Authors love doing school visits, but with the rise in orchestrated, coordinated effort in book banning, planning ahead by having a well-written contract. **SCBWI is updating their site, and this article isn’t available right now. I’ll update the link as soon as it is!** I wrote an article about this for SCBWI Insight, read… Read more »
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
I was thrilled to be on Pittsburgh Today Live on April 11, 2023 to talk about the Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books. I was also so grateful to my friend Heather for bringing Majeck the Green-Winged Macaw! We will be at the Festival on May 13, 2023, so make sure you stop by and say… Read more »
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 »
I’m so excited for this event at the Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek in Armstrong County, PA! Learn more and register here!
Enjoy this incredible video featuring books from the Women of Power series from Chicago Review Press and shared at the Fall for the Book Festival!
I’m so excited I was able to celebrate National Zookeepers Week with an author visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. I had a wonderful time reading and coming up with research ideas with the kids in their teen camp. I’m looking forward to my next visit. I’m planning to go visit my favorite… Read more »
I’m so excited to announce I’m having a book launch party for my new book Animal Allies: 15 Amazing Women in Wildlife Research (Chicago Review Press). The party is on May 21, 2022 from 1-3pm at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve. The address is 614 Dorseyville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. We’ll talk about wildlife, science, books… Read more »
Summer Story Camp Pictures and Words **Online!** Summer Story Camp – Pictures and Words is for creative kids grades 3 and up. Each camp is limited to 10 campers. All meetings will happen over Zoom. Each day we will learn about a different kind of picture book. Campers will create their own book (or “dummy”)… Read more »
Summer Story Camp Big Ideas **Online!** Summer Story Camp – Big Ideas is best for creative kids grades entering 5-8. (Younger campers can check out Summer Story Camp – Pictures and Words Each camp is limited to 10 campers. All meetings will happen on Zoom. We will brainstorm and create new elements of stories each… Read more »