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I have lots of experience talking to young students, both as an experienced picture book author speaker, but also as a credentialed teacher of Language Arts and writing workshops. I'm also a long-time docent and lead school groups at The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.


My 30-45 minute presentations are interactive, engaging, and educational.


I also speak at bookstores, libraries and book groups.


I will customize my presentation and activities for your group. I love visiting groups and sharing my experiences about writing books!

“You were so good today!! The kids were all buzzing about your visit! When I asked the kids how they liked your book, they all did a 'thumbs up.' You were a hit.” —book fair coordinator


“Thank you for visiting. It’s so inspiring for the students to meet an author and see where stories come from.” —teacher


“I want to grow up to an author just like you.” —4th grader


“Thank you for coming to our classroom. It was really fun! I hope you write many more joyful books.” —3rd grader


“You are the very, very, very best person.” —1st grader


“The teachers were impressed not only by your knowledge, but by your warm and open demeanor.” — school assembly coordinator