Category: Events

School Visit – Ocracoke!

I had a wonderful school visit with the fourth and fifth-graders of Ocracoke School on Ocracoke Island, NC. The kids were fantastic. So were the teachers and parents – including Ms. Sundae Horn who wrote an article about the visit for the Ocracoke Current….

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop on March 10th!

I’ll be at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop on March 10th at 6pm for fun, games, sneak peeks, and pizza! Come join the party. Hope to see you all in Asheville. http://spellboundbookshop.com/spellbound-event/mg-sneak-peek-march-2017/

NC Renaissance Fair – November 12-13th.

I will be at the Annual NC Renaissance Festival on November 12-13th for the Time Traveler’s Weekend with Park Road Books! There will be feasting, jousting, fun, and, of course, BOOKS! Click on the banner above for more info.  

Charlotte with Friends

Last week I visited two great schools in Charlotte, NC – Idlewild Elementary and Charlotte Secondary School – thanks to Park Road Books and with two wonderful authors: David Fulk (RAISING RUFUS) and Miriam Spitzer Franklin (EXTRAORDINARY). Click the links to check out the…

There’s no place like home…

Last Friday, I visited The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC – just a few miles from the house where I grew up. Actually, I remember going to the bookshop as a kid – as well as the ice cream parlor on the corner….

Spellbound in Asheville

Last Wednesday I visited Asheville, NC, the setting of The Last Dragon Charmer series and home to fantastic local bookstores. I partnered with the magical Spellbound Children’s Bookshop for an author visit at Hall Fletcher Elementary, and I have to thank Spellbound and the school…

Novels and Novelties in Hendersonville, NC

I visited The Fountainhead Bookstore (soon to be renamed Novels and Novelties) in Hendersonville, NC on Monday. (Okay the picture below is from an earlier visit on a sunnier day.) Monday it rained and rained. Despite the weather, the visit was great. I always…

Awesome Asheville

This week I went to visit two great schools – Asheville Middle and Joe Eblen Intermediate – in Asheville, NC. Then, on Saturday, I met up with Constance Lombardo, author of Mr. PuffBall, Stunt Cat to the Stars, for the Day of Signings Event…

Hooray for Alexandria, VA!!

I visited lovely Alexandria, VA recently. While there, the amazing HoorayForBooks set up several school visits and share some about my book VILLAIN KEEPER and my Last Dragon Charmer series.  It’s a great book store with a large children’s section but also some adult…

School visits at Timber Ridge MS and Fischer MS

Last week, I visited 6th and 7th graders at Timber Ridge MS in Plainfield, IL and at Fischer MS in Aurora, IL with my fabulous fellow Fearless 15er friends and authors David Fulk (RAISING RUFUS) and Mike Grosso (I AM DRUMS). Anderson’s Bookshop set it all up…