Upcoming Events

January 16, 2019
Skype Visit: DePaolo Middle School  
Southington, CT

February 1, 2019
Skype Visit: World Read Aloud Day
Connecting with students in Illinois, Iowa, and Maryland

February 16, 2019, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Book Signing, Games & Crafts from Read Local Challenge
Books a Million, Laurel, MD

March 1, 2019
School Visit: 4th & 5th grade, Candlewood Elementary  
Rockville, MD

March 24, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Bender JCC’s Local Author Fair 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD

May 4, 2019, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sussex County Children’s Book Festival  
Milton Public Library, Milton, Delaware

May 18, 2019
nErDcamp NJ: Session on Upper Middle Grade Novels in the Classroom with Laurie Morrison and Melanie Sumrow
Chatham, NJ

June 8, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival  
Talbot County Free Library, Easton, MD

August 7 , 2019
Book Signing: Orr’s Island Library Book Fair  
Orr’s Island, ME

October 16, 2019
West Jersey Reading Council Fall Conference 
Pennsauken High School, Pennsauken, NJ


THE BATTLE OF JUNK MOUNTAIN was selected as one of A Mighty Girl’s 2018 Books of the Year. Check out the entire list here.

October 2018 through May 2019
THE BATTLE OF JUNK MOUNTAIN is part of the 2018-19
MD/DE/WV SCBWI Read Local Challenge

THE BATTLE OF JUNK MOUNTAIN was featured in the Time to Read issue of The Mini Page

THE BATTLE OF JUNK MOUNTAIN Study Guide now available. 


Inside Scoop on Author Debut Groups on Cynsations

Five Family Favorites for The Children's Book Review

Author interview & feature in Bethesda Magazine

Author interview on BeepandBob.com

Author interview with Naomi Milliner 

MG Author Spotlight and Book Giveaways on KidLit 411

Author interview with Deborah Kalb

Institute for Writers Winner’s Circle

Past Events

April 17, 2018
BOOK LAUNCH in the Children's and Teen's Department Politics and Prose, Washington, DC

April 22, 2018
Middle Grade Panel with Laurie Morrison and Cordelia Jensen, authors of EVERY SHINY THING
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA

May 3, 2018
School Visit: Baltimore Montessori  
Baltimore, MD

May 3, 2018
Come celebrate Children's Book Week. Signing and Q&A along with J.H. Diehl, author of TINY INFINITIES
The Children's Bookstore, Baltimore, MD

May 7, 2018
School Visit: Hanover Middle School, Guthrie Memorial Library, Emory H. Markle Intermediate School
Hanover, PA

May 19, 2018
Gaithersburg Book Festival
Gaithersburg, MD

May 29, 2018
Author Panel and Book Signing
Barnes & Noble, Rockville, MD

May 31, 2018
School Visit: 5th grade, Ilchester Elementary  
Ellicott City, MD

June 13, 2018
School Visit: 4th and 5th grade, Bannockburn Elementary  
Bethesda, MD

July 16, 2018
Guthrie Memorial Library, Hanover, PA

August 1, 2018
Discussion and Signing, Orr's Island Book Fair
Orr's Island, ME

September 26, 2018
Skype Visit: 6th grade, Ozark Middle School  
Ozark, MO

September 30, 2018
Book signing, Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore, MD

October 3, 2018
School Visit: 5th grade, Farmland Elementary  
Rockville, MD

October 10, 2018
Print: A Bookstore, Portland, ME

October 15, 2018
Author Panel, PA Library Association Annual Conference
Hilton Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

October 28, 2018
Books of Wonder (84th St. location) New York, NY

November 2, 2018
Book signing, National Press Club 41st Annual Book Fair and Author Night
National Press Club ballroom, Washington, DC

November 4, 2018
Author Panel and Book Signing
Barnes & Noble (Montrose Crossing), Rockville, MD

Available for upper elementary and middle school presentations and Skype visits. I share with students my writing journey and offer a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into getting a book published. Customized presentations available as well. Let's chat!