News, Visits & Events


I love talking to children and adults about books, writing, and reading.

If you are interested in scheduling a visit or event (virtual or in-person), please contact me to inquire about rates and availability. 

Future Events – Coming Soon!


Past Events

  • September 18, 2022 1:30-3:00 Pacific – Panelist at Picture Book Palooza for the Children’s Book Academy
  • 2022: #ReadLocalIllinois Ambassador twice in 2022.
  • 2021-2022: I am participating in #KidsNeedMentors!
  • I’m a member of PB Crew 22, a group of picture book authors and illustrators with books releasing in 2022.
  • February 2, 2022: I participated in World Read Aloud Day (WRAD)!
  • Member of Read Local Illinois, since 2019-present
  • Picture Book Bacchanal. Society of Children’s Book Authors/Illinois, 57th Street Books, Chicago, IL, December 6, 2019. Panel.
  • Debut Authors Talk. Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators/Illinois, Everybody’s Coffee, Chicago, IL, October 25, 2019. Panel.
  • I was a member of New in Nineteen – a group of debut picture book authors and illustrators whose books released in 2019.
  • Author’s Day, James Madison Elementary School, Chicago IL, May 2013 – 2016. Invited appearances on author panels to share experiences as a writer/author.