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Last October 2021, my debut into the world of children's picture books happened with the publication of Chicken Frank, Dinosaur! from Albert Whitman & Co. It is illustrated by Jojo Ensslin.
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Amherst Public Library, NH. Storytime, August
Ephrata Public Library, PA. Storytime, July
Moultonborrough Public Library, NH. Storytime, July.
nErD Camp PA. July 15. Panel: Opening the Door to Curiosity and Learning with STEM children's books.
Private Critique Group Q & A June 23
WIFYR Conference 2022. June 13-17. Offering an afternoon workshop at the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Conference. Props, Propellers, and Airplanes: Character, Voice, and Reader Take-Aways to send your stories into flight.
#PBDeepDive Featured Book Discussion on Twitter June 6, 8pm Eastern time
#PBDeepDive host for @PBDeepDive event on Twitter April 4, 8-9pm EST with chat of THE ROUGH PATCH by Brian Lies.
March On with Mentor Texts article at Rate Your Story blog. "Deciphering the Magic of Bubbles and Boxes in Comic-Style Picture Books." March 13
Logan Library Holiday Festival, Dec 3, 2021 Author Book Signing and Craft. 6 - 8 pm.
Storytime at The Mendon Library. Nov 10, 2021
Blog Tour and Book Launch. Sep - Nov 2021
Speed Date with a Book Oct 5. Utah Humanities Book Festival. Brigham City Public Library. 7pm
Virtual Launch! Two Books, Two Authors, One Barn, a.k.a. The Writing Barn! Oct 9 Pre-registration is required HERE. Author Cynthia Argentine and myself will be celebrating the publication of our children's picture books: NIGHT BECOMES DAY: CHANGES IN NATURE is written by Cynthia, and CHICKEN FRANK, DINOSAUR! written by me with illus. by Jojo Ensslin. Signed copies of Chicken Frank can be purchased through The King's English and Night Becomes Day through 4 Kids Books & Toys.
USTA Conference. Oct 25. Presentation of Phenomenon-based Instruction for Earth Science. Utah Science Teachers Association. Oct 25.
Cricket magazine. Feb 2021. Check it out for a recipe and a bit of railroad history!
Good Things Utah! TV appearance. Jan 19, 2022
* Now scheduling Virtual and In-person Classroom visits for 2022-2023! Contact me for information on planning a visit with your class or school
Children's Books for Enriching Science Learning and Engagement in the Secondary Classroom. Cache County School District PD conference, September
Comic Style Picture Books. Features that can be Used in Any Format. The Writing Barn's Funny Women Confab. Online Conference, November 12-13.