Schedule me for your school event! Right now, I am offering a limited number of virtual and in-person visits for the 2023-2024 school year, due to my writing and illustrating schedule. But I’d love to find a time to visit your school.

I am an author-illustrator and mother of two elementary school students.  I am happy to work with you to tailor the visit length, format, and content to address the needs and interests of your organization. Whether it’s a handful or a school full, I share my knowledge of writing and illustration to engage and entertain.

Choose from the sample themes below, or work with me to customize programs to meet your needs. Most programs can be combined with hands-on activities.

Author Visit Flyer

Sample Program Themes

  • Revise Like An Author-Illustrator: Mistakes are opportunities. Help students build a creative mindset toward making “mistakes.” I share my revision process and leave everyone loving revision!
  • Celebrate Identity: Students write poetry about their unique identity, family traditions, culture, and/or faith.
  • How a Book Is Made: From idea to the bookshelf

Feedback From Presentations

“In my teaching career I have seen OK presentations and outstanding presentations, and your presentation was AMAZING!”

“Your preschool-kinder presentation was wonderful! You had their attention the whole time. They were so engaged.”

“As an adult, even I feel inspired!”

“I loved that you talked to 3rd-5th about mistakes being opportunities. It is something they struggle with and your personal stories really resonated with them.”

“Several of our teachers mentioned that your author visit was the best we have had at the school! Our students loved spending time with you.”

For more information or to invite me to speak, please fill out this form:

Photography used with permission from schools/libraries.

Prepping for the Visit

Getting teachers and students excited for the visit before the big day is key to a successful visit. I created this video to give students a sneak peak of what it’s like to hang out with an author-illustrator!

Past Author Visits

  • New Horizon Los Angeles, CA
  • Brampton Public Library, Ontario, Canada
  • New Horizon Irvine, CA
  • Marquez Elementary Charter School, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Redondo Beach Public Library, Redondo Beach, CA
  • Madison Elementary School, Redondo Beach, CA
  • New Horizon Pasadena, CA
  • Minaret Academy Anaheim, CA
  • 916 Schools, White Bear Lake, MN
  • Meridian School, Seattle, WA

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