Sterlingfest, Saturday July 28, 2018

This Saturday, I'll be at Sterlingfest's Local Author Book Sale, a first for me. A whole host of authors and illustrators will be there, including:

Also, there will be many activities for kids. Check out this photo and website via Sterlingfest's Twitter account.

Looks like too much fun to pass up! See you there?

Sterlingfest's Local Author Book Sale

On July 28, 2018, I'll be at the Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair in Sterling Heights, Michigan at the SCBWI booth along with several other Michigan-based authors and illustrators. Check out the whole list of local authors here. We'll have our signed books for sale, local restaurants will have food, there's a midway with rides and a soundstage with live music. I can't wait! Festivities begin at 10 AM.

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Frenchtown-Dixie Meet and Greet Photos

   (photo credit: Maggie and  Paula Sanders Sandefur )

   (photo credit: Maggie and Paula Sanders Sandefur)

Saturday, I went to the Frenchtown-Dixie Library in Monroe County, Michigan, for the 5th annual Children's Author Meet and Greet. What an event! I was greeted at the door by Maggie, a local middle schooler, reader and event photographer, and then, I saw this picture book display:

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Amy Nielander and I shared a table, full of picture books and activities.

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From picture book to YA novels, there were many Michigan authors and illustrators to meet.

Of course, Frenchtown-Dixie library patrons had great ideas for their Salad Pie recipe:

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                           And a few important garnishes for Frenchtown-Dixie Salad Pie!

                           And a few important garnishes for Frenchtown-Dixie Salad Pie!

And in closing, the whole group with books, posing for a photo. Thank you to everyone at Frenchtown-Dixie Library for a warm and welcoming event!

Back row: Charlie Barshaw, Ruth McNally Barshaw, Heather Smith Meloche, Kelly DiPucchio, Denise Fleming, Jordan Scavone, Timothy Dziobak, Kathy Higgs-Coulthard, Sierra Masson, Amy Nielander      Front row: Dena Albergo Jayson, Wendy BooydeGraaff, Kristin Bartley Lenz, Debbie Diesen    (photo credit: Maggie and  Paula Sanders Sandefur )

Back row: Charlie Barshaw, Ruth McNally Barshaw, Heather Smith Meloche, Kelly DiPucchio, Denise Fleming, Jordan Scavone, Timothy Dziobak, Kathy Higgs-Coulthard, Sierra Masson, Amy Nielander      Front row: Dena Albergo Jayson, Wendy BooydeGraaff, Kristin Bartley Lenz, Debbie Diesen    (photo credit: Maggie and Paula Sanders Sandefur)

5th Annual Children's Author Meet and Greet

On Saturday, November 4 from 12 - 3 pm, a host of Michigan authors will be at the Frenchtown Dixie Library in Monroe County. Come and meet us all! Buy books and get them signed!

Enjoy an Autumn afternoon with 12 amazing authors of books for
children of all ages! Come meet and greet our authors, buy some of their books and spend a couple of hours with us.

Our Guest Authors Include:
• Ruth McNally Barshaw
• Wendy BooydeGraaff
• Kelly DiPucchio
• Debbie Diesen
• Tim Dziobak
• Kathy Higgs-Coulthard
• Dena Jayson
• Kristin Bartley Lenz
• Sierra Masson
• Heather Smith Meloche
• Amy Nielander
• Jordan J. Scavone

Frenchtown Dixie Branch Library2881 Nadeau Rd, Monroe, Michigan 48162

Kerrytown Bookfest

Kerrytown Bookfest is this Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Ann Arbor. Several Michigan authors and illustrators will be signing books at the SCBWI tent, and Nicola's Books will be selling our books. Below is a selection of the titles we'll have there. Click on the book cover to find more out about the author and/or illustrator.

On shelves today

Today, SALAD PIE is officially launched into the world, onto a shelf near you.

I have two events booked, both in Grand Rapids, Michigan:

  • Schuler Books and Music, March 19 at 10 a.m. Here I'll be signing books with two other authors.
  • Barnes and Noble, Woodland, March 26 at 1 p.m. At this event, I'll be reading SALAD PIE and then signing copies. 

If you are a teacher or librarian, the SALAD PIE Pinterest board is for you. Find extention activities and themes to build on, as well as a few behind-the-scenes peeks at the making of the book.