November 2018 - Highlights Foundation Workshop "Writing Historical Fiction"
August 2017 - Had a magical week participating in TENT: A Children's Literature Workshop at the Yiddish Book Center on the beautiful campus of Hampshire College. I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the many literary luminaries, both current and historical, who hail from this part of Massachusetts. Highlights included visiting poet Emily Dickinson's homestead and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Visit my Photo Gallery for more pictures of my week in Western Massachusetts.
An Ambush of Tigers is featured in Chapter 12 of the teacher textbook, Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5, Using Children's Books to Inspire STEM Learning (by Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry, published by National Science Teachers Association).
The book offers all kinds of questions to pose to the students, along with suggested activities, and a quote by me about how collective nouns inspired me to write the book.
TENT: A Children's Literature Workshop at the Yiddish Book Center, Hampshire College - August 2017
Highlights included visiting Emily Dickinson's homestead and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Book Launch for PORCUPINE'S PICNIC, Children's Book World, LA - February 2017
Marquez Charter Elementary School Book Festival - February 2017
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference, Atlanta - November 2016
Ambush won an award, so I spoke on a panel, attended the author's luncheon, and signed my new book, Porcupine's Picnic, in the Lerner booth.
Launch party for An Ambush of Tigers, Diesel Books, Santa Monica - April 2015
Lunch with author Lisa Yee,
who now lives in this gorgeous part of the country.
Our wonderful group of Children's Book Writers.
Book launch for One Minute Till Bedtime, Children's Book World, LA - November 2016
I was in the company of other Southern California poets at our book launch for Kenn Nesbitt's poetry anthology, One Minute Till Bedtime. Check out my Rainbow poem in it. The book received three starred reviews and Publishers Weekly listed it as one of the best children's books of 2016.