I enjoy both in-person and virtual visits with schools, libraries, conferences and other meetings.
If you are interested in scheduling a speaking engagement, please complete the contact form to learn more about current rates and availability.
Upcoming Presentations & Events:
June 20-24, 2019: American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC
August 9-11, 2019: SCBWI 48th Annual Summer Conference, Los Angeles, CA
September 3, 2019: Thanku: Poems of Gratitude is published by Millbrook, featuring my “College Degree” poem.
September 17, 2019: At the Mountain’s Base, my debut fiction picture book, is released by Kokila!
September 21, 2019: Oklahoma Book Festival, Oklahoma City, OK
September 23, 2019: Indian No More, a historical fiction middle grade novel by Charlene Willing McManis and me, is published by Tu Books!
September 29, 2019: Best of Books, Edmond, OK; 11:00am Storytime and Signing
October 3-6, 2019: South Dakota Festival of Books, Deadwood & Rapid City, SD
October 11-14, 2019: International Literacy Association Conference, New Orleans, LA
October 19, 2019: Book Fest at Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY
October 25-27, 2019: Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX
October 26, 2019: United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), Austin, TX
November 5-10, 2019: Indigenous Pop X, Albuquerque, NM
November 21-24, 2019: National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD
April 21, 2020: Powwow Day, my next fiction picture book, is published by Charlesbridge!
June 4, 2019: nErDcampKS, Hesston, KS
May 30, 2019: Book Expo, New York, NY; 10:00am signing at Charlesbridge booth
May 29, 2019: School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog, New York, NY; Picture Book panel
April 16, 2019: Texas Library Association Conference, Austin, TX; Panel presentation on revision -"What Was Left Out”
April 13, 2019: Friends of Olathe Public Library, Olathe, KS; Novel Tea Keynote Address
April 12, 2019: 30th Annual Oklahoma Book Award Celebration, Oklahoma City
April 9-10, 2019: Highland Park Elementary School & Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK and Frontier School, Red Rock, OK
March 22, 2019: KidLitCon, Providence, RI; Panel Presentation - "To Market, to Market, Getting Your Picture Book Into Readers’ Hands"
March 21, 2019: King Open School, Haggerty School, & Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
March 11-13, 2019: JKL Bahweting School, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
February 12-13, 2019: Pine City Elementary School, Pine City, MN
January 27-28, 2019: American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Seattle, WA
January 25, 2019: Multicultural Children's Book Day
November 29, 2018: Grandview Elementary School, Tahlequah, OK sponsored by SCBWI & First Peoples Fund
November 16, 2018: Glenn C. Moore Elementary School, Nowata, OK - visit sponsored by SCBWI & First Peoples Fund
November 15, 2018: William R. Teague Elementary School, Wagoner, OK - visit sponsored by SCBWI & First Peoples Fund
November 14, 2018: Hall-Halsell Elementary School, Vinita, OK - visit sponsored by SCBWI & First Peoples Fund
November 9-11, 2018: Middle of the Map Kansas-Missouri SCBWI Fall Conference, Overland Park, KS, Panel Presentation - “How to Juggle Life, Work AND Writing” and Book signing
October 27, 2018: Watermark Books, Wichita, KS, AM Storytime/Signing followed by PM Presentation on "Own Voices, Diversity in Writing and a Personal Path to Publication"
October 25, 2018: Kansas and Mountain Plains Library Association Conference, Wichita, KS; “A Love Affair with Books: An Author Speed Dating Event”
October 10, 2018: Takoma Park, Maryland Library
October 10, 2018: John Eaton Elementary School, Washington, DC
October 10, 2018: Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC
October 7, 2018: Picture Book Bonanza at Books of Wonder, 18 W St, New York, NY
October 7, 2018: Storytime & Signing at Bank Street Bookstore, New York, NY
October 6, 2018: Warwick Children’s Book Festival, Warwick, NY
October 3, 2018: Payne Elementary School Visit sponsored by An Open Book Foundation, Washington, DC
October 4, 2018: Van Ness Elementary School Visit hosted by East City Bookshop, Washington, DC
September 25, 2018: Woodall Public Schools Literacy Fair Visit, sponsored by SCBWI, Tahlequah, OK
September 16, 2018: Red Planet Books & Comics, Albuquerque, NM
September 13, 2018: Native America Calling, live radio interview
September 9, 2018: Monticello Branch, Johnson County Public Library, Shawnee, KS
September 1-2, 2018: We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Book Launch at Cherokee National Holiday, Tahlequah, OK
July 10, 2018: Teachers Write
June 5, 2018: nErDcamp KS, Hesston, KS
April 6-7, 2018 : Kweli Journal’s The Color of Children’s Literature Conference, New York City; Two panel presentations - "From Diversity to Inclusion to Empowerment to Justice: Moving the Conversation Forward Without Holding Back" and "Lifting the Veil: Writing and Illustrating Nonfiction"
November 3, 2017: Native American Day at Jenks Southeast Elementary School, Tulsa, OK
October 9, 2017: Returning the Gift's 25th Anniversary Conference & Literary Festival, Norman, OK; Native Kidlit Author Panel - "As Water Flows: Our Stories to Our Children, Our Future Leaders"
April 8, 2017: Kweli Journal’s The Color of Children’s Literature Conference, New York City; Opening Panel - “Why We Create Now”
March 3, 2017: Regency Place Elementary School, Olathe, KS