The best part of being a children’s book author is talking to my readers about my books. I give presentations to a wide variety of groups ranging in age from 3 to 93 (yes, great-grandparents want to hear about children’s books too!). Please read about the various types of presentations I do. If you are interested in booking a presentation, please send an e-mail to

School Visits:

When I visit schools, I give up to three formal presentations per day, depending on what your needs are. In addition to that, I’m also willing to talk informally with a small group of students or teachers over lunch, visit a kindergarten class for a reading, or have a conversation with an individual class. I’m also open to other ideas, so don’t hesitate to ask me about other options.   

Preparing for the visit:

The pre-visit packet will help you get your students, teachers, and the whole school community ready for our day together. It contains:
A checklist for a successful author visit
Book ordering information
A sample press release to send to local media
A sample letter to parents to send home with students 

Download the school pre-visit packet (pdf).

Teacher’s guides will help you make links from my books and presentations to your curriculum. They provide you with a range of Common Core-aligned classroom activities to help reinforce the concepts and ideas you want your students to learn. 

Download the teacher's guides for This Day in June (pdf)
Download the teacher's guides for There Is A Cat In Our Class (pdf)
Download the teacher's guides for When You Look Out The Window (pdf)

College/University Presentations:

I interact with college students on a daily basis, and am always developing the best ways to inform, engage, and inspire them. My presentations can be tailored to a variety of different types of college and university events. I typically do keynotes, conference session presentations, and stand-alone events, although I’m happy to discuss other options. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact me at

Professional and Community Presentations:

I have given talks to a variety of professional and community groups. Some of these groups include the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI); the Girl Scouts; the Sacramento LGBT Community Center; the Elk Grove Widow’s Society; the Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange (LLACE); the San Joaquin Pride Center; and San Diego Pride, to name a few.  If you are interested in a community presentation, please e-mail me at

Book Signings:

Most often, I do book signings at bookstores, book fairs, and other book-related events. I also do book signings at Pride festivals and other cultural celebrations. If you are interested in booking a signing, please send an e-mail to


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