As a writer and illustrator of both fiction and non-fiction for young people of all ages, I can offer assemblies and workshops for a wide spectrum of audiences.
I believe in fostering a love for books and am a big supporter of schools and libraries. I have been on the board of the Friends of the Simi Valley Library and have participated in numerous storytimes, community outreach events, educational programs, and author days. Are you interested in getting kids excited about reading? Let me help you.
Looking for a keynote or workshop presenter? Someone to conduct an all day intensive for authors or artists? Consider giving me a call. I have spoken for numerous SCBWI functions, reading and library associations, and conferences. Topics have included "How to Keep Your Career in Orbit Once You've Landed a Contract," "The Write Stuff: A Look at Launching a Picture Book," "Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh MY!: Writing with Animals in Mind," and "Repair Shop Talk: How to Keep Your Submission from Backfiring" just to name a few. I am also available to conduct manuscript and portfolio critiques. Please contact me to discuss what I can offer for your next event.
Throughout my career I have been a regular participant at book events, from young author fairs to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest book festival in the country.
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