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Author Events

More events to be posted, hopefully, for 2021!  
2021 Events
Sat Oct 9  11:00 - 4:00 Warwick Children's Book Festival

2020 Author Events
Sun Jan 26 Story Time with Karen Orloff at Bright Horizons, Bronx

Sat Feb 1 Beekman Library Author Event for families

Sat April 4 Book Festival, Poughkeepsie Day School cancelled 
Sat May 9  Millbrook Literary Festival cancelled 

2019 Author Events & Signings 

Wed May 8   5:00 -8:00 'Family Night' Adams Gift Shop, Poughkeepsie
Sat May 18 'Millbrook Literary Festival' Millbrook Library

     10:00 - 11:00 am Story Time   (for children)
     1:45 - 2:45 pm 'ABCs of Writing for Children' (for adults)

Wed May 29 6:00 pm 'Bedtime Stories' Millbrook Library (for children)

Sat June 11 Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley conference 

     See CWHV website for more info and to register

Thurs July 11  Rosendale Library 

     10:00 - 11:00 am 'Meet the Author Story Time'   (for children)
     11:30 - 12:30 pm Writer's Workshop (for children)

Sat Aug 31 10:00 am reading & book signing  Millbrook Farmers Market

Sun Sept 22 Milford Readers and Writers Festival, Milford, PA 

      12:00 noon 'ABC's of Writing for Children' (for adults)

Sat Sept 28  'Big Truck Day' Beekman Library

Sat Oct 12  10:00 - 4:00 Warwick Children's Book Festival


I enjoy doing author visits, book festivals as well as library and community day appearances. I would love the opportunity to present a program for your preschool, or K-2 students. Using my books and published poems, I offer interactive programs that excite children about reading and writing. Together we explore how writers play with language to create the best story possible. 

Since I have returned to teaching, I am only available for evenings,  weekends or during the summer.
My presentations range from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the age and type of actitivies.

One popular program is a 'Meet the Author Pajama Party.' Children (wearing pajamas, of course!) come back to school in the evening with their favorite stuffed animal. I read HOW WILL I EVERY SLEEP IN THIS BED?  and/or HUGGLE WUGGLE, BEDTIME SNUGGLE and STAR OF THE SHOW. Usually the Parents Organization will provide a snack (animal crackers and milk.) I'll do a brief Q&A and discuss the writing process. We end with fingerplays and bedtime-themed activities and songs. The program lasts about 35 minutes and is ideal for ages 3 to 7. All family members welcome. 


Another popular program is 'Beep! Beep! It's Story Time.'
This is the same program as above PLUS I read my new book, BEEP! BEEP! SPECIAL DELIVERY and do songs and finger plays relating to trucks and transportation. Children learn about the behind the scenes process of writing a rhyming book. The program lasts 45 minutes to an hour. 

My fee is reasonable, between $100 - $300, depending on length of program and travel distance.
I'm happy to work with groups who have a limited budget. I also appreciate the opportunity to sign copies of my books for children and teachers who wish to purchase them. 

Here's what they're saying about my author visit programs...

"Thank you for doing a wonderful presentation. The teachers are raving about your interaction with the students, the visuals, the movement with poetry, etc..."


- Karen Fowler, Library Media Specialist, Vail Farm Elementary School

"Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation last week. I have heard nothing but good things from teachers and students alike. There is a waiting list for your book from the library."


- Pamela Woodward, Netherwood Elementary School

My friend and fellow writer, Karen Kaufman Orloff, and I have partnered together to offer writing classes for adults. We call our 5-week program, The ABC's of Writing for Children. We cover where authors get their ideas and how to turn these ideas into poems, short stories, picture books or longer works. We discuss how to structure your writing to include the elements of story and how to submit your work to publishers. Occasionally we present shorter, introductory workshops at the local library. Contact me or Karen Orloff for more information. Visit Karen's website for a look at her terrific books. 

If you're interested in learning more about writing children's books, check out our organization, Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley and consider attending one of our hands-on events in the Poughkeepsie, NY area. Click the button for more information on our upcoming conference:

More Web Sites: 

My favorite web site for children's writers and illustrators: The SCBWI Message Board: http://www.scbwi.org/boards/ originally started by Verla Kay, my fellow critique partner and talented author who offers tremendous support in writing for children. Visit Verla's site here: http://verlakay.com/


Your informational source for writing and illustrating for children is The Purple Crayon. This is the most updated and informative site I know:  http://www.underdown.org/


If you love learning about science and the earth, check out the book, THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND by Catherine Ciocchi. Be sure to check out Catherine's web site:


Need a performer for your event? My friend Jackie aka Bee Bee the Clown is a wonderful entertainer and has cute children's books out. See her facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/BeeBeeTheClown/ 
or her website: http://www.beebeetheclown.com/

My friend Tania Guarino has two delightful books out -MEET THE QUACKERS and GARDEN PARTY and more coming soon! Learn more:  http://taniaguarino.com/about/


My Books

God Blesses Me           (WorthyKids)

Huggle Wuggle, Bedtime Snuggle 

     (Beaming Books)

 Precious Baby
        (Beaming Books)


  Beep! Beep! 
 Special Delivery

     (Clear Fork / Spork)

How Will I Ever Sleep in This Bed? 
       (Sterling Publishing)


Hey! You're Eating My Homework 
        (Lee & Low)


 Star of the Show

         (Shenanigan Books)

 Picnic on the           Sidewalk
   (Seedling Publications)

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