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Events & Appearances

Current Presentations

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.

Author VisitsLibrary Programs

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.

Writing Conferences & Workshops

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.

School Visits


Montview Elementary, Aurora, CO (1)

Vista Peak Exploratory School, Aurora, CO (K-3)


​Aspen Creek K-8, Broomfield, CO (K, 1)

Kohl Elementary, Broomfield, CO (1, 2)


Independence Elementary, Aurora, CO (2)

Mountain Vista Elementary, Aurora, CO (2)



Piñon Valley Elementary School, Colorado Springs, CO (K-2)

Book Stores, Conferences &
Special Events

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

Past Events

Library Programs

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


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