School Visits & Events

As a former teacher, I love speaking with kids about the writing process. I will gladly put together a program that fits your needs.

If you are a bookstore interested in booking me for school visits, please contact Tara Shanahan, Senior Publicity Manager at HMH Books for Young Readers, at

If you are a school or library interested in booking me for a school visit, please read my Author Visit Guide, which has my rates and presentation options, then contact me to inquire about availability.

HMH Books for Young Readers has great information about author visits on their website. They have also put together an amazing Activity Kit for their middle grade books released in Fall 2017, which can be downloaded here.

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Virtual visits

If your classroom or book club has read The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, I'd be delighted to arrange a complimentary thirty minute Q&A via Skype. Please contact me to inquire!