News and Events


Barnes and Noble, Oceanside

September 28, 5:30-7:30

Children's Picture Book Month

Carlsbad Library

November 15, 3:30

Annual Holiday Bookfair to benefit Jefferson Elementary School

Barnes and Noble, Oceanside
                                                                December 6, 4:30-8:00

January 21-Ashley Falls Elementary--Stories and Slippers

February 6th--USC TrojanVision TV

February 21--SCIBA Children's Literacy Day (pending)


March 2-Read Across America-Jefferson Elementary

March 3- Read Across America-Cole Library, Carlsbad (afternoon--time TBA)

March 5--Official Book Launch for NO, NO, KITTEN at Oceanside Barnes and Noble, 5-7:30 p.m.

March 14-Bookfair to benefit Mission Meadows Elementary, 7:00 p.m.

April-Skype week (Free!) April 6-10 (More details soon!)

April 18-LA Times Festival of the Book booth #732, 3:00 pm!

January 22-Ashley Fall Elementary--Stories and Slippers night.

February 7-Mission Meadows Bookfair at Barnes and Noble Oceanside (hopefully we can get the new Trinket paperback!!! It is a few days early, but we are going to try!!)

February 8-California State Library Association Conference Dinner (I am giving the keynote--on a BOAT!!)

February 25th-San Diego County Professional Growth Day for Librarians (Giving a lunch-speech and a workshop)

March 22nd- American Pediatrics Association READ AND ROMP--a great festival of literacy.

April 7-St.James Elementary School Visit--Montgomery Alabama!


January-Ashley Falls Elementary School Stories and Slippers.

February-Mission Meadows Elementary School Book Fair.

March-Read and Romp to benefit Rady Children's Hospital.


Celebrating the Release of 
The Seven Tales of Trinket!

September 4th- The Seven Tales of Trinket releases!

September 16th - Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Children's Author Brunch. (I think it's in Del Mar. More Details soon!)

September 20th- Official Launch Party for The Seven Tales of Trinket - Barnes and Noble, Oceanside.  More details, soon!

September 30th-Orange County Children's Book Festival-Look for me on a middle grade panel in the morning (10:00 a.m.), and at the storyteller's stage at 12:15 p.m. In between, I'll be signing at the Mysterious Galaxy Booth. 

October 20th- California Reading Association- I'll be hanging out at the Yellow Book Road table, signing both Trinket and Good Knight books for teachers.

December 6th-Barnes and Noble Special Event for Jefferson Elementary- Annual fundraiser for the students of Jefferson Elementary.  This is THE kids' pre-holiday book event!

August 3-6, 2012
I will be attending the SCBWI International Conference in LA for the first time.  If you are there, too, make sure to introduce yourself!

Summer Story Times!!
During the month of July, I will be offering Summer Story Times at the Barnes and Noble in Oceanside!



Wear your PJs!

Friday Night, February 3rd
I will be at the Barnes and Noble in Oceanside doing a reading and a signing for Mission Meadows Elementary School.  (I will also be debuting my new skirt!!!)  Hijinks guaranteed from 6-8 pm!


Tuesday Night, December 6th

It is the 4th annual Barnes and Noble night for Jefferson Elementary School.  The event runs from 4-9 at the Oceanside B and N.  I will be doing 2 shows.  One at 5:00 and one at 7:00.  There will be some surprise guests, a possible hula-a-long and yes, Oreo the monkey will be sharing his oreos!

Medieval Fun!

Saturday, October 1, 2011
11:00 a.m.
Barnes and Noble, Oceanside
Join me for an hour of puppetry, stories and amusements!

Dates and Times for Chicago Library Tour:

Thursday, June 16
10:30 a.m.--Des Plaines Library
2:00 p.m.--Hampshire Library
7:00 p.m.--Bartlett Library

Friday, June 17
9:30 a.m.--Geneva Library
11:30 a.m.-- Batavia Library
2:00 p.m.--St. Charles Library

Saturday, June 18
2:00 and 3:15--Gail Borden (Heritage Woods Assisted Living Facility)

Monday, June 20th
10:30 a.m.--Plainfield Library
3:30 p.m.--Gail Borden
7:00 p.m.--Glenside Library

Tuesday, June 21
10:30 a.m.--Cary Library

Pre-Release Party for A Good Knight's Rest!!

Tuesday, June 7th at the Barnes and Noble in Oceanside.  Performances at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m.

Signing from 4-8 p.m.

Come and eat Oreos with Oreo the Monkey!  

Enter to win secret prizes!!

Start your summer with a little dragon inspired fun!

I have a lot of events coming up this summer!

Here is the first:

May 20th I will be presenting at the San Diego County Day of Learning for Librarians and Educators.

Watch for more, soon!

On Friday, February 4th, I will be reading and signing at Barnes and Noble in Oceanside from 6:00-7:30.  Yes, my puppet friends will be there, including Oreo the monkey, Baby Dragon, and of course, Elvis of Zargon.


On Tuesday, November 30th, I will be at the Barnes and Noble in Oceanside from 4-9.  Lots of fun to be had!  I will be doing two readings.  One at 5:30 and one at 7:30.  The whole rest of the time I'll be sitting in the signing chair.

If you are in the neighborhood, stop on by!

On October 9, I will be appearing at the San Diego Library Book Festival in Encinitas at 11:00 a.m. on the Children's Stage.
 Yeah, that's Richard Dreyfuss that is headlining....THE Richard Dreyfuss.

I'm not worthy.