Visits & Events

I delight in talking to kids of all ages and adults about writing, reading and the publishing process. Our time together can be anything from a fun read-aloud of one of my books to an in-depth, interactive workshop. I can provide activities to enrich the experience and foster curriculum connections. I’m happy to work with you to customize a presentation.

Workshop topics include:

Picture Book Basics and Beyond—Can you tell an engaging story from start to finish in 500 words or less?

Editing Like An Editor—We work with one of my manuscripts at three different stages of development—initial submission, an expanded version, and finally, the finished text awaiting publication. Students learn how the publishing process depends on compromise and collaboration. They test their editorial instincts by cutting and shaping a real manuscript. Finally, they compare their choices to those of a professional editor. All editorial gain, no editorial pain.

Virtual Visits

I’d love to say hello to your class or book group via Skype. Let’s schedule a free 15-minute visit. 

Let’s talk!

Whether you’re interested in an in-person or virtual author visit, please fill out the form on my contact page. Use “author visit” in the subject line. I’ll get back to you to discuss your specific needs, my availability, and rates.

Upcoming Events

World Read Aloud Day: February 1, 2018, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Let’s celebrate World Read Aloud Day together! We’ll choose a book that suits your class for a read-aloud. We’ll also have time for Q & A.

Teachers & Librarians: Please fill out the form on my contact page with WRAD in the subject line to request a free, 20-minute Skype visit. I’ll get back to you with my availability.