Here you will find photos of the many different events I have been involved in. These can range from school visits I have myself participated in or organized for our school, to conferences, workshops, book signings, discussion panels, story readings, and the list goes on. Check back for my latest ventures. 🙂


September 22 – 23 , 2017

SCBWI AZ Fall Conference,  Embassy Suites, Paradise Valley, AZ

July 20 – 23 , 2017

Super Children’s Book Boot Camp 2017,  Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, PA

July 7 – 10 , 2017

SCBWI Los Angeles Conference,  JW Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles CA

June 3 , 2017

SCBWI – AZ Nuts & Bolts Workshop: Promise vs. Premise, Led by Dawn Dixon, Gardner’s Book Services, Phoenix, AZ

April 26, 2017

Brandon Mull, Eduprize School Visit, Gilbert, AZ

April 15, 2017

The Art of the Picture Book, co-presented with Michael Hale “The Art of the Picture Book Dummy”  SCBWI AZ Workshop for Writers and Illustrators, Prescott, AZ. Due to popular demand, this is the third time we will host this program.

April 7, 2017

Dan Hanna, Eduprize School Visit, Gilbert, AZ

February 25, 2017

SCBWI AZ Creativity Boot Camp, I will lead a breakout session on illustration, Villa de Hermosa Conference Center, Mesa, AZ – https://arizona.scbwi.org/events/scbwi-az-creativity-boot-camp/

February 13, 2017

Kelly DiPicchio & Christian Robinson, Eduprize School Visit, Gilbert, AZ

January 28, 2017

The Art of the Picture Book, co-presented with Michael Hale “The Art of the Picture Book Dummy” at this encore SCBWI AZ Workshop for Writers and Illustrators, Tucson, AZ. This workshop was a huge success and sold out completely. It looks like we will host this workshop again in the future. I will keep you posted.

November 30, 2016

Jack Gantos Eduprize School Visit, Gilbert, AZ

November 15, 2016

Jennifer Holland Eduprize School Visit, Gilbert, AZ

September 26, 2016

Jake Parker Eduprize School Visit, Gilbert, AZ

September 21, 2016

Mike Curato Eduprize School Visit, Gilbert, AZ

September 17, 2016

The Art of the Picture Book, co-presenting with Michael Hale “The Art of the Picture Book Dummy” at this SCBWI AZ Workshop for Writers and Illustrators, Mesa, AZ

August 13, 2016

Navigating the Marketing Scene, SCBWI AZ PAL Shop Talk, Sedona, AZ

March 7, 2016

Grosset & Dunlap’s “Who Was…?” Insanely Awesome Trivia Show,  Story Pirates Eduprize School Visit, Gilbert, AZ

February 22-23, 2016

Dianne White Eduprize School Visit, Gilbert, AZ

February 9, 2016

Pseudonymous Bosch “Bad Luck” Book Launch Eduprize School Visit, Gilbert, AZ

December 3-6, 2015

Rhyming Picture Book Award Ceremony and Conference and Book Reading – New York, NY

October, 23 2015

Once Upon A Story Reading Event – Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

October, 21 2015

Sean Connolly School Visit, Eduprize, Gilbert, AZ

August 28, 2015

Dav Pilkey School Visit, Eduprize, Gilbert, AZ

July 12-18, 2015

Kristen Fulton’s Week of Writing Retreat – Helen, GA

February 19, 2015

Neal Schusterman & Eric Elfman Eduprize School Visit, Gilbert, AZ

February 2, 2015

Jennifer Holland Eduprize School Visit, Gilbert, AZ

December 12, 2014

B.G. Hennessy School Visit, Eduprize, Gilbert, AZ

December 11, 2014

Dianne White “Blue on Blue” Book Launch Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ

November 18, 2014

Brandon Mull School Visit, Eduprize, Gilbert, AZ

November 8, 2014

SCBWI AZ Welcome To Our House – all day– Scottsdale, AZ – Annual Regional SCBWI Conference

October 22, 2014

Jacqueline West School Visit, Eduprize, Gilbert, AZ

August 2014

SCBWI Summer Conference – Los Angeles, CA

June, 2014

New York Publisher Trip – One week– New York, NY – Meetings with Editors and Art Directors

May 7, 2014

Tony DiTerlizzi School Visit, Eduprize, Gilbert, AZ

March 6, 2014

Sacaton School District – Sacaton Elementary School – Sacaton, AZ – Family Reading Night

February 10, 2014

Zaharis Elementary – all day– Mesa, AZ – School Visit

December 7, 2013 – January 4, 2014

Black Bird Exhibition & Bazaar – Tempe Center for the Arts – Tempe, AZ

October 13, 2013

SCBWI AZ Welcome To Our House – all day– Scottsdale, AZ – Annual Regional SCBWI Conference

May 6, 2013

Estrella Mountain Elementary School – all day– Goodyear, AZ – School Visit

April 4, 2013

Barbara Bush Elementary School – 8:00 am – Mesa, AZ – School Visit

March 2013

Saturday, March 9th – Sunday March 10th.  – Tucson Festival of Books – all day– Tucson, AZ – Check out these write-ups: Jerry Pinkney, Floyd Cooper, overview

February 2013

Monday, February 25th.  – Pilgrim Lutheran School – Evening program – Mesa, AZ – Family reading night
Saturday, February 9th.  – The ABC’s of a Successful Picture Book – Workshop by Wendy Watson and Nate Evans

April 2012

Saturday, April 14th.  – Barnes & Noble Surprise Marketplace – 11:00 am – Surprise, AZ – Story Time

March 2012

Friday March 2nd, Sonoran Science Academy – Ahwatukee, AZ – 6:00 pm – Reading Night


Saturday March 10th, and Sunday March 11th – University of Arizona Campus – 9:00 am to 5:30 pm – Tucson Festival of Books – Check out these write-ups: Lynne Avril and Jean Ekman Adams, Lynne Avril Painting Demonstration


Saturday March 24th – Barnes & Noble at Dana Park – 11:00 am – Mesa, Az – Story Time

February 2012

Tuesday February 14th, Adams Traditional Academy – Phoenix, AZ – All Day – AZ Birthday Celebration Presentation

January 2012

Thursday, January 26th, Chandler Christian School – Chandler, AZ – 10:00 am – Celebrity Reader at “Have A Heart for Books Storybook Station”

October 10, 2011

SCBWI AZ Welcome To Our House – all day– Scottsdale, AZ – Annual Regional SCBWI Conference

July 2011

Saturday, July 16th, Changing Hands Bookstore – Tempe AZ – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Tissue Collage Workshop at Changing Hands Bookstore

May 2011

Friday, May 13th Sanborn Elementary – Chandler, AZ – morning – Illustration Presentation
Saturday, May 14th Changing Hands Bookstore – Tempe, AZ – 10:00 am

Tuesday/Wednesday, May 17th-18th Barbara Bush Elementary – Mesa, AZ – morning – Illustration Presentation

Wednesday, May 25th Book Expo of America – New York – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Raven Tree Press Booth # 2965

March 2011

Wednesday, March 2nd, Illustration School Presentations – Glendale – Tumbleweed Elementary School

Saturday and Sunday March – University of Arizona Campus – 9:00 am to 5:30 pm – Tucson Festival of Books

Monday, March 7th, Illustration School Presentations – Ahwatukee – Cerritos Elementary School

Thursday, March 10th, Illustration School Presentations – Gilbert – Gilbert Christian School

February 2011

Friday, February 25th – Illustration School Presentations – Tempe – Bustoz Elementary School

November 16, 2010

Arizona Library Association – Fountain Hills, AZ

May 2010

Saturday & Sunday, May 1st all day and May 2nd half Day – SCBWI-AZ Illustrators’ Intenstive lead by Dominic Catalano

April 2010

Thursday to Sunday, April 8th to 11th – Founders’ Workshop – The Picture Book: Mastering the Form – Honesdale, PA

Friday, April 16th Morning – Young Author’s Day – Flagstaff – NAU
Thursday, April 22nd – All Day – Author’s Day presentation– Gilbert – Edu-prize School

Tuesday, April 20th – All Day – Illustration Presentation – Gilbert – Riggs Elementary
Friday, April 30th – 7:00 pm – Illustrator Meeting – Barnes & Nobel Tempe Marketplace

March 2010

Wednesday, March 10th – Illustrator Panel – Changing Hands Book Store – with Lynne Avril, Chris Gall and Conrad Storad

February 2010

Saturday, February 20th – SCBWI-AZ Homegrown Series – Anatomy 101: Drawing Workshop by Molly Idle


Sunday, February 21st – Morning – Fundraiser and Book Signing – Gilbert Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, February 24th – All day – Salt and Soap Presentation with Lori Rome – Tempe – Frank Elementary School

Thursday, February 25th – Morning – Salt and Soap Presentation with Lori Rome – Gilbert – Edu-prize School

Friday, February 26th – Morning – Salt and Soap Presentation with Lori Rome – school visits – Flagstaff Junior Academy & Sechrist

January 2010

January 12th – Illustrator Meeting – Barnes & Nobel Tempe Marketplace

November 2009

November 20th – Salt and Soap Presentation with Lori Rome – Flagstaff Bookmobile and Flagstaff Library

October 2009

October 16th – 17th – Arizona Reading Association Conference, DuBois Center, Flagstaff

September 2009

September 26th – SCBWI AZ “Welcome to our House” Annual Conference

August 2009

August 1st – 14th – Article in San Tan Sun News
August 6th – “Read me a Picture” Artist Panel – Tempe Center for the Arts

August 20th – Book Reading in Gallery – Tempe Center for the Arts
August 25th – Illustrator Meeting – Barnes & Nobel Tempe Marketplace

July 2009

July 18th – “Read me a Picture” Illustrator Show Opening – Tempe Center for the Arts 

July 18th – Article in Gilbert Republic
July 14th & 15th – Storytime at Borders – Chandler Pavillion

June 2009

June 26th – Storytime at Barnes & Nobel San Tan

June 30th- Illustrator Meeting – Barnes & Nobel Tempe Marketplace

May 2009

May 19th – REI Paradise Valley Book Signing & Presentation
May 19th – REI Tempe Book Signing & Presentation
May 20th – Summit School Visit

April 2009

April 4th – Illustrator Meeting – Barnes & Nobel Tempe Marketplace
April 21st – Anchors Girl Scout Career Day

March 2009

March 14th – Tucson Festival of Books – Story Blanket Reading

March 24th – Salt & Soap Book Launch – Grand Canyon

March 28th – Desert Sun Fundraiser – Book Signing

November 2008

November – Founders Workshop – Highlights Foundation – Honesdale PA

October 2008

October 4th – Pat Cummings Illustrator Intensive Workshop

July 2008

July 27th – Interviewed by El Playero at El Lagado Golf Resort 
July 26th – Book Signing – El Yunque Rainforest – Puerto Rico

September 29, 2007

Priscilla Burris Illustration Workshop – SCBWI AZ. Mesa, AZ

February 2007

SCBWI Winter Conference – New York, NY