2013 PUBLIC APPEARANCES
Jan. 28-April 25, UCONN-Hartford campus “Writing for Children and Young Adults.”
I teach this course at UCONN-Storrs in the Fall, and at Hartford in the Spring. Thinking of registering? If you’d like to sit in on one class to see if it’s for you, just email me.
May 13-31, UCONN-Hartford, I’m teaching Children’s Literature. Register now!
Aug. 28-Dec. 11, UCONN-Storrs, “Writing for Children and Young Adults”. Register
*Please check out the Insitute of Children's Literature for writing courses too!
WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS
March 9, 11:30, Portland, CT, Unicorn Writers’ Conference, “Writing Children’s
Nonfiction” for more info, go to www.unicornwritersconference.com
April 3, 10:15, UCONN Depot Campus, Mansfield, Center for Learning in Retirement.
“Teens in the French Resistance”. For more info, call Registrar 860-486-
April (multiple dates) Crystal Lake Elementary School, 3rd & 4th grade writing workshops
April (date tbd), Connecticut Writing Project, UCONN-Storrs
April 19, St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel, NJ
May 3, New England Society of Children’s Book Authors & Illustrators, “Managing Your
Writing; Managing Your Life” with Life Coach Janet Doucette.
May 4, “” “” “Poetic Words for Prose: Beyond Adjectives and Adverbs”
For more information, go to www.nescbwi.org
May 11, 11:00, CAPA-U, Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association University,
Hartford, CT, “Markets for Children’s Fiction and Nonfiction. For more info,
Go to www.aboutcapa.com
Stay tuned for news about works in progress: Stay tuned for news about works in progress:
Snake Boy/Sister Spy, a YA historical thiller based on my aunt and uncle's exploits in the Resistance in Nazi-occupied France during WWII.
Practice Players, YA basketball story. Failing to make the men's college team as a walk-on, Kale volunteers to be a practice player for the elite women's team. He falls in love with Biz, the star, which is major taboo.
Mice & Mooncakes, a follow-up to Ten Mice for Tet, this picture book is about Vietnam's Mid-Autumn Festival
Can't, Gotta Work, an original collection of poems about teens and they jobs they do
Mercy Otis Warren, a picture book biography of the American Revolutionary author
The Jersey Devil, a YA novel about a girl trying to hold onto some dignity, while her father's gambling addiction ruins her family and social life. Set in the NJ Pine Barrens in 1979, when gambling returned to Atlantic City.
Nonfiction on the Woodrow Wilson years.