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Sharjah Children's Reading Fest


#LikeVanessa heads to the United Arab Emirates! Three presentations, lots of enthusiastic young readers!

New Jersey SCBWI Conference


I was honored to be the Keynote Speaker for NJSCBWI, where I also presented my workshop: Channel Your Inner Nonfiction Nerd.

DIY MFA Radio Episode 210


Cool feature on this podcast, chatting up books and authenticity. Check it out here.

New Book Deal!


I'm happy to share that I've been selected to write a middle grade biography of Serena Williams, the G.O.A.T., publishing with Sterling in spring, 2020!

Good Day Philadelphia! Fox 29


I appeared on Good Day Philadelphia to help promote the annual African American Children's Book Fair in Philadelphia. Check out the interview here

"Like Vanessa" book launch!


Super thrilled that my friend, Karyn Parsons, star of the iconic TV show, "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and Founder of Sweet Blackberry, hosted my book launch! 

2019 Scheduled Author Appearances

* February 2: African American Children's Book Fair, Philadelphia, PA

* February 5: Author visit, Henry Inman Library, Colonia, NJ

* February 7: School visit, Scotch Plains, NJ

* February 16: Local Author's Day, Barnes & Noble, Edison, NJ

* February 23: Book signing, Barnes & Noble, Clark, NJ

* March 8: School visit, Hillside, NJ

*March 17: Book signing, 12 p.m., Little City Books, Hoboken, NJ

* March 19: School visit, Middletown, NY

* April 5: School visit, Chicago, IL

* April 6: Chicago YA Fest, Chicago, IL

* May 7: School visit, Summit, NJ

* May 10: School visit, Baltimore, MD

* May 11: African American Children's Book Fair, Baltimore, MD

* May 21: School visit, Newark, NJ

* May 29-31: Book Expo America, New York, NY

*June 2: Book Con, New York, NY

* June 8: MAPSO Book Festival, Maplewood, NJ

* June 22-23: American Library Association Conference, Washington, DC

* October 2-4: Goodman Community Center, Madison, WI

* October 12-13: ILA Conference, New Orleans, LA

* October 19-22: Boston Book Fest & school visits

* October 30: School visit, Newington, CT

* November 8-9: WNY Children's Book Fest, Buffalo, NY

* November 15-16: Oklahoma Teen Book Con, Norman, OK

* December 5: Harrisonburg, Virginia , school visits

* December 7: Freedom Soup Book Launch, Barnes & Noble, Edison, NJ

Stay tuned for 2020 events!