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:
January 25, 2019: Multicultural Children's Book Day
January 26-27, 2019: American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Seattle, WA
January 31-February 3, 2019: Kindling Words East, Essex, VT
Febuary 12-13, 2019: School Visit, MN
March 22, 2019: KidLitCon, Providence, RI; Panel Presentation - "To Market, to Market, Getting Your Picture Book Into Readers’ Hands"
April 13, 2019: Friends of Olathe Public Library, Olathe, KS; Novel Tea Keynote Address
April 15-18, 2019: Texas Library Association Conference, Austin, TX; Panel presentation on revision -"What Was Left Out”
June 3-4, 2019: nErDcampKS, Hesston, KS
June 27-30, 2019: Native Creators’ Summer Retreat 2019 at the Highlights Foundation, Boyds Mill, PA
September 3, 2019: Thanku: Poems of Gratitude is published, featuring my “College Degree” poem.
September 17, 2019: At the Mountain’s Base, my debut fiction picture book, is released!
September 21, 2019: Oklahoma Book Festival, Oklahoma City, OK
October 14, 2019: Indian No More, a historical fiction middle grade novel, is published!
October 25-27, 2019: United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), Austin, TX
November 8-10, 2019: Indigenous Comic Con, Albuquerque, NM
November 21-24, 2019: National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD
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