News. . . 

Boston Authors Club Awards

September 13, 2017
SWIMMING WITH SHARKS was chosen as a Highly Recommended winner in the Boston Authors Club Julia Ward Howe competition for 2016! It was a special night at the Boston Public Library celebrating with some of my favorite authors, including Nancy Tupper Ling, Susan Lynn Meyer, Jaqueline Davies, and Grace Lin.

Heroines in Fact & Fiction Panel

May 4th, An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA  (organized by the NCBLA)
What a THRILL to be on this panel with some of my all-time favorites . . .

Grace Greene, Jeannine Atkins, Heather Lang, Ekua Holmes, Katherine Paterson, Rita Williams-Garcia

Grace Greene, Jeannine Atkins, Heather Lang, Ekua Holmes, Katherine Paterson, Rita Williams-Garcia

Events

2017

February 21, 2pm Dive into the World of Sharks! Reading, shark talk, and craft, An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA
February 22, 11am Dive into the World of Sharks! Reading, shark talk, and craft, The Blue Bunny, Dedham, MA
March 6th School visit to Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY
March 12, 3pm  Book reading & signing, Concord Bookshop, Concord, MA
March 16th School presentation about sharks with theLivBits at Moharimet Elementary, Madbury, NH
April 4th Winchester Authorfest, Winchester, MA
April 11th School visit to the Haggerty School, Cambridge, MA
April 15th, 2pm Local author event, An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA
April 18th The Chatham Shark Center, Chatham, MA
April 20th School visit and Student Author Night at Pine Cobble School, Williamstown, MA
May 2nd Speaker for Greater Boston Reading Council
May 4th, 7pm NCBLA presents Celebrating Heroines in Fact and Fiction, An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA
June 4th, 11am-3pm The New England Aquarium, World Oceans Day
July 1st, 10am-1pm The Fins and Fun Family Festival, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL
August 7, 11am-3pm  Book signing at the Chatham Shark Center, Cape Cod, MA
August 10th Girls with Grit Book Club, Adams Library, Adams MA
September 22-23 nErDcamp Northern New England
September 25 Guest speaker, MGH Institute
October 4 Dive into the World of Sharks (reading and talk), Lakeville Public Library, 2-3pm
October 13-14 Chappaqua Children's Book Festival, Chappaqua, NY
October 20 NEATE presentation
October 24 Dive into the World of Sharks, Oxford Public Library, MA
November 14 MCDS book fair speaker, San Francisco, CA
November 19 NCTE, St. Louis, MO
November 30 School Visit/Girls with Grit Book Club, Richmond Consolidated School, Richmond, MA
December 9, 1-4pm Holiday Book Bazaar, An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA

2016 Events

 

Diving into the World of Sharks!

What a fintastic spring I have had teaching kids about Eugenie Clark and Sharks! A few highlights...

April 18, 2017
I had a JAWSOME visit with lots of shark-lovers at the Chatham Shark Center. We read Swimming with Sharks, learned about shark anatomy and tracking, excavated fossils, made shark tooth necklaces, and ate cookies:)  If you are ever on Cape Cod, a visit to the Chatham Shark Center is a MUST!!

March12,  2017
Celebrating brave women with Deborah Kops and a great crowd at the Concord Bookshop!

March 16, 2017
Teaching students at Moharimet Elementary with my favorite shark girl, theLivBit!

February 22, 2017
The Blue Bunny!

The Massachusetts Book Awards

December 6, 2016
Today I spent the afternoon with some fantastic authors and illustrators at the State House, celebrating our Massachusetts Book Awards. What a wonderful time connecting with old friends and new! The Original Cowgirl was chosen as a "Must-Read"! 

Swimming with Sharks Launch Party!

December 1, 2016
Best book publication day ever!! I celebrated at Bridge School in Lexington with two of my favorite teachers, Todd Nichols and Beth McAlduff, and their second and third graders. 

Before we read the book, the kids listed words that came to mind when they thought about sharks (e.g. dangerous, scary, man-eating). After reading and talking about sharks, they listed new words (e.g. cool, awesome, interesting, important). Our "Shark Lady" Eugenie Clark would have been so pleased:) I love how a little nonfiction can transform kids' perceptions!

Celebrating with Raul Colon! 

November 20, 2016
Raul and I had so much fun at Bank Street Bookstore celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Ruth Law's flight from Chicago to New York City. It was fascinating learning about how Raul created the illustrations for Fearless Flyer!

Getting gritty at Hawlemont Elementary!

November 17, 2016
I was blown away by my school visit to Hawlemont Regional Elementary School. First I visited with Michelle Gajda's second graders who were so well prepared and had such thoughtful questions for me. Then after school I met with her Girls with Grit Book Club. What an amazing group of girls! They were so excited to talk about the trailblazing women they had read about and explored during their fall meetings. 

Getting nerdy at nErD Camp Long Island!

November 5, 2016
I attended my first NErD Camp! I met so many fantastic educators and authors, and I learned a ton. Definitely will repeat!! 

Fun with FEARLESS FLYER at . . . 

ILA Boston

July 10, 2016
A summer highlight--hanging out with my illustrator Raul Colon!

Fearless Flyer is on the cover of Booklist!

Lakeville Public Library

May 24, 2016

Haggerty School, Cambridge, MA

May 9, 2016

Wellesley Books, MA

May 7, 2016

An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA

April 16, 2016

Jack & Allie's, Vernon, CT

April 2, 2016

Pages, Manhattan Beach, CA

March 30, 2016

FEARLESS FLYER Launch at the Concord Bookshop!

March 13, 2016
What a fun afternoon launching FEARLESS FLYER into the world at the wonderful Concord Bookshop with family, friends, and lots of book-lovers! It was a special treat to have my friend Cheryl Lawton Malone by my side, sharing her debut picture book DARIO AND THE WHALE.

A Christmas tree decorated just for THE ORIGINAL COWGIRL 

The Concord Museum, Concord, MA

December, 2015

I'm so honored to have THE ORIGINAL COWGIRL featured as one of the Family Trees this year at the Concord Museum! The galleries are filled with more than thirty trees decorated with original ornaments inspired by children's books. I was blown away by my ORIGINAL COWGIRL tree!

Giddy-up! My Horse Craft for THE ORIGINAL COWGIRL