About Me

I'm an author and arts administrator living in New England with my family and pugs. I'm also a caffeine addict and voracious reader. My latest middle grade fantasy novel, THE STAR SHEPHERD, is available now from Sourcebooks Young Readers!

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Next Event

Feb
7
Fri
2020
all-day CCIRA Conference 2020 @ Denver Marriott Tech Center
CCIRA Conference 2020 @ Denver Marriott Tech Center
Feb 7 all-day
I’ll be presenting a session at the CCIRA conference on Leveraging Children’s Books to Teach Creative Writing, and will also be doing a signing (details TBA).

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School & Library Visits

In-Person

I’d love to talk to your teens and tweens about writing, and middle grade and young adult literature! I currently offer the following presentations:

Like my upper middle grade fantasy novels, my presentations are geared toward young readers in grades 4 and up. However, I’m also available to speak to high-school students as well as adult groups of teachers, librarians, and parents. Presentations are about an hour long, but can be made longer or shorter to meet the needs of your group.

My education and background:

Fees: Fees are negotiable, but typically range from $300-600 for half-day/full-day school visits or $100/hour for library visits.

Skype

Skype visits usually last 20-30 minutes and usually center around a Q&A time. There is no charge for a Skype visit, but they do need to be booked a few weeks in advance.

Classroom Guides

Book a Visit

To arrange an In-Person or Skype visit to your classroom, please fill out my online Request an Appearance Form.