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November 2016

-11/12: Author visit at Eureka! homeschool honor society

October 2016

-10/8: Indie Author Day at the Berkeley Public Library, 1:30-4:30

-10/20: School visit at Trace Elementary School

September 2016

-9/11: Book signing outside Recycle Books (Campbell location) from 9:30-12:30. I’ll have copies of all 3 books available!

August 2016

-8/7: Book signing  and party at Bookasaurus! Come for a reading of The Illuminator Rising, pick up a signed copy, and have fun with some book-themed activities! (Copies of Books 1 and 2 will also be available.)

June 2016

-6/4-5: Bay Area Book Festival (Berkeley, CA). A free, two-day literary extravaganza in downtown Berkeley! Come visit me in the Children’s Area!

-6/8-18: Blog tour for Book 3 launch! Here’s the full schedule: 

     June 8: Release announcement with children’s author Jenn Castro
     June 9: Interview and giveaway with craft author Margaret Bloom
     June 10: BOOK 3 RELEASE DAY! Party and giveaway right here on my website!
     June 11: Guest post: “Traveling Writer” on the blog of fantasy author Angela Wallace
     June 12: Guest post: “Five Tips to Jumpstart Your Creativity” on the blog of fantasy author W.R. Gingell
     June 13: Book review and release announcement on the blog of fantasy author Rabia Gale
     June 14: Guest post: “Writing to Music” and giveaway on the blog of fantasy author A.R. Silverberry
     June 15: Guest post: “Insanity-Free Revision” and giveaway on the blog of fantasy author D.M. Stoddard
     June 16: Author-character interview on the blog of fantasy author Intisar Khanani 
    June 17: Release announcement with book reviewer Anela D     
    June 18: Radio interview with artist and tech guru Caleb Fong 


-6/25: Launch party for The Illuminator Rising at Village House of Books in Los Gatos! Drop in between 5-6 PM for fun book-related crafts, snacks, a reading, and your first-ever chance to get a signed copy of Book 3!


May 2016

5/7: Children’s Book Week at Village House of Books!  Drop in for an awesome book scavenger hunt complete with prizes, plus meet some fabulous local children’s authors! Oh yeah, and I’ll be there too! More details coming soon.

April 2016

-4/16: Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair (Silicon Valley edition). 10 AM-4 PM at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale. Books, toys, games, and comics; live characters in costume; author signings; free admission and parking!

-4/20: School visit to Live Oak Christian Academy

March 2016

-3/10: School visit to HEART for Christ Homeschool Support Group

-3/18: Featured speaker: Story Fun Night, Allen At Steinbeck Elementary School

November 2015

-11/15: Book signing and social at Bookasaurus children’s bookstore. Drop into this adorable independent bookshop between 2 and 4 PM for a reading, Q&A, book signing, and other fun, family-friendly events!

October 2015

-10/8: School visit to the Easterbrook Discovery School ISP

-10/28: School assembly and classroom visit at Trace Elementary School


Even more fun events are coming up! I’d love to come visit your school, homeschool group, or book club to help kids and teens get excited about reading and writing! To book me as a speaker, send me an e-mail

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