Upcoming Events:

Rocky Run Middle School Author Visit
Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29: Chantilly, VA (in-person)

Broad Run High School Information Session
Thursday, March 30: Ashburn, VA (in-person)

Scrawl Books Author Event
Friday, March 31 at 6 pm: 11911 Freedom Dr, Reston, VA 20190 (in-person)

Polson Middle School Author Visit
Wednesday, April 19 at 8:50 am: Madison, CT (virtual)

Texas Library Association 2023 Annual Conference
Thursday, April 20 at 1 pm: Book signing with SCBWI
Friday, April 21 at 12:30 pm: Book signing with North Star Editions

Kent Middle School Author Visit:
Wednesday, April 26: Kentfield, CA (in-person)

Davidson Middle School Author Visit
Thursday, April 27: San Rafael, CA (in-person)

Good Shepherd Lutheran School Author Visit
Friday, April 28: Novato, CA (in-person)

Book Passage Author Event
Saturday, April 29 at 4 pm: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera, CA 94925 · San Francisco, CA 94111 (in-person)

Conversation with Debut Authors
Sunday, May 21 at 3 pm: The Cellar Door Bookstore, Riverside, CA (virtual)

Previous Events:

Virtual Launch for It Happened on Saturday
Tuesday, February 21 at 7 pm CST: Buy the Book Independent Bookstore

In-person Launch for It Happened on Saturday
Saturday, February 25 at 4 pm: Buy the Book Independent Bookstore 25162 Grogans Park Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380

SCBWI Houston: What Happens Next with Agent Ann Rose of The Tobias Literary Agency
Monday, March 6 at 7 pm: Tracy Gee Community Center  3599 Westcenter Dr, Houston, TX 77042-5213

Buy the Book Local Author Book Fair
Saturday, March 11 from 1-5 pm: 25162 Grogans Park Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Presentations and Workshops:

As a former elementary school teacher and current tutor, I love connecting with students! I offer a variety of presentations and workshops for different ages. 

If you’re a teacher and there’s a specific area you’d like as a focus, just let me know, and I can find a way to work it in! For details about rates, please contact me on my form. 

Ask the Author

How does a book go from an idea in your head to a finished product you can hold in your hand? We’ll talk about that, as well as the importance of finding and following your dreams, and the persistence and hard work that go into making them come true. Please come prepared with questions, because I am excited to answer them!

Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Group Size: Any
Format: In-person or virtual

Writing Workshops

Writing with Style

Ideas from an author on how to make your writing the very best it can be! We’ll talk about how characterization, voice, imagery, and word choice can take your writing to the next level. 

Tackling the Writing Process

Tips from a longtime teacher-turned-author on how to do your very best at every stage of the writing process.

These workshops incorporate a variety of curriculum standards, and I can tailor them even more specifically to individual group/classroom needs!

Grades: 3 and up
Group size: Class or smaller
Format: In-person or virtual

Online Safety Awareness

This multi-media presentation will provide age-appropriate information about online safety in our increasingly digital world. 

Grades: 5 and up
Group size: Any
Format: In-person or virtual

Webinars and Conference Presentations for Writers

Creating Compelling Characters

We will discuss strategies and tips to make your characters come to life so they will (practically) jump off the page!

Finding Your Voice

We will talk about different points of view (and the pros and cons of each), as well as how other choices (such as use of past or present tense) can shape your story. We will also delve into the revision process and how it can make your voice sparkle.

Setting the Scene

We will discuss using all five senses to ground your reader in the scene, as well as the importance of balance between description and narrative.

Writing about Tough Topics for Young Readers

We will discuss how to explore tough topics in an honest, compassionate, kid-friendly way for middle grade readers.

Group size: Any
Format: In-person or virtual