Books for Breakfast
Saturday, Feb 2nd, 8 am – 12:30 pm

Rush Creek Golf Club
7801 County Rd 101
Maple Grove, MN 55311

Join me and many other children’s authors and illustrators for a fun, inspiring morning of book talks. I love this event, and the chance to connect with other book makers, teachers and librarians. And I always leave with a long list of books I can’t wait to read.
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BookHounds Storytime at GoodKids Gift Shop

Saturday, February 9th at 10 am

GoodKids Gift Shop
4758 Banning Ave.
White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110

In partnership with Family Fun Twin Cities and their BookHounds book club, I’ll read Best Friends in the Universe, sign books and hang out.


2019 Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference
Saturday, Feb 16th

As part of this day-long event at the University of St. Thomas, I’ll lead a session called 1 + 2 + 3 = Story. Learn a creative writing exercise I’ve shared with kids for over a decade through school and library visits. Discover a fun new way to tap into your brain’s natural ability to connect seemingly unconnected ideas and images—and build unique stories.

Learn more about the Hubbs conference and register


Family Reading Night at Kenny 
Thursday, Feb 21st, 6 – 7:30 pm

Kenny Elementary School
5720 Emerson Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419

I’m excited to be a guest author at this year’s Kenny Family Reading Night! I’ll read Best Friends in the Universe, and have books for sale and signing.


Storytime at Ramsey County Library in Shoreview
Monday, March 18th at 10:30 am

4560 North Victoria Street
Shoreview, MN 55126

At this storytime, I’ll read my two picture books: Behold! A Baby and The Wee Hours. We’ll also do a felt board activity and finger plays. Ideal for ages 0 – 6, but all are welcome! This event is free and open to the public.


St. Paul Saints Game – Reading Tree Storytime
Before the 5 pm game

Roughly 30 minutes before the first pitch, join me on CHS field as I read Best Friends with a player from the Saints. This storytime is free when you buy a ticket to the game.


St. Paul Saints Library Storytime 
Saturday, August 10th
Time and library location TBD

Join me for storytime with Mudonna, the St. Paul Saints mascot! Details coming soon.

I am a a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. My 2018 events have been made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Are you a teacher or librarian?

I’d love to do a reading or workshop for your kids! Learn about author visits, and contact me to inquire about fees.