One of my favorite places - the school library!

With parenting expert and author Anna Seewald at Montessori Conference

Students act out my Highlights Magazine story, Just Right

Signing at bookstores

With some author friends "Family Fun Day" Middlesex County, N.J.

Calendar

EVENTS - 2018


February 2018 - School Visit
Riverdale Elementary School
Riverdale, NJ

March 2018 - School Visit
Valley Road Elementary School
Clark, NJ


EVENTS - 2017


January 2017 - Literacy Presentation
Kenyon at Kean University
NJAEYC Early Childhood Conference
Union,NJ

January 2017 - School Visit
Grant School
Dumont, NJ

February 2017 - School Visit
Washington School
Hawthorne, NJ

February 2017 - School Visit
Selzer School
Dumont, NJ

February 2017 - Literacy Presentation
Lawrenceville Library
Lawrenceville, NJ

March 2017 - School Visits
Little Falls Schools #2 and #3
Little Falls, NJ

March 2017 - PTO Today Expo
Edison, NJ

March 2017 - School Visit
Lincoln Elementary School
Dumont, NJ

March 2017- School Visit
Strathmore Elementary School
Aberdeen, NJ

March 2017 - Literacy Presentation
NJ PTA Leadership Conference
Long Branch, NJ

June 2017 - Literacy Presentation
Caldwell University Early Childhood Conference
Caldwell, NJ

November 2017 - Writing Educational Books Presentation
By the Book Conference
Clinton, NJ

November 2017 - Literacy Presentation
NJ Association of School Librarians
Long Branch, NJ

November 2017- Literacy Presentation
The College of NJ - School of Education Students
Ewing, NJ


EVENTS - 2016


January 2016 - Family Literacy Presentation
Lindeneau School
Edison, NJ

March 2016 - Montessori Conference
NJ Montessori Association
Edison, NJ

April 2016 - School Visits
West Windsor-Plainsboro (4 schools)
West Windsor-Plainsboro, NJ

April 2016 - School Visit
Crim School
Bridgewater , NJ

May 2016 - School Visit
Valley View School
Lebanon Township, NJ

May 2016 - School Visit
Waterfront Montessori School
Jersey City, NJ

May 2016 - School Visit
Van Derveer School
Somerville NJ

May 2016 - Family Literacy Presentation
Freehold Learning Center School
Freehold Borough, NJ

July 2016 - Camp Visit
Children's House Montessori Camp
Highland Park, NJ

July 2016 - Bookstore Presentation
Barnes and Noble
New Brunswick, NJ

October 2016 - Children's Writers Conference
Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature
New Brunswick, NJ

October 2016 - Educator Reception
Barnes and Noble
Edison, NJ

November 2016 - Family Literacy Presentation
NJ Association of School Librarians
Long Branch, NJ




PAST EVENTS


February 27, 2015 - School Visit
Robert L. Craig Elementary School
Moonachie, NJ

April 10, 2015 - School Visit
Woods Road School
Hillsborough, NJ

April 18, 2015 - School Visit
'Garden of Readers'
MacAfee School
Somerset NJ

May 5, 2015 - School Resource Fair
North Brunswick Special Education
North Brunswick, NJ

July 2015 - Camp Visit
Spectrum Day Camp
Fanwood, NJ

August 2015 - Camp Visit
Freehold Township Camp
Freehold, NJ

September 2015 - Book Reading
Walk to End Alzheimers
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

October 2015 - Author Night
Barnes & Noble - Menlo Park
Edison, NJ

October 2015 - Writer's Conference
Rutgers One-On-One Children's Writers Conference (Council Member)
Piscataway, NJ

October 2015 - Literacy Conference
Perth Amboy Schools, NJ

November 2015 - School Visit
Baker Elementary School
Pittsburgh, PA

November 2015 - Librarian's Conference
N.J. Assoc. of School Librarians
Long Branch, NJ

December 13, 2015 - Book Reading
Family Holistic Conference
Princeton, NJ

Feb. 7, 2014 - School Visit
Jefferson School
Plainfield, NJ

March 28, 2014 - School VIsit
Anthony V. Ceres School
Perth Amboy, NJ

April 9-10, 2014 - School Visit
Roosevelt School # 7
Garfield, NJ

May 1, 2014 - School Visit
Barclay Early Childhood Center
Cherry Hill, NJ

June 2, 2014 - School Visit
Upper Moreland Primary School
Hatboro, PA

July 17, 2014 - School Visit
Larc School
Bellmawr, NJOctober 11, 2014 - Book Festival
Collingswood Book Festival
Collingswood, NJ

October 18, 2014 - Writer's Conference
Rutgers One-on-One Children's Writers Conference
Piscataway, NJ

October 26, 2014 - School Librarian's Conference
NJASL Conference
Long Branch, NJ


March 1, 2013 - Montessori Conference
NJ Montessori Conference
Edison, NJ

March 7-8, 2013 - School Visits
Pine Hill Elementary Schools
Pine Hill, NJ

March 15, 2013 - School Visit
Cliffwood Elementary School
Cliffwood, NJ

March 16, 2013 - Children's Book Festival
Central New Jersey International Reading Association
Bridgewater, NJ

March 19, 2013 - Reading Event
Family Reading Night
Parsippany, NJ

April 3, 2013 - School Visit
Lakeview Elementary School
Denville, NJ

April 13, 2013 - Childcare Conference
NJ Childcare Conference
Rutgers University

April 24, 2013 - School Visit
Woodrow Wilson School #5
Garfield, NJ

October 5, 2013 - Book Festival
Collingswood Book Festival
Collingswood, NJ

October 8, 2013 - School Visit (1 of 2)
Millstone Township Primary School
Millstone, NJ

October 19, 2013 - Writer's Conference
Rutgers One-on-One Children's Writers Conference
Piscataway, NJ

October 21, 2013 - School Visit
Wantage School
Wantage, NJ

November 12, 2013 - School Visit (2 of 2)
Millstone Township Primary School
Millstone, NJ

November 21, 2013 - Charity Fundraiser
Homefront/​Women's Initiative
Green Acres Country Club
Lawrenceville, NJ

September 23, 2012 - Craft/​Street Fair
Millburn, NJ

October 6, 2012 - Book Festival
Collingswood Book Festival
Collingswood NJ

October 12 - School Visit
West End School
Plainfield, NJ

October 13, 2012 - Writers Conference
Rutgers University Children's Writers Conference
New Brunswick, NJ

November 30, 2012 - Librarians Conference
NJ Assoc. of School Librarians
Long Branch, NJ


March 2, 2012
New Jersey Montessori Conference
Edison, NJ

March 16, 2012 - School Visit
Emerson Schools
Emerson, NJ

May 19, 2012
Young Author's Conference
Bridgewater, NJ

October 1, 2011 - Book Festival
Collingswood Book Festival
Collingswood, NJ

October 18, 2011 - Educator Week Reception
'Emotions and Bullying'
Barnes and Noble
Hamilton, NJ

October 20, 2011 - Educator Week Reception
Barnes and Noble
Howell, NJ

November 17, 2011 - School Visit
West Nyack Elementary School
Nyack, NY

November 18, 2011 - School Visit
Upper Nyack Elementary School
Nyack, NY

December 2-3, 2011 - NJ Assoc. of School Librarians Conference
Long Branch, NJ


February 9, 2011 - School Visit
Woodbury Elementary School
Woodbury, NJ

March 1, 2011 - School Visit
Menlo Park School
Edison, NJ

March 2, 2011 - School Visit
Cranbury School
Cranbury, NJ

March 22, 2011 - School Visit
#4 Annex
Garfield, NJ

March 24, 2011 - School Visit
School #4
Garfield, NJ

April 9, 2011 - Young Authors Conference
Bridgewater, NJ

May 22, 2011 - Highland Park Street Fair
Highland Park, NJ

June 2, 2011 - Young Author's Night
MacAfee Road School
Somerset, NJ

July 28, 2011 - Summer School Visit
Freehold Schools
Freehold, NJ

Jan. 20, 2010 - School Visit
Franklin School
South Plainfield, NJ

Feb. 11, 2010 - School Visit
Larchmont Elementary School
Mt. Laurel, NJ

March 10, 2010 - School Visit
Marshall Hill School
West Milford, NJ

March 18, 2010 - School Visit
East Dover Elementary School
Toms River, NJ

March 28, 2010 - 'Reach Out And Read'
Rutgers Student Center
Piscataway, NJ

April 9 - School Visits
Long Beach Island Schools
Long Beach Island, NJ

April 13, 2010 - School Visit
Maple Road School
West Milford, NJ

April 29, 2010 - School Visit
Lindenwold School #5
Lindenwold, NJ

April 30, 2010 - School Visit
Lindenwold School #4
Lindenwold, NJ

May 21, 2010 - School Visit
Old York School
Branchburg, NJ

June 10, 2010 - School Visit
Redshaw School
New Brunswick, NJ

October 2, 2010 - Book Festival
Collingswood Book Festival
Collingswood, NJ

October 12, 2010 - Educator Week Presentation
'Getting Kids Excited About Writing'
Barnes and Noble
Freehold, NJ

October 16, 2010 - Writer's Conference
Rutgers One-on-One Writer's Conference
Piscataway, NJ

October 26, 2010 - School Visit
Red Bank School
Thorofare, NJ

November 13, 2010 - Children's Literary Festival
Burlington Center Mall
Burlington, NJ

November 30, 2010 - School Visit
Link Elementary School
New City, NY

December 3-4, 2010 - Librarians Conference
New Jersey Assoc. of School Librarians
Long Branch, NJ


Oct. 3, 2009 - Book Festival
Collingswood Book Festival
Collingswood, NJ

Oct. 13, 2009 - Educator Week Presentation
'Getting Kids Excited About Writing'
Barnes & Noble
Hamilton, NJ

Oct. 15, 2009 - Educator Week Presentation
'Getting Kids Excited About Writing'
Barnes & Noble
Howell, NJ

Oct. 16, 2009 - Minue School Book Fair
Barnes & Noble
Edison, NJ

Oct. 17, 2009 - Writer's Conference
Rutgers One-on-One Writers Conference
Piscataway, NJ

Nov. 13-14, 2009 - Librarians Conference
New Jersey Association of School Librarians
East Brunswick, NJ

Dec. 2, 2009 - Educators Presentation
Kearny School District
Kearny, NJ

Dec. 4, 2009 - School Visit
Westbrook School
West Milford, NJ


March 10, 2008 - School Visit
Harshaw Primary School
Binghamton, N.Y.

March 11, 2008 - School Visit
Charlotte Kenyon School
Binghamton, N.Y.

April 18, 2008 - School Visit
Schoenly School
Spotswood, N.J.

April 23, 2008 - School Visit
Appleby School
Spotswood, N.J.

April 29, 2008 - Educators Appreciation Week
Barnes and Noble
North Brunswick, NJ

May 2, 2008 - School Visit
Woods Road School
Hillsborough, NJ

May 21, 2008 - School Visit
Mickleton School
Mickleton, N.J.

May 28, 2008 - School Visit
Van Derveer School
Somerville, NJ
May 29, 2008 - Book Sale
Van Derveer School

June 4, 2008 - School Visit
Woodrow Wilson School
New Brunswick, N.J.

July 1, 2008 - School Visit
Goddard School
Old Bridge, N.J.

Sept. 13 - Children's Book Festival
Princeton Public Library
Princeton, N.J.

Oct. 4 - Book Fair
Collingswood Book Fair
Collingswood, N.J.

Oct. 16 - Educators Night
Barnes and Noble
Holmdel, N.J.

Oct. 18 - Writer's Conference
Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature
Piscataway, N.J.

Oct. 22 - Reading Conference
NJ International Reading Assoc.
Mercer County Community College
West Windsor, N.J.

Nov. 14-15 - Librarian's Conference
New Jersey Assocation of School Librarians
East Brunswick, N.J.


Reading The Giant Jelly Bean Jar at Barnes & Noble

Some other places I've presented at...


* Lakewood School - Congers, N.Y.
* Whitehouse School - Whitehouse, N.J.
* Rumson Country Day School - Rumson, N.J.
* Hurffville School - Sewell, N.J.
* Greenbrook School - Kendall Park, N.J.
* Long Valley School - Gillette, NJ
* Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, Union, NJ
* Cornwells Elem. School, Bensalem, PA
* Virgil I. Grissom School, Old Bridge, NJ
* Woodruff School, Berkely Heights, NJ
* East Brook School, Park Ridge, N.J.
* Alexander Elementary School, Hamilton, N.J.
* Fairview School, Bloomfield, N.J.
* Barnegat Schools, Barnegat, N.J.
* Livingston Avenue School, Cranford, N.J.
* Fernbrook School, Randolph, N.J.
* John Marshall School, Edison, N.J.
* Mansfield School, Port Murray, N.J.
* Please Touch Children's Museum, Phila., PA
* Chatham Public Library, Chatham, N.J.
* Metuchen Public Library, Metuchen, N.J.

....and many others!



Selected Books

A "tasty" easy-to-read!
A rhyming, riddle story at Jo-Jo's Jumbo Jelly Bean Shop. Can YOU guess the jelly bean flavor?
A Variety of Nonfiction
Appealing, informative nonfiction books to spark interest and curiosity!
Especially For Schools - Leveled Reading Books!
Character-building stories with a little heart, a little humor, and some twists and turns along the way ...
Fiction - Ages 7-10
Hayley is thrilled when she begins raising a guide-dog puppy, but when the time comes to give Pilot up, Hayley isn't sure she can.
Fiction - Ages 4 - 8
Kyle's favorite uncle likes to tickle the kids - but Kyle doesn't like it. How can he say "no" to his beloved Uncle?
Fiction - Ages 9 - 12
A 6th grade student vs. teacher basketball game is at stake. Brian is the captain of the Hot Shots, but he's only a fair player at best - He just knows the 6th graders are going to get slaughtered!
Fiction - Ages 7 - 9
Linx are the cool new building toys that all the kids love to play with. But can Kyle's model beat the others?
Fiction - Ages 8 - 11
Josh is feeling terrible-his very best friend has just moved away. He even loses his best 'Razzle Stones.' Nothing could be worse until.....
Fiction - Ages 5 - 7
Hootie, a great horned owl, has finally found the perfect tree to live in...until the other birds in the tree have a different idea..
Fiction - Ages 4 - 7
Sidney always blinks whenever his picture is taken. Will he EVER keep his eyes open?
Fun Activity Books
Everybody's favorite big red dog, CLIFFORD, is back with my four activity books.
Fun activity books based on movies like Shrek, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, and Holly Hobby!
Magazine Stories
Stories in 'Highlights For Children', 'Spider' and others. Contact me for FREE copies!