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Author Visits and Presentations

For Schools:

In-person school programs can be geared around any of my books. Students can get excited about planning their own eco-action project from KEEPING OUR EARTH GREEN or THE STORY OF SEEDS, or discover the recipe for research, or they can listen to PIZZA FOR THE QUEEN and have a pizza party!

I encourage children to “catch” their own story and discover the joys of writing.

Assemblies and/or classroom visits can be arranged. Programs include:  The Life of an Author, or Sniffing Out A Good Story which takes readers into the world of sniffer dogs and nonfiction research, or Race Around the World with Nellie Bly. 

It is meaningful for students to have the opportunity to read one or more of my books. I’ll help arrange a sale with a local bookstore for the school. Autographing is always available.

I’m also available for free short virtual author visits. Email me for more information.

For Adults:

Find out more about writing, research and revision from me at an SCBWI event, library conference or teacher professional development program. As the Regional Advisor of the Eastern NY SCBWI region, I give regular programs on nonfiction writing and children’s publishing. Please contact me by email to plan a presentation for your group or program.


Sample Day:

9:15- 9:45  5th grade in the library — Sniffing Out a Good Story (Sniffer Dogs/Research)

10:15 – 10:45 Grade 2 Around the World with Nellie Bly

11- 11:30 Grade 1  read Pizza for the Queen

12:00-12:30 Grade 3  Around the World with Nellie Bly

12:30 – 2:15 – Lunch/Book signing

2:30-3 – Grade 4 – Sniffing Out a Good Story


Public Events:         Ch3KvhAWEAA6Ekn


February 27: The Story of Seeds book launch  at Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck

April 22: Springfield Museum, Springfield, MA

May 6: NYS Library conference

May 7: Hudson Children’s Book Festival 

May 17: Ichabod Crane Primary Author Night

May 21: Millbrook Literary Festival

June 11: B&N Colonie, NY

August 5: Hotchkiss Library, Sharon, CT

August 24: Northshire Bookstore


2014- 2015

July 13, 2014: Sniffer Dogs book launch at Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY

September 13, 2014: Sniffer Dogs event at Open Door Bookstore, Schenectady, NY

September 18, 2014: Flyleaf Books, North Carolina

September 19-21, 2014: SCBWI Conference, Charlotte, NC

September 27, 2014: SCBWI Shoptalk, Poughkeepsie, NY

September 27, 2014: Chatham Library, Chatham, NY

October 18, 2014: Market Block Books, Troy, NY – Come and meet DAD Alan!

November 1, 2014: Albany Book Festival, Albany, NY

November 15, 2014: Rochester Children’s Book Festival, Rochester, NY

May 2, 2015: Hudson Children’s Book Festival

June 30, 2015: Chatham Public Library

July 1, 2015: Schenectady Public Library

July 7, 2015: Stephentown Public Library

July 15, 2015: Voorheesville Public Library

September 24, 2015: Adult Program

October 13-14, 2015: Saratoga Public Schools

November 9-11, 2015: NYS Reading Association




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  2. Nancy
    Posted June 5, 2015 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

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