October 25th, 2019 Dulles, VA Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Mid-Atlantic Conference Presenter for Breakout Session: Thanks for the Feedback (not really!): Managing Feedback to Write Your Best Story Before any piece of writing is “ready,” it needs revision. Feedback is fundamental. But it’s also frustrating. How do you know which feedback is right for your story? The answer may surprise you. This breakout session, for new and seasoned writers alike, will examine three touchstones—Know, Question, and Trust— that will help you learn to use feedback to deepen your story, and not derail it. This workshop will give you practical, real-life skills, and infuse you with a new-found clarity about your writing and yourself.
November 3rd, 2019 Washington, DC East City Bookshop Middle-readers book club Author visit
November 7th, 2019 Roanoke, VA Virgina Association of School Librarians Author presentation and book signing
November 8th, 2019 Staunton, VA Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind Author Presentation
November 12th, 2019 Ashburn, VA Hillside Elementary School Author Presentation
December 12th, 2019 Springfield, VA Newington Forest Elementary School Author presentation and book signing
June 4th, 2019 Washington, DC Politics & Prose at Union Market Kendall Demonstration Elementary School Author presentation and book signing of The Boney Hand
May 22nd, 2019 Washington, DC National Presbyterian School Author visit