r’z Re-Vu Virtual Festival with Katya de Becerra, Tobias Madden, Alicia Jasinska and Gabrielle Williams. Tickets:

๐Ÿ‚ Thursday, 14 October 2021, 9:30-10am AEDT [13 October, 18:30-7pm EST]: Author takeover of Sarah Craditโ€™s Facebook Group ( to celebrate the release day of The Bone Valley by Candace Robinson

๐Ÿ‚ Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 12:30pm-13:30pm AEDT [or Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 19:30-20:30 MDT]: Join the Launch Event for the Femme Fatales anthology (Castle of Horror) on Zoom. (Further details here: You can now watch the recording of this event here:

๐Ÿ‚ Sunday, 10 October 2021, 2pm AEDT: Join Narrelle M Harris and Katya de Becerra in conversation about The Only One in the WorldA Sherlock Holmes Anthology (Clan Destine Press) at the Ballarat Library (hosted online). Tickets and more information here:

๐Ÿ‚ Booklove Tuesday book club – 7 pm AEST 4 May – features authors in the new Sherlock Holmes anthology: THE ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD.

๐Ÿ‚ 1/5/21, 6-7pm CDT workshop “How to read like a writer: Reading to Get Inspired to Write”, and a (prerecorded) reading at DemiCon 32, Des Moines’ Annual Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Gaming Convention (April 30 – May 2, 2021)

๐Ÿ‚ 21/4/21, join Narrelle M. Harris, Katya and other authors, as they discuss the new Sherlock Holmes anthology, The Only One in the World, published by Clan Destine Press (purchase here). The event is free and hosted on Zoom: click here for access details.

๐Ÿ‚ The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology is announced, featuring Katya de Becerra’s story SOLACE SPRING [final title: A Scandalous Case of Poisoning], in which Sherlock and Watsons are reimagined as university students in perestroika-era Russia.

๐Ÿ‚ Click here to listen to Katya read an excerpt from her sophomore novel Oasis, recorded for Des Moines Science Fiction & Fantasy Society (DMSFFS)

Facebook Group Takeover: Friday, 26 February 2021: Candace’s Pretty Monsters

๐Ÿ‚ WriteOnCon 2021 (19-21 February)

Get Inspired by Your Favorite Published Books (workshop):
Querying Agents (vlog):

One Foot in Each World: Creative Writing & Scholarship, University of Toronto.
Free and open to public but registrations essential:
Join A.J. Vrana and Katya de Becerra as they chat about agents and querying: IG Live 25/11/20, 8pm EDT
10/11/20 10am AEST NaNoWriMo livestream interview:
Join Katya and Candace for #SpecLitChat (special Halloween Edition) on 21 October, 7-8pm CST (22 October, 10-11am AEST)
30 September, 7pm AEST: Katya de Becerra and Alicia Jasinska discuss worldbuilding in fantasy writing, moderated by Annie McCann of Read3rz Re-Vu, hosted by Oz Authors Online

๐Ÿ‚ 1/8/20: ConZealand 78th World SF Convention, ‘Writing for Young Adults’ panel starting 12pm NZST

๐Ÿ‚ 14/3/20: Melbourne YA Day

๐Ÿ‚ 7/3/20: OASIS launch, Paperchain Bookstore (34 Franklin St, Manuka ACT 2603)

๐Ÿ‚ 16/2/20: Working with an Editorial Agent SHOWCASE at WriteOnCon

๐Ÿ‚ 9/1/20: OASIS launch in Los Angeles, with special guest Adalyn Grace (starting 7pm @ Once Upon a Time Bookshop)

๐Ÿ‚ 7/1/20 OASIS launch in New York City, with special guest Sara Faring (6pm @ Books on Wonder)

๐Ÿ‚ 2/19/19: Swinburne Writers Festival

๐Ÿ‚ 12/7/19: In Conversation & Book Signing at Paperchain Bookstore, Canberra

๐Ÿ‚ 8/7/19: #CampNaNoAdvice (starting 3pm PDT)

๐Ÿ‚ 25/6/19: YA Masterclass @ Emerging Writers Festival

๐Ÿ‚ 6-7 April 2019: Supanova Expo Melbourne Showgrounds

๐Ÿ‚ 28/4/19: Signing at Barnes & Noble Bakersfield (starting 2pm)

๐Ÿ‚ 11/4/19: Dark Imaginings (starting 6pm @ Readings Kids) with Rachael Craw, Sarah Epstein and Sarah Robinson-Hatch

๐Ÿ‚ 13 April 2019: GeekCon @ Wangaratta Library

๐Ÿ‚ 15-16 March 2019: Speculate (The Victorian Speculative Writers Festival) @ Gasworks Art Park

๐Ÿ‚ 2019 YA Day @ Wheeler Centre/Writers Victoria