Reading Rocks in Rockford

Reading Rocks in Rockford is an annual festival of reading, complete with a drum line, a parade of local students dressed up as their favourite book characters, and a bunch of authors. Look at all of us!

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The skies were gray, but the rain held off until noon. We authors from SCBWI-Michigan were having such a good time, we didn’t want to leave. But then the thunder rolled, and the radar suggested severe storms coming, so we ended up packing up in a rush and leaving a little early. Thank you, Rockford Rotary, Rockford Community Schools, and Krause Memorial Library for a well-organized and fun event!

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Picture Book Panel at Southern Kentucky Book Fest

This weekend, on Saturday, April 27, as part of the Southern Kentucky Book Fest programming, I’ll be on a picture book panel with the authors of these books:

Thank you, Anica Mrose Rissi, for creating the graphic!

The rest of the festival, which is Friday and Saturday, I’ll be signing books in the exhibit area. There will be so many authors there! Below are just a few of the children’s books listed on the website, but there will be books for all ages (and their authors).


Photos from Sterlingfest

Saturday was a great day to be outside, browsing books at Sterlingfest. Thanks to Gin Price, Michigan author of On Edge, I have some lovely pictures to share.

Janet Heller, Kelly DiPucchio, Jodi McKay, Amy Nielander, Jeff Jantz, me, and Gin Price--the SCBWI-Michigan PALS at our table with our books. 

Janet Heller, Kelly DiPucchio, Jodi McKay, Amy Nielander, Jeff Jantz, me, and Gin Price--the SCBWI-Michigan PALS at our table with our books. 

We had a good time chatting with each other as well as Sterlingfest attendees. This shot shows a selection of some of the picture books there. Both Amy and Jeff are author/illustrators, so they had great materials to show off, including dress-up lady bug wings and monster-ish creations.

We had a good time chatting with each other as well as Sterlingfest attendees. This shot shows a selection of some of the picture books there. Both Amy and Jeff are author/illustrators, so they had great materials to show off, including dress-up lady bug wings and monster-ish creations.

Lisa signing books for a young customer, and a look at the lovely author-lined walkway to the Sterling Heights Library. What a fun, well-organized event!

Lisa signing books for a young customer, and a look at the lovely author-lined walkway to the Sterling Heights Library. What a fun, well-organized event!