Events

I visit schools, attend and teach workshops, present at book events, and have many other goings-ons. Maybe we can connect at one of these events that I have on my calendar.

Upcoming Events

09
Feb

SCBWI In-Person Winter Conference

February 9, 2024 - February 11, 2024

All day

New York City, NY

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Come and be inspired by renowned authors and illustrators, learn about the state of the children’s book publishing industry from panels of agents, editors and art directors, dive deep into your craft with TWO three-hour Creative Labs, and get your work in front of industry professionals! Register for the In-Person Winter Conference and receive a coupon code for $25 off the price of the VIRTUAL Winter Conference.

18
Feb

I love Pluto Festival 2024

February 18, 2024 - February 18, 2024

Afternoon - More details soon

1400 W Mars Hill Rd Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499

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Flagstaff, Arizona, and Lowell Observatory will be hosting their annual I Heart Pluto Festival to celebrate the discovery of Pluto in 1930!

Celebrate this beloved icy body with science talks, the “Night of Discovery” special event at the Orpheum Theater with special guest Diana Gabaldon, and the community “Pluto Pub Crawl” on February 16 to kick off the festival.

On Sunday, February 18, 2024, Diane Phelps Budden (author of Needle in a Haystack) and I will be signing at the I Love Pluto Event. I will post more details as I get them. 

Stay Tuned.

10
Mar

2024 Tucson Festival of Books - SCBWI: Local Resources for Aspiring Authors and Illustrators

March 10, 2024 - March 10, 2024

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

University of Arizona, Education Room 349

SCBWI: Local Resources for Aspiring Authors and Illustrators
Location: Education Room 349
Date/Time: Sunday, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Panelists: Lori AlexanderTanja BauerleSharon Skinner
Genre: Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area – Children (following presentation)
Leaders of the Arizona chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators share the local resources available to aspiring authors and illustrators and practical ideas on how to reach your goal of creating a book for children or teens.

Past Events

2023 Tucson Festival of Books - 2SCBWI: Local Resources for Aspiring Authors and Illustrators

March 5, 2023 - March 5, 2023

University of Arizona, Education Room 349

Read Across America Day

March 3, 2023 - March 3, 2023

St Thomas the Apostle School

Graphic Novel School Presentation

May 17, 2022 - May 17, 2022

Gilbert High School

SCBWI AZ Presents “The Picture Book Dummy – a Revision Tool for KidLit Creators” – Webinar for Writers and Illustrators

May 7, 2022 - May 14, 2022

Virtual

School Visit - Gilbert Classical Academy

April 1, 2022 - April 1, 2022

Gilbert Classical Academy

8th Annual Read Across America Day Event

March 4, 2022 - March 4, 2022

St Thomas the Apostle School

Horizon Honors Elementary School - School Visit

November 22, 2021 - November 22, 2021

Park University - Aritst Panel

November 18, 2021 - November 18, 2021

Park University Gilbert

Chandler High School - School Visit - Graphic Novel Program

November 10, 2021 - November 10, 2021

Chandler High School

SCBWI Pennsylvania East - ILLUSTRATOR DAY 2021

October 9, 2021 - October 9, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Arizona - 2021 Regional Conference - ORGANIZING

September 24, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Franciscan Renewal Center - Scottsdale, Arizona

SCBWI Summer Conference - The big 50! - ILLUSTRATOR INTENSIVE

August 2, 2021 - August 2, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Summer Conference - The big 50!

July 29, 2021 - August 2, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI AZ PAL Author Showcase and Q&A - Attending

July 24, 2021 - July 24, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI | 2021 Regional Team Summer Round Tables

July 23, 2021 - July 24, 2021

virtual

SCBWI ARIZONA - KidLit Tools Workshop: Inside-Out: Creating Believable Characters Through Emotion & Sensory Detail - MODERATING

May 29, 2021 - May 29, 2021

Virtual

Virtual School Visit - Sevilla West, 5th Grade, 7th Grade, & 8th Grade

May 17, 2021 - May 17, 2021

Virtual

Virtual School Visit - Sevilla West, 8th Grade

May 11, 2021 - May 11, 2021

Virtual

YouTube Interview with Soul Heart Entertainment

May 10, 2021 - May 10, 2021

virtual - Youtube.com

SCBWI ARIZONA - KidLit Nonfiction Workshop: Interest + Impact: Finding a Marketable Nonfiction Topic and Where to Go From There - MODERATING

May 8, 2021 - May 8, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Arizona - KidLit Tools Workshop: Making Magic: Storytelling Disney-Style - MODERATING

March 6, 2021 - March 6, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Arizona - KidLit Tools Webinar: Writing Rhyme That’s Sublime - MODERATING

February 6, 2021 - February 6, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Arizona - KidLit Tools Webinar: What to Say and How to Say It: Voice in Picture Books - MODERATING

February 27, 2021 - February 27, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Arizona - KidLit Tools Webinar: How to Use Narrative Distance - MODERATING

January 30, 2021 - January 30, 2021

Virtual

StoryTeller Academy Black Friday Bootcamp 2020

November 27, 2020 - November 27, 2020

Online Livestream

The Business of Publishing: Webinar – Website Basics - MODERATING

November 14, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Virutal

Latinx KidLit Book Festival - ATTENDING

December 4, 2020 - December 5, 2020

Virtual

SCBWI Rocky Mountain 2020 Virtual Letters & Lines Conference - ATTENDING & VOLUNTEERING

September 12, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Virtual

SCBWI AZ 2020 Regional Conference (Scottsdale)

September 11, 2020 - September 13, 2020

CANCELLED due to COVID-19

SCBWI AZ Online Member Critique-Nic - Leading Breakout Room

August 31, 2020 - August 31, 2020

Virtual

SCBWI AZ Online Member Critique-Nic - Leading Breakout Room

August 29, 2020 - August 29, 2020

Virtual

SCBWI AZ, Illustrator Drop In Meeting - Attending

August 20, 2020 - August 20, 2020

Virtual

The Summer Spectacular 2020 - Attending

July 31, 2020 - August 4, 2020

Virtual Event due to COVID-19

Camp in a Box - Going, Going, Green

July 6, 2020 - July 10, 2020

Through The Children's Museum of Phoenix

Camp in a Box - Going, Going, Green

June 9, 2020 - June 13, 2020

Through The Children's Museum of Phoenix

SCBWI AZ KidLit Tools Workshop: Picture Book Basics and Beyond (Phoenix)

April 4, 2020

CANCELLED due to COVID-19

SCBWI AZ KidLit Tools Workshop: Picture Book Basics and Beyond (TUCSON)

February 29, 2020

World of Words Library University of Arizona - Tucson

Artist Panel Discussion

January 30, 2020

Park University – Gilbert, AZ

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