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Book Expo/Book Con

Had a blast meeting young readers and signing advanced reader's copies!

New England SCBWI Conference

Presenting my workshop: Channel Your Inner Nonfiction Nerd.

New Jersey SCBWI Conference

Co-presenting with Kelly Calabrese: Breaking Down Barriers, Writing & Critiquing Across Racial Lines

Lilla Rogers Artist Retreat

Guest Speaker for the Lilla Rogers International Artists' Retreat. Presented workshops on fiction & nonfiction picture books.

SCBWI Book Launch Award

Honored to have received this award, which will aid in promo efforts for "Like Vanessa."

"Like Vanessa" makes the list!

The JLG editorial team reviews more than 3,000 new titles each year. Eight hundred books were selected. So thankful "Like Vanessa" made the cut!

Author appearances

* November 18-19: NCTE, St. Louis, MO

*December 20: Book Chat at University High School, Newark, NJ

* January 23-25, 2018: ABA Winter Institute, Memphis, TN

* March 17, 2018: Book Launch Party, Barnes & Noble, Menlo Park Mall, Edison, NJ

More appearances TBA!

I'll be teaching the following courses at conferences this year:

*Channel your Inner Nonfiction Nerd, New England SCBWI Spring Conference

* Reading & Writing Across Racial Lines (with Kelly Calabrese), New Jersey SCBWI Summer Conference

Now booking school visits for 2017-2018 school year. Speaking topics include: 

* The Ins & Outs of Making a Picture Book

* Channel Your Inner Nonfiction Nerd

* The Author Journey 

* Writing Diverse Books