Events & Appearances
I am an award-winning speaker offering presentations in a number of capacities.If you are interested in any of these programs, follow the links for more details or reach out on my contact page.
I tell kids in my programs that my favorite part of the writing process is sharing my stories. Through story, music and movement, my programs actively engage youngsters to become readers and writers.
As a writer and former educator, I love sharing what I've learned over the past 20 years about the craft of writing for children, publishing in the children's book industry and effectively using books in the home and in classrooms to make readers of kids. I have taught at SCBWI conferences, Lighthouse Writers, and the University of Denver.
Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop... Reading!
Pre-K through 2nd Grade
Fun and interactive library and classroom program engaging children with reading, writing, music and activities.
So...What's Your Story?
3rd through 5th Grade
In classrooms and Writers' Camps, kids engage in all stages of the writing process researching their own family histories to produce magazine-quality articles.
Getting to the Core of the Matter
Children's Writers & Illustrators
I leverage my background as a teacher to help speakers develop effective proposals based on Common Core State Standards.
AURORA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Montview Elementary, Aurora, CO (1)
Vista Peak Exploratory School, Aurora, CO (K-3)
BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Aspen Creek K-8, Broomfield, CO (K, 1)
Kohl Elementary, Broomfield, CO (1, 2)
CHERRY CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT
Independence Elementary, Aurora, CO (2)
Mountain Vista Elementary, Aurora, CO (2)
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICT 12
Piñon Valley Elementary School, Colorado Springs, CO (K-2)
Book Stores, Conferences &
The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Conferences
2014 Children's Book Week Story Time
City Park Story Time, Denver City Park
2017 nErDcamp Kansas
CCIRA Conference on Literacy
Tattered Cover Book Store, Highlands Ranch
Barnes & Noble, Boulder, CO
Barnes & Noble, Littleton, CO
BookBar, Denver, CO
Mamie Doud Public Library, Broomfield, CO
Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette, CO
Garfield County Libraries, CO
Silt, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale,
Parachute, New Castle, & Rifle
Eaton Public Library, Eaton, CO
Tallyn's Reach Branch, Aurora Public Libraries, CO
Bemis Public Library, Littleton, CO
Durango Public Library, Durango, CO
Main Library, Sunny Side Branch,
Fort Lewis Mesa Branch
Ann Zugelder Library, Gunnison, CO
Old Rock Community Library, Crested Butte, CO
McChord Library, McChord Air Force Base, WA