February 2018
Chinese New Year Children’s Book Reading
Asian American Cultural Center
Oakland, California

March 2018
Invited Creative Participant, Moderator for Panel on Frankenfashion
International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts
Orlando, Florida

May 2018
Reading & Panelist for “Writing Non-Mainstream Cultures,” “Diversity in Children’s Literature,” “Disney Destroys Diversity,” and “Found Families”
Wiscon, Feminist Science Fiction Convention
Madison, Wisconsin

August 2018
World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
San Jose, California



February 24, 2017
Guest Speaker for College Class on Writing & Illustrating for Children
California College of the Arts
Oakland, California

March 10-12, 2017
Panelist & Panel Moderator for subjects on Medieval POC, The Gaze, In between the Pixie and the Crone, Ancient Myths
Walnut Creek, California

March 16-19, 2017
Invited Creative Participant
International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts
Orlando, Florida

March 24, 2017
Guest Author for Living Library
Helios School
Sunnyvale, California

May 6, 2017
Author & Illustrator Meet & Greet
Turn the Page! at Children’s Fairyland
Oakland, California



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March 19-23, 2014
Invited Creative Participant, Reading with Keffy Kehrli & E. Lily Yu, Autographing Session with Stephen Donaldson, Keffy Kehrli & E. Lily Yu
International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts
Orlando, Florida

***YOU’RE INVITED to FOUR BOOK PARTIES Around the San Francisco Bay Area!  Come celebrate the Book Launch of Summoning the Phoenix!

The Cover for the Book Summoning the Phoenix

***Get your book autographed by BOTH the author and illustrator!***

Each book party has a separate Facebook page where you can RSVP.  If you do not use Facebook, you can RVSP using the form below.

We are so fortunate to have four awesome local independent bookstores host our book parties!  We’ve also invited the talented teen and child musicians of the California Youth Chinese Symphony to perform and demonstrate the beauty of Chinese musical instruments.

Please RSVP if you are a Yes or Maybe so we know how many people to expect.  Thank you!

Sunday, April 13th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California
***Come admire April Chu’s Art Show at Borderlands’ Cafe Gallery***
RSVP to Borderlands in San Francisco on Facebook
Read Emily’s write up in prose & haiku with photos!

Saturday, April 19th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, California
***Welcome special guests the NerdVana Podcast***
RSVP to Kepler’s in Menlo Park on Facebook
Read Emily’s write up in prose & haiku with photos!

Sunday, April 27th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Books Inc., 1760 4th Street, Berkeley, California
***Our only party in the East Bay***
RSVP to Books Inc. in Berkeley on Facebook
Read Emily’s write up in prose & haiku with photos!

Saturday, May 3rd, 3:00-5:00 PM
Hicklebee’s, 1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, California
***In celebration of California Bookstore Day***
RSVP to Hicklebee’s in San Jose on Facebook
Read Emily’s write up in prose & haiku with photos! (coming soon!)

***Don’t use Facebook?  RVSP using the form below.

Can’t make it to any of the book parties?  You can order Summoning the Phoenix from your local bookstore or library OR you can purchase online.


May 15-18, 2014
Mass Author Autographing Session on Friday, May 16, 2014, 8:00-10:00 PM
Panel on “How Can All Writers Increase Diversity?” on Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00-10:00 AM
Nebula Awards Weekend
San Jose Marriott, 301 South Market Street, San Jose, California

May 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Meet the Author Booth
Fourth Annual Reading Bonanza in the Park (a family literacy event)
Bell Park, 550 Bell St., East Palo Alto, California

May 23-26, 2014
Forward Momentum (formerly Poets of Color) Reading, Chromatic Book Launch Party, & Autographing Session
Panels:  Real-Life Medieval People of Color, Women in Sageuk/K-dramas, Women of Color in SFF, Not All Aliens Act Japanese: Writing SFF Cultures Without Exotifying Real Ones
Wiscon Feminist Science Fiction Convention
Madison, Wisconsin

June 7-8, 2014
Teaching Poetry Workshop: Revising Means Re-envisioning
Ventana Sierra Advanced Writers Workshop
Carson City, Nevada

June 7-8, 2014
Performing Storytimes & Autographing
Carson City Literary Festival
Carson City, Nevada

June 26-July 1, 2014
Featured Poet in ALA Poetry Blast & Autographing Session at Lee & Low Booth
American Library Association Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada

September 19, 2014
Breakfast for Bill (the late William C. Morris)
Association of Library Service to Children
Oakland, California

October 10, 2014
Author Tea at Kidlitcon
Sacramento, California

October 16, 2014
Presenter for Kidquake, part of Litquake
San Francisco, California

October 18, 2014
Reading at Borderlands Books for Litcrawl, part of Litquake
San Francisco, California

November 15, 2014
Moderator of the Science Fiction vs. Fantasy Panel
Kepler’s Books’ Science Fiction & Fantasy Day
Menlo Park, California

November 29, 2014
Indies First Guest Author Bookseller at Kepler’s Books
Menlo Park, California

February 7, 2015
Author Visit at The Avid Reader at Tower
Sacramento, California

February 14, 2015
Introducing the Faculty of the Firebird Orchestra
Grand Opening of the Rinconada Branch of the Palo Alto Library
Palo Alto, California


March 6-8, 2015
Walnut Creek, California

March 15, 2015
Guest Author
Authors on the Move, Sacramento Public Library Foundation
Sacramento, California

March 18-22, 2015
Invited Creative Participant
International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts
Orlando, Florida


You are invited to Emily’s Original Music Composition Recital Featuring Live Singers & a Telepresence Choir!

What:  Telepresence & Heart Presence Recital
When:  Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:00 PM
Where: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave. in Palo Alto
Cost:  FREE to the public!
***Donations gratefully accepted to help defray venue & production costs.  Reception following recital.
RSVP on Facebook!   ***Don’t use Facebook?  RSVP on form at the bottom of the page.

May 3, 2015
Northern California Book Awards (Summoning the Phoenix is a nominee!)
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California

May 22-25, 2015
Panelist at BayCon
Santa Clara, California


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