Events

San Francisco Public Library Presentation: Tracy Badua and Brighton Rose in conversation
Date:
Friday, 8 October 2021
Time:
12/10/21 3:00 pm - 12/10/21 3:45 pm
Venue:
Virtual

Forthcoming middle-grade Filipina authors share their latest and upcoming projects, discuss cultural elements in their work and answer questions with a drawing demonstration. For ages 8 and older.

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Tracy Badua is a Filipino-American author of books full of humor, magic and young people with sunny hearts in a sometimes stormy world. By day, she is an attorney who works in national housing policy and programs, and by night, she squeezes in writing, family time, puppets and bites of her secret candy stash. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, chatty toddler and photogenic Maltese.

Brighton Rose is a middle grade and young adult fantasy writer specializing in sky pirates and girls who lie. She’s an Author Mentor Match mentee, Pitch Wars mentee and occasional doodler. She lives in central Texas with an electric piano and 43 houseplants. You’re most likely to find her at a cheap taco place or at a used bookstore, stretching to reach the top shelf.

Tracy Badua – Website

Brighton Rose – Website

In-Store and Virtual Event – Tracy Badua discusses FREDDIE VS. THE FAMILY CURSE
Date:
Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Time:
5/3/22 6:00 pm - 5/3/22 7:00 pm
Venue:
Virtual and at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, 3555 Rosecrans St #107 San Diego, CA 92110

Tracy Badua discussing FREDDIE VS. THE FAMILY CURSE: in Conversation with Kalyn Josephson

A Hybrid In-Store and Virtual Book Signing! 

This is an IN-STORE EVENT that will also be broadcasted live through Crowdcast for those unable to attend in person. This event will consist of a 30 minute discussion with the author followed by the book signing.

If you’re joining us virtually, Mysterious Galaxy’s virtual events are hosted on Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event and here to view our virtual code of conduct. AccessibilityReal-time captioning for all Crowdcast events is available via Google Chrome. For enabling captions, please follow this guideMore info here.

How to Order a Signed/Personalized copy of FREDDIE VS. THE FAMILY CURSE if you’re not attending the event

  1. Add the book to your cart.
  2. At checkout in the “order comments” box write “signed only” or to whom your book(s) should be personalized (i.e. “To: Ms. Galaxy”). Requests for anything beyond a name, like a note or quote, are up to the author’s discretion and are not guaranteed. Orders must be placed by 12pm pt on the day of the event (May 3rd). Please call the store if you wish to purchase a book, or add/alter personalization to an existing order, after this time.
Tracy Badua, Payal Doshi, Van Hoang, and Jessica Kim for FREDDIE VS. THE FAMILY CURSE
Date:
Wednesday, 4 May 2022
Time:
5/4/22 3:00 pm - 5/4/22 4:00 pm
Venue:
Virtual

Loyalty is over the moon to host Tracy Badua, Payal Doshi, Van Hoang, and Jessica Kim for Freddie vs. the Family Curse! This panel of amazing middle grade authors—moderated by Loyalty’s own programs and marketing manager Christine Bollow (aka @readingismagical)—will celebrate the release of Freddie and chat all about writing for a middle grade audience, fantasy, cursed family heirlooms, and more! This event is free to attend and will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event. You can also order a copy of the book below to be automatically added to the registration list, and there will be an option to snag the book during the event.

https://www.loyaltybookstores.com/freddievs

 

Love, Dance & Egg Rolls Launch Party! Jason Tanamor in conversation with Tracy Badua
Date:
Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Time:
5/10/22 5:00 pm - 5/10/22 6:00 pm
Venue:
Virtual

Ooligan Press is honored to host Jason Tanamor, in-conversation with Tracy Badua (author of FREDDIE VS. THE FAMILY CURSE), in celebration of his new YA novel, LOVE, DANCE & EGG ROLLS, on Tuesday 05/10/2022 at 5pm PT (8pm ET). No registration necessary. More at Jason’s Events website.

1st Annual Festival of AAPI Books
Date:
Saturday, 21 May 2022
Time:
5/21/22 1:00 pm - 5/21/22 4:00 pm
Venue:
Billie Jean King Main Library

FAB LB – Festival of AAPI Books 
Billie Jean King Main Library 
Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 1PM – 4PM
REGISTER HERE 


Celebrate AAPI stories and culture at the first ever FAB LB – Festival of AAPI Books! Meet local AAPI adult, teen, and children’s authors as they share their work through a series of readings and panel discussions. Join us for author talks and signings, kids’ activities, and cultural performances! 
 

Admission is free, but registration is encouraged. Copies of featured books available at the Bel Canto Books pop-up shop. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a treat from Long Beach’s own Romeo Chocolates and Gemmae Bakeshop!

Schedule of Events

1PM Welcome & Filipino cultural performance by Club Kaibigan Whitney HS
1:15PM Adult Author Panel – AAPI Visibility: Tori Eldridge, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Anthony Christian Ocampo, Moderator: Alix Pham, Emery Lee, Christine Su
Children’s Picture Book Author Readings: Steve Nguyen, Livia Blackburne, Karen Yin 
 2PM  Author Signing
 2:30PM Adult and Young Adult Author Panel – Heroines: Elle Cruz, Jennifer J. Chow, Stephan Lee, Moderator: Naomi Hirahara 

Children’s Early Reader/Middle Grade Author Readings: Maggie P. Chang, Tracy Badua 

 3:15PM  Author Signing
 3:45PM Closing & Japanese Taiko drum performance by Ryujin Taiko
Fantastic Asian Middle Grade Reads!
Fantastic Asian Middle Grade Reads!
Date:
Sunday, 22 May 2022
Time:
5/22/22 12:00 pm - 5/22/22 1:00 pm
Venue:
Virtual

Go on a wild adventure with these Middle Grade books!

Take on family curses and trot around the globe in these new action-packed Middle Grade novels that will have your young readers hooked from the first page.

Join us for this exciting panel to see how internationally renowned best-selling author JULIE KAGAWA combines high-tech wizardry and old-world legends in Shinji Takahashi and the Mark of the Coatl and how attorney-turned-debut-author TRACY BADUA weaves the hilarious and enthralling tale of a Filipino-American boy who must break the curse that’s been plaguing his bloodline for generations in Freddie vs. the Family Curse. Plus don’t miss how a young girl brings Indian legends to life with a flick of her pencil in SANGU MANDANNA‘s Kiki Kallira Conquers a Curse or how an unlucky youngster must save her parents from the undersea kingdom of the Dragon King in JENNA YOON‘s Lia Park and the Missing Jewel. Sunday, May 22nd at 3:00pm EST via Crowdcast!

Celebrate Summer Reading with Serra Mesa Library
Celebrate Summer Reading with Serra Mesa Library
Date:
Saturday, 25 June 2022
Time:
6/25/22 11:30 am - 6/25/22 12:30 pm
Venue:
Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library, 9005 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA 92123

You’re invited! Celebrate summer reading with Serra Mesa Library, Saturday, June 25 from 10 am to 3 pm pacific.

10:00-3:00 $5 a Bag Book Sale
10:30-2:30 The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra
11:00 Reading with Helen Wu, author of Tofu Takes Time
11:30 Reading with Tracy Badua, author of Freddie vs. The Family Curse
11:30-1:00 Free Balloon Animals

 

Reading and Signing at Barnes & Noble Encinitas
Reading and Signing at Barnes & Noble Encinitas
Date:
Saturday, 9 July 2022
Time:
7/9/22 3:00 pm - 7/9/22 4:00 pm
Venue:
Barnes and Noble Encinitas Town Center, 1040 N. El Camino Real Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024

WriteonCon 2022
WriteonCon 2022
Date:
Friday, 15 July 2022
Venue:
Virtual at WriteOnCon.org

WriteOnCon is a virtual kidlit writers conference, dedicated to making quality industry, craft, and writing life content accessible and affordable to a broad audience of writers and illustrators.

WriteOnCon is about empowering people from all places and backgrounds to tell their stories. WriteOnCon provides the tools and an opportunity to learn from agents, editors, and published authors and illustrators.

Founded in 2010 and revived in 2017 by a new team, WriteOnCon continues to grow and thrive as a repository of knowledge and incubator of community.

Register to attend WriteOnCon 2022 at https://www.writeoncon.org/register/

San Diego Comic-Con
San Diego Comic-Con
Date:
Sunday, 24 July 2022
Time:
7/24/22 12:00 pm - 7/24/22 3:45 pm
Venue:
San Diego Convention Center

SUNDAY, JULY 24TH
PANEL: Magical Middle Grade
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Room 7AB
Panelists: Tracy Badua, Soman Chainani, Shannon Messenger, Lilah Sturges, Kiersten White
PANEL SIGNING
1:30 PM –2:30 PM, AA09 (Second Floor in the Sails Pavilion)
MYSTERIOUS GALAXY BOOTH SIGNING
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM, Mysterious Galaxy Booth #1119
In-store: LibroMobile Bookstore presents Freddie vs. The Family Curse
In-store: LibroMobile Bookstore presents Freddie vs. The Family Curse
Date:
Saturday, 8 October 2022
Time:
10/8/22 3:00 pm - 10/8/22 5:00 pm
Venue:
LibroMobile Bookstore, 1150 S Bristol St A3, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 3pm to 5pm PST @libromobile in-person & IG Live too!
LibroMobile Bookstore, 1150 S Bristol St A3, Santa Ana, CA 92704, USA
Celebrating A Debut Middle Grade Book
Sixth Filipino American International Book Festival
Sixth Filipino American International Book Festival
Date:
Saturday, 15 October 2022
Venue:
Main Branch, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA

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