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Middle Grade Book Club @ The Silver Unicorn Bookstore 

Join me for a free monthly middle grade book club

& creative writing workshop. Ideal for ages 7-14.

Acton, MA

Monthly selections & schedule details here

Stay tuned! More information & events coming soon.


Past Events

Unexpected Heroes on Unforgettable Adventures

Virtual Author Panel

June 26, 2022 @ 3pm EST

Books of Wonder, NYC

Registration here

Spectacular Sequels - Middle Grade Author Panel

Thursday May 12, 2022 @ 6pm

The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

12 Spruce St

Acton, MA

Panel & book signing with Nicole Lesperance & Gregory Mone

More here

Worst-Case Collin Launch Party

Wed Sept 29, 2021 @ 6pm

The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

12 Spruce St

Acton, MA

In conversation with Rajani LaRocca

More here

Massachusetts Poetry Festival 

May 14 @12:30pmEST

Verse Novels as a Gateway to Poetry

Virtual panel with Margarita Engle, Kip Wilson, & Rajani LaRocca

Register here

Adventures in Middle Grade

May 19 @7pmEST

Summer reading kick off!

Virtual panel with authors Sam Subity & Kaela Rivera

The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

Register here

School Library Journal Middle Grade Magic 

March 9 @3pm

Panel on mental health & neurodiversity in MG lit

Register here


NCTE Annual Convention 2019

November 2019

Baltimore, MD

Author Panel: Navigating a Book Debut 

Aug 22, 2019 @ 7:30pm

With Rajani LaRocca, Cathy Ballou Mealey,

Kate Narita & Rebecca Kim Wells

The Writers' Loft

Sherborn, MA

More info here

KidLitCon - Reaching Readers 

March 22, 2019

Providence, RI

Panel: Overcoming Adversity: Creating Resilient Characters in Children's Literature, with Kimberly Newton Fusco, Leslie Connor, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Padma Venkatraman, and Laurie Murphy.  More here

Smack Dab in the Middle! Author Fest 

Saturday March 23, 2019 @ 1-4pm

Writing workshops, panels, signings & more. 

With Blue Bunny Books at the Dedham Public Library

More here

The Silver Unicorn Bookstore 1st Anniversary Celebration

March 24, 2019 @2pm

With Susan Lubner & Anna Staniszewski

West Acton, MA

Tell Me More: Author Visit

March 30, 2019 @11am

Berlin Public Library

Berlin, MA

Speaker Series

April 2, 2019 @7pm

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

Luck & Magic Author Panel & Signing

Feb. 2, 2019 @ 2pm

With Susan Lubner, Susan Tan & Anna Staniszewski

Barnes & Noble

Framingham, MA

World Read Aloud Day

Feb. 1, 2019

Learn more here

Craft Chat: Writing with Resilience

Tuesday Dec 11, 7:30pm 

The Writers' Loft

Sherborn, MA

Magical MG Author Panel

Monday Nov 19, 6pm

With Samantha Clark, Ginger Johnson, & Sean Easley 


Austin, TX 

San Antonio Book Signing

Sun Nov 18, 12pm-2pm

The Twig Book Shop

San Antonio, TX

NCTE Annual Convention 2018

November 15-18, 2018

Houston, TX

More here

nErDcamp Long Island

Saturday Nov 3, 8am-3:30pm

James H. Boyd Intermediate School

286 Cuba Hill Road

Huntington, NY

YAS Book Con 2018

October 19, 2018, 9am – 9pm
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY

More info here

Canadian Book Signing

Saturday Oct 6, 2018 1pm-3pm

Book signing at Indigo/Chapters 

East Woodbridge Centre

3900 Hwy 7 West

Woodbridge, Ontario

Books of Wonder NYC (Uptown)

Thursday Oct 4, 2018, 7pm

Panel & signing with Marie Cruz,

Ginger Johnson, Melissa Sarno & Sean Easley 

nErDcamp Northern New England 

Sept 29, 2018

More here

Silver Unicorn Books

Wed Sept 12, 2018 @ 6pm

In conversation with Erin Cashman, author of Uncharted, to chat about exploring the lines between science and magic in our books.

West Acton, MA

More here

Book Launch Party!!! 

Saturday, Sept 1, 2018

3pm @ Porter Square Books

Cambridge, MA

The official US launch of

The Magic of Melwick Orchard!

Book Expo 2018

May 30 - June 1, 2018

Javits Center, NYC

More info here

NESCBWI Spring Conference

April 20-22, 2018 

Springfield, MA 

More info here


February 9-11, 2018

Verse novel panel with a stellar group of poets and novelists.

More info about this great conference here


February 1, 2018

I had a fabulous time Skyping with students in GA, VA, NY, and more for World Read Aloud Day. I can't wait to participate again next year.

More information about WRAD here.

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