Portland Book Festival

Hey Portland! 

Catch me in your city this Saturday for a fun panel featuring other cool cartoonists from the Scholastic Graphix family!


Sat, November 5th from 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm PDT

Four amazing graphic novelists on one stage! Featuring Kat Fajardo, Gale Galligan, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, and Aron Nels Steinke.


Fields Ballroom (Portland Art Museum, Mark Building, First Floor)

1219 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97205

General Admission Pass required for entry: BUY TICKETS

South Texas Book Fest!

Hey y’all! 

I’m so excited to be a guest at this year’s South Texas Book Festival! 

Catch me this Saturday, Oct. 29th at the McAllen Library from 1:30-2:30 (Meeting Room A) where I’ll be reading from Miss Quinces and talk about my comic-making process! Great for all ages!

More info at their site as well as the program for the festival and a reading list of all the books being featured by other incredible guests!

I’ll see you there!! 


Bookmarks AND LA Libros (virtual) Sat. Sept 24th

Catch me at two events this Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2022!

I’m so excited to be at Bookmarks Festival for the first time and in person located in Winston-Salem, NC for a day of panels and book signings! 

12:30pm - Miss Quinces panel
1:30 pm - Signing at the Booksigning Tent (outdoors) 

 AND I’m also going to be on a virtual panel at LA Libros Festival: 

11:30am PST: Graphically Speaking With Jarod Roselló, David Bowles, and Kat Fajardo.
www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/graphically-speaking-jarod-rosello-david-bowles-and-kat-fajardo. I can’t wait to talk with my award-winning & bestselling graphic novel peers~

 Can’t wait to see y’all there!!

Back-to-School Live Author Event 9/16

This Friday 9/16 at 12:15pm ET, Scholastic is teaming up with Storyvoice! Join me as we kickstart Hispanic Heritage Month as I read aloud pages from my book and talk about my inspiration for Miss Quinces! Great for all ages 😋👑

And if you’re interested in booking me for your classroom visit this semester, please feel free to reach out to my wonderful booking agent Sarah DeVore (How Now Booking) here: Book an Author | How Now Booking!


National Book Festival!

I’m so excited to be at the National Book Festival for the first time EVER this weekend!!

I’m going to be on a fantastic panel with Johnnie Christmas (SWIM TEAM) and moderator Megan Halsband on the panel: You’ll Be Okay: Graphic Novels About Kids Who Keep Going with Johnnie Christmas and Kat Fajardo on Saturday September 3, 2022 at 12:10 pm-12:45 pm EDT located in Hall B (Lower Level).

What the panel is about: ”Will kids ever be allowed to be in charge of their own lives? Johnie Christmas and Kat Fajardo talk about their new graphic novels that try to find the answer. “Swim Team” features Bree, a girl starting middle school forced to take a dreaded elective. “Miss Quinces” follows Sue, a girl whose summer is now heavy with her family’s expectations. Moderated by Megan Halsband.”

 I’m really looking forward to it as well as my book signing at 1pm. 

I hope to see you there! #NatBookFest

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