Appearances & Awards

Previous presentations and conference appearances include:

  • Chicago Tribune Printer’s Row Book Fair
  • Los Angeles Times Book Festival
  • Virginia Festival of the Book
  • Millenium Park Family Fun Festival
  • Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival
  • Northern Illinois University STEM Fest
  • Milwaukee Maker Faire
  • Children’s Festival of Stories, Denver
  • Colorado Book & Arts Festival
  • National Science Teachers Association – Elementary Extravaganza
  • Illinois Young Authors Fair
  • Illinois School Library Media Association
  • Illinois Art Education Association
  • 57th Street Children’s Book Fair
  • IBBY/USBBY Roundtable

Awards and Honors:

  • Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition – Juvenile Fiction
  • Bank Street College of Education Best Book – Lester Fizz
  • Willamette Writers Writing Contest – Best Overall Entry
  • Half-Price Books “Say Goodnight to Illiteracy” Winner
  • American Library Assn. “I Love My Library” Essay Contest

School Visits, to name a few:

  • Avoca West Elementary
  • Longwood Elementary
  • Westbrook Elementary
  • Braeside School
  • Brook Forest Elementary
  • Oostburg Elementary
  • Copeland Manor
  • Stone Scholastic Academy
  • Bannockburn School
  • Hilltop School
  • Charlottesville Catholic School
  • St. Francis Xavier School
  • Tamarack Country Day School
  • Marshall Community Schools
  • Eagle Pointe Elementary School
  • Bristol Bay Elementary School