Writers! Want to jumpstart a MG, Early Reader or Chapter Book manuscript?

Work with me for six months in the 2023 SCBWI Creative Coaching Groups program. This is a one-on-one mentorship, January to June, with monthly group critique opportunities. 

Open to all members of SCBWI. Scholarships available:  Apply before November 25.

Regular registration opens December 1

Sponsored by MD-Del-WVa SCBWI

SCBWI MD-Del-WVa January-June 2023

Creative Coaching Group Mentor


SCBWI MD-Del-WVa July-December 2022

Creative Coaching Group Mentor


SCBWI Maryland-Deleware-West Virginia

March 12, 2022 On-The-Spot Critique Booth 

Ross ES, Washington DC

January 9, 2022

Annapolis Chapter/MD Writers' Association

August 18, 2021 7-8:30 pm

Join me for a presentation about traveling and writing: "Mapping the Territory"

Watch the RECORDING 

National Library Week Read-A-Thon

April 7, 2021 4-5 pm Manchester City Library

Library of Congress, Young Readers' Center

Children's Book Week Reading

Monday, April 29, 2019 

Washington, DC

Virginia Festival of the Book

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Charlottesville, VA

MacIntosh Books + Paper

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Sanibel, FL

YA NovCon 2019 

Friday Jan. 25 - Saturday Jan 26, 2019

San Mateo County Libraries 

Millbrae, CA

Chevy Chase, MD Book Club

Thursday, January 17, 2019


Children's Authorpalooza Bard's Alley Bookstore

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Vienna, VA

VAASL Conference

Thursday, November 29, 2018 

Williamsburg, VA

Barnes & Noble Williamsburg

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Williamsburg, VA 

Barnes & Noble Rockville Pike

Sunday, November 4, 2018  2:00 pm

Rockville, MD 

Tween Book Club

Saturday, November 3, 2018 

Chevy Chase, MD

National Press Club Book Fair

Friday, November 2, 2018

Washington, DC

Marriotts Ridge High School

Monday, October 22, 2018

Marriottsville, MD

Fall for the Book Festival

October 11, 2018

Westminster School

Annandale, VA

Curious Iguana

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Frederick, MD

Rockville, MD Kids' Book Club

Saturday, September 9, 2018 

Cook Memorial Library
Monday, August 6, 2018

Tamworth, NH

Bayswater Books

Saturday, August 4, 2018 

Center Harbor, NH

Madison Library

Thursday, August 2, 2018 

Madison, NH

Shouse Village Swim Team

Sunday, July 22, 2018

A Summer Swimming + Summer Reading Event

Rockshire Pool/MCSL Divisionals

Saturday, July 21, 2018 

A Summer Swimming + Summer Reading Event


Camelot Community Club

Friday, July 20, 2018

A Summer Swimming + Summer Reading Event

Mill Creek Towne Swim Association

Thursday, July 19, 2018 

A Summer Swimming + Summer Reading Event

Tween Book Club

Saturday, July 14, 2018 

Chevy Chase, MD

Hooray For Books

Friday, July 13, 2018 6:30 pm

Alexandria, VA


Clarksburg Village Swim Team

Thursday, July 12, 2018

A Summer Swimming + Summer Reading Event

Bethesda Swim Team

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A Summer Swimming + Summer Reading Event

Chevy Chase Recreation Association

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A Summer Swimming + Summer Reading Event

Tallyho Swim Club

Friday, July 6, 2018 

A Summer Swimming + Summer Reading Event

White Birch Books

Saturday, June 30, 2018

North Conway, NH 

Head House Books

Friday, June 15, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Barnes & Noble Rockville Pike

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Rockville, MD

Gaithersburg Book Festival 

Young Writers' Workshop

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Gaithersburg, MD

The Story House Trolley

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Gaithersburg, MD

Politics & Prose Bookstore

Tuesday, May 8  7:00 pm

***TINY INFINITIES***Book Launch

Washington, DC 

Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School &

The Children's Bookstore

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Children's Book Week Events

Baltimore, MD


Write-in/Sketch-in at Historic Savage Mill

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018

Savage, MD

SCBWI Picture Book Webinar

Thursday, January 4, 2018  7:45 pm EST


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