Author Visits

I love bringing my high-energy author visits to schools, libraries, bookstores, book festivals, and everything in between. Whether we meet virtually or in person, we will celebrate the joy of stories, reading, and the creative writing process for kids grades K-5.

​From silly group brainstorming exercises and a peek at the publishing process to my own challenges as a writer with dyslexia, these presentations aim to help students embrace their creative sides and HAVE FUN!

Visit Options*

Group Presentations

One large presentation to multiple grades. Includes a read-aloud, interactive presentation, and a Q&A. 60min presentations include a popular group brainstorming exercise. These events can accommodate up to 150 students. 

Classroom Visits

A more intimate presentation for one classroom at a time. Includes the same elements as the group presentations, but allows for a deeper brainstorming exercise and a 1x1 connection.

All-Day Visits

A mix of any 3 – 5 group and/or classroom presentations with an optional book signing.

Additional Options

Programming for Students with Dyslexia 

Lunchtime Chat and Chew

I join my fellow friends with language-based learning differences for lunchtime and have a relaxed chat about our common struggles and triumphs with dyslexia. The students can guide the conversation as I answer questions about writing with dyslexia and share what worked for me to embrace my learning disability. (All students with neurodiversity are welcome.)

Writing Workshop: Turning Tough Emotions into Fiction

My first picture book, Jet the Cat (Is Not a Cat), features a cat bullied for loving to swim. This story was actually inspired by my conflict as a kid about having dyslexia while wanting to be a writer. In this small group session, we'll read the book and then brainstorm ways to turn our feelings into stories. 

Additional Programming 

Young Writers Chat and Chew

Does your school have a group of students interesting in being authors? Let’s have lunch! In this causal session over lunch, I will answer questions about the craft of writing, the business of publishing, and anything else they are curious about. I’ll share practical advice and encouragement to my future colleagues.  

Grade 4 or 5 Writing Workshop: Creating Stories from Log Lines

In this writing workshop, I'll show students how to use the concept of log lines, quick summaries that outline a movie and hook the audience, to plan out their future stories. We will learn about log lines, review a few famous examples, and use a very silly matrix of options to build our own future story summaries. This fun workshop shows young writers how to build plot and emotions into a story before they even being writing.

*Content can be tailored to your needs. 


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Author Visit Photos and Reviews