School Visits

Visiting schools is one of my favorite things I get to do as an author!

My large assemblies are always interactive, especially for K-3. For those grades, I typically focus on creativity and the importance of reading and imagination. Assemblies with older students are also interactive. We play games, talk about the importance of believing in your own ideas, and I answer whatever questions students have about writing and my path as a writer. I am also available for smaller workshops or classroom visits.

Whatever the size of the audience, I work with your school to tailor the length of the visit, and sometimes the content, so the program fits your curriculum, giving students as much from the visit as possible.

 

Events:

Upcoming:

  • 03/02/18: Read Across America Author Visit/Reading, Green Oaks Fundamental Elem., Orangevale, CA

Past:

2017

  • 08/25/17: Author Visit Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Holy Cross Academy, Rocklin, CA

2016

  • 08/26/16: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Holy Cross Academy, Rocklin, CA
  • 04/12/16: Author Visit, Lexington Hills KinderCare
  • 04/05/16: Author Visit/Assembly, Granite Bay Montessori, K-8, Roseville, CA
  • 04/01/16: Author Visit/Assembly, Gold River Discovery Center, K-8, Gold River, CA
  • 03/02/16: Read Across America Author Visit/Assembly, Dyer-Kelly Elem., Sacramento, CA
  • 02/29/16: Author Visit/Assembly, Elverta Elementary, Sacramento, CA
  • 02/24/16: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Marvin B/ Smith Elem., Burlington, NC via SKYPE
  • 01/22/16: Author Visit/Assembly, Newcastle Elem., Newcastle, CA

2015

  • 10/21/15: Author Visit/Assembly, Alexander Twilight Prep., Sacramento, CA
  • 10/19/15: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Allison Elementary, North Highlands, CA
  • 09/26/15: Scholarshare Children’s Book Festival, Fairytale Town, Sacramento, Ca.
  • 08/28/15: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Holy Cross Academy, Rocklin, CA
  • 07/30/15: SCBWI National Summer Conference, Los Angeles, Ca.
  • 05/02/15: SCBWI Spring Spirit Conference, Citrus Heights, Ca.
  • 04/11/15: Babies and Bumps, Citrus Heights, Ca. 9 am-2pm
  • 03/10/15: Book Fair, Newcastle Elementary, 3-7 pm
  • 02/26/15: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Allison Elementary, North Highlands, CA
  • 01/27/15: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Ruhkala Elem., Rocklin, CA

2014

  • 12/30/14: Writing Workshop, Library, Rocklin, Ca. 12-1:30 pm
  • 07/11/14: Paws to Read Workshop, Library, Rocklin, Ca. 1-3 pm
  • 06/11/14: Paws to Read Workshop, Library, Rocklin, Ca. 1-3 pm
  • 05/20/14: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Sunset Ranch Elem., Rocklin, CA
  • 04/19/14: Book Signing, Whole Foods, Roseville, Ca. 11:30 am-3 pm
  • 04/12/14: Sierra Moms’ Spring Fling, El Dor. Hills, Ca. 10-1 pm
  • 04/10/14: Barnes & Noble, Citrus Heights, Ca. 10:30 am
  • 04/05/14: SCBWI Spring Spirit Conference, Citrus Heights, Ca.
  • 03/30/14: Book Signing, Face in a Book, El Dorado Hills, 10-noon
  • 03/05/14: Read Across America Author Visit, Paragon Collegiate Academy, Marysville, CA
  • 02/27/14: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Grand Oaks Elem., Bridges After-School program, Citrus Heights, CA
  • 02/11/14: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Fusion Early Learning Preschool, Yuba City/Marysville, CA
  • 01/16/14: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Merryhill School Sacramento, CA

2013

  • 12/30/13: Talk Show Guest, Good Day PA, Hbg., Pa. 12:30 pm
  • 12/29/13: Book Signing, The Midtown Scholar, Hbg., Pa. 1-3 pm
  • 12/28/13: Book Signing, Otto Bookstore, Wmspt., Pa. 12-2 pm
  • 12/19/13: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Kids Park Preschool, Rocklin, CA
  • 12/06/13: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Busy Bees Preschool, El Dorado Hills, CA
  • 11/13/13: Author Visit, iLearn Academy, Placer Hills School, Meadow Vista, CA
  • 11/04/13: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Merryhill School Sacramento, CA
  • 10/22/13: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, Little Peeps Preschool, Lincoln, CA
  • 10/09/13: Author Visit/Reading, If Chocolate Were Purple, The Sunflower School, Roseville, CA
  • 09/29/13: Orange County Kid’s Book Festival, Costa Mesa, Ca
  • 09/21/13: Sonoma County Book Festival, Santa Rosa, Ca.
  • 07/11/13  Storytime, Rocklin Library, 11:30 am
  • 05/31/13: Author Visit Assembly, Sunset Ranch Elem., Rocklin, CA
  • 05/21/13: Summer Reading Program Assembly, Antelope Creek Elem., Rocklin, CA
  • 04/11/13: Reading at Next Move, formerly Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center
  • 03/01/13: Read Across America Assembly, Sunset Ranch Elem., Rocklin, CA
  • 03/06/13: BookGoodies Guest Post, An Explosive Idea
  • 01/11/13: Book Signing, Book Lover’s Paradise, Rocklin, Ca.

2012

  • 12/28/12: Book Signing, Reader’s Cafe, Hanover, Pa.
  • 12/15/12: Gifts of Words & Wine Author Event, Clarksburg, Ca.
  • 10/20/12: Book Signing, Once Upon a Shelf, Roseville, Ca.
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