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Book Signings and Events Calendar

Looking for fun ways to get your signed copy? Come on out!

Sunday, 11/12/23
Author Signing

at Texas Book Festival

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

I'll be signing books at the Texas Book Festival this Sunday with the Writers' League of Texas! Stop by Tent 5 @ 3 p.m. and say hello.

Thursday, 5/11/23
Scavenger Hunt & Storytime

at Toybrary Austin

10:30 pm - noon

Come explore with me! I'll lead a storytime about explorers followed by a fun scavenger hunt around Toybrary Austin. Cost is $25 for a signed copy of Exploring Austin with Kids guidebook and a kid-sized magnifying glass. Best for babies to age 5.

Tuesday, 12/6/22
Holly Days

at the Wildflower Center

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join me at the Holly Days Preview Party at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on Tuesday, Dec. 6, for a shopping event the whole family can enjoy. I'll be there signing books! You can get 25% off all regularly priced gift store merchandise plus the chance to win giveaways every half hour too. While you shop, warm up with some hot chocolate and s’mores.

Sunday, 11/13/22
Good Mornin,' Dolly

at Laguna Gloria

10:30 am - 1:00 pm

LI'll be reading two of my favorite picture books at one of my favorite places this weekend! Join me at Good Mornin', Dolly on Sunday, November 13, at Laguna Gloria. The event is a fundraiser by R&B (Reading and Books) Literacy. Together with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, they send free books to Austin kids from birth to age five. The fundraising event will include food & drinks, arts & crafts, storytimes, and photos with Brigitte Bandit as Dolly. The event is FREE and in a beautiful location. I read at 11:00. Come by, have a listen, and say hello!

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Saturday, 12/14/19

at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Luminations is glowing and growing - and now spans two weekends. Visit the Wildflower Center at night where pathways are lined with candlelight, one of the most beautiful holiday shows you'll see. Aerial performers and musicians provide entertainment along the way. Another impressive sight to visit is the s'mores bar! See the website for shuttle information and ticket prices. And be sure to stop by the Gift Store where I'll be signing books from 6:00-8:00. Come say hi!

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Saturday, 10/26/19
Texas Book Festival

11:00 am - 12:00 am

It's the Texas Book Festival! This is the ACL Fest for book lovers where adoring fans gather to watch favorite authors perform on stage, get autographs, and discover new favorites. I'll be there to see my favorite children's authors! I'll also be signing books with the local SCBWI (Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators) on Saturday from 11:00-noon. Please come say hi!

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Saturday, 9/28/19
Central Market North

Parents' Climate Community Meet Up

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us for a conversation about ways to encourage kids' outdoor play and initiate age-appropriate learning about environmental responsibility. We'll share tips, resources, and great places to get out and engage in the natural world! Meet at the playground, weather permitting. (Otherwise, we'll meet indoors.)

Saturday, 2/2/19
Children's Book Fair

at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This Saturday is the Wildflower Center's fourth annual Children's Book Fair! I feel lucky to be a part of it. Stop by the Gallery to meet so many authors, say hi to favorite storybook characters, and pick up good books. Story times and special activities will occur all day in addition to all the regular fun to be had! (Find me there from 9:00-3:00!)

Sunday, 12/8/18

at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Luminations lights up the gardens with thousands of luminarias and brings plentiful performances, music and festive fun, including a book signing by yours truly in the gift shop from 6:00-7:30! Aerial dance group Blue Lapis Light will peform twice nightly. Come experience illuminated dancers diving and dangling above the naturally beautiful setting of the Savanna Meadow as you get into the holiday spirit.

Sunday, 1/14/18
When I Grow Up Festival

Asian American Resource Center

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This free, fun, family-friendly festival features children's music classes, professionals to meet - from ballerinas to police officers, classes for new parents, music by Staci Gray, food trucks, vendors, activities and more! Stop by the Ballroom to say hi - I'll be there with books.

Saturday, 11/4/17
Texas Book Festival

Texas Book Festival Signing
11:00 pm - noon

The Book Festival runs all day Saturday and Sunday at the State Capitol. I'll be signing books with my good friends at TLC Graphics at Booth 405. Swing by and say hi! SO many good books plus children's readings and events to check out!

Sunday, 2/19/17
Second Annual Children's Book Fair

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Last year's event was such a success, the Wildflower Center is doing it again! Check out quality children's books, meet authors, explore the grounds, and participate in fun activities. You might meet some interesting characters!

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Sunday, 2/21/16
First Annual Children's Book Fair

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meet children’s authors (including yours truly) while also enjoying children’s activities and learning opportunities at the Wildflower Center for this first ever annual event!

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Book event at
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Thursday, 1/28/16
Humanities Night

Ridgetop Elementary School
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Excited to be part of an amazing group of artists, musicians and writers at my favorite (I admit a bit of bias since my own kids attend school here) elementary school's showcase of the arts. Looking forward to talking with the kids about how to write a book - and seeing what ideas they have to share!

Sunday, 9/20/15
Book Signing

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Austin Museum Day with free admission and special activities at area museums, including the Wildflower Center where I'll be doing a book signing.

Sunday, 4/12/15
Guest Presentation and Book Signing

The Big Baby Bash and Toddler Jam
10:00 am -2:00 pm event

I'll be presenting ideas, resources, and secrets for getting out to explore the city with kids during the Big Baby Bash and Toddler Jam. Book signing will follow until 2:00 pm. The event is a great resource for prenatal (events on Saturday) to preschool (events on Sunday) parents with informative seminars, exhibitors, workshops and hands-on demos from nationally-renowned and local experts. Free food, raffle items, and a concert by Staci Gray!

Monday, 3/23/15
Guest Speaker at ROMP

(Reaching Out to Mothers of Preschoolers)
9:15 am -11:00 am

While the children play, I'm sharing secrets with Moms about Austin's best places for kids (and their adults). How do you find the best spots for your kids' interests and save time researching so you can have time to play too? Come find out!

Sunday, 10/26/14
Book Signing

Texas Book Festival
4:00-4:45 pm with the Texas Writers' League in Tent #4

The Texas Book Festival runs all day Saturday and Sunday, October 25th-26th. I'll be signing copies on Sunday and am so excited to be part of it! My two adventurers will be there with me, so you can get it triple-signed. Come say hi!

Wednesday, 9/3/14
Storytime and Book Signing

The Rhythm Studio
10:00 am -10:45 pm

Owls, bats, and cats—Oh my! Join Annette Lucksinger, author of Exploring Austin with Kids, and Tracy King Perry, licensed Zumbini Instructor, as they explore creatures that fly, creep, and swoop at night. This free storytime and dance party at The Rhythm Studio will be followed by a cute bat craft and a book signing. The event is best for littles 6 months through 5 years and their caregivers. Space is limited, so please pre-register.


Thursday, 7/17/14
Book Signing

Nature Nights at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Young explorers will love the theme of this Nature Night: Wildlife Tracking! Head to the Wildflower Center for a free evening filled with animal lessons and activities! My tracks will lead to the Gift Shop where I’ll be signing copies of the guidebook Exploring Austin with Kids. Track me down to get your copy!

Saturday, 6/21/14
Book Signing & Activities

Capitol Visitors Center
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the official first day of summer with fun children’s activities and a book signing of Exploring Austin with Kids! The guide will give you enough ideas to fill your entire summer, starting with a trip to the Capitol Visitors Center that is filled with educational fun for all ages. Free.

Thursday, 6/12/14
Book Signing

Nature Nights at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Learn more about Plants, play in the new Luci and Ian Family Garden, create nature-themed crafts, explore the grounds, and stop by the Gift Shop for a signed copy of Exploring Austin with Kids. (Get there early! This FREE summer event is popular.)

Saturday, 5/24/14
Book Signing

Austin Visitor Center
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Capitol Visitors Center

Stop by the new digs of the Austin Visitor Center to get your signed copy of the guidebook. While you’re there, you can register for a Duck Boat Adventure tour or learn more about Austin City Limits Studio tours too!

Saturday, 5/3/14
Booth at the Austin Mini Maker Faire

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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This annual event is ideal for all the inventive, crafty, tinkering, how-does-it-work artist types out there! With curious, interactive inventions all over the place, it makes for a fun day of exploring. Stop by the Exploring Austin with Kids booth and create your very own stickered and stamped passport for logging the amazing adventures that await you this summer!

Wednesday, 4/30/14
Author Party and Spanish Book Fair

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thinking of ways to keep your kiddos busy this summer?! Ridgetop Elementary School has you covered! Stop by the First Annual Spanish Book Fair to pick up titles to keep your kids’ language skills sharp over the long break and to get your own signed copy of Exploring Austin with Kids that will give you countless ideas of fun things to do! Refreshments and children’s activities provided.

Tuesday, 4/22/14
Book Event

Earth Day Celebration
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The college campus is not just for big kids. On Earth Day, St. Edward’s University invites everyone - big and little - to come celebrate! Exploring Austin with Kids will be there with children’s activities and books, alongside booths filled with cool ideas for being environmentally-friendly stewards. Bring a picnic to eat beneath tall oak trees overlooking the cityscape and soak in your “place in space.”

Friday, 4/11/14
Birthday Party! and Book Signing

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Annette Lucksinger, author of Exploring Austin with Kids, as she reads one of her favorite Mo Willems’ books, I Am Invited to a Party! This birthday-themed storytime will be followed by a book signing and costume dress-up session. I know what you’re all wondering. Will there be cake? Come find out!

Thursday, 4/10/14
Book Signing

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Annette Lucksinger will be heading to her hometown of Burnet, Texas, for a book signing! There will be wine, cheese and good company. Stop by to pick up a signed copy of the book and say hi!

Sunday, 3/30/14
Open House and Field Day

Westcave Preserve
10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Come on out to Westcave Preserve for guided hikes, bird tours, nature activities and BBQ (or bring your own picnic)! Annette Lucksinger will be signing books and crafting cardboard binoculars with the kids so they can get a better view of the Warbler and waterfalls along the trail. For each copy sold, $5 goes back to the Preserve. $10/adult, kids free.

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Friday, 3/28/14
Teddy Bear Picnic & Book Signing

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your favorite teddy bear and picnic snacks for a bear-themed story time! Local author Annette Lucksinger will be signing copies of her new guide, Exploring Austin with Kids, and leading little ones on a bear hunt!

Updates will be posted here, so check back!


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