I’d love to meet with you 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.

I’m also scheduling FREE AUTHOR VISITS for World Read Aloud Day on February 1, 2023!

Upcoming Events





January 28, 2023 at 4pm at BookPeople in Austin!

I’ll be in conversation with wonderful author Adrianna Cuevas, and signing books. Preorder now!

February 4, 2023 at 3pm at Brazos Bookstore in Houston!

I’ll be reading, doing a Q&A, and signing books. Preorder now!


Past Events

November 2022

Texas Book Festival, YA Moderator: “High Stakes: Big Escapes, Superpowers, and Battles of the Gods”

October 2022

Author Q&A with the Mohawk Valley Reading Council

Author Q&A at Austin Community College

September 2022

PEN America, Banned Books Reader in Austin

August 2022

Austin SCBWI, Panelist: “All About Editing”

June 2022

Writers’ League of Texas, Panelist: “Tackling Tough Topics in Children’s Literature” and Moderator “The State of Kid Lit Today”

April 2022

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”

March 2022

Vermont College of Fine Arts Book Birthday!

February 2022

Wishing Upon the Same Stars Virtual Launch Party at the Writing Barn!

Book Signing at BookPeople!

photo credit: Kim Francois