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 pick(s) to suit grade level, class curriculum, or group size.
- THE YELLOW SUITCASE, A “Mirrors, Windows, & Doors” Experience: Picture book read aloud, a discussion on themes of loss, grief, immigrant life and home, followed by hands-on activities
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.
Dear Booksellers & Librarians:
Having trained and led story times for small and large audiences in several libraries and as an early literacy instructor for many years, I enjoy singing 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 the themes in the book. 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.
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