Events

Oct. 19, 2019

Book-Release Fundraiser — Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Craig Leener will be hunkering down at North Valley Family YMCA to sign copies of his new book, “All Roads Lead to Lawrence.” Craig will donate all net proceeds to the Y’s youth scholarship fund. The address is 11336 Corbin Avenue in Northridge, CA 91326. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 12, 2019

Meet the Author at the High Desert Book Festival — Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Craig Leener will be at the High Desert Book Festival at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park to chop it up with young readers and sign copies of his debut novel, “This Was Never About Basketball,” and the sequel, “All Roads Lead to Lawrence.” The address is 15833 Smoke Tree Street, Hesperia, CA 92345. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more info, visit: www.highdesertbookfest.org

Sept. 25, 2019

Author Speaker Series at Saugus High School — Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Craig Leener will talk with the Saugus High School varsity football team about the importance of staying in school and working hard to become a better writer. Saugus High School, Saugus, CA — Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Sept. 7, 2019

Book Signing, Waypoint Ventura Vintage Trailer Hotel & Campground — Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Craig Leener will join forces with the legendary Roger J. Couture, author of the award-winning novel, “Swimming with Snakes & Dragons — and Other Tales of Suburbia,” at the venerable Waypoint Ventura Vintage Trailer Hotel & Campground, 398 S. Ash Street, Ventura, CA 93001. Hours are 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Stop by to get your copy of Craig's or Roger's book signed over hot coffee and donuts.

October 13, 2018

Indie Author Day — Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 2-4 p.m.

Contra Costa County’s San Pablo Library, 13751 San Pablo Avenue, San Pablo, CA 94806, phone # (510) 374-3998. The author will participate in a YA panel discussion, field questions from the audience and sign books.

April 21-22, 2018

Meet the Author at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books — Saturday & Sunday, April 21 & 22, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Craig Leener will be talking with readers and signing books in booth #933 as part of the contingent representing the Book Publicists of Southern California. The event will take place on the campus of USC. Stop by for a chance to win a free autographed basketball!(Editor's note: Congratulations to young reader and LAT FOB attendee Jasper Halkowich, winner of the autographed basketball and a signed copy of the book.)

Feb. 27, 2018

Meet the Author — Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, 8-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.

North Valley Family YMCA, 11338 Corbin Avenue in Northridge, Calif. It’s the author’s second-ever book-signing at the YMCA! He will donate all net proceeds to the North Valley Y's Scholarship Fund.

Feb. 13, 2018

Conversation with WAZU-FM morning show host Roger Monroe — Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, 6:30 a.m. PST

The author talks with venerable morning show host Roger Monroe during morning drive on non-commercial community radio station WAZU-FM 90.7 in Peoria, Illinois. Go to this link to listen live: http://wazu.radio.net/

Dec. 4, 2017

Young Adult Café — Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, 2-3 p.m. PST

Radio host and author Laura Moe talks with Craig Leener about his debut YA novel. Young Adult Café is part of the Authors on the Air network. Laura Moe is author of the groundbreaking YA novel, "Breakfast with Neruda." Here's the link to the podcast: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairradio2/2017/12/04/sports-journalist-craig-leener-discusses-his-ya-debut

Nov. 10, 2017

Book-Signing Event — Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the University of Kansas

The author will sign books at the DeBruce Center, adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. The DeBruce Center is home to Dr. James Naismith’s original and historic 13 typewritten rules of basketball, drafted in 1891.

Oct. 14, 2017

Indie Author Day — Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, 3-5 p.m.

Los Angeles Public Library, Junipero Serra Branch, 4607 S. Main Street in Los Angeles 90037, phone # (323) 234-1685. The author will discuss his new book and field questions from the audience.

Aug. 6, 2017

IWOSC Reads Its Own — Sunday, August 6, 2017, 2-4 p.m.

The Independent Writers of Southern California will hold its semi-annual “IWOSC Reads Its Own,” an afternoon of eclectic and exemplary works, read aloud by distinguished IWOSC scribes, including the author of “This Was Never About Basketball.” Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, Calif. The event is free and open to the public. There is parking on the street and behind Vroman’s. IWOSC is a nonprofit association providing support, tools and resources to help self-employed professional writers in Southern California since 1982. For more info, visit www.iwosc.org.

June 6, 2017

Meet the Author — Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 3-7 p.m.

North Valley Family YMCA, 11336 Corbin Avenue in Northridge, Calif. The author will donate all net proceeds to the North Valley Family YMCA Scholarship Fund.