School Visits and Events

Linntown 2015

I’m eager to talk to people of all ages about The Rosemary Spell, children’s books, and writing generally. I look forward to meeting you!

Check out the amazing teacher’s guide for The Rosemary Spell here.


Upcoming EventsStevens Primary School 2

A visit to your school, library, or community! Contact me at to schedule an event.


8 December 2018

Lewisburg HS Class of 2022 Holiday Vendor Event

I’ll be selling and signing copies of The Rosemary Spell. Come say Hi!

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lewisburg High School
545 Newman Rd
Lewisburg PA

Past Events

The Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project, Saturday Seminar

3 March 2018, West Chester University

There’s still time to register for this one-day writing event. Check out the FLYER for more information.

KSRA (Keystone State Reading Association) Conference

8-10 October 2017, Hershey, PA

I gave a talk the morning of the 10th titled “Where Ideas Come From.” I was also at the author lunch on the 9th and signing books on both Monday and Tuesday.

8 August 2017Guthrie Memorial Library, Hanover PA



22 February 2017

Stevens Primary School, Williamsport, PA

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8-11 February 2017

AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Conference, Washington, DC

“Children’s Authors in the Academy” with Claudia Mills & Anne Nesbet.

17-18 November 2016

20161118_074006New Jersey Association of School Libraries (NJASL), Long Branch, NJ

“Exploring the Creative Process” with Jan Cheripko and Lindsay Barrett George



21 October 2016

Celebrate the Book, Bosler Memorial Library, Carlisle, PA

15 October 2016

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“Authors Breakfast”

It was great fun talking with so many dedicated English and Language Arts teachers from all over the state of PA!


28 September 2016

Reading as part of the ART-Seed weekly series at Marble House in Vermont.

You can watch a video of my reading and the subsequent Q&A on vimeo. I start around 17:00.

13 July 2016

Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, PA

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29 April 2016

Blessed Sacrament School, New York, NY


16 April 2016

Stadler Center for Poetry  ~ Bucknell Hall, Lewisburg, PA

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14 March 2016

Ashbrook School,Corvallis, OR

Ashbrook Signing

Ashbrook Reading








Salem Reading


12 March 2016

Reading & Signing at the Book Bin stores in Salem and Corvallis, OR



10-15 December 2015

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School Visits, Lewisburg,  PA 

I spoke to over 120 5th graders in an hour-long assembly and met with 6th graders in 3 groups of ~25 kids. With both, I described how I get ideas and the process of writing and revision. I also read from The Rosemary Spell.

4 December 2015 – Book Launch at Barnes & Noble, Lewisburg, PA

Over 100 people came to hear me talk about and read from The Rosemary Spell.

launch photo crowd

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