Select Past events & Presentations





April 2019: Featured 2nd/3rd grade author during Authors In April week-long school visit event in Rochester, MI


April 2018: The Quirks was featured as an All-School Read (OES Reads) at Oxford Elementary School in Maine!


November 2017: U of MN Honors Lecture Series - "From Shakespeare to Sweet Valley High: Finding Success Without Taking Life Too Seriously" 


February 2017: Family Night Presentation at Peter Hobart Elementary (St. Louis Park, MN)


November 2016: Author roundtable discussion about transitional chapter books at NCTE annual conference (Atlanta, GA).


June 2016: Panelist at Friends of Washburn Library Event (Minneapolis, MN)


May 2016: Presenter at the Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference at the LOFT Literary Center


April 2016:Guest Speaker at Twin Cities Catholic Librarian Conference


April 2016: Puppy Pirates Book Signing at LA Times Festival of Books (Los Angeles, CA) 


January 2016: Writers' Workshop at Marshall Young Writers Conference (Marshall, MN)


September 2015: Puppy Pirates featured in the Alphabet Forest at the Minnesota State Fair!


May 2015: "Turning Your Life into Stories" Presentation at Girl Scouts of Northern Pines Annual Conference


February 2015: "Keep them Laughing, Keep them Reading" Presentation - Hubbs Conference at University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) 


December 2014: Second Story Reading Series at The Loft Literary Center (Minneapolis) 


November 2014: Presentation at the Stillwater Correctional Facility Reading is Fundamental Event (Stillwater, MN)


October 2014: The Quirks in Circus Quirkus presentation at the Twin Cities Book Festival (with a special guest fiddling unicyclist!) 


September 2014: Circus Quirkus celebration at Madison Public Library Anniversary Event (Madison, WI)


September 2014: Author Presentation at the Annual Celebration of Children's Book Authors and Illustrators at The Anderson Center (Red Wing, MN)


July 2014: St. Paul Saints: Story Time author before the game!


May 2014: Winona, MN Young Writers Conference (3rd-8th grade): Writing Workshop 


April 2014: Panel Discussion at Texas Library Association Annual Conference (San Antonio, TX)


March 2014: Mankato, MN Young Writers Conference: Writing Workshop


November 2013: National Council of Teachers of English (Boston, MA): Keep Them Laughing, Keep Them Reading: Using Humor to Engage Young Readers