Share a School Visit

Author Visit Info I’ve updated my school visit flyer and postcard – if you know teacher who would love a school visit, please share! Downloadable PDF Postcard: Author Visit Postcard Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan Downloadable PDF Flyer: Author visit with Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan

Upcoming Events May 2023

Hope to see you at one of these upcoming events in May 2023! May 13, 2023 – Local Author Fair at Northland Library  May 13, 2023 – Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books May 19-20, 2023 – Pennwriters Annual Conference

Upcoming Events! April 2023

Here are some upcoming events for April 2023! April 11, 2023 I’ll be on Pittsburgh Today Live talking about the Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books April 17-May 4, 2023 Write Your Own Book Club at Ross Elementary April 20, 2023 What is Work for Hire? Online Q&A with Much Ado About Writing April 22, 2023 Introduction… Read more »

Teacher and Librarian Conferences in Pennsylvania

I’m headed to my first teacher and librarian conference this month. Here’s a list of the conferences I know about – do you know of any? Are they a great way to connect authors and illustrators with teachers and librarians? Pennsylvania Library Association Conference (PaLA)  Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts  

Pittsburgh Writing Events

Where do you find out about Pittsburgh writing events? Of course, my favorite is the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators  But there are many more writing groups active in our region. There is so much going on. There are so many opportunities even though we can’t gather in groups. Sometimes I can feel overwhelmed… Read more »

Advice for Writers from an Agent

In May, I attended the SCBWI Western PA Agent Workshop. I learned a lot and got some excellent advice for writers on pitches, storytelling, and revision and I wanted to share it with you! Pitching Advice for Writers While they need to be short, they still need to include the main character, the obstacle and some… Read more »

SCBWI Western PA Fall Conference

In November 2015 I attended my third fall conference hosted by SCBWI Western PA. I felt very excited for this conference, mostly because I felt very prepared. It’s nice to be past the novice stage and to be heading to an event with clear goals and specific things I wanted to learn. For instance, Valentine’s Day and… Read more »

New Food at Pittsburgh’s Farm to Table

It’s almost time for the ninth annual Farm to Table Conference here in Pittsburgh! This is one of my favorite events in the city because I get to meet new people and try new food! I’m really thrilled to participate this year for several reasons. As usual, I’ll be hosting a table and selling copies… Read more »

Tasty Buckets for Writers

My friend and fellow writer Beth Skwarecki attended the 2014 National Association of Science Writers Conference and returned with these notes as a souvenir. I’m sharing them unedited for your investigative pleasure. TASTY BUCKETS Define your “tasty buckets.” Not every project has to fill all the buckets, but on balance they should all get filled. MONEY… Read more »