Events


Upcoming:

  • TBD – “Sorting Facts from Fiction” for 5-6th graders at Port Angeles Library, Port Angeles, WA
  • October 20, 2017 – Guest Author at the IBBY Regional Conference in Seattle, WA
  • November 4, 2017 – “YOU Can Be a Changemaker” for Teen Summit in Maple Valley, WA
  • November 4, 2017 – Presenter at SCBWI-Western Washington‘s Inside Story event in Bellevue, WA
  • November 19, 2017 – Panelist, “Nonfiction Magic–And How (You and) Your Students Can Become Magicians, Too!” at the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO
  • January 13, 2018 – “Writing to Save the World” at Woodinville Library – Woodinville, WA
  • January 26, 2018 – “YOU Can Change the World” school visits at YANovCon in San Mateo, CA
  • January 27, 2018 – Author event for YANovCon in San Mateo, CA
  • March 10, 2018 – Featured Author at the Literary Lions Gala fundraiser for KCLS (King County Library System), Bellevue, WA

Past:

  • August 13, 2017 – “Writing to Save the World” for Seattle Writes at Seattle Public Library-Central Library, Seattle, WA
  • August 7, 2017 – Skype visit, professional development for educators in Shawano, WI
  • August 7, 2017 – Guest speaker for high school exchange students visiting from Japan, Seattle, WA
  • July 26, 2017 -Guest Author, Discovery Club at Imagine Children’s Museum, Everett, WA
  • July 22, 2017 – “Writing Nonfiction for Kids” and “Writing to Save the World” at the PNWA (Pacific Northwest Writers Association) Conference, Seattle, WA
  • July 20, 2017 – Keynote: “Be a Changemaker and Write to Save the World” for Young Author’s Day at the PNWA (Pacific Northwest Writers Association) Conference, Seattle, WA
  • June 26, 2017 – Radio interview with Laura Moe at the Young Adult Cafe
  • June 25, 2017TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE: IT’S ALIVE! book launch party at Secret Garden Bookshop, Seattle, WA
  • June 24, 2017 – Reading at Brick and Mortar Books’ grand opening event, Redmond, WA
  • June 5-6, 2017 – Assemblies and classroom writing workshops for Young Author Days at Penny Creek Elementary, Everett, WA
  • April 29, 2017 – Readings and crafts for Independent Bookstore Day at BookTree in Kirkland, WA
  • April 28, 2017 – Skype Q&A with 2nd graders in Osseo, MN
  • April 20, 2017 – “Facts are FUN!” for Tween Writing Workshop at Bothell Library, Bothell, WA
  • April 3, 2017 – “Writing from the Heart” at Fairmount Elementary School, Everett, WA
  • March 23-30, 2017 – Multiple Skype Q&A sessions with K-5th graders at Brooks Global Studies, Greensboro, NC
  • March 21, 2017 – Skype Q&A with 7th graders in Naperville, IL
  • March 13, 2017 – Skype Q&A with 2nd graders in San Jose, CA
  • February 28, 2017 – Skype Q&A with 1st graders in Osseo, MN
  • February 21, 2017 – Skype Q&A with 4th graders in Mendham, NJ
  • February 16, 2017World Read Aloud Day Skype session with 7th graders in Mundelein, IL
  • February 13, 2017 – Changemaker workshop with Foster Library teen advisory board, Tukwila, WA
  • January 27, 2017 – Google Hangouts Q&A with 5th graders in Bellevue, WA
  • January 25, 2017 -“Writing from the Heart” at Medina Academy in Bellevue, WA
  • January 23, 2017 -“YOU Can Be a Changemaker” at Medina Academy middle school, Redmond, WA
  • January 11, 2017 – Changemakers workshop at Open Window School, Bellevue, WA
  • January 10, 2017 – “Writing from the Heart”at Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds, WA
  • November 30, 2016 – Skype Q&A with 2nd graders in Fishers, IN
  • November 29, 2016 – Guest speaker, “Nonfiction 101,” Foundations Course, University of Washington’s Certificate in Writing for Children in Seattle, WA
  • November 29, 2016 – Skype Q&A with 2nd graders in Fishers, IN
  • November 26, 2016 – Indies First! guest author at Queen Anne Books
  • October 1, 2016 – Storytime at the Seattle Public Library – Central Library, Seattle, WA
  • September 28, 2016 – Radio interview with Sunny Chayes on Singin’ in the Rain
  • September 18, 2016 – Panel member, Educator Appreciation Day at University Book Store, Seattle, WA
  • July 26, 2016 – Guest Author, Discovery Club at Imagine Children’s Museum, Everett, WA
  • June 25, 2016 – “YOU Can Be a Changemaker” via Skype to Skype to Buffalo Summer Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies
  • May 23, 2016 – Skype Q&A with Bibliomaniacs reading club in Tamworth, NH
  • April 22, 2016 – “YOU Can Be a Changemaker” at The Overlake School, Redmond, WA
  • April 20, 2016 – “YOU Can Be a Changemaker” at Sylvester Middle School, Burien, WA
  • April 13, 2016 – Skype visit with a pre-K class in Hawaii
  • March 25, 2016 – “YOU Can Be a Changemaker” at Rose Hill Middle School, Redmond, WA
  • February 24, 2016World Read Aloud Day Skype session with 5th graders in Mundelein, Illinois
  • February 10, 2016 -“YOU Can Be a Changemaker” at Newcastle Library for the teen advisory board
  • February 6, 2016 – “YOU Can Be a Changemaker” at NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools) Student Diversity Leadership Conference
  • January 23, 2016 – “Girls Taking Action!” workshop at Girl Scouts of Western Washington in Everett, WA
  • January 6, 2015 – Launch party for EMMANUEL’S DREAM at University Bookstore in Bellevue
  • December 19, 2014 – Speaker, Empathy Assembly, Pacific Middle School, Des Moines, WA
  • December 16, 2014 – 8th grade project assistant, Open Window School, Bellevue, WA
  • December 2, 2014 – Guest speaker, “Nonfiction 101,” Foundations Course, University of Washington’s Certificate in Writing for Children in Seattle, WA
  • November 20, 2014 – Moderator, “Nonfiction is the New Black,” SCBWI Western Washington in Seattle, WA
  • November 14-16, 2014 – Panelist, “Keeping it Really Weird,” YALSA’s YA Lit Symposium in Austin, TX
  • October 2-4, 2014 – “Fostering 21st Century Learning with Nonfiction,” Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) Annual Conference in Yakima, WA, with author Mary Cronk Farrell
  • September 25, 2014 – Special guest at Stratos company open house in Seattle, WA
  • September 14, 2014 – Launch party for BE A CHANGEMAKER at the Seattle Creative Arts Center in Seattle, WA