March 5, 2014:  Clarence and the Traveling Circus reading for Read Across America and World Read Aloud Day to a local elementary school.
March 10, 2014:  Penelope the Purple Pirate reading for Dr. Seuss Read Across America to the kindergarteners at a local elementary school.


March 1, 2013:  Author Reading at Stonegate Elementary in Irvine, CA to celebrate Dr. Seuss Read Across America.

March 7, 2013:  Author Reading at Vista Verde in Irvine, CA to celebrate Dr. Seuss Read Across America Birthday Celebration.

April 11th, 2013:  Part of a Mom Roundtable for Mom Talk Radio with Maria Bailey.  The topic was Kids and Technology:  How we limit the amount of time our kids are on these devices.

To hear the interview: Mom Talk Radio segments air  Sunday April 14th  at 8pm EST and can also be found on

September 18th, 2013:  Penelope the Purple Pirate School Reading to the 1st Graders at a local elementary school
September 19th, 2013:  Penelope Reading at Sea Life Aquarium at LEGOLAND Resort.  Hosting our Talk Like a Pirate Facebook Party in one of the Pirate-themed rooms at LEGOLAND Resort.

September 29th, 2013:  Attending the OC Children’s Book Festival in the Author’s Booth.




May 19, 2012: The OC Department of Education Young Author’s Faire: Penelope reading on the PBS Storyteller’s Stage.

May 31, 2012: Tory Johnson’s Sparkle & Hustle HOST for the Los Angeles conference.

June 1, 2012: Child’s World Preschool in Irvine, CA. Penelope reading to the pre-kindergarten classes.

June 20, 2012: Woodland Elementary School, in Costa Mesa, CA. Penelope reading to the lower grades.

August 18th:  Will be attending the Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards in Santa Barbara, CA.  Penelope the Purple Pirate is a Children’s Picture Book Finalist.

Week of September 19th: Talk Like a Pirate Day

Stonegate Elementary School in Irvine, CA: Penelope reading to the lower grades.

Woodland Elementary School in Costa Mesa, CA: Penelope reading to the
lower grades.

September 30th:  The OC Children’s Book Festival.  One of the featured storytellers on the PBS Kids Stage.  Read more about this great event here:
October 13th:  The Seed: People’s Market is having a children’s festival and I will be doing a reading of Penelope at 12 noon.
October 16th: Panelist for the #gno Mom It Forward Sweet Pickles Twitter Party at 6pm PST.
October 27th.  Featured Author on the Workshop Author’s Panel at Karen Robertson’s Event Brite How to Create and Market a Book App” Workshop App Event in San Fransico, CA.
November 1st: Panelist for Mom Talk Radio which will air on Sunday 11/4 at 8pm EST on Mom Talk Radio:
February: Featured Author for Woodland Elementary School in Costa Mesa, CA during  “Author Week”

If you would like to schedule a book reading for your school or event, please go to my Book a Reading page.


One of the best parts of being a children’s author is reading Penelope to a group of children. Here I am reading at the Young Author’s Faire put on by the OC Department of Education to promote the love of reading and writing. It was great meeting aspiring authors!