All author events are kid-friendly and kid-encouraged.
Please note that some (but not all) Grosso Brothers Band performances are 21 & over shows. It is always a good idea to check with the venue ahead of time.


July 9 and 10, 2018
Western High School, 1400 S Dearing Rd, Parma, MI 49269

Saturday, August 4, 2018, 8pm-?Grosso Brothers Band at the Friendly Tap


Saturday, June 30, 2018, 9pm-1am
Grosso Brothers Band at Ragsdale's
Cape Girardeau, MO

Saturday, September 9, 2017, Doors: 8pm, Show 9pm
Grosso Brothers Band with Lunatix on Pogo Stix @ The Yacht Club
Iowa City, IA

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10am-4pm
White Oak Author Fest
White Oak Library: Crest Hill Branch
20670 Len Kubinski Dr
Crest Hill, IL 60403

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4-5:30pm"Speed Dating With the Illinois Reads Authors"Marquette Ballroom Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette HotePeoria, IL 
Friday, October 13, 2017, 8pm-?Grosso Brothers Band at the Friendly Tap
Saturday, October 28-Sunday, October 29, 2017Books by the Banks FestivalDuke Energy Convention Center Cincinnati, OH
Thursday, November 16-Friday, November 19, 2017NCTE Annual Convention 2017America's Center Convention ComplexSt. Louis, MissouriI'll be on a panel and signing books at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt booth. Stay tuned for specific times.

Saturday, July 29, 2017, 9pm-12:30amGrosso Brothers Band at Fuzzy's TavernCobden, IL Friday, July 28, 2017, 8-11pmGrosso Brothers Band at Frenchman's WidowHerrin, IL Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00amWake up with the Grosso Family Band at Camp EuforiaLone Tree, IA Monday, July 10, 2017, Session 1, 1:15-2:05NerdCampMI"Teachers as Authors, Authors as Teachers" panelistParma, MI 
Friday, June 30, 2017, 8pm-?
Grosso Brothers Band at Friendly Tap
21 & over show, NO COVER CHARGE, two sets of 90s grunge rock and alternative hits.
Berwyn, IL 
Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25, 2017
ALA Annual Conference
  Thursday, February 16, 2017World Read Aloud DayI'll be Skyping all day with classes all across the country.  

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10am-1pm
Illinois Reads Kick-Off Event
Wilmington Middle School
Wilmington, IL

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 2pm
Brookfield Public Library Author Visit
Brookfield, IL

Friday and Saturday, May 19-20, 2017
The 43rd Illinois Young Author's Conference
Illinois State University
Bloomington, IL

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Oak Park Public Library Author Visit
Oak Park, IL

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1-4pmMiddle School Lit FestEvanston Public Library, Evanston, IL

Saturday, January 28, 2016 The Grosso Brothers Band perform at the Yacht Club13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 3pm
Elmhurst Public Library Author Visit with School of Rock
125 S. Prospect, Elmhurst, IL
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 1-3pm
"Read-a-Thon" at Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave, Highland Park, IL

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6pm
"Lady Bird & Friends Presents I Am Drums

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 11am-4pm
Princeton Children's Book Festival in Princeton, NJ

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7pm
Author Event/Panel at Anderson's in LaGrange, IL

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7pm
Local Author Night at The Book Cellar in Chicago

Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 2pm
I AM DRUMS Book Launch Party, Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301
View the Evite
Come celebrate the release of I AM DRUMS! There will be readings, signings, and music by various members of the Grosso Family Band.

June 24-26, 2016
ALA Annual Conference, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

February 26th, 2016 at 3:45 PM
SEA (Self Employment in the Arts) Annual Conference in Lisle, IL
Panelist on "So You Want to Be an Author?"
SEA Conference Website

Saturday, February 20th, 2016 - 8am-1pm
Anderson's Bookshop's Children's Literature Breakfast

Saturday, January 30th, 2016
River Forest District 90 Young Authors' Conference
Details TBA

October 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookstore in La Grange, IL
Middle Grade Debuts with David Fulk, and Laurie McKay

Every Tuesday in July 2015 at 4:30 PM
Kids' Writing Workshop Series at Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL
$40 for all four workshops, or $10 each.
I'll be running four workshops during the month on July on various topics. Designed for kids in grades 3-7.

June 25-30, 2015
ALA Annual Conference
Moscone Convention Center
747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103

I am seriously excited for ALA in San Francisco this year! My wife talked me into a long weekend in SF, so I'll be stopping by ALA for a few events. While I'm sadly not doing any author events, I will be there and up for a chat if you've read my blog and/or you're looking forward to I AM DRUMS in 2016.

Book Signing - Feb. 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM (CANCELLED)
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

If you can't wait to read I AM DRUMS, ALA is where you can snag a copy. I'll be signing ARCs/galleys and getting into other forms of mischief, including but not limited to mashed potato food fights.

I will still be at ALA Midwinter, but will not be signing galleys as a result of Egmont USA closing.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
Hotel Arista, 2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville, IL 60563
8:15 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.