Friday, October 20, 2017

Read Local Challenge Party




Earlier this week I participated in a Read Local Challenge Party, at the Point O'View Elementary School in Virginia Beach, VA. This is an effort organized by the SCBWI MD/DE/WV chapter to encourage students to read kid lit authors from MD, DE, WV, DC, and VA.

Here's the line up of participating authors:



SCBWI MD/DE/WV provided party games, favors, and posters, and local schools or libraries host a party with a local author. (Local libraries: host your own party in October or November!)


It was lots of fun. Some photos from the evening:






Wednesday, September 27, 2017

School Visit Roundup



One of the most fulfilling things about being an author is visiting schools. I did a number of visits in DC and Virginia Beach last Spring, and I'm just getting around to posting some photos (the schools needed to get permission to share them).

Friday, April 7, 2017

Happy Spring (and Big Catch Up Post)!

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I just realized I'm very behind on this blog, as I've been busy with writing, illustrating, and running Kidlit411 (plus daily life and tearing my hair out reading the news). So I've missed writing my usual round up posts:

1. 2016 Highlights/Reflection 

What a year! 2016 was the year of my debut picture book, A MORNING WITH GRANDPA, illustrated by Christina Forshay (Lee & Low Books) finally came out. It was a whirlwind of activities and excitement, including a book trailer debut, a blog tour, a book launch party, DC events, and book signing at the ALA Convention. I am truly grateful for the whole experience.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Venn Diagram of Trump's Cabinet & Executive Picks

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I normally post about children's writing and illustration, but these aren't normal times. A handy reference chart for Cabinet and Executive appointment watchers (updated Feb. 17).