Register for the Virtual Opossum Party for Schools!

My next book Opinions & Opossums is coming out May 2nd, and I’m excited to come together for a Virtual Launch Party with classrooms from around the country to celebrate! Together, we’ll play interactive writing games, tour my writing space, listen to me read aloud the beginning of the book, and have lots of time for student questions. You’ll ALSO receive a video of my read aloud of the first 50 pages one week before the book publishes, so your students can be some of the very first people to read it!

The 45-min visit will take place via zoom webinar on FRIDAY, MAY 5TH at 1pm ET.

(All registered participants will also have access to a recording, which will be available for two weeks.)


This virtual visit is FREE along with the pre-order of Opinions & Opossums.

(Find info about pre-ordering below!)

*If you plan to have more than one classroom joining the zoom, please pre-order a book for each classroom that joins.

Register for the Virtual Visit!


Pre-Ordering Opinions & Opossums

It’s a huge boost to a book when you pre-order it. And it can be a boost to you, too! Not only do you get a chance for your classes join a free virtual visit if you’re an educator, but you also can get stickers AND a signed copy!

I’m excited to partner with bbgb books, a fabulous independent bookstore in Richmond, VA, who’ll be offering signed books to all who pre-order through them. I fell in love with this store when I was in Virginia doing school visits back in 2019, and I’m excited that my school visit schedule has back there again to sign pre-ordered copies right before Opinions & Opossums launches on May 2nd.

Fun Fact: When I was in Richmond in 2019, I was out to dinner with Jill, the owner of bbgb, along with some other awesome book people, when librarian Lara Ivey turned to me and said something like: “Have you considered the opossum for your next book?”

The rest, they say, was history. 🙂


If you’d prefer to pre-order from a different bookstore, that’s fine, too. All you need to sign up for the virtual visit (or just get the stickers) is to fill out this form HERE and include proof of purchase.

(Locals friends: if you pre-order from Everyone’s Books, I’ll be able to sign them at the Opinions & Opossum launch event at Brooks Memorial Library on Sunday, May 7th!)