I am available for school visits, library programs, workshops, conferences and bookstore & book fair appearances. I tailor my programs to my audience and have presented to all ages from infants to adults.
When speaking with young children, I keep my points simple – where ideas come from, how words and pictures can tell stories about our lives, and using a camera and collage. With older children and grownups, I talk more technically about what I do and discuss the many steps involved in taking a project from idea to finished book. Whatever the age of the audience, I devote time towards the end of my presentation to questions.
My presentations are generally about 45 minutes long. Workshops may run a bit longer and presentations to Pre-K groups are usually shorter. I will use Powerpoint if appropriate or show a portfolio of original art and photographs. I prefer to use a microphone for talks to larger audiences.
For school visit bookings, please contact Booked.
I am available for in-person and virtual appearances. Visits are most successful when the students have read my books before my visit and have spent some time thinking and talking about them with their teacher or school librarian. Please consider purchasing books or borrowing books from your library to share in your classrooms before my visit.
Topics usually covered in my talks:
Presentations are generally 45 minutes. No recording of virtual sessions is allowed without prior permission.
I have done a variety art workshops with children and I am happy to brainstorm with you on fun and educational ways to share illustration techniques and concepts with your group. Here are some of the projects I have done in the past:
I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss my work with educators, librarians and other book professionals at conferences. Book fairs are a wonderful way to make connections with families and educators. Please contact me with questions or to discuss availability.
Selected past conferences:
Selected past book fairs and festivals: