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Where You'll Find Me

Thursday, November 21st

Panel, speaking on the "Care and Tending" of Saving Wonder: Spalding University's School of Creative and Professional Writing

Honored to be presenting on a panel with Silas House and Beth Ann Baumann

October 28th-31st

Author Visits: Poughkeepsie All City BIG READ for youth!

Twelve visits to Poughkeepsie middle schools, a library Q & A, and a visit with Marist College teacher education students. What an honor that Saving Wonder was chosen to be the Big Read for youth!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

SCBWI Shoptalk, Adriance Memorial Library, Poughkeepsie, NY

October 23, 2019

Author Visit: Kindle Farm School, Newfane, Vermont

I Skyped with Kindle Farm students last year and I LOVED our conversation! So I'm tacking on this side trip to Vermont to my week-long visit to schools in Poughkeepsie. Can't wait to meet these students and visit their amazing school!e

September 30, 2019

Book signing and conversation, Tennessee Association of School Librarians conference 2019

July 26, 2019

Presenter, Virginia Highlands Festival, Writers Day

March 7, 2019

Presentation for Bluegrass Greensource, Benham, KY

December 13, 2018

Skype visit, Kindle Farm School, Vermont

November 19, 2018

Author Visit, Morton Middle School, Lexington, KY

November 16, 2018

Presenter, NCTE National Conference, Houston, TX

Speaking on: Creating a Climate for Social and Environmental Justice in the Classroom

November 12, 2018

Guest lecture, Spalding University MFA, W4CYA

Deepening Reader Engagement through Empathy

October 3, 2018

Craft Seminar, Carnegie Center Author Academy, Lexington

Characterization and Reader Engagement

October 1 & 2

Author Visit, writing workshops, Christ the King, Lexington

September 14-16

SCBWI Midsouth Writers Conference, Nashville

May 7th and 9th

ONE BOOK, ONE SCHOOL, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Skype visits, Mountain Ridge Middle School, 6th-8th grades

May 2, 2018

Skype Conversation, Salisbury University, Children's Lit class

April 27-29, 2018

SCBWI PAL Writing Retreat, Durham, NC

April 10th and 12th, 2018

Author Visits, Old Kentucky Home Elementary and Cox's Creek Elementary, KY

Grades 3rd-6th

March 8th, 2018, evening

Keynote Speaker, Bluegrass Greensource, Benham, KY

March 7th, 2018, 5:15-7:15 PM

Writing Seminar, Carnegie Center Author Academy, Lexington, KY

February 20, 2018

Author Visit, Eminence Schools, KY

January 4th and 5th, 2018

ONE BOOK, ONE SCHOOL Author Visit, Spencer County Middle School

November 16-18, 2107 (Panel: 10:30 AM, Nov. 18)

SenaFest, a Spalding MFA alumni event, Louisville, KY

Panel presenter: "Leaving the Competition in the Library"

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Etowah Young Authors Conference, Tennessee

Writing workshops, book signing 

November 7-9, 2017

Green Earth Book Award, Washington D.C.

Three-day trip includes author visits to area D.C. schools, culminating in an Awards Ceremony at the Capitol.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Morehead Writers Conference, Morehead University

Presentation: "First, Write a Really Good Book"

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

SCAPA, Lexington, Kentucky

Writing workshops, author visit

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Eminence Kentucky Schools, Author Visit

Discussing: "What makes something worth fighting for?"

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Newcomers Club, Presentation

Hillary Boone Center, University of Kentucky,  11 AM - 1 PM

August 16, 2017

Friends of the Lexington Library


Saturday, July 20, 2017

Scholastic Reading Road Trip, Morehead, KY

Book Signing, Coffeetree Books, 10 AM - noon

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Carmichael's Summer Book Club, author visit

Carmichael Books, Louisville, KY, 5 - 6:30 PM

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Author Academy, Carnegie Center, Lexington KY

Graduation, 7 PM

May 31st, 2017

Spalding University, MFA in Writing, Guest Lecturer

Louisville, Kentucky

Lecture: "Writing through Mine Fields: How to navigate social issues in children's fiction without blowing up your story""

April 25, 2017

Montrose Elementary, South Charleston, WV

Author visit

April 24, 2017

Kentucky Writers Day, Ashland Middle School, Ashland, KY

Author Visit

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Ohioana Book Fair, Columbus Ohio

10:30 am - 5 pm, Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square

March 22, 2017

Veterans Park Elementary, Lexington, KY

Author Visit

March 13, 2017

St. Louis School, Batesville, IN

Author visit and writing workshops

March 8 & 9, 2017

Batesville Intermediate School, Batesville, IN

Author visit and writing workshops

Monday, March 6, 2017

Kentucky Proud, Fayette County Extension Office / UK

6 PM, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington, KY

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