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