I’m so excited for this event at the Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek in Armstrong County, PA! Learn more and register here!
Fall for the Book Festival Video!
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!
Author visits at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium!
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 »
You’re Invited to my Book Launch Party!
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 »
ONLINE – Summer Story Camp – Pictures and Words
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 »
ONLINE – Summer Story Camp – Big Ideas
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 »
Exciting SCBWI Announcement for 2019!
I’m so excited to announce that starting January 15, 2019, I am the SCBWI Regional Advisor of Pennsylvania: West! It’s a true honor and I’m really eager to build a new leadership team and to work to support the creative members of our region. We have some great events planned for 2019 already and we’re… Read more »
The Mom Con in Pittsburgh
There’s buzz, no doubt about it, surrounding The Mom Con happening in Pittsburgh on Nov. 15, 2014! It’s going to be a great event this year and although I’m not able to attend as a vendor for family reasons, I have to say I’m excited to still be involved and learning from the organizers. The… Read more »
Why Farm to Table is Great for Kids and Families
This weekend is the 8th annual Farm to Table Conference in Pittsburgh! I am really excited to be involved in this year’s event again. The theme for this year is Food Sources and the conference again offers lots of excellent activities for children. The conference has always been family friendly, but a new feature… Read more »
National Novel Writing Month 2013
Start writing! It’s almost National Novel Writing Month! Are you tackling the challenge this year? I didn’t win my first year (2011) but I did win last year (2012) after a massive, 7000 words in one day final push at the end of the month. I have a much different plan for this year’s NaNoWriMo…. Read more »