"Traci’s presentation was fantastic! The kids were engaged and intrigued by her stories behind the books. Highly recommend!" —Cheré Fergerson, third grade teacher, Jenks Southeast Elementary School, Tulsa, OK
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:
October 25, 2018: Kansas and Mountain Plains Library Association Conference, Wichita, KS; “A Love Affair with Books: An Author Speed Dating Event”
October 27, 2018: Watermark Books, Wichita, KS, 10:30am Storytime/Signing followed by 12:00pm Presentation on "Own Voices, Diversity in Writing and a Personal Path to Publication"
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”
January 25, 2019: Multicultural Children's Book Day
March 22-23, 2019: KidLitCon, Providence, RI; Panel Presentation - "To Market, to Market, Getting Your Picture Book Into Readers’ Hands"
April 13, 2019: Novel Tea Keynote Address, Friends of Olathe Public Library, Olathe, KS, 2:00pm
April 16, 2019: Texas Library Association Conference, Austin, TX; Panel presentation -"What Was Left Out," 10:00am
October 10, 2018: Takoma Park, Maryland Library, 7:00pm
October 10, 2018: John Eaton Elementary School, Washington, DC, 2:30pm
October 10, 2018: Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC, 10:30am
October 7, 2018: Picture Book Bonanza at Books of Wonder, 18 W St, New York, NY, 1:00pm
October 7, 2018: Storytime & Signing at Bank Street Bookstore, New York, NY, 10:30am
October 6, 2018: Warwick Children’s Book Festival, Warwick, NY, 11:00am - 4:00pm
October 3, 2018: Payne Elementary School Visit with An Open Book Foundation, Washington, DC
October 4, 2018: Van Ness Elementary School Visit hosted at East City Bookshop, Washington, DC
September 25, 2018: Woodall Public Schools Literacy Fair, 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