Saturday, January 27, 2018

World Read Aloud Day 2018

To celebrate World Read Aloud Day, I will be virtually touring to the following schools, all week to read aloud my own books, as well as some of my all-time favorite read alouds.

Swansfield Elementary School (Columbia, Maryland)

Punahou School (Honolulu, Hawaii)

John Joy School (Rome, New York)

Whit Davis Elementary School (Athens, Georgia)

P.S. 19 (Passaic, New Jersey)

Valley View Elementary (Pleasanton, California)

For information on how YOU can celebrate World Read Aloud Day in your own homes and schools, visit It's not too late!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

San Diego: SUPER HAPPY to be Heading to Comickaze on Saturday!

I'll be presenting on the creation of the Super Happy Party Bears series & signing books from 1-3pm.


Hope to see you there!

Comickaze Comics, Books, & More!
Liberty Station
2750 Historic Decatur Road #101

Monday, January 8, 2018

Writing For Children course at San Diego Writer's Ink STARTS ON THE 16th!

Ever think you might want to write for children but don’t know where to start? Whether you desire to write a quiet bedtime story like Goodnight, Moon or a thrilling young adult epic like The Hunger Games, this 10-week class is for you. Join me on a journey to explore all literature for ages 0-19.
This comprehensive course will cover everything you need to know to start on your own kidlit path, with a heavy focus on craft. 
You will learn:
  • The different categories of children’s books as well as look closely at what is being published today.
  • Tips on where to look for inspiration and ideas.
  • How to shape plot in picture books and chapter books, as well as in middle grade and young adult novels.
  • How to create characters that captivate young readers.
  • Tips for finding your voice.
  • How to navigate the various stages of revision.
  • The business of children’s book publishing and how to market your work.
 This course will use a combination of lecture, in-class writing exercises, and critiquing of student works-in-progress.
 Whatever type of children’s book you want to write—picture books, chapter books, middle grade, or young adult—I’ll set you on your way to creating stories that are treasured for a lifetime.

Register here!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Kickin' Off 2018 with the Super Happy Party Bears!


This weekend starts the 2018 BrickUniverse tour with a first stop in Louisville, KY!

If you are in the area, come on by for everything LEGO. I will be there signing copies of the Super Happy Party Bears.

Hope to see you. And check out my Appearances on my website for a constantly-updating list of upcoming events.