Upcoming Schedule of Events
I'm now booking now 2013-2014 events. Contact me about conferences, school visits and other gigs if interested.
August 25, 2012
What: PAYA 2012
Where: Pennsylvania's Leadership Charter School Advanced Learning Center
1585 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
When: Satuday, August 25, 2012 (time TBA)
Books will be sold to raise money for PA libraries and I'll be signing along with a fab, growing list of authors!
September 18, 2011
Where: Rochester, Minnesota Barnes & Noble
When: Sunday, September 18th at 2pm
Barnes & Noble
1201 12th Street SW Suite 425
Rochester, MN 55902
January 19, 2011
Barnes & Noble
97 Warren Street
New York, New York
I'll be reading, signing and holding a Q&A. Check here for details!
November 19, 2010
Patton Middle School, Kennett, PA
I did a Skype presentation for an eighth grade class about writing, the editing process and National Novel Writing Month.
November 16, 2010
I spoke with a book club who'd read Canterwood.
March 19-21, 2010
2010 Tallahassee Writers Conference
I'll be speaking about writing for tweens and chatting with kids and parents about the Canterwood series. On Saturday, March 20, I will be talking about writing and the Canterwood Crest series at 10:15am. This event is free and open to the public. This will be held in room 214 at the Florida State University conference center.
April 29-May 1, 2010
Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference
Where: Oklahoma City, OK
What: I'll be speaking solo and also with my editor, Kate Angelella
More details to come!
February 28, 2009
Where: Books-a-Million (3521 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL)
I'll be signing copies of my debut middle-grade novel, TAKE THE REINS,
at Books-a-Million in Tallahassee.
There will be a special guest! Mary Lackey of Sundance Oaks Miniature
Horse Farm will be bringing a mini horse to the Books-a-Million parking
lot for everyone to pet.
March 6, 2009
I'm visiting William J. Montford III Middle School in Tallahassee. Details are forthcoming.
March 18, 2009
When: 2pm in the LCCC campus library (additional times TBA)
Where: Lake City Community College (149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL)
I'll be reading from Take the Reins and signing books. More details will follow!
March 18, 2009
Where: Richardson Middle School, Lake City, FL
I'm visiting Richardson Middle School's pre-AP class to talk about writing and the publishing industry.
March 27, 2009
I'm speaking with third, fourth and fifth grade classes at
Roberts Elementary School in Tallahassee. Details TBA! Here's the
On this date, I'll also be appearing on WCTV 6's Good Morning Show.
April 3-5, 2009
Missouri Writers' Guild Conference
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
be speaking three times at the conference. I'll be doing two solo
speeches--"From Freelancing to Fiction" and "Do's and Don'ts of Tween
Fiction." I'll also do a panel with my editor, Kate Angelella.
May 28, 2009
NYC Teen Author Carnival
New York City, NY
Get the awesome details right here!
4-6pm at the Jefferson Market Branch Library
May 30, 2009
Book Expo America
New York City, NY
From the BEA Website:
9:30 – 10:30 am
Driving Success with Teens & Tweens: Authors Share Online Success Stories
Sure, you've got a blog, but so does everyone else. What makes your
online brand stand out? With so many networking, lifecasting and social
media outlets available to authors, having a dot com, a myspace page,
and a regularly-updated LiveJournal are only the bare minimum. This
discussion will focus on non-traditional online marketing to teens and
younger readers: ever thought about creating a Ning network, a Twitter
feed from the perspective of your protagonist, or complimentary online
content such as a YouTube channel, fashion blog, embeddable meme or
downloadable EP? This discussion features a variety of perspectives
from young adult and middle grade authors as well as handouts
containing tutorials on how to make your own online book trailer,
create an embeddable quiz, start a Ning network, and think outside the
Moderator: Robyn Schneider, author, Knightley Academy series
Presenters: Jessica Burkhart, author, Canterwood Crest series
Sarah Mlynowski, author, Magic In Manhattan series
Julia DeVillers, author, How My Private Personal Journal Became a Bestseller
I'll be filming a segment for the wildly popular HorseGirlTV! The
episode will be avaialble as an iPod download and will be online. I'll
post the exact air date when it's available.
August 29, 2009
I'll be doing interviews and signing books on Kids' Day! Come check out a fun, horse-filled day in Bridgehampton, NY.
September 4-6, 2009
Decatur Book Festival
I'll be speaking at the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, September 5th at 2:30pm.
Currently, I'm booking events for 2009-2011. Dates are filling fast, so please contact me early. Possible events include:
* elementary school writing workshops
* middle school writing workshops
* elementary school book signings
* middle school book signings
* horse expo signings
* virtual blog tours and Q&A sessions
* United States Pony Club chapter visits
* library visits
* library workshops
* conference panels
* visits to Shriners Hospitals
* visits to homeschool groups
* phone calls with reading groups
* Skype visits
Keep checking back for dates and locations!
If you're interested in what I have to offer or have questions, please contact me for details.