School Visits

2012 -2013 Appearances

WOWEE! My calendar is filling up nicely. Here’s my schedule thus far: 9/21/12 – Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show, Children’s Author’s Tea 9/22 – 9/23/12 –  RMC-SCBWI Instructing “Minding Your Ps &Qs: A Picture Book Re-Vision Workshop” 10/1/12 – Castlewood Library 4-5 P.M. “CASTLES, CROWNS, CORNERS,CREATIVITY!” 10/3/12 – Koelbel Library 7-8 P.M…. Read more »

TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! Book Birthday Party!

It’s my book birthday for   TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! To celebrate the release, we’ve got a lot going on! And there’s something for EVERYONE!CHECK IT OUT! Time Out for Teachers – Free Skype Visits and Resources for Teachers and Librarians for the 2012-13 School YearTales from the Time Out Corner – A fun video… Read more »

Teachers – My Way of Saying Thank You!

Dear Teachers  – Welcome to Summer Vacation! As a way of saying thanks for another great school year, I’d like to introduce you to the FREE resources available to teachers, readers and writers on my website at  Just follow the Teachers/Writers Menu link to find: Downloadable Curriculum Guides linked to learning standards for all… Read more »

My Newest Pre-K Buddies!

I was really excited to visit amazing SkyView Academy yesterday (ignore the dates on the photos), and these are just a few of my newest buddies. Not only are they sweet, smart and superb beat boxers, they are masters of the monkey face!

Connecting with Young Kids at Your Author Visits

Whether you’re appearing at an author visit, bookstore event or festival, it makes good sense to consider your audience. If you’re a children’s author, your audience may be, in part, teachers, parents or other adults, for sure. But remember, your #1 audience is kids. So how do you connect with kids at school visits, signings… Read more »

Jean’s Spring 2012 Appearances

Oh goodness! I hope I have time to write. I’m thrilled to be visiting: 2/3/12         CCIRA Session # 410 1:30-2:30 What’s Love Got to Do With It? 2/3/12         CCIRA RMC-SCBWI Booth #73 2:30-4:30 Visiting and Signing 2/27/12       Good Shepherd Catholic School Denver 3/7/12         World Read Aloud Day Special Guest Reader and Skype Sessions… Read more »