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Monday, November 21, 2016

I have been asked to be a presenter at the California Association for Teachers of English (CATE) this coming January. It will be held in January, so I won't have far to travel!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Had a wonderful time at the California Reading Conference in Visalia this past weekend. While there I attended an author meet and greet and spoke to a number of new teachers about ways to present my books in classroom or library settings.

Monday, October 31, 2016

I will be traveling to Visalia this weekend to be a presenter at the California Reading Association Conference. Keynote speaker is Myron Uhlberg, author of HANDS OF MY FATHER.

Monday, October 10, 2016

At the end of this month I will be presenting a story time of my books at the Pacific Grove Public Library Read-A-Thon. The event will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Just sent out my last manuscript to Lucky Marble Press. That's 26 submissions in one month. Wish me luck!

Monday, September 12, 2016

I sent ZOMBERELLA to Henry Holt and to Boyds Mills. Both are houses that I have worked with before, so I am keeping my fingers crossed!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Since I no longer have an agent, I took it upon myself to submit HOLES ALL AROUND, EXTRA! EXTRA!, THIS LITTLE TURTLE, PLAYING BY THE NUMBERS, and NONNA'S LADLE to twenty different publishers. I am hoping that at least one of the manuscripts will find a home!