2018 Events

Winter-Spring

Pixar
Writing the Short Story

Emeryville, CA

2017 Events

October 21

SCBWI Oktoberfest Fall Regional Conference
Author Talk on Marketing
Preservation Park

Oakland, CA

October 7

Litquake
The Art of the YA Novel – Panelist
American Bookbinders Museum

San Francisco, CA

March – May, Thursday evenings

Writing the Young Adult Novel
UC Berkeley Post-Bac Certificate Program in Writing
Berkeley, CA

Feb 23

World Read Aloud Day
Author Skype Visit
Normandale Elementary French Immersion

Edina, MN

Feb 16

World Read Aloud Day
Author Skype Visit
St. Joseph Community School

New Hampton, IA

2016 Events

November 22

School Author Visit with Bobbie Pyron
Trailside Elementary School
Park City, Utah

November 4, noon

California Library Association (CLA) Annual Conference Author Signing 
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, CA

November 4

Author School Visit via Skype
Maconaquah Elementary School
Bunker Hill, IN

September – December

Writing the Young Adult Novel Course 
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

September – October

Writing the Young Adult Novel Course 
Pixar
Piedmont, CA

Saturday, June 4, noon – 2pm

Author Signing – Bay Area Book Festival
SCBWI Table
Civic Center Park
Berkeley, CA

Sunday, May 22, 11am – 6pm

 Oakland Book Festival
Moderator – Russian Author Panel
Oakland City Hall
Oakland, CA

Thursday, May 12, 6:30-8pm

Hot Summer Reads – Author Picks

Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore
Berkeley, CA

April 1-5

When Words Count Writing Retreat 
Mountain Farms
Rochester, VT

February – April

Writing the Young Adult Novel Course
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

January – March

Society of Young Inklings Writing Course 
Havens Elementary School
Piedmont, CA

Thursday, March 3, 12:10pm

Author Skype School Visit – World Read Aloud Day
Barnard School
4th & 5th Grades
South Hampton, NH

Wednesday, February 24, 9:40am

Author Skype School Visit – World Read Aloud Day
Northwards Elementary School
5th Grade
Buffalo, MN

2015 Events

Saturday, May 2, 4:30pm

California Bookstore Day – Author Reading
Books, Inc.
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Tuesday, July 21

Author School Visit
Gymnasium am Boetschenberg
Am Boetschenberg 11
38350 Helmstedt Germany

Tuesday, November 25

Author School Visit
Dhigurah School
Wrangle Island, South Ari Atoll
Maldives

2014 Events

Friday, February 7

Author School Visit
Hillcrest Elementary School
1010 E. Concord Street
Orlando, FL 32803

Weekend, February 7-9

Greenhouse Writer’s Retreat
Hilton Lake Buena Vista
1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Weekend, February 28-March 2

Beyond the Margins Writer’s Retreat
Private Home
Atherton, CA

Wednesday, March 5

Author School Visit
Burton Valley Elementary School
561 Merriewood Drive
Lafayette, CA 94549

Monday, March 10

Author School Visit
Saint Francis of Assisi School
7075 Ashworth Road
Des Moines, IA 50266

Tuesday, March 18

Author School Visit
Cumberland Elementary School
824 Cumberland Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Saturday, April 5

SCBWI California North/Central Spring Sprint Conference
Speaker – Book Launch 101
Citrus Heights Community Center
6300 Fountain Square Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
8am – 5pm
Click HERE to learn more.

Tuesday, April 22

Girl’s Book Club
Hercules Library
109 Civic Drive
Hercules, CA 94547
4:30pm

Sunday, April 27

Northern California Book Award Ceremony
Finalist – Middle Grade/ Young Adult – Lara’s Gift
Koret Auditorium – San Francisco Main Library – Civic Center
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
1pm – 4pm
Click HERE to learn more.

Friday, May 2

Author School Visit – 9am
Canyon Rim Academy
3005 S 2900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Friday, May 2

Author School Visit – 2pm
Mont Harmon Junior High School
60 West 400 North
Price, UT 84501

Thursdays, June 19-August 28

Writing the Young Adult Novel
Writing Instructor
UC Berkeley Extension
Berkeley, CA
6:30-9:30pm
Click HERE to learn more.

Weekend, July 11-13

Alumni Mini Residency
Vermont College of Fine Arts Alumni Mini-Residency
36 College
Montpelier, VT 05602
Click HERE to learn more.

Saturday, July 12

Speaker: Book Launch 101
Vermont College of Fine Arts Alumni Mini-Residency
36 College
Montpelier, VT 05602

Saturday, July 12

Book Signing
Vermont College of Fine Arts Alumni Mini-Residency
36 College
Montpelier, VT 05602

Thursday, September 4

SCBWI North Bay Meeting
Speaker: Openings and How to Create an Engaging Hook

Library Room – Sebastopol Center for the Arts
6780 Depot Street, Sebastopol, CA 95621
7pm

Friday, September 19

ALSC National Institute – Breakfast for Bill
Marriott
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA
8am-10am

Tuesday, November 25

Author School Visit – 10am- 3pm
Hawai’i Preparatory Academy
65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
Kamuela, HI 96743

2013 Events

Tuesday, April 30

4th & 5th Grade Assembly
Havens Elementary School
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
325 Highland Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
8:45-9:45am
Click HERE to learn more.

Tuesday, June 11-August 27

Writing the Young Adult Novel
Writing Instructor
UC Berkeley Extension
95 3rd Street, #205
San Francisco, CA 94103
6:30-9:30pm
Click HERE to learn more.

Friday thru Sunday, July 12-14

Author Debut Panel – Friday, July 12, 6:45-7:30pm
Vermont College of Fine Arts Alumni Mini-Residency
36 College
Montpelier, VT 05602
Click HERE to learn more.

August 24-26

Author Book Signing
Central Veterinary Conference
Abaxis Exhibitor Booth
Kansas City, MO
Click HERE to learn more.

Friday, September 6

California Book Launch: Lara’s Gift

Hosted by

Havens Elementary School & Books, Inc.

Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
325 Highland Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
7-9pm
Click HERE to learn more. 

Friday, September 2o

Author Book Signing
The Emily Williston Memorial Library & Museum
9 Park Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
Hosted by Odyssey Bookshop
6-8pm

Saturday, September 21

Northampton, MA Book Launch: Lara’s Gift

Hosted by

Forbes Library & Broadside Bookshop

Forbes Library

20 West Street
Northampton, MA 01060
2-4pm in the Community Room
Click HERE to learn more.

Friday thru Saturday, October 4 – 5

Author Presentation & Workshops
YA/MG Whole Novel Seminar-PCCWW
Pajaro Dunes Resort
105 Shell Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
3pm, Oct 4 – 9pm, Oct 5
Click HERE to learn more.

Monday, October 7

Author Presentation
Montclair 4-H Club
Montclair Recreation Center
6300 Moraga Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94611
6:30 – 7:45pm
Click HERE to learn more.

Wednesday, October 9

Havens Book Fair
Havens Elementary School
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
325 Highland Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
6-8pm
Click HERE to learn more.

Saturday, October 19

SCBWI North & East Bay Region Fall Conference
Speaker
Spin a Magical Story: Debut Author Panel
688 – 13th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
7:45am – 5pm
Click HERE to learn more.

Wednesday, October 23

Author Presentation
Elmwood Literary Salon
Private Home in Berkeley, CA

5:30 – 7pm
Click HERE to learn more.

Sunday, October 27

LARA’S GIFT Book Chat
4pm

Sunday, November 3

Author Luncheon Presentation
Hillsborough Schools Foundation
Private Home in Hillsborough, CA

 10:30am – 12:30pm

Tuesday, November 5

Bell Aire Book Fair
Bel Aire Elementary School
Hosted by Book Passage
277 Karen Way
Tiburon, CA 94920
5-7pm
Click HERE to learn more.

Monday, November 18

Talk on Journey to Publication and Gender Roles
Wildwood Elementary School
Hosted by 4th Grade Girls Scout Troop
301 Wildwood Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
5pm
Click HERE to learn more.

Monday, November 25

Author School Visit
Kapa’a Elementary School
4886 Kawaihau Road
Kapa’a, HI 96746

Time 8:30am
Click HERE to learn more.

Tuesday, November 26

Author School Visit
Waimea Canyon Middle School
9555 Huakai Road
Waimea, HI 96796

10am – 11:45am
Click HERE to learn more.

Monday, December 2

Author Panel
Livermore Public Library
1188 South Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550

7 – 8:30pm
Click HERE to learn more.

 

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