Author Visits


Dear Educators:

The most joyful hours in my life as a children’s writer are spent meeting kids and sharing stories. And I can’t wait to step away from my desk and stand in front of curious, happy faces!
I offer three different themes for presenting to children and I’m happy to tailor your preference(s) to suit grade level, class curriculum, or group size.

MIRRORS & WINDOWS, Building Diverse Bookshelves: A presentation on how books can be mirrors and windows and how to build diverse bookshelves, followed by a read-aloud of “The Yellow Suitcase” and an interactive session on emotional literacy – feelings around loss and grief. And how The Yellow Suitcase could be a mirror and/or a window. More details – Flyer -The Yellow Suitcase

A WRITER’S WORKSHOP, Elements of Creative Writing: From idea seeds to story endings with samples, prompts, and exercises
More details – Flyer – A Writer’s Workshop

AUTHOR LIFE, BOOK JOURNEY: Overview of the book publishing process, my path to publication and beyond, and a read aloud of “The Yellow Suitcase”
More details – Flyer – Author Life, Book Journey

If you’re interested in having me visit your classroom or community, please fill out the form below.

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Having been formally trained and having led story times for small and large audiences in several libraries for over a decade, and as an early literacy instructor for many years, I enjoy songs, storytelling with puppets & storyboards, and interactive picture book read-alouds. These days, I look forward to gathering with children to read my own picture book, THE YELLOW SUITCASE, and talk and work on crafts and activities around its theme. With the story set in India, this session will open a window into the culture of India while offering a mirror to kids missing a dear friend, a family member, or a pet.
Interested in an author visit, reading, or special story time? Please fill out the form below.