Launch Party

Join me for a Launch Party of The Benefits of Being an Octopus in September of 2018! Almost all of the details are still to-be-decided, but I can say for sure that there will be cupcakes with octopuses on the top.** That is a certainty.


** Even though there are no actual octopuses in the book, the main character Zoey is obsessed with them – and therefore we are, too (in solidarity). Not only do they have eight arms to help you wrangle your younger siblings, but they are camouflage experts. And they just so happen to also be amazing escape artists.

Upcoming Events

Vermont Network: Theory of Change

March 14th & 15th in Stowe, VT

I’m honored to be part of the Vermont Network Against  Domestic and Sexual Violence‘s “Theory of Change” Strategy Session as the organization clarifies its strategic focus and develops a Theory of Change to maximize its impact.


Girl Powered YA Book Talk

Tuesday, March 27th at 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Brooks Memorial Library Teen Room, Brattleboro, VT

Close out Women’s History Month with the final installment in the Girl Powered Book Talk Series as Youth Services Librarian Lindsay Bellville, independent bookseller Nancy Braus, and myself discuss great young adult books with strong girl main characters.

SCBWI: New England Conference

Friday, April 20th - Sunday, April 22nd, Springfield, MA

I’m looking forward to attending the Society for Children Book Writer’s and Illustrators’ New England Conference. I’m hoping to be there on Sunday. Let me know if you’ll be there, too, so we can connect!

Book Talk: Boys Unboxed

Tuesday, May 10th at 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Brooks Memorial Library Community Room, Brattleboro, VT

Often boys are put into a box about what they can like and what emotions they can have. In the book talk “Boys Unboxed” Youth Services Librarian Lindsay Bellville, independent bookseller Nancy Braus, and I will discuss books with great boy main characters who break away from the stereotypes and have all of their emotions intact. We’ll include picture books, middle grade books, and YA novels, so it will be a fun, fast-paced hour.

Recent Events

Girl Powered Books

September 2017 at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, VT

I teamed up with Independent Bookseller Nancy Braus (owner of Everyone’s Books) and Youth Services Librarian Lindsay Bellville to highlight some of our favorite girl-powered books.


Wednesday, October 4th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT

In the second installation of Girl Powered Books, Nancy Braus, Lindsay Bellville, and I will talk about some of our favorite girl-powered chapter books and middle grade novels.


Thursday, October 12th through Sunday, October 15th

Click here for details about the festival!