I’d love to visit with your students indoors, outdoors, or online!
I’m available for book festivals, book readings, author Q&As, and in-person and virtual school visits for grades 3-8 with topics like: “Writing Your Identity,” “Characters and Creators Are Curious Beings!,” “Hey, What’s Your Point of View?,” “Plotting Along,” “Remarkable Repetition,” and more!
I love talking about children’s books, my path to publication and writing process, where I get my inspiration for characters and stories, and how we can all find the courage to tell the stories of our hearts.
Covid permitting, I’m happy to travel if you are not located in my hometown of Austin, Texas.
Check out my SCBWI Speakers Bureau Profile!
You can also request me through the Writers’ League of Texas Project WISE!
April 1, 2-3pm Panelist at the Books and Bees Festival!
April 6, 9-10:30am, SPRINGCON23, San Antonio; Children’s Authors All Around Breakfast
April 20, Texas Library Association Annual Conference!
March 27, 5-6:30pm: Author Panel Discussion at Laura’s Library!
March 28, 11-12am : In-person Author Visit, Webb Middle School through Project WISE
VCFA Virtual Book Birthday Party 2/15 at 8pm ET for The Puttermans Are in House!
Virtual classroom presentation about WISHING UPON THE SAME STARS and “Writing Your Identity” with Starwood Academy of Frisco!
The Puttermans Are in the House book launch at Brazos Bookstore!
Thank you for having me into your classrooms for WRAD: AX Benavides Elementary, Margaret A Neary Elementary, Reading Junior High, and Camp Curtin Academy Middle School!
The Puttermans Are in the House book launch at BookPeople!
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Literary Festival
Receiving my MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults at the Vermont College of Fine Arts!
Texas Book Festival, YA Moderator: “High Stakes: Big Escapes, Superpowers, and Battles of the Gods”
Author Q&A with the Mohawk Valley Reading Council
Author Q&A at Austin Community College
PEN America, Banned Books Reader in Austin
Austin SCBWI, Panelist: “All About Editing”
Writers’ League of Texas, Panelist: “Tackling Tough Topics in Children’s Literature” and Moderator “The State of Kid Lit Today”
Books of Wonder Virtual Book Talk, Panelist: “Great Middle Grade Reads”
Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Moderator: “What’s New With Texas Middle Grade Authors”
Austin SCBWI Virtual Conference, Panelist: “Debut Authors”
Vermont College of Fine Arts Book Birthday!
Wishing Upon the Same Stars Virtual Launch Party at the Writing Barn!
Book Signing at BookPeople!