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Festival of Books


Stop by Booth #951 at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, where I'll be signing copies of Angela & Lulingu: Two Gorillas, A World Apart. The book fest is held each year on the campus of USC. I'll be there from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21. Hope to see you there!



Upcoming Events

Angela & Lulingu book: Launching at the L.A. Zoo on 9/23!

World Gorilla Day - Los Angeles Zoo

Saturday, Sept. 23 & Sunday, Sept. 24

The L.A. Zoo is celebrating World Gorilla Day in a big way, with two days of keeper talks, activities, and the launch of my book, Angela & Lulingu: Two Gorillas, A World Apart. I'll be reading and signing throughout both days (times TBD). (If you have any old cell phones to recycle, bring them along and you'll be helping to save gorillas.) 


OC Children's Book Festival 

Sunday, October 1, 9:30 am - 4 pm

Stop by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's booth (#G10 near the Animals & Nature stage) at the Orange County Kids Book Festival. Free admission, free parking, and lots of fun activities throughout the festival. I'll be there all day signing copies of "Angela & Lulingu." More info here!  

April Events

At the L.A. Times Festival of Books on the USC campus

I had a great time sharing space with other others in the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators-Los Angeles Chapter (SCBWI-L.A.) booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books in April. Met lots of enthusiastic young readers. Some wanted to chat about their favorite animals, while others want to be authors themselves. What a fun day!


Also in April, I appeared at the L.A. Zoo's "Wild for the Planet" celebration, reading one of the books in my Zoo Crew series. When I wasn't busy reading/signing books, I helped out at the EcoCell booth, talking to guests about the link between cell phones and gorilla conservation

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. ❤️?❤️?