News and Events

News:

Join me Sunday, August 30th at 2pm CDT for a Parnassus Books Facebook Live book launch for A MAGIC SPARK, the first book in the Fairylight Friends early readers series from Scholastic ACORN! I’ll be reading and doing activities with children’s book author/illustrator Susan Eaddy and celebrating the release of her new picture book, Eenie Meenie Halloweenie. Preorder signed books: Order personalized/signed books from Parnassus Books — they ship anywhere in the US and Canada (and other places, too!). Click here for more info!

So excited to be working with Geneviève Godbout and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on my first interactive board book — BABY’S HERE! Look for it in Spring, 2022!

Thrilled to be working with Rafael Lopez and Little, Brown on a new picture book — I’LL MEET YOU IN YOUR DREAMS! Coming in March, 2021!

Signed books:

Order signed/personalized copies of all my books at Parnassus Books (they ship!).

Interviews:

How SCBWI Helps Launch Careers: A Conversation with Four Authors for Parnassus Musings

With a Big Heart and Big Dreams — Chapter 16 interview with Susan Eaddy

Book Time interview

Interview with James Burks on Haggis and Tank Unleashed

Interview with Charles Santoso on Spy Guy

Spy Guy‘s wonderful illustrator, Charles Santoso, featured on 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog

Interview with Chapter 16 (Humanities Tennessee)

Interview with Julie Danielson on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog

Interview with Elizabeth O. Dulemba on My Blue is Happy

Interview on Celebrating Debutantes 2013 blog

Interview with Chapter 16 (Humanities Tennessee) on My Blue is Happy

Interview with Frog on a Blog

“Celebri-Dots” project for International Dot Day — a celebration of creativity that was inspired by Peter H. Reynolds’ book “The Dot.” See my happy blue dot, and make a “dot” of your own!

Read some reasons I love picture books.

Events:

2020

February 8: Library Presentations, Johnson County Public Library, White River and Franklin Branches, Greenwood and Franklin, IN

February 24: University School of Nashville Evening Class, Nashville, TN

March 1: A Wish is a Seed book launch party, Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN

March 7: Cheekwood Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden opening story time, Nashville, TN

March 20-21: Southern Kentucky Book Festival, Bowling Green, KY — Cancelled

June: Upper Cumberland Literacy Association Summer Conference, Cookeville, TN — Cancelled

September 1: Fairylight Friends — A Magic Spark book virtual launch party, Parnassus Books 

September 26:— Virtual session, “A Novel Conversation,” Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL) Conference

October 1-11: Virtual session, Southern Festival of Books

November 14: Virtual session, Kentucky Book Fair

2019

February 21: University School of Nashville Evening Class, Nashville, TN

February 24: Children’s Writing Presentation, SCBWI Midsouth, Bowling Green KY

March 12: Tuesdays for Tots Reading, Activities, and Signing, Cheekwood, Nashville, TN

March 23: Reading, Cheekwood, Nashville, TN

March 30: Reading, Activities, and Signing, Cheekwood, Nashville, TN

April 19-20: Spring Art Hop, Cheekwood, Nashville, TN

April 26-27: Southern Kentucky Book Festival, Bowling Green, KY

July 16: Guelph Public Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

September 14-15: Midsouth SCBWI Conference, Franklin, TN

September 20-21: Heartland Book Festival, Elizabethtown, KY

October 21-24: School Visits, Louisville, KY

November 8-9: EpicFest, Charlotte, NC

November 21: NAEYC (Publisher Spotlight Booth Signing), Nashville TN

November 22-24: NCTE (Panel and Publisher Spotlight Booth Signing), Baltimore, MD