Events

I am available for readings, book club discussions, school visits, and other appearances. Please contact me to schedule your event!

UPCOMING EVENTS
September 23
Maryland peeps, I’ll be participating in a YA author panel book, including sale and signing, at the Ellicott City Barnes & Noble at 1 p.m.

October 7
Come see me at the “Read Local/Eat Local” Book Sale and Signing Event at Cascades Library in Sterling, VA!

November 2-3
Can’t wait to hang out with some of my very favorite people when I present and participate in a booth book signing at the Virginia Association of School Librarians Conference!

November 6
Doing NaNoWriMo? Join me and several fellow children’s and YA authors for a NaNoWriMo Panel at the Reston (VA) Library, put on by the SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

November 30
Looking forward to helping Botetourt County (VA) Public Schools launch their 2017-2018 Read Local challenge at their Kick Off Party down near Roanoke.


PREVIOUS EVENTS
April 26, 2017
Enjoyed serving on a panel of local authors and sharing my thoughts on the writing process to a group of wonderful teachers at the Frederick County (MD) Reading Council’s Spring Event. According to the invitation, they “are always looking for ways to appeal to the young authors in their classrooms as well as discover their own inner authors.” I love that!

March 25, 2017
Had a blast selling and signing THE BOYFRIEND WHISPERER and EM & EM at the Park View High School Craft and Vendor Fair … the high school in which THE BOYFRIEND WHISPERER is loosely set!

February 11, 2017
Enjoyed serving on a “Paths to Publication” panel at the Virginia Chapter of Romance Writers of America’s February meeting.

February 7, 2017
Had fun sitting in as guest author at the Joy of Reading book club in Sterling, Virginia – my first for THE BOYFRIEND WHISPERER!

October 22, 2016
Had a blast presenting on “Writing YA Romance” to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of SCBWI.

June 26, 2016
Spoke to the Sterling United Methodist Church Senior Activities Group (SAG … yes, they have a sense of humor!) on writing and publishing.

May 12, 2016
Had the thrill of signing EM & EM at Book Expo America in Chicago . Despite my fears that no one would show up at my booth, we ran out of books! You can read all about it and see my photos here.

February 12, 2015
Had so much fun doing book sales and signing with fellow romance authors at the “Night of Romance” event at the Barnes & Noble at Potomac Yard, Alexandria, Virginia!

January 17, 2016
Guest author at Book Lovers’ book club in Arlington, Virginia.

January 8, 2016
Guest author at the Grace Readers Book Club in Sterling, Virginia.

November 15, 2015
EM & EM book release party at Cascades Library in Sterling, Virginia.

November 9, 2015
Guest author at the Joy of Reading Book Club in Sterling, Virginia.

September 15, 2015
Release date for EM & EM, published by Swoon Romance.

September 4, 2015
Writer’s Center Leesburg First Friday Event: Participated on a panel on “Joining Forces: Starting, Finding, & Sustaining Critique Groups”

July 24, 2015
Young Adult Chapter, Romance Writers of America Awards Reception: My work in progress, THE BOYFRIEND WHISPERER, received First Place in the annual Rosemary Award’s “Contemporary Romance” Category.

June 13, 2015
Virginia Chapter, Romance Writers of America Awards Luncheon: My work in progress, THE BOYFRIEND WHISPERER, received First Place in the annual Fool for Love “Published Authors” Category.

May 1, 2015
Writer’s Center Leesburg First Friday Event: Co-presented along with YA author Val Patterson on “Orienting Your Reader.”

March 29, 2014
SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Region Meet and Greet: Joined some great friends and fellow authors to present a panel discussion on “The Creative Life.”

March 4, 2014
Guest author at the Joy of Reading Book Club in Sterling, Virginia. (Check out my post on it here!)

October 13, 2013
New Authors Book Slam: Jammin’ Java, Vienna, Virginia
(I won the prize for “Most Humorous” for my reading!)

September 24, 2013
Release date for THE FUNERAL SINGER, published by Swoon Romance.

 

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