Workshop at Writer's Block bookstore in Las Vegas
Saturday, October 8th, 2016
Four up-and-coming writers, ages 8 to 11, joined me for an hour-long workshop at the coolest bookstore in Las Vegas. Everyone helped brainstorm the beginning of a book, which they can now continue writing. I hope to see them all in print someday! http://www.thewritersblock.org/
Story Jam at Westwood Charter Elementary School, Los Angeles
Friday, September 21st, 2016
A classroom full of kids in pajamas came to hear me read some of TWIST MY CHARM: THE POPULARITY SPELL at an after-school reading event. Then the kids shouted out ideas for characters, places, goals and obstacles, and they all left with a story idea they could write on their own.
Reading & Signing of TWIST MY CHARM: LOVE POTION #11
Mysterious Galaxy bookstore, San Diego, CA
June 11th, 2016
Mysterious Galaxy invited me back to read and sign my second book on June 11, 2016. It was great to see old friends and make some new ones. I went to lunch with a writing group called Go-Be-Write, but my friend's daughter wasn't interested in the conversation -- she started reading the first book!
Launch party for TWIST MY CHARM: LOVE POTION #11
Children's Book World, Los Angeles, CA
June 4th, 2016
Another great gathering of friends old and new! It was exciting enough to have my first book available online and in bookstores. It's hard to describe the feeling of having two!
SCIBA (Southern California Independent Booksellers Association) Trade Show
October 24th, 2015
As a new author, I was honored to be invited as a featured author at the SCIBA Trade Show Authors' Reception. It was great to meet California booksellers as well as publishers, agents, librarians, and over 30 other authors. I even think I made a few new friends.
Vegas, baby! On October 17th, 2015, I spoke on my first author panel at the VEGAS VALLEY BOOK FESTIVAL. I've been going to Las Vegas regularly for the past 20 years since my parents moved there, but I had no idea what a literary city it is. I got to share stories with the other visiting authors, in addition to meeting local writers and the owners of the cool independent bookstore THE WRITER'S BLOCK. I'll be back!