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Other Presentations


I customize my talks according to a particular event or conference topic. Where I've presented...



  • ILA (International Literacy Association)
  • Child Care Council of KY - keynote speaker
  • NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • SoMIRAC (State of Maryland International Reading Association Council)
  • Keystone State Reading Association - PA
  • Florida’s ‘April is for Authors'  (West Palm Beach)
  • National Reading Recovery Council
  • SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)
  • Mid-South Literacy Conference - Birmingham, AL
  • Cincinnati Literacy Fair
  • Alvernia College, Greater Reading Reads Literary Festival - Reading, PA
  • Children’s Literature Festival - Warrensburg, MO
  • Claire’s Day - Toledo, OH
  • SDE (Staff Development for Educators)
  • Writer’s Conference - Glen Eyrie Retreat Center - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Grand Island Library program - Grand Island, NE
  • School Specialty/Childcraft - I’ve spoken and signed in many places for them... 
    • speaker - Cincinnati, Columbus, Atlanta, Minneapolis, MD, KY, MI, ILA in Chicago
    • signed only - ILA in San Antonio


  • MRA (Michigan Reading Association) - annual and summer conferences
  • House Legislative Education Committee, Lansing
  • MiAEYC (Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children) - keynote speaker
  • MAME (Michigan Association of Media Educators)
  • SCBWI-MI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)
  • Ann Arbor Book Festival
  • Calvin College Youth Writing Festival
  • Saginaw Reading Council
  • Thumb Area Reading Council - Caro
  • Shanty Creek Young Author’s Day - Bellaire
  • Christ Child Society of Detroit - annual spring luncheon keynote speaker
  • "Meet the Author" series - Manistee
  • Bed, Breakfast, and Books
  • Oakland University Authors’ and Illustrators’ Arts and Crafts Course, graduate level
  • Oakland University Writer’s Conference
  • Mid-eastern MI Library Cooperative
  • Zondervan ‘Bring Your Child to Work’ Day - Grand Rapids

Not only have I presented at many conferences and libraries, but also at…

  • lots(!) of schools all over the country,
  • bookstores,
  • Family Reading Nights
  • and Writing Workshops for students.

If you have questions, or would like information regarding my presentations, just email.