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I love presenting to adults about how I research, write and illustrate my picture books. 

Below is a list of venues and conferences at which I have presented. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss any speaking opportunities.

  • American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA
  • Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD
  • Book Expo, New York City, NY
  • European Council of International Schools Annual Conference, Nice, France
  • Fall for the Book Festival, Arlington, VA
  • Gaithersburg Book Festival, Gaithersburg, MD
  • High Museum of Art Visual Arts Workshop. Atlanta, GA
  • Keystone State Reading Association Annual Conference, Lancaster, MD
  • Maryland Ornithological Society Annual Conference (virtual)
  • Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD
  • National Art Education Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Orlando, FL and Wash, DC
  • National Book Festival, Washington, DC
  • National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN and Houston, TX
  • PEN/Faulkner Children's Literature Festival, Washington, DC
  • Ritz-Carlton "Community Footprints" Program, Boca Raton, FL
  • SCBWI MD/DE/WV Regional Conference, Linthicum, MD and Birmingham, AL
  • Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference, Winchester, VA
  • Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC
  • University of Georgia's Annual Conference on Children's Literature, Athens, GA
  • Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA
  • Virginia State Reading Association Annual Conference (virtual)

2015 naeyc annual conference

Participating on a picture book panel at an NAEYC Annual Conference:
(l-r) Sergio Ruzzier, Stephen T. Johnson, me, Rosemary Wells, and Donna Knoell 

2015 ncte annual conference

Participating on a picture book panel at an NCTE Annual Convention:
(l-r) Avi, Brian Floca, Donna Knoell, me, Chris Grabenstein, and Salina Yoon