Lee Gjertsen Malone


Fall classes at CCAE

August 14th, 2020 by

I’ll be teaching another set of workshops this fall at the Cambridge Center for Adult Ed. Join me Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 at 7:45 PM if you’d like to learn about writing children’s books! The link to register is here.

More Upcoming Events!

December 3rd, 2019 by

Saturday December 7: Introduction To Writing Children’s Books workshop at the Boston Center for Adult Ed, 11-2.

Saturday December 21: Book signing at Barnes & Noble Framingham, 2pm.

Wednesday February 5: World Read Aloud Day! Schools can Skype with me and a bunch of other authors all day (more details here)

News coverage for CAMP SHADY CROOK

July 29th, 2019 by

Here’s a roundup of summer reads in Meridian magazine.

Summer books for reluctant readers in Romper.

Tween and teen summer books in School Library Journal.

CAMP SHADY CROOK launch events

May 6th, 2019 by

With my next novel, CAMP SHADY CROOK, coming out from S&S on May 21, I have a few launch events coming up.

On Sunday May 19 I’ll be at Books of Wonder on 84th Street in NYC at 1pm-3pm as part of a Great Middle Grades Read Panel, and to introduce the new book. There should be copies available, too!

On Sunday June 2 at 3pm I’m having the official Boston launch party for CAMP SHADY CROOK, at Porter Square Books in Porter Square, Cambridge. There will be food, prizes, and other fun stuff, and all are welcome.

Upcoming Events

February 21st, 2019 by

Children’s Book Writing Workshop at the BCAE: March 8, 15, and 22
Author visit with the 5th and 6th grades at the Argenziano School in Somerville, Mass: March 14
Author visit with the 5th and 6th grades at the Fayerweather Street School in Cambridge, Mass: March 15
Intro to Writing Children’s Books class at the BCAE: April 6
Author visit at Roger Williams Middle School in Providence, RI: April 26
Providence Book Festival: April 27
Release Day for CAMP SHADY CROOK: May 21
Book Expo America in NYC: May 29-31
Launch Party for CAMP SHADY CROOK at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Mass.: June 2

Creative Writing Workshop at BCAE

June 24th, 2018 by

I’ll be teaching a Creative Writing Workshop at the Boston Center for Adult Education on Tuesdays this summer. Find out more info here.

Planning Author Visits for Fall

May 18th, 2018 by

I had a great time visiting schools all around New England this year, and I’m looking forward to scheduling more visits for the coming school year. You can find out more info about author visits here, or email me at LeeGjertsenMalone@gmail.com.

More Upcoming Events!

January 2nd, 2018 by


2/1: World Read Aloud Day

2/3: Intro to Writing Children’s Books Class at BCAE (Boston)

2/8: Author Visit at Duxbury Middle School (Duxbury, Mass)

3/3: Dedham Middle Grade Authors Fest (Dedham, Mass)

3/15: Author Visit at Argenziano School (Somerville, Mass)

3/24: Finally Finish Your Book Class at BCAE (Boston)

4/20-4/22: New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference (Springfield, Mass)


Upcoming Events in Massachusetts and Maryland

October 2nd, 2017 by

October 14: One-day Workshop on Writing Children’s Books, Boston Center for Adult Education

October 20: Maryland Association of School Librarians

October 21: panel at Barnes & Noble, Elliott City, Maryland

October 23: Speaking to students at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland

CAMP GRIFTWOOD is coming from Aladdin in 2019!

July 13th, 2017 by

I’m overjoyed to be able share the news that my next book, CAMP GRIFTWOOD, will be published by Aladdin/S&S in 2019. Here’s the deal announcement from Publisher’s Weekly: