Category: Author Visits

You’re invited to a (free) Author Skype/Book Party!

Deck the Walls! You’re invited to a (free) Author Skype/Book Party! September 1st is the Birthday of my new picture book, Deck the Walls (Sleeping Bear Press, illustrations Nick Ward) so get ready to party!  For the entire month of September 2013, I’m offering FREE 20+ minute Skypes with classes and schools who host a… Read more »

Lunch with the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders…

I sat outside for lunch at a recent school visit, further off from where the kids were eating. Three 4th grade boys asked to sit with me. (Yay!) Another pal came over and they taught me to play Pogo= book research! The bell rang –4th grade lunch ended–and hello–5th graders wanted autographs. Boy: “Will you… Read more »

5 Things I LOVE about Twitter

This post is for my Twitter pals to share with colleagues who think  Twitter is about following the Biebs or curating an image when you have no life. [thank you TV sitcoms…] To my Twitter pals, the following (no pun intended –and no reference to the above photo…)  is a no-brainer.  However,  so many fellow… Read more »

Skyping with schools is WRAD! World Read Aloud Day

On Tuesday,  March 7th, World Read Aloud Day, I visited schools in South Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, two schools in Texas, and back to my home state of California–without leaving my office! First stop:  the 5th graders at Langford Elementary in South Carolina.  With each of the upper grade classes I visited, I read aloud from… Read more »