News – Vanessa Barger

News – Vanessa Barger

2016 Upcoming Events & Appearances

March 19, 2016 – Virginia Festival of the Book

  • I’ll be part of a panel on Saturday with two other authors. Stay tuned for more information!

Past Events & Appearances


January 16, 2015 – School Visit and Workshop

  • St. Clare Walker Middle School – Locust Hill, VA

February 13, 2015 – School Visit and Workshop

  • Luray High School – Luray, VA

March 21, 2015 – Hampton Roads Writers Traveling Pen Workshop

  • Lions, Witches, and Wardrobes…. Oh My! – Writing paranormal and fantasy
  • Join author Vanessa Barger for a workshop about writing stories involving far off kingdoms, castles in the sky, and things that go bump in the night. We’ll be discussing trends in literature, how to research and come up with paranormal and fantasy ideas, writing exercises, plotting and world building in the paranormal and fantasy genres.
  • Sign up here:

April 17, 2015 – School Visit and Workshop

  • Landstown High School – Virginia Beach, VA

May 30, 2015 – Hampton Roads Teen Book Festival

  • Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library- Virginia Beach, Va
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Great opportunity to check out YA, MG, and children’s authors. Interact, get books signed, and attend some workshops/panels/book talks.
  • Website:

August 27, 2015 – Twitter Chat with the Fountain Bookstore

  • I’ll be chatting on twitter with Fountain Bookstore about writing, books, and SUPER FREAK.
  • It starts at noon, so please, stop by and say hello!

September 17-19, 2015 – Hampton Roads Writers – Seventh Annual Writers Conference

October 3, 2015 – GMU’s Fall for the Book

  • I’ll be doing a talk, but the time is TBA. Stay tuned!

October 10, 2015 – Book Signing at the William & Mary Bookstore

  • Right now I’m just signing A WHISPERED DARKNESS, but we may add SUPER FREAK depending on availability!
  • William & Mary Bookstore
  • 10 am – 2 pm

October 23-24, 2015 – West Virginia Book Festival

  • I’ll have a table up in the Marketplace area. Come by and see me!

November 14, 2015 – Hampton Roads AuthorFest

  • I’ll have a table, and at 10 am I’ll be doing a reading from SUPER FREAK!


August 17, 2014 – Teen Author Summer Slam

  • Location: Quail Ridge Books and Music – Raleigh, NC
  • Time: 1pm – 4pm
  • Details:
  • A panel of authors of speculative fiction for teens will share their work on Sunday, August 17, starting at 1 p.m. Join us for snacks, giveaways and book signings. Our panel includes: 

August 22, 2014 – Dear Teen Me Blog Post

October 2 – 5, 2014 – YA Scavenger Hunt

October 16, 2014 – Teen ’14

  • A group of Virginia authors of books released this year will be involved in an evening of celebration for teen readers and all fans of teen fiction. There’ll be food, fun, book sales, signings and giveaways. Definitely come and check it out! it’s FREE!
  • Location: Richmond Public Library – Richmond, VA
  • Time: 6pm – 8:30pm

November 21, 2015 – School Visit and Workshop

  • Landstown High School – Virginia Beach, VA

November 22, 2014 – Hampton Roads Authorfest

  • Hampton Roads Authorfest is a joint presentation between the Central Library branch of the Virginia Beach Public Library and a number of its local authors. Readers and fans from throughout the area will have the opportunity to meet over 25 authors from a variety of genres, get their autographs and learn from them in a number of presentations. Additional authors will participate via skype.
  • I will be giving a workshop, Time TBD, called “Join the Cool Crowd: Writing YA”
  • Location: Virginia Beach Central Library – Virginia Beach, VA
  • Date: November 22, 2014
  • Time: 10 am – 4 pm


August 3, 2013 – Virginia Writer’s Club Symposium

  • “Join the Cool Crowd: Writing Young Adult Fiction”

September 21, 2013 – Williamsburg Book Festival

  • I’ll be presenting: The Write Idea – Why Every Writer Needs a Writing Journal. Come check it out!
  • The workshop time is 12:40 to 1:15. Check out the website HERE!