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Literacy 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!

School Visits

I'm available to appear in classrooms and auditoriums 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. 

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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.


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 (and ultimately help more girls get into STEM). Some of my recent appearances include The American Girls podcast (now Dolls of Our Lives) and The Modern Mommy Doc podcast.

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Writing 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 publishing and what aspiring authors need to know to avoid a "no."

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