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Upcoming Events

At the 2019 Festival of Books.

Wild for the Planet - Los Angeles Zoo

Sunday, April 9, 11:30 am & 1 pm

The Zoo's Wild for the Planet celebration will take place on weekends throughout the month, with different kids book authors taking the "Wild About Reading" stage at different times. You can catch me on April 9. (If you have any old cell phones to recycle, bring them along and you'll not only help save gorillas, you may also win a family membership to the Zoo.) 


Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - USC

Sunday, April 23, 1 pm - 3 pm

Stop by the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Los Angeles booth #826. I'll be one of many local authors signing our children's books. More info here!  

SCBWI CenCal Writers Day

In October I attended the 2019 Writers Day event put on by the CenCal chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). An inspiring and informative event that was topped off by learning that my entry in the writing contest -- the opening chapter to a work-in-progress young adult novel -- won the top prize in its category! Read more.

Seeing Double

L.A. Zoo giraffe Zainabu, Zoo View cover model
Cover girl Zainabu

I just love this photo by L.A. Zoo animal keeper Mike Bona. In the 14 years I've been editing Zoo View (the zoo association's award-winning magazine), this is the first time I've seen an animal react to being featured on the cover! I do hope Zainabu was pleased with the issue. ❤️?❤️?