Dig In!  2016 Blog Tour

3/2 - Green Bean Teen Queen

3/4 - Sally's Bookshelf

3/7 - The Children's Book Review

3/9 – Unleashing Readers

Weeds Find a Way  2014 Blog Tour !

Mon, Feb 24
Growing with Science
Tues, Feb 25
As They Grow Up
Wed, Feb 26
Kid Lit Frenzy
Thurs, Feb 27
Fri, Feb 28
Children’s Book Review
Mon, Mar 3
Let’s Go Chipper!
Tues, Mar 4
Just a Little Creativity
Wed, Mar 5
Unleashing Readers
Thurs, Mar 6
5 Minutes for Books
Fri, Mar 7
Archimedes Notebook


Blog Tours!

Antsy Ansel -- Coming Soon!

9/21/16 KidLit Frenzy

9/28/16​ Unleashing Readers

10/5/16  Two Writing Teachers

Book Readings, Signings, and

School Visits

Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature, Reading and Signing

September 30, 7 - 9 p.m.


​7812 Girard, Ave.

La Jolla, CA 92037

School Visit, Writing Workshops, Book Signings

October 5 - 7

Paragraphs Bookstore

Twin Oaks Elementary School

229 S. Main St. 
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
(740) 392-9290​

Gardening with Class Conference

October 15

Del Mar Fairgrounds

Hands-On Workshops: Inside Out: Literacy in the School Garden

School Visit and Writing Workshops

November 15

The Children's School

La Jolla, CA 92037

NCTE Conference Workshop and Signing

November 19

Atlanta, GA

Literacy Inside Out; Hands-on Workshop with authors Jennifer Ward

and Heather Montgomery

Past Events:

Reading and Signing with Illustrator Christy Hale, September 11, 11 a.m.
Books, Inc. Laurel Village, San Francisco

​Reading and Signing with Illustrator Christy Hale, September 10, 6 - 8 p.m.

Books, Inc. Palo Alto

Story Time, Garden Puppet Activity 
and Book Give Away
San Diego Children's Discovery Center
Escondido, CA
April 6, 3 p.m.

San Diego Science Educators Conference
Saturday, April 9, 9 - 11 
Two Sessions for Teachers 
Science and Literacy in the Garden

Barnes and Noble, Mira Mesa
Educator Day
Saturday, April 9, 12 - 2 p.m.
Educator Activities 

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Sunday, April 10, 2 p.m.
Signing Dig In! with illustrator 
 Mary Peterson
at Once Upon a Time booth

KidSpace Pasadena Science Museum
May 1, 10 - 2
Opening of Children's Garden

Garden Storytime
North Clairemont Library
Clairemont Drive, San Diego.
May 11 

Literacy Day, June 25
San Diego County Fair, 2016
Creative Youth Exhibit

Past Workshops, Book Signings, and Speaking Engagements

California Poets in the Schools Symposium, September 2015

Poetry in the School Garden

Santa Barbara, CA

California Reading Association

State Conference, October 2015

Concurrent Session and Author Panel

Riverside, CA

School Visit with Carolyn Fisher,

Illustrator of Weeds Find a Way

Cardiff School, Cardiff, CA

November 2015

National Council of Teachers of English

National Conference, Minneapolis, MN

November, 2015

Signing Books

Author Sessions

School Visit: Explorer Elementary Charter School, 2nd Grade Class Assembly and writing workshops, February 1, 2016

California School Library Association

State Conference: Concurrent Session:

Inside Out: Using Picture Books to Connect Inside and Outside Learning in the School Garden, February 5, 2016


Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Children's Day, 

Author Panel, February 27, 2016

Los Angeles, CA

  • California Native Plant Society State Conference, 2011
  • California Computer Users in Education Regional Conference, 2012
  • Greater San Diego Reading Association, Regional Conference, 2015
  • California Association of Teachers of English Conference, 2014
  • San Diego School Garden Conference, 2010, 2014
  • Young Writers Camp Author Workshops, 2014-15
  •       San Diego Area Writing Project
  •       San Marcos Area Writing Project
  • KidSpace, Pasadena
  • Barnes and Noble, Oceanside
  • Barnes and Noble, Mira Mesa
  • The Yellow Book Road, San Diego