Recent Events and More!
Updated: May 25
I've wrapped a fun season of virtual and in-person events (in-person for the first time in two years!). It's been wonderful to speak with young readers again. The next generation is our future and the future is bright. At the bottom of this post are details and highlights from these recent adventures.
I'm happy to say I'll be spending much needed time with my family this summer and focused on new writing projects in between. With that in mind, I'm only visiting two bookstores for events over the summer. If you are in the St.Cloud/Orlando (Florida) area, I'm participating in the Orange County Public Library's March to Your Own Story event on June 11th to promote summer reading. You can find more information about that event here:
If you are in the Fort Collins (Colorado) area, I'll be leading a story time, book signing and craft at Old Firehouse Books on Sunday, July 10th. You will soon be able to find information about that event here:
Last, but not least, I'm excited to say big things are cooking! Stay tuned for more. Until then...have a happy summer!
School Visit with K-4th grade at Laureate Park Elementary School
World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) with six different schools across the U.S.
Story time and book signing at Fable Books in Venice, FL
School Visits for the Amelia Island Book Festival Authors in Schools Program
Read Across America Day (virtual) visit with the entire K-2nd grades of Charleston Public School District in South Carolina
Guest Speaker at the SCBWI Jacksonville local meeting, presenting From a Dream to A Bookshelf
Author (virtual) visit with George Long Elementary School in Grass Lake, MI
Panel presenter at New Jersey Association of School Librarians Spring Conference, discussing How Love In Picture Books Impact Social Emotional Development
I got to celebrate a book birthday for BUG ON THE RUG with Tombolo Bookstore in St.Petersburg, FL
Panel presenter (virtual) at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, discussing Everything You Wanted to Know About Back Matter
School Visit with K-3rd grade at Sexton Elementary School in St.Petersburg, FL
Story time, book signing and crafts at Copperfish Books in Punta Gorda, FL
School Visit with K-5th grade at Deep Creek Elementary School in Punta Gorda, FL
Story time and book signing at The Bookmark in Neptune Beach, FL
Faculty workshop presenter at SCBWI FL Regional Conference in Orlando, FL