Books -- reading and writing.
Home, cooking, the weather.
And whatever connections I can make between these chapters of my life.

My Calendar

 (Contact me if you're interested in more details or coordinating a school visit around these activities.) 

Mississippi Book Festival-
August 18, 2018 



October 19, 9:30 -11 AM, Florida Association of Media Educators conference, Orlando, FL. Signing and Presenting.

October 28, Barnes & Noble, Delta State University, Cleveland MS


August 15, 4:00. Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC (signing)

August 19, 2017 Mississippi Book Festival, Jackson

May 9 (Tuesday), 4:30 PM. Short Stories Bookstore, Madison NJ 

April 25, 2017: Wauchula Elementary School, FL (school visit)
April 21, 2017: Clearwater Christian School, Clearwater, FL (school visit)

April 5-7 Kaigler Children's Book Festival, University of Southern Mississippi

January 13-15: Miami SCBWI Conference



October 9: Tampa Barnes and Noble. Middle-grade panel.

October 22: TWEENS READ, Houston 

November 10, Friends of the Bolivar County Library, Cleveland MS, Luncheon

November 19: NCTE, Atlanta 

August 20: Mississippi Book Festival, Jackson.
Sept. 18: Southern Independent Booksellers Association, Savannah

June 2-5- Chicago
Visit BOOK CELLAR (June 5, mid-afternoon) signing stock

June 25: American Library Association, Orlando, Book Signing

July 1-30, In PA/ NJ/ NY-
I’ll participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip in PA and NJ

August 19-20, Mississippi Book Festival

October 13-16, San Antonio/ Austin



Houston Texas, Blue Willow Bookstore, signing and saying hello. October 28, about 2:00. Call for details or to order a signed book.

Illinois Reading Council, October 1-2 (Peoria)

Florida Association of Media Educators, October 21, 22 (Orlando)

May 19, 6 PM NYC Sacred Heart Academy Book Fair

June 13, 1:00, Books of Wonder, NYC
"Great Middle Grade Reads"

May 8, 5:00. Sarasota Barnes and Noble. 
4010 S. Tamiami Tr
Sarasota, FL 34231

April 11, 3:00. Square Books Jr., Oxford, MS.
Turnrow Books
Lemuria. Jackson


Dunedin Public Library, Dunedin, FL. January 22. 4:00.
Launch Party for THE WAY TO STAY IN DESTINY. Book sale by Barnes and Noble. 
All ages.

American Library Association, Chicago January 29-Feb. 1
Anderson's Bookstore! Feb. 1. A great line-up of fellow authors.

February 11, 2015. INKWOOD BOOKS, Tampa. 7:00 PM
Book Party for THE WAY TO STAY IN DESTINY. Everybody's invited.

January 16-18. Miami SCBWI conference

NCTE (Washington DC)

November 21, 2014: NCTE Nerdy Book Club (11 AM)
SCHOLASTIC Booth Signing (3 PM)
ANDERSON'S Booth Signing (4 PM)

November 22, 2014: Robinson Reception and dinner (5:45)
November 23, 2014: Scholastic Literary Brunch (10:30)

September 17, 7 PM
Oxford Ohio Community Arts Center (Open to the Public, Please Come!)

Oxford Community Arts Center 10 S. College, Oxford OH

April 11-12, 2014: April is for Authors, Palm Beach County, FL

April 26, 2014: St. Petersburg, FL Main Library. 3745 9th Ave. N
 Friends of the Library event, open to the public. 

I also have several Tampa Bay and Orlando area school visits scheduled that are open to students, teachers, and volunteers at these schools.

Feb. 9, 2014

Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis TN: Sunday, February 9th beginning at 2PM.

January 16-19, 2014: Miami FL SCBWI Conference

January 31, 2014. Grady Elementary School, Tampa.

February, 2014: Como, MS Public Libary

2013 Past Events

Barnes & Noble
213 North Dale Mabry
Tampa, Florida

Friday, November 22
7:00-9:00 p.m.


October 17, 2013: Mississippi Library Commission Convention, Biloxi

November 3-8, 2013: Highlights Founders Workshop, Historical Fiction, Honesdale, PA.

November 19: Mintz Elementary School, Hillsborough County, FL

November 30: "Indies First" Day at INKWOOD BOOKS. Check store for details.
ph 813-253-2638/fax 813-253-2396
216 S. Armenia Ave.
Tampa FL 33609-3310

May 7, 2013: Kent Place School, Summit NJ
May 9, Jackson Township, NJ

April 8 and 9, 2013: SHELBY COUNTY READS. Shelbyville, Indiana

March 19, 2013: 6:30 PM East Lake Library, Palm Harbor, FL. Author Showcase.

March 1, 2013: Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore.

November 20, 2012: KENT PLACE PRIMARY SCHOOL. Scholastic Bookfair. 
10:30-12 noon.

September 8, 2012: BOOKMARKS Festival, Winston-Salem, NC.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 4:30. BBGB Books for kids, Richmond, Virginia

September 28, 2012: Jackson, MS

October in Houston! Tween Reads

Wednesday, Nov 7 6:00p
at Selby Public Library: Selby Public Library - Geldbart Auditorium, Sarasota, FL