My Events



Global Perspectives on Children and Youth Literature
(In partnership with Howard University, Georgetown University & GW University)
April 9th
Author Discussion and Q & A
Founders Library
Howard University
Washington, DC

Kweli: Color of Children’s Literature Conference
April 6-7th
Writing Panels & Author Signing
CUNY Graduate Center
New York, New York

Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
April 11-13th
Panel 1: Who’s Afraid of the Dark: Shining Light on Tough Topics
Panel 2: Diversity Panel
Panel 3: Building Bridges: Creative  Ways to Engage Readers with Multicultural Stories
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS

Annapolis Book Festival
April 28th
Author Panel & Book Signing
The Key School
Annapolis, Maryland


NEA Read Across America Day
March 1st
Author Readings
Craft Discussions
National Education Association
Washington, DC

AWP Annual Conference-Tampa
March 7-10th
Panel: Black Women Writers Presenting, Preserving, & Protecting Black Childhood on the Page
Panel: Beyond Skirts and Pants: Considering Gender in Children’s Picture Books
Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside

Highlights Foundation
March 22-25th
Faculty: Crash Course In Children’s Book Writing
Highlights Foundation
Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Everything You Need to Know About Children’s Book Publishing: A Crash Course 2018

MD/DE/WV SCBWI Conference
March 16-18th
Panels, Workshop & Signing
Workshop: Their Stories, Their Voices: Writing Cross-Cultural Stories We All Deserve
Linthicum Heights, Maryland


World Read Aloud Day
February 1st
Skype Visits w/ schools

Whirlkids BookFest
February 3rd
Author Panel & Signing
McIntyre’s Books-Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC

We Need Diverse Books Day
February 9th
The Alexander Dawson School
Las Vegas, Nevada




NCTE Annual Convention
Friday, November, 17th
6 pm – 7:30 pm
BookSource-Book Signing

Saturday, November, 18th
11:30 pm-12:00 pm
Book Signing
1:30 pm – 2:45 am
Refreshing and Renewing Reading in the Secondary Classroom panel

Sunday, November, 19th
11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Sharing Middle School Voices panel
America’s Center Convention Complex
St. Louis, MO

Barnes & Nobles
Saturday, November 11th
11 am-3 pm
Author Signing
Elliott City, MD

NaNoWriMo Roundtable
Monday, November 6th
7pm – 8:30 pm
Reston Regional Library
Reston, VA

Virginia Assoc. of School Librarians Conference
November 2 – 4
Westerfields Marriott
Washington-Dulles, VA


SCBWI MidAtlantic Fall Conference
Saturday, October 28th
Holiday Inn Dulles
Sterling, VA

Author Discussion
October, 23rd
9 am – 12 pm
Hood College
Frederick, MD

Read Local Kick-off Party
Saturday, October 21st
11 am – 1 pm
The Annapolis Bookstore
Annapolis, MD

Maryland Assoc. of School Librarians Conference
Friday, October 20th
Camelot By Martin’s
Upper Marlboro, MD

New Atlantic Independent Book Sellers Fall Conference
Saturday, October 7th
2 pm – 6 pm
Cherry Hill, NJ

Open Book Foundation
Wednesday, October 4th
Washington, D.C.


Barnes & Nobles
Saturday, September, 23rd
4 pm – 6 pm
B-Fest Author Panel & Signing
Bel Air, MD

East City Books
Saturday, September 9th
3 pm – 6 pm
Middle Grade Author Panel
Washington, D.C.


SCBWI LA Conference
Friday, July 7th
7 pm -10 pm
PAL Booksale
JW Marriott
Los Angeles, CA


ALA Annual Chicago
Sunday, June 25th
11:00 am -11:50 pm
PopTop Stage & Signing
McCormick Place

Book Talk & Family Craft Activity 
Saturday, June 10th
11:00 am – 2 pm
Old Fox Books
Annapolis, MD

Politics & Prose Hosts One Shadow on the Wall
Thursday, June 8th
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Takoma Park Library
Takoma Park, MD

One Shadow on the Wall Book Launch
Tuesday, June 6th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Black History Museum & Cultural Center
Richmond, VA


Saturday, May 20th
9:30 am – 11:50 am
Chatham High School
Chatham, NJ


The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Children
Friday, April 7th
1:45 pm – 2:35 pm
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio


AWP Conference
Saturday, February 11th
9:00 am
Room, 208AB, Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.