Screen shot 2013-10-01 at 2.25.16 PMI love getting in front of readers and talking about books! I’m currently offering a 40-50 minute school presentation that includes gags, games, reading, drawing, candy, costumes, and yo-yo’s! I also run longer workshops on storytelling. You can read a local news story about my program here. You can learn more about what I do during school visits by downloading this flyer. Why not book me for your school today! For rates and information, please send me a message.

Below are just a few of the events and signings I have planned in the coming months. Why not swing by and say “hi!”

  • PaLa Conference
    10.21.2013 | 9:00 am

    I will be at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference in Seven Springs, PA. I will be speaking on a panel with Kit Grindstaff and Jen Bryant on a panel called: "Capturing the Imagination...Someone has to do it!"

  • AASL
    11.15.2013 | N/A

    I will be at the American Association of School Librarians National Conference siging ARCs of my BRAND NEW BOOK, The Night Gardener!

    Also, I'll be moderating a panel titled "Boys Reading: a Focus on Fantasy" with luminaries Jon Sciezka, Adam Gidwitz, William Alexander, and Tony Abbot. Don't miss it!

  • NCTE
    11.22.2013 | 9:36 am

    I will be returning to the National Convention for Teachers of English this November to sign NIGHT GARDENER arcs and talk to teachers. Come hang out!

  • Mystery Lover's Educator's Event
    12.5.2013 | 5:00 pm

    I will be doing a talk and signing at the fabulous Mystery Lover's Bookshop in Oakmont, PA. Come by and learn all about my upcoming book!

  • ALA Midwinter
    01.24.2014 | N/A

    In the new year, I'm off to Always Sunny Philadelphia for the American Library Association Midwinter Conference -- I'll be signing ARCs of The Night Gardener! Come hang out!

    (specific signing dates TBD)

    01.27.2014 | N/A

    I'll be visiting schools in San Antonio area during the week of the 27th. If you are in the area and want me to come visit your school, please contact me via email -- dates are booking up, so move fast!

  • The English Festival
    05.16.2014 | N/A

    I will be the guest author for the Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English English Festival, held at Seton-La Salle High School on May 16th.