School Visits & Events

I’m a seasoned middle school teacher, and I love doing school visits and connecting with readers as my schedule permits! I offer multiple assembly presentation options as well as a variety of writing workshops for kids and adults. In general, my school visits work best for grades 5-8. My most popular presentation is “Persistence on the Path to Publication,” which offers an inspiring and relatable behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and roadblocks I faced along the way to become a published author and reveals how elements of my unpublished early novels have found their way into my published books. That presentation works well for all students, regardless of whether they’ve read any of my books, but I also have book-specific presentations and workshops for schools, classes, or book clubs that are reading one of my novels.

Check out my Presentation and Workshop Options and Pricing Details, and please be in touch to set something up! I also offer a limited number of free 20-minute virtual visits that include a brief reading and Q&A, and I have lots of free resources, including teaching guides and video craft lessons, available here.



April 7, 2024, 4PM EST
Great Middle Grade Reads Panel at Books of Wonder
New York, NY

April 9, 2024, 8pm EST
Instagram Live Launch Party for Keeping Pace and Isabel in Bloom with Mae Respicio

April 12, 2024, 4:15pm EST
Featured Author Panel and Signing, Pennsylvania School Library Association Annual Conference
Pocono Manor, PA

April 14, 2024, 2pm EST
In-Person Book Launch Party for Keeping Pace, in conversation with Lauren Magaziner
The Philadelphia School, Philadelphia PA with Children’s Book World selling books

April 17, 2024, 9PM EST
Vermont College of Fine Arts Book Birthday Party Readings
Zoom Event


April 23, 2024, 8pm EST
For the Love of Middle Grade Virtual Book Tasting, Hosted by Country Bookshop: RSVP Here!

April 27, 2024, 2PM-3PM EST
Independent Bookstore Day Signing at Main Point Books
Wayne, PA

July 25-26, 2024
LITapalooza, Hosted by Anderson’s Bookshops
Naperville, IL

November 2024
NCTE Annual Convention
Boston, MA