CANCELLED. Unfortunately I will not be able to make it to SOKY this year after all.

April 20-21 

SOKY Book Fest

Bowling Green, KY


April 28

12:30 pm

Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day with storytime and fort building!

Scrawl Books, Reston VA


May 8

10:00 am


Read Local picture book webinar

Free! Register here:

May 19

presenting at 10:15, signing to follow at 11:15

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Gaithersburg, MD


June 16th

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival

Easton, MD


Past Events:


Storytime and fort building at Arlington Public Library (VA)

VA Festival of the Book Storytime Marathon

MD/DE/WV SCBWI Conference faculty (MD)

Storytime at Powell’s City of Books (OR)

WriteOnCon contributor

Storytime and Fort-Building Time at East City Bookshop (D.C.)

WRAD Free Skype Visits

Storytime at the National Building Museum (D.C.)


Storytime and Fort Building at Scrawl Books (Reston, VA)

Fort-Building Time Launch Party at Hooray for Books! (Alexandria, VA)

Fall for the Book Festival (Fairfax, VA)

Storytime at the Washington Post’s booth at the National Book Festival (D.C.)

August Storytime at Scrawl Books (Reston, VA)

Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival (Easton, MD)

Talking to the Author Program at Chinn Park Regional Library (Woodbridge, VA)


Signing at The Brewster Book Store (Brewster, MA)

Storytime and Signing at The King’s English Bookshop (SLC, UT)

Presentation and Signing at Hicklebee’s (San Jose, CA)

Finding Wild Launch Party at One More Page (Arlington, VA)

Author Panel and Signing at University Book Store (Seattle, WA)


Event Policies:

I love attending festivals and conferences and visiting libraries and elementary schools.

I do need travel expenses to be paid, as well as an honorarium, when appropriate.

No travel expenses will be charged for events within a two-hour drive of Washington D.C. And travel expenses will be much lower for events in Utah, Oregon, and within a day’s driving distance of Washington D.C.