Upcoming events:


6/9: Author Talk with Williams-Cones School, Topsham, Maine
(8am Pacific, 11am ET).

6/22: BOOK LAUNCH hosted by Annie Bloom’s in Portland
(7pm Pacific, 10pm ET).

6/23: Author Talk hosted by Stillwater Public Library, Oklahoma
(12pm Pacific, 2pm CT).

6/24: A conversation with Preeti Chhibber, hosted by Best of Books
(4pm PT, 6pm CT, 7pm ET).

6/28: A conversation with Lish McBride, hosted by 3rd Place Books
(7pm Pacific, 10pm ET).


– – – – – – – – – – NONE:- – – – – – – – – –


There are no live events. The outside world is a strange & foreign land.
I look forward to meeting people and going places again someday.
This is not that day.
Stay safe. Wear a mask. Wash your hands.
I’ll see you when the pandemic’s over.

If you are a teacher interested in arranging a video message or GoogleMeet “visit” for your class, I am currently teaching classes remotely and writing—so my availability is limited—but send me a message below to see if we can figure something out:

If you are an event organizer interested in arranging an author visit in the future, you can make inquiries through my publisher, Algonquin Young Readers ( My availability is limited due to my role as a classroom teacher, but I am happy to attend events when possible.

11 responses to “APPEARANCES

  1. Hello Will:
    I’m a middle school librarian and director of Cavalcade of Authors: Read, Write, Imagine – We are a teen reading / writing conference in Richland, Washington where students are required to read four of our 17 authors to gain admittance to the conference and authors provide writing workshops for students to attend. Thirty schools participate in our event sending 1100 students. I just finished Jackaby and absolutely loved it. I know you are a high school English teacher so not sure you are able to do conferences – but I would love to talk to you more about our conference and invite you to our April 2017 event. If you are interested in learning more you can go to our website: and contact me at . It would be such a pleasure to talk to you about our event.
    Many Cheers!
    Michelle Lane

  2. Hi Will! We love your books here in Prescott, AZ. Our teen library group would like to know if you do Skype visits? Will you let us know?
    Jennifer Kendall- Teen Librarian- Prescott Public Library

  3. Amanda Lowder

    I missed your signing at Powell’s recently and I was so sad! But I got a signed copy of Ghostly Echoes and loving it so far. You’re a writer I really respect and love the story of Jackaby 🙂

  4. Hi Will,

    I am also curious as to whether time might permit you to do a Skype visit for the teens at the Johnson City Public Library. Your books are fantastic, and I can’t wait until we receive Ghostly Echoes!

    Hilary Verheggen
    Teen Librarian
    Johnson City Public Library

  5. William Bryant

    Hello, Will,

    I love your books, they have brought me joy when I was sad and when I was in the dark they brought me light. I have never finished a series in my life and yours was the first that dragged in and didn’t let go. Everything about your work was beautiful. The Myth, the history, the detail everything blended so beautifully. I live in NH and I was wondering if you were going to make any appearances nearby, I would love to meet you and have my books signed. it would be the greatest honor.

    Thank you
    -William Bryant

    • That is tremendously kind of you to say. Thanks so much, William. My teaching schedule makes appearances trickier, I’m afraid, and I do not currently have any scheduled NH visits. I will be sure to broadcast loudly if any such events come up.

  6. Kristin Ripley-McNamar

    Hello Mr. Ritter,

    Thanks to the wonderful Office of Rhode Island Library and Information Services, Kids Read Across Rhode Island, I just received copies of The Oddmire Book 1 to distribute to my virtual book club. I read that you are using this time to catch up on writing, and you are probably teaching online. I am wondering if you might be willing to join our group for a Google Meet once the students are into the book?

    Thank you in advance for your time.
    Kristin McNamar
    Hamilton Elementary School
    North Kingstown, RI

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