Alphabet Forest @ MN State Fair
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Alphabet Forest @ MN State Fair

I'll be a Blue Ribbon Author at the Alphabet Forest at The Great Minnesota Get Together! 

Bring the kids and join me for sandcastle-themed crafts--and check out the rest of the forest! This peaceful spot on the fairgrounds is such a gem with FREE activities and crafts, one of my favorite photo opps ever, and SHADE (the kind from overhead trees, not witty teens).

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Book Launch Party @ Red Balloon Bookshop!
May
19
10:30 AM10:30

Book Launch Party @ Red Balloon Bookshop!

Come celebrate the launch of my new picture book, THE SANDCASTLE THAT LOLA BUILT! We'll have lots of storytelling, castle-building, beachy fun!

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Picture Book Salon @ The Loft
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Picture Book Salon @ The Loft

Area Picture Book Writers! Do you know about Picture Book Salon? It’s this gem of an event/community helmed by Molly Beth Griffin. Salon meets monthly at The Loft to talk about picture books. For the May meeting, I'll be leading a conversation about picture book plots. I'll bring lots of examples and we'll do some mini exercises with an eye toward sparking connections and creating some "jumping off points" for new work. Join me!

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Storytime at Barnes & Noble Galleria
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Storytime at Barnes & Noble Galleria

Join me for Ella & Penguin Storytime at Barnes & Noble Galleria. We'll read and dance and do some Penguin crafts! 

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#IndiesFirst Guest Bookseller
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

#IndiesFirst Guest Bookseller

Celebrate Independent Bookstores! I'll be at Red Balloon Books as a guest bookseller from 10-noon along with fellow local author Kelly Barnhill (!).

Stop by, say hi, and we'll find books for everyone on your list! 

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Bookhounds Summer Family Bookclub
Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Bookhounds Summer Family Bookclub

Join me and my pal, author and illustrator Stephen Shaskan, for storytime fun at the Bookhounds Summer Family Bookclub, hosted by Family Fun Twin Cities!

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Reading Tree at St. Paul Saints Game
May
21
4:10 PM16:10

Reading Tree at St. Paul Saints Game

Join me at CHS Field for Ella and Penguin story time before the St. Paul Saints Game!

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The Loft's Children's and Young Adult's Literature Conference
May
7
9:00 AM09:00

The Loft's Children's and Young Adult's Literature Conference

I've attended this conference many times and I'm excited to be presenter this year along with my fabulous agent and my stellar critique group partner. Here's the scoop on our session:

Revision: Finding a Story’s Heart with Charlotte Sullivan Wild, Megan Maynor, and Minju Chang

No matter how much skill a writer brings to manuscript, every new project begins as a mystery. Or, shall we be honest? A big mess. Agent Minju Chang and her clients, Megan Maynor and Charlotte Sullivan Wild, draw back the curtain to describe how they revise picture books—alone and together—to find the heart of their stories. This session will provide strate- gies and guiding questions for navigating revision of fiction and informa- tional picture books. 

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