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In-Store Events

I've headlined American Girl retail store events around the country, events at beloved bookshops like Children's Book World in Los Angeles, local book festivals, and elementary school literacy nights. I love to share writing tips with kids, fun facts about how books are made, and my latest project, The Look Up Series, which features real women in STEM careers. I'm very proficient at hosting crafts and activities during these events as well!

Past Events:

Children's Book World Los Angeles

Once Upon a Time (Montrose, CA)

El Segundo Library Author's Fair

American Girl Place Chicago

American Girl Place St. Louis

American Girl Place Kansas City

American Girl Place Minneapolis

School Visits

I'm available to appear in classrooms and school assemblies in the Los Angeles area (within 1 hour of 90404). Please contact me for rates. I love to talk to kids about the difference between fiction and nonfiction, how books are made (from the text to the art to the printing!), and my latest project: The Look Up Series, a new biography series featuring diverse women in super fun STEM careers. Learn more here.

Past Events: 

- local elementary school literacy night

- local school-wide assembly

- nationwide virtual visits

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Virtual Visits

I'm always available for virtual visits with schools, Girl Scout Troops, and book clubs around the country! I'm currently offering a 20-minute chat about narrative nonfiction featuring my latest project: The Look Up Series, a biography series featuring real women in STEM careers. I can provide printable worksheets and activities to accompany the visit as well.

Past Events:

- Girl Scout Troop virtual visit

- Mommy/daughter book club virtual visit

- Multi-classroom virtual visit

- Library virtual visit

Podcasts + Interviews

With 15 years of experience in children's publishing, I'm happy to share advice about the business side of publishing that can help empower aspiring authors. I'm also an advocate for working parents and passionate about raising strong girls. I love to talk about how and why we need to expose young children to more careers.

 

Recent Interviews:

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Conferences

With more than 50 books on the shelf and 15+ years of experience in the children's publishing industry, you can imagine that I have a lot to say! I absolutely love presenting at writing conferences and publishing events for grown-ups about how to *actually* get a children's book published. My focus is on the business side of children's book publishing and what aspiring authors need to know to avoid a "no." I can speak as both a traditionally published author and as owner of an indie publishing company.

Past events: 

Women & Wisdom Series: Breaking into Publishing with Aubre Andrus

Pennsylvania School Librarians Association 

Bruins Professionals

Women in Engineering

BookLife Indie Author Forum

Book Festivals

I'm currently touring my latest series, The Look Up Series, a STEM career book series for kids, at local and nationwide book festivals. Stop by and say hi!

Recent + Upcoming Events:

American Library Association - San Diego (June 2024)

Orange County Children's Book Festival (Oct 2023)

LA Times Festival of Books (Apr 2023)

American Library Association - D.C. (June 2022)

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