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Woodburn, OR

COMMUNITY EVENT. Penelope Parsnip and the Story Queen join Santa Claus, Anna and Elsa, and a real reindeer for the annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree at the Woodburn Premium Outlets. Entertain the kids and dive into your Christmas shopping in one fell swoop! Contact: Kayla Waldron, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Woodburn Premium Outlets
When: Fri November 17 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Bellingham, WA

BOOK FESTIVAL. Visit with the Story Queen and Penelope Parsnip at Whatcom County's premiere event for local authors, the third year of the Bellingham Holiday Book Festival. I am proud to share the stage with 20+ amazing author-entrepreneurs this year! Start your holiday shopping HERE.
When: Sat November 11 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Olympia, WA

COMMUNITY EVENT. It's Mall-o-ween! Join Barbara Jean the Story Queen, Penelope Parsnip, and other costumed characters at your favorite cupcake store. Bring your smart phone for selfies and get started on your holiday shopping with books signed by the author! Contact: Christina Eudy, Capital Mall Marketing Director
When: Tue October 31 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lafayette, CA

BOOK FESTIVAL. Bay Area Kids' Book Fair, East Bay Edition. Bring the kids to listen to storytelling, dive into art activities, and meet Curious George, Pete the Cat, Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and of course Barbara Jean the Story Queen and Penelope Parsnip. Also meet a variety of authors, illustrators, publishers, book sellers and purveyors of educational programs. Fun and educational for all! Contact: Jay Bedecarre, Bay Area Festivals Inc.
When: Sun October 15 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sunnyvale, CA

BOOK FESTIVAL. Bay Area Kids' Book Fair, Silicon Valley Edition. Bring the kids to listen to storytelling, dive into art activities, and meet Curious George, Pete the Cat, Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and of course Barbara Jean the Story Queen and Penelope Parsnip. Also meet a variety of authors, illustrators, publishers, book sellers and purveyors of educational programs. Fun and educational for all! Contact: Jay Bedecarre, Bay Area Festivals Inc.
When: Sat October 14 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Elk Grove, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grades K-6. Young Author Assemblies to encourage students to use their observation skills, imagination, and creative borrowing to create stories unique to their own experience. Contact: Dreena Freeman, Principal
When: Mon October 9 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Roseville, CA

TEACHERS' CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP. Sign up for the two-day (October 7-8) EQ Schools "Teaching to the Human Core" conference to learn strategies for lowering the stress and pumping up the joy in your life and in your classroom! I'm honored to join a stable of seasoned educators with a wealth of experience in mindfulness and emotional intelligence training to present my take on work-play balance. Contact: Danita Williams, Conference Coordinator, EQ Schools
When: Sun October 8 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Concrete, WA

COMMUNITY EVENT. Join the Story Queen, Penelope Parsnip and Concrete Farm to School on the lawn at Upper Skagit Library for a reading, readers' theatre, food tasting, coloring and paper doll activities and a book signing--all rolled into one! Contact: Cora Thomas, Children's Librarian, Upper Skagit Library
When: Sat July 15 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Bellingham, WA

STUDENT ART OPENING. Join 4th and 5th graders from Cascadia Elementary School in Ferndale, WA at this art show featuring paintings created in Ben Mann classroom workshops. Students from all grades will also present student-written music and poetry. Art will be on display through June 24. Contact: Olivia Yates, Marketing and Community Relations, Whole Foods Bellingham
When: Sat June 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ferndale, WA

THEATRE PRODUCTION. Cascadia Elementary School: Cast 3 presents the Story Queen's original play, ONCE UPON A PARSNIP IN FAIRYTALE LAND. Song lyrics and music written and composed by Cascadia students. Contact: Beverly Dooley, Music Specialist
When: Thu June 15 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ferndale, WA

THEATRE PRODUCTION. Cascadia Elementary School: Cast 2 presents the Story Queen's original play, ONCE UPON A PARSNIP IN FAIRYTALE LAND. Song lyrics and music written and composed by Cascadia students. Contact: Beverly Dooley, Music Specialist
When: Wed June 14 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ferndale, WA

THEATRE PRODUCTION. Cascadia Elementary School: Cast 1 presents the debut production of the Story Queen's original play, ONCE UPON A PARSNIP IN FAIRYTALE LAND. Song lyrics and music written and composed by Cascadia students. Contact: Beverly Dooley, Music Specialist
When: Tue June 13 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ferndale, WA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grades K-5. Interactive Young Author presentations with a focus on collaboration and the important skills that writers use to create a story: observation, imagination and creative borrowing. Contact: Ann Fulton, School Assembly Committee
When: Thu May 25 9:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Ferndale, WA

THEATRE SUPPORT. Classroom support/rehearsals for upcoming production of ONCE UPON A PARSNIP IN FAIRYTALE LAND. Contact: Beverly Dooley, Music Specialist
When: Wed May 24 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Ferndale, WA

ART SUPPORT. Classroom support for assemblage of props and set pieces for upcoming production of ONCE UPON A PARSNIP IN FAIRYTALE LAND. Contact: Beverly Dooley, Music Specialist
When: Fri May 19 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Ferndale, WA

THEATRE SUPPORT. Classroom support/rehearsals for upcoming production of ONCE UPON A PARSNIP IN FAIRYTALE LAND. Contact: Beverly Dooley, Music Specialist
When: Wed May 17 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Ferndale, WA

ART SUPPORT. Classroom support for assemblage of props and set pieces for upcoming production of ONCE UPON A PARSNIP IN FAIRYTALE LAND. Contact: Beverly Dooley, Music Specialist
When: Fri May 12 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Ferndale, WA

THEATRE SUPPORT. Classroom support/rehearsals for upcoming production of ONCE UPON A PARSNIP IN FAIRYTALE LAND. Contact: Beverly Dooley, Music Specialist
When: Mon May 8 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Bellingham, WA

CHILDREN'S FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK. May is Arts Education Month! Come to "ooh" and "ahh" over local student artwork and stay for some good, old-fashioned storytelling.
Contact: Dre Schoenberg, Owner, The Hair Art Studio
When: Fri May 5 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reno, NV

BREAKFAST KEYNOTE, 2017 Association of California School Administrators Conference. "Work at Play and Play at Work: A Recipe for Work-Life Balance." Contact: Emilie Simmons, Region 3 Consultant, ACSA
When: Sun April 30 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Ferndale, WA

BEDTIME WITH BOOKS/FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT. It's a pajama party! Join the Story Queen and local authors Sheryl Hershey, MaryElaine DeGood Wheatley and Susan Colleen Browne as they read from their books and present practical ideas for families to promote literacy at home.
When: Fri April 14 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ferndale, WA

POETRY/THEATRE WORKSHOPS. Grades K-2. Students will produce individual poems and grade levels will produce collaborative poems to become lyrics for songs for an all-school play, ONCE UPON A PARSNIP IN FAIRYTALE LAND. Contact: Beverly Dooley, Music Specialist
When: Fri March 24 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Ferndale, WA

POETRY/THEATRE WORKSHOPS. Grades K-2. Students will produce individual poems and grade levels will produce collaborative poems to become lyrics for songs for an all-school play, ONCE UPON A PARSNIP IN FAIRYTALE LAND. Contact: Beverly Dooley, Music Specialist
When: Fri March 17 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Ferndale, WA

POETRY/THEATRE WORKSHOPS. Grades K-2. Students will produce individual poems and grade levels will produce collaborative poems to become lyrics for songs for an all-school play, ONCE UPON A PARSNIP IN FAIRYTALE LAND. Contact: Beverly Dooley, Music Specialist
When: Fri March 10 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Ferndale, WA

POETRY/THEATRE WORKSHOPS. Grades K-2. Students will produce individual poems and grade levels will produce collaborative poems to become lyrics for songs for an all-school play, ONCE UPON A PARSNIP IN FAIRYTALE LAND. Contact: Beverly Dooley, Music Specialist
When: Fri March 3 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Ferndale, WA

POETRY/THEATRE WORKSHOPS. Grades K-2. Students will produce individual poems and grade levels will produce collaborative poems to become lyrics for songs for an all-school play, ONCE UPON A PARSNIP IN FAIRYTALE LAND. Contact: Beverly Dooley, Music Specialist
When: Fri February 24 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Tukwila, WA

STORY TIME AND SIGNING. Bring the kids to hear the Story Queen read and top off your holiday shopping! Contact: Emily Greene, Community Business Development Manager
When: Sat December 10 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Bellevue, WA

STORY TIME AND SIGNING. Bring the kids to hear the Story Queen read from her latest books while you get caught up on your holiday shopping. Contact: Kristina Twiss, Assistant Store Manager
When: Sun December 4 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bellingham, WA

BELLINGHAM HOLIDAY BOOK FESTIVAL. Visit with the Story Queen at Whatcom County's premiere event for meeting local authors and getting books signed and personalized. Part of the Bellingham Downtown Partnership's Shop Small Saturday; make a day of it and get your holiday shopping off to a grand start!
When: Sat November 26 2016 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Woodburn, OR

STORY TIMES AND BOOK SIGNING. The Story Queen will read and be available for book signing at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for much of the two days after the Woodburn Premium Outlet Mall's Tree Lighting & Santa Parade. Contact: Amanda Keeling, Owner, RMCF
When: Sat November 19 2016 11:00 AM - Sun November 20 6:00 PM

Woodburn, OR

TREE-LIGHTING & SANTA PARADE. It's the magical moment of Santa's arrival--and the Story Queen will be there, along with the lovely princess sisters! Bring the kids to enjoy the festivities. Get books signed for holiday giving. Contact: Kayla Waldron, Director of Marketing & Business Development
When: Fri November 18 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ballard, WA

BOOK SIGNING. The Story Queen is excited to be back at Secret Garden Books just minutes from her old digs in Ballard. Seattle writer Peeps! Please drop by to say hi and let me now I'm not forgotten in my favorite city!
When: Sun November 13 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Olympia, WA

SCHOOL BOOK FAIR, STORY TIME AND SIGNING. Bring the kids to hear the Story Queen read from her latest books, support a local school and start your holiday shopping. Contact: Rhonda Munzinger, Community Business Development Manager
When: Sat November 12 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Leavenworth, WA

TWO-FOR-ONE BOOK SIGNING. This Bavarian mountain village is perfect fairytale country! Drop by for an autographed, personalized copy of books by two Washington authors: Barbara Jean Hicks and Rebecca Van Slyke. Contact: Theresa Litzenberger, Events Coordinator
When: Sat November 5 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Olympia, WA

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR. Join Barbara Jean the Story Queen and other costumed characters at your favorite cupcake store. Bring your smart phone for selfies and get started on your holiday shopping with books signed by the author! Contact: Christina Eudy, Capital Mall Marketing Director
When: Mon October 31 2016 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Napa, CA

COMMUNITY EVENT. Join the Story Queen for an afternoon of reading and other fun activities in this intergenerational retirement home/kindergarten event. Contact: Jessica Chiechi, Activity Director, Independent Living
When: Fri October 21 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bay Point, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grades K-5. Interactive Young Author presentations with a focus on collaboration and the important skills that writers use to create a story: observation, imagination and borrowing. Contact: Giovanna Fleming, Teacher Librarian
When: Wed October 19 2016 9:35 AM - 10:25 AM

Pittsburg, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grades K-5. Interactive Young Author presentations with a focus on collaboration and the important skills that writers use to create a story: observation, imagination and borrowing. Contact: Giovanna Fleming, Teacher Librarian
When: Wed October 19 2016 8:15 AM - 9:05 AM

Bakersfield, CA

AUTHOR WORKSHOP for WRITERS OF KERN. “The Author-Entrepreneur: It’s Not Just About Writing.” Come to learn what I've learned about how to promote and sell books, whether you're published traditionally or independently. We can't all do everything; what methods will work for you in your own writing and marketing endeavors?
When: Sat October 15 2016 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Camarillo, CA

PAJAMA PARTY STORY TIME. Join the Story Queen for bedtime stories at one of the coolest libraries around! Contact: Mary Goldberg, Youth Services Librarian
When: Tue October 11 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Simi Valley, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grades K-6. Interactive Young Author presentations with a focus on collaboration and the important skills that writers use to create a story: observation, imagination and borrowing. Contact: Julie LeLong, VP of Programs, Katherine Elementary PTA
When: Tue October 11 2016 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Simi Valley, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grades K-6. Interactive Young Author presentations with a focus on collaboration and the important skills that writers use to create a story: observation, imagination and borrowing. Contact: Michelle McManigal, Principal
When: Mon October 10 2016 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Camarillo, CA

HARVEST FESTIVAL. Mrs. Fig's Bookworm hosts the Story Queen and other writers of fun food fiction for kids. Come absorb the veggie vibe and hear my veggie tales, ONCE UPON A PARSNIP and MONSTERS DON'T EAT BROCCOLI, and other stories that feature healthy foods in fun ways! Contact: Connie Halpern, Bookseller
When: Sat October 8 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oxnard, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grades 1-5. Interactive Young Author presentations with a focus on collaboration and the important skills that writers use to create a story: observation, imagination and borrowing. Contact: Cristy Burke, Assistant Principal
When: Fri October 7 2016 8:05 AM - 10:05 AM

Port Hueneme, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grades K-1. Interactive Young Author presentation with a focus on collaboration and the important skills that writers use to create a story: observation, imagination and borrowing. Contact: Vanessa Perez, Assistant Principal
When: Thu October 6 2016 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Port Hueneme, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grades 2-3 and 4-5. Interactive Young Author presentations with a focus on collaboration and the important skills that writers use to create a story: observation, imagination and borrowing. Contact: Vanessa Perez, Assistant Principal
When: Tue October 4 2016 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Redlands, CA

PAJAMA PARTY STORY TIME. Join the Story Queen for bedtime stories at the bookstore! Reading, snacks and a book signing too. Contact: Alissa Elliot, Community Business Development Manager
When: Sat October 1 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sacramento, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grades K-6. Interactive Young Author presentations with a focus on collaboration and the important skills that writers use to create a story: observation, imagination and borrowing. Contact: Denise Nelson, Library/Media Teacher
When: Wed September 28 2016 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Sacramento, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grades K-6. Interactive Young Author presentations with a focus on collaboration and the important skills that writers use to create a story: observation, imagination and borrowing. Contact: Rosanne Cherry, PTSO Assembly Coordinator
When: Tue September 27 2016 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Sacramento, CA

FAIRYTALE TOWN'S SCHOLARSHARE CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL. I'm thrilled to be the headliner for this two-day festival, the largest of its kind on the West Coast. It's fun, it's free, it's fabulous! Kids will get to meet a number of children's book authors and illustrators along with the Story Queen and a variety of fairytale characters. Get your books signed and your picture taken with the likes of Cinderella--or a Vietnamese potbelly pig!
Contact: Sarah Thomas, Program Manager
When: Sat September 24 2016 10:00 AM - Sun September 25 4:00 PM

Elk Grove, CA

STORY TIME WITH Q&A. The Story Queen visits first grade classes to read her books and answer questions about writing. Contact: Carolyn Bonkowski, Event Coordinator
When: Fri September 23 2016 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Elk Grove, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grades 1-5. Interactive Young Author presentation with a focus on collaboration and the important skills that writers use to create a story: observation, imagination and borrowing. Contact: Lavonne Monroe, Principal
When: Fri September 23 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Davis, CA

STORY TIME. The Story Queen leads audience participation readings from her books with the preschoolers and teachers at Merryhill School. Contact: Jherica McEndree, Teacher
When: Thu September 22 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Grass Valley, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grades K-2. Interactive Young Author presentation with a focus on collaboration and the important skills that writers use to create a story: observation, imagination and borrowing. Contact: Sarah Schwartz, Teacher
When: Tue September 20 2016 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Lynden, WA

COMMUNITY EVENT. The Story Queen celebrates the Northwest's natural abundance as part of the Bellewood Acres stop on the 2016 Whatcom County Farm Tour. See how our food is grown, harvested and marketed, farm to table. Free, with farm food samples and fun, educational activities for everyone! 15% of all book sales will be donated in support of a thriving local agricultural economy. Contact: Dorie Belisle, Owner and Event Coordinator
When: Sat September 10 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mount Vernon, WA

SUMMER READING PROGRAM END-OF-SEASON PARTY. Join the Story Queen for readings and veggie fun, including making stamps from in-season vegetables and printing your own veggie stamp art. Contact: Bonney, Summer Reading Program Manager
When: Tue August 23 2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Bellingham, WA

PARSNIP PARTY! Village Books in Fairhaven hosts the official book launch for ONCE UPON A PARSNIP for the Story Queen, co-author Kevin R. Wood and illustrator Ben Mann. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet and have your book signed by all three collaborators--it's unlikely to happen again. All kinds of fun stuff planned! Contact: Sam Kaas, Events Coordinator
When: Sat August 13 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Birch Bay, WA

BIRCH BAY ORCA FESTIVAL. The Story Queen joins the Orca Network, the Center for Whale Research and the Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network for a day of education, live music and story telling. Bring the family for a day of fun in the sun while learning more about our wonderful resident J-Pod Orcas.
Contact: Nolan Murray, Event Organizer
When: Sat May 28 2016 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Snohomish, WA

A ROYAL STORY TIME. Join Barbara Jean the Story Queen and the FROZEN princesses for a fun half hour of read-alouds. Have your picture taken with royalty while you're at it! Reservations required.
Contact: Kelly Aliulis, Owner, Bee Bops and Lollipops
When: Sat May 14 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Seattle, WA

K-2 YOUNG AUTHOR ASSEMBLY. I'll share the practices that writers count on--borrowing from the best, keen observation and vivid imagination--using my books as examples.
Contact: Alexandra Cali, Sr. Director of Education and Leadership, West Seattle YMCA
When: Mon May 9 2016 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Bellingham, WA

CHILDREN'S FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK. May is Arts Education Month! I'm thrilled to be able to showcase Bellingham artist Ben Mann's original artwork for ONCE UPON A PARSNIP during this annual celebration of children’s art and creativity that also honors teaching artists, like Ben, who share their expertise with young artists in Whatcom County.
Contact: Dre Schoenberg, Owner, The Hair Art Studio
When: Fri May 6 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tukwila, WA

NUTRITION FIRST HEALTHY HABITS CONFERENCE. I'm excited to participate with this great nonprofit as a vendor at their 3rd annual conference, geared for nutrition professionals who work with young children. I'll be selling both of my veggie tales: MONSTERS DON'T EAT BROCCOLI and ONCE UPON A PARSNIP. Fun books to get kids thinking about healthy eating!
Contact: Carolyn Conner, Executive Director, Nutrition First Washington
When: Fri April 29 2016 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Ferndale, WA

BEDTIME WITH BOOKS. It's a pajama party! The Story Queen will read from several of her books, including ONCE UPON A PARSNIP, her new collaboration with Bellingham artist Ben Mann.
When: Fri April 22 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seattle, WA

READING WITH THE STORY QUEEN. It's D.E.A.R. Day--Drop Everything and Read! I'll be reading from several of my picture books, including the brand new ONCE UPON A PARSNIP. Coloring pages to take home or color there!
Contact: Lindsay Squires, Administrative Assistant
When: Tue April 12 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bellingham, WA

ONCE UPON A TEA! Join Cinderella, Beauty, Alice in Wonderland and local authors Sheryl Hershey and Barbara Jean Hicks for a fancy tea! Wear your prettiest dress and add our "bling" once you arrive. Crafts, activities, tea, juice, sandwiches and scones with the princesses. The Story Queen will be introducing her brand new picture book, ONCE UPON A PARSNIP, for the very first time, and each guest will take home a vintage tea cup and saucer from Alice's Tea Parties!
Contact through Facebook: Lianna Neyens, Owner, Enchanting Princess Events or Sheryl Hershey, Owner, Alice's Tea Parties.
When: Sun April 10 2016 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Deming, WA

SOUTH FORK AUTHOR SHOWCASE. The Story Queen joins dozens of Northwest authors of all genres for a showcase of local writing talent to benefit the South Fork Valley Community Association. Book sales and signings from all your favorite local authors. Bring the kids for a day in the country!
Contact: Matt Thuney, Event Organizer
When: Sat April 2 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: The Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Highway, Deming, Wash. (corner of Highway 9 and Potter Road)

Olympia, WA

EASTER BASH / COMMUNITY EVENT. Barbara Jean the Story Queen joins the Easter Bunny and the FROZEN princesses for book signing, photo "hop-portunities," free carrot seeds, crafts and other activities with a variety of South Sound non-profits and Capital Mall retailers. Fun!
Contact: Kayla Waldron, Marketing Director, Capital Mall
When: Sat March 26 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Olympia, WA

COMMUNITY EVENT. The Story Queen is thrilled to sign books at the Grand Opening of The Painted Palace in Olympia--an event venue where kids can, among other things, paint their own masterpieces with their favorite fairytale princesses. I am so pleased for my friend Justyne Larson and Seattle's Princesses as they embark on this new adventure!
Contact: Justyne Larson, Business Owner
When: Sat March 19 2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Concrete, WA

AUTHOR TALK / Q&A. Private Event: Friends of the Library Annual Meeting.
Contact: Em Beals, Event Coordinator
When: Sun March 6 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Concrete, WA

"FROZEN IN CONCRETE" LIBRARY FUNDRAISER. Dress up as your favorite character and join the Story Queen to sing and dance with your favorite princess sisters! Refreshments, door prizes, raffle prizes. Proceeds go to the building fund for a new library in Concrete!
Contact: Em Beals, Event Coordinator
When: Sat March 5 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Burlington, WA

MEET-AND-GREET / BOOK SIGNING. It's a princess party! Wear your prettiest gown, meet the princess sisters from FROZEN and get your SISTER or SNOWMAN book personalized and signed by the author. Bring your camera!
Contact: Lianna Neyens, Event Coordinator
When: Sat February 6 2016 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Everett, WA

ICE SKATING PARTY / BOOK SIGNING. Swirl around the ice rink with your favorite princess sisters and take a signed book home to remember the fun!
Contact: Lianna Neyens, Event Coordinator
When: Mon January 18 2016 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Bellingham, WA

BELLINGHAM HOLIDAY BOOK FESTIVAL. Book sales and signing with a great group of local authors, both traditionally and independently published. Two publishers will also be here to answer questions about getting your independent project off the ground. Join us for a glass of wine and check off an item or two on your Christmas list!
Contact: Sheryl Schmit Hershey, Event Coordinator
When: Thu December 10 2015 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tukwila, WA

HOLIDAY FROZEN PARTY / SCHOOL FUNDRAISER. Join Barbara Jean, the Story Queen for readings, book signings and fun activities--and keep your eyes out for additional royalty!
Contact: Emily Greene, Community Business Development Manager
When: Sat December 5 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Seattle, WA

WINTER WONDERLAND CARNIVAL. Kids--join the Story Queen and an array of characters for winter fun, including crafts and book readings!
Contact: Nancy Nordquist, Northgate B&N Community Business Development Manager
When: Sat November 21 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Seattle, WA

SCHOOL BOOKFAIR / SIGNING. Support a local school with every purchase today, including the Story Queen's FROZEN picture books and other Barbara Jean Hicks titles. Contact: Nancy Nordquist, Community Business Development Manager
When: Sat November 21 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ferndale, WA

TREASURES & TRINKETS HOLIDAY CRAFT MARKET. From 1967 to 1971, the Story Queen played flute in the Ferndale High School Band. Five Whatcom County writing friends join me to sell and sign books at a holiday fair to raise money in support of the band. Go, Golden Eagles!
Contact: Deanna Kaech, Ferndale Band Boosters
When: Sat November 14 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Olympia, WA

HALLOWEEN BASH. Join Barbara Jean the Story Queen and other costumed characters at your favorite cupcake store. Bring your smart phone for selfies and get started on your holiday shopping with books signed by the author!
Contact: Kayla Waldron, Marketing Director, Capital Mall
When: Sat October 31 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Puyallup, WA

LOCAL AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT. Meet 30+ local authors, including your favorite Story Queen, for an afternoon of conversation, light refreshments and book sales and signings! Event sponsored by the PUYALLUP FESTIVAL OF BOOKS. Contact: Bonnie Anderson, Event Coordinator
When: Sat October 24 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Boise, ID

FANGIRL FRIDAY/BOOK SIGNING. Meet the Story Queen, the Ice Queen, and other amazing women for a pop-cultured party!
Contact: Michael
When: Fri July 24 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lynwood, WA

BOOK SIGNING. The Story Queen gives book talks and reads from several of her books for Terrace Park School's Spring Book Fair. Wear your tiaras!
School Contact: Stephanie Smith
Store Contact: Carol Hartman Davis
When: Thu June 4 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oak Harbor, WA

COMMUNITY EVENT. Stop by for a variety of fun FROZEN activities for kids and a Meet-and-Greet and book signing with the Story Queen!
Contact: Emily Riggs
When: Sat May 30 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Seattle, WA

FAMILY NIGHT. The Story Queen shares family stories to encourage students and parents who are growing readers and writers at home.
Contact: Betty Holland
When: Thu May 21 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lacey, WA

COMMUNITY EVENT. Join Anna, Elsa and Barbara Jean the Story Queen at the LACEY SPRING FUN FAIR. We'll be at the Mystical Cupcakes booth, one of many fun Kidsworld activities and entertainment venues. The Snow Queen, the Ice Princess and I will all be in the parade on Saturday night, too!
When: Sat May 16 2015 12:00 PM - Sun May 17 2:00 PM

Poulsbo, WA

BOOK SIGNING. The Story Queen joins friend and fellow author Rebecca Van Slyke (the adorable MOM SCHOOL, Doubleday 2015) for a joint book event. See you there!
Contact: Suzanne Droppert
When: Sat May 2 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bellevue, WA

SCHOOL VISIT. Interactive grade level assemblies for Pre-K, K and Grade 1 students.
Contact: Rick Theiss
When: Fri April 17 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Olympia, WA

BE HOPPY GARDEN PARTY. For families with children ages toddler through 9 years old. Join Barbara Jean the Story Queen and your favorite retailers and community nonprofits for FREE fun, arts & crafts, and activities at Capital Mall’s annual Easter Celebration.
When: Sat April 4 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Porterville, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. 6th grade assemblies: "Tips for Young Authors."
Contact: Jean Miller
When: Thu April 2 2015 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Porterville, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grade 2-3 young author assembly: "Where Writers Come From" and "What Writers Do."
Contact: Matt Baxter
When: Thu April 2 2015 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Porterville, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grade level assemblies: "Tips for Young Authors."
Contact: Lily Shimer
When: Wed April 1 2015 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Porterville, CA

YOUNG AUTHOR FAIR. Help Barbara Jean the Story Queen celebrate student writing with a Meet-and-Greet, a short talk, and a Q&A session--not to mention ice cream!
Contact: Dana Stinson
When: Tue March 31 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Porterville, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grade 4-5 assembly: "Where Writers Come From" and "What Writers Do."
Contact: Matt Baxter
When: Tue March 31 2015 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Porterville, CA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grade level young author assemblies: "Where Writers Come From" and "What Writers Do."
Contact: Troy Hayes
When: Tue March 31 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bellingham, WA

COMMUNITY EVENT. Join Barbara Jean the Story Queen and Elsa and Anna of Arendelle at the B'HAM FAM FAIR for ice skating, stories and FROZEN-themed activities at the families fair with a little bit of everything for everyone!
Contact: Travis Kane
When: Sat March 28 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Brier, WA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grade level young author assemblies: "Where Writers Come From" and "What Writers Do" + evening family literacy presentation.
Contact: Jessica Norenberg
When: Wed March 18 2015 11:25 AM - 8:00 PM

Bellingham, WA

SCHOOL FUNDRAISER. Join Barbara Jean the Story Queen for readings and book signings along with tricycle races and a silent auction.
Contact: Cathie Brown
When: Fri March 13 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lynden, WA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grade level young author assemblies: "Where Writers Come From" and "What Writers Do."
Contact: Jan DeBoer
When: Wed March 11 2015 9:05 AM - 2:05 PM

Olympia, WA

FROZEN EXTRAVAGANZA! Dress up in your FROZEN outfits, eat FROZEN themed cupcakes, hear FROZEN royalty Elsa and Anna sing, meet 2014 Capital Lakefair Queen Maddie Murphy and have your FROZEN picture books signed by Barbara Jean the Story Queen. Bring your camera and a good appetite!
Contact: Victoria Cunningham
When: Sat February 28 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Seattle, WA

SCHOOL VISIT. Interactive grade level assemblies for toddlers, pre-K and Kindergarten students.
Contact: Jessica Schulte
When: Thu February 5 2015 9:45 AM - 1:35 PM

Bellingham, WA

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE SCHOOL LIBRARY. Fun FROZEN activities, Family Literacy presentation and book signing with Barbara Jean, the Story Queen for Sunnyland families.
Contact: Jackie Stark
When: Thu January 22 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Bellingham, WA

KIDS' DAY. Join Anna, Elsa and Barbara Jean the Story Queen for readings and a personalized, autographed copy of A SISTER MORE LIKE ME and AN AMAZING SNOWMAN. Balloons, food samples, face painting and more!
Contact: Beccy Cafarella
When: Sat January 10 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Leavenworth, WA

BOOK SIGNING. This Bavarian village in the mountains of Washington state is perfect FROZEN country! Drop by for an autographed, personalized copy of A SISTER MORE LIKE ME and AN AMAZING SNOWMAN and take your picture with Barbara Jean the Story Queen. Contact: A Book for All Seasons, 509-548-1451
When: Thu January 1 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ferndale, WA

FROZEN MEET-AND-GREET AND BOOK SIGNING. Meet Barbara Jean the Story Queen, Elsa the Snow Queen, and Princess Anna in Clary and Rosalie's beautifully decorated floral shop and store. Last chance to get books signed for Christmas! Contact: Ferndale Floral, 360-384-1616
When: Sat December 20 2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tukwila, WA

FROZEN PRINCESS PARTY. Join Barbara Jean, the Story Queen and Elsa, the Snow Queen, for readings, book signings and fun activities.
Contact: Emily Greene
When: Sat December 6 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Seattle, WA

CLASSROOM VISITS. Classroom author talks and readings from three books written by the Story Queen.
When: Fri December 5 2014 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Lynnwood, WA

FROZEN PRINCESS PARTY/EDUCATOR APPRECIATION EVENT. Meet Barbara Jean, the Story Queen, and don't forget to wear your tiara! Find out how B&N can help coordinate school visits and family literacy presentations for your students and families.
Contact: Carol
When: Sat November 15 2014 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lynden, WA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grade level young author assemblies: "Where Writers Come From" and "What Writers Do." Writing workshops: "Building Character"
Contact: Susan Fiebig
When: Tue October 28 2014 9:05 AM - 2:05 PM

Edmonds, WA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grade level young author assemblies: "Where Writers Come From" and "What Writers Do"
Contact: Paul Borchert
When: Fri October 17 2014 1:10 PM - 2:15 PM

Lynwood, WA

SCHOOL VISIT. Grade level young author assemblies: "Where Writers Come From" and "What Writers Do"
Contact: Frances Gregory
When: Fri October 17 2014 9:30 AM - 11:05 AM

Ferndale, WA

EVERYBODY READS! Breakfast readings for Ferndale Home School Book Club.
When: Tue October 14 2014 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Ferndale, WA

Lakewood, WA

Frozen Party: Reading/Book Signing
Contact: Cheri Meredith, Community Business Development Manager
When: Sat September 27 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

SATURDAY AUGUST 9
Frozen Party: Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Olympia, 1530 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98502
Contact: Rhonda Munzinger, Community Relations Manager

FRIDAY AUGUST 8
South Sound Reading Foundation “Books by the Bay”: Talk/Book Signing
Port of Olympia Plaza, 915 Washington Street NE, Olympia, WA 98501
Contact: Rhonda Munzinger, Community Relations Manager

SATURDAY AUGUST 2
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Crossroads (Bellevue), 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008
Contact: Barbara Martin, Community Relations Manager

FRIDAY AUGUST 1
Frozen Party: Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Bellingham, 4099 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98226
Contact: Cate, Store Manager; Stefanie, Events Coordinator

FRIDAY AUGUST 1
Frozen Party: Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Alderwood, 19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Contact: Carol, Community Relations Manager

FRIDAY AUGUST 1
Frozen Party: Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Woodinville, 18025 Garden Way NE, Woodinville, WA 98072
Contact: Stacey Kaguras, Assistant Store Manager

SATURDAY JULY 26
Frozen Party: Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Northgate, 401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA 98125
Contact: Nancy Nordquist, Community Relations Manager; Lori Guccione, Store Manager

SATURDAY JULY 26
Princesses & Pirates Carnival
Northgate Mall, 401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125
Contact: Nancy Nordquist, Northgate B&N Community Relations Manager

SUNDAY JULY 20
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Westwood Village, 2600 SW Barton St E-1, Seattle, WA 98126
Contact: Elizabeth Simmons, Assistant Store Manager

SATURDAY JULY 19
Frozen Party: Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Bellevue (Downtown), 626 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Contact: Kristina, Community Relations Manager

SATURDAY JULY 19
Frozen Party: Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Issaquah, 1530 11th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027
Contact: Sonja

FRIDAY JULY 18
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Pacific Place, 600 Pine St Suite 107, Seattle, WA 98101
Contact: AnnaLee Zenkner, Community Relations Manager

SATURDAY JULY 12
Sunnyland Stomp Community Celebration: Reading/Book Signing
Fishboy Folk Art Gallery, 617 Virginia Street, Bellingham WA 98225
Contact: Lisa Colburn, Fishboy Gallery Manager

SATURDAY JUNE 28
Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema “Film on the Green”: Book Signing
Village Books, 1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Contact: Christina Claassen, Events Coordinator; Claire McElroy-Chesson, Children’s Lead

SATURDAY JUNE 21
Frozen Party: Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Natomas, 3561 N Freeway Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834
Contact: Julia Martinez, Community Relations Manager

FRIDAY JUNE 20
Frozen Party: Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Arden Fair, 1725 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815
Contact: Oneia, Community Relations Manager

WEDNESDAY JUNE 11
Young Author Writing Workshop
Meadowdale Elementary School, 6505 168th Street SW, Lynnwood WA 98037
Contact: Diane Belote, School Librarian

FRIDAY MAY 9
School Visit
Meadowdale Elementary School, 6505 168th Street SW, Lynnwood WA 98037
Contact: Diane Belote, School Librarian

MONDAY MAY 5
School Visit
Lakes Elementary School, 6211 Mullen Rd SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Contact: Scott Kankelborg, School Librarian

THURSDAY APRIL 24
Poem-in-Your-Pocket Celebration: Em-cee
Barnes & Noble Bellingham, 4099 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98226
Contact: Cate, Store Manager; Stefanie; Events Coordinator

TUESDAY APRIL 22
School Visit
Skyline Elementary School, 2225 Thornton Rd, Ferndale, WA 98248
Contact: Mara Shaw

THURSDAY APRIL 10
Skagit Valley Writers League: Kidlit Panel Presentation
Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland St. Mount Vernon, Washington
Contact: Linda Moore Kurth, Event Coordinator

TUESDAY MARCH 18
School Visit
Seven Oaks Elementary School, 1800 Seven Oaks Dr SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Contact: Rebecca Lee, School Principal; Jacquie Boginski, Librarian

MONDAY MARCH 3
School Visit
Blaine Elementary School, 836 Mitchell Ave, Blaine, WA 98230
Contact: Craig Baldwin, School Principal; Marianne Hollander, Teacher

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23
Book Signing
Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes, 111 Market St NE #107, Olympia, WA 98501
Contact: Victoria Cunningham, Store Co-Owner

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22
Princess Party: Reading/Book Signing
Village Books, 1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Contact: Christina Claassen, Events Coordinator; Claire McElroy-Chesson, Children’s Lead

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Northgate, 401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA 98125
Contact: Terry Foster, Community Relations Manager

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18
School Visit
Hollow Hills Fundamental School, 828 Gibson Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Contact: Natalie Jester, Programs Coordinator

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Ventura, 4820 Telephone Rd, Ventura, CA 93003
Contact: Julia R. Palacio, Community Relations Manager

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15
Frozen Party: Reading/Book Signing
Mrs. Figs’ Bookworm, 93 E Daily Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010
Contact: Connie Halpern, Store Owner

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13
School Visit
Madera Elementary School, 250 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Contact: Kathleen Janiszewski, Programs Coordinator

MONDAY JANUARY 27
City of Riverside “Read with the Mayor”: Reading
Riverside Library (Main), 3581 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
Contact: Darlene Elliot, Assistant to the Mayor; Josephine Erickson, Assistant to the Mayor

SUNDAY JANUARY 26
Frozen Party: Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Redlands, 27460 W Lugonia Ave, Redlands, CA 92374
Contact: Laurie Aldern, Community Relations Manager

SATURDAY JANUARY 25
Group Book Signing
Apostrophe Books, 5229 E 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
Contact: Valerie and Lisa, Co-Owners

FRIDAY JANUARY 24
Family Writing Workshop
Lowell Elementary School, 5201 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803
Contact: Holland Brown, Event Co-chair, Elizabeth Borsting, Event Co-chair

 

EVENTS 2013

THURSDAY DECEMBER 19
Family Literacy Program
Bellingham Boys & Girls Club, 1715 Kentucky Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
Contact: Jill Reid, Bellingham Branch Director; Christine Destry, Development Director

SATURDAY DECEMBER 14
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Bellingham, 4099 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98226
Contact: Lori Guccione, Store Manager

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Bellingham, 4099 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98226
Contact: Lori Guccione, Store Manager

SUNDAY DECEMBER 1
Bookstore-Theatre Collaborative Princess Party, Meet-and-Greet and Raffle
Regal Barkley Village 16, 3005 Cinema Place, Bellingham, WA 98226
Contact: Jamie Vandiver, Regal General Manager; Tami Livingston, Regal Assistant Manager

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30
Bookstore-Theatre Collaborative Princess Party, Meet-and-Greet & Raffle
Regal Barkley Village 16, 3005 Cinema Place, Bellingham, WA 98226
Contact: Jamie Vandiver, Regal General Manager; Tami Livingston, Regal Assistant Manager

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Bellingham, 4099 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98226
Contact: Lori Guccione, Store Manager

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Westwood Village, 2600 SW Barton St E-1, Seattle, WA 98126
Contact: Elizabeth Simmons, Assistant Store Manager

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Bellingham, 4099 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98226
Contact: Lori Guccione, Store Manager

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Bellingham, 4099 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98226
Contact: Lori Guccione, Store Manager

 

EVENTS 2012

THURSDAY MAY 31
Young Artists’ Conference: Art Workshops/Book Signing
Central Elementary School
,5610 Second Ave, Ferndale WA 98248
Contacts:  Denise Smith, Linda Joy, co-chairs

 

EVENTS 2011

TUESDAY DECEMBER 27 – THURSDAY DECEMBER 29
Privately Funded Young Author Working Retreat – Portland, OR
Contact: Liz Heaney, Event Coordinator

FRIDAY DECEMBER 9
Redlands Montessori School Book Fair: Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Redlands,
27460 Lugonia Ave., Redlands, CA 92374
Contact: Laurie Aldern, Community Relations Manager

THURSDAY DECEMBER 8
Arroyo Verde Elementary School (Highland, CA) Book Fair: Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Redlands, 27460 Lugonia Ave., Redlands, CA 92374
Contact: Laurie Aldern, Community Relations Manager

SATURDAY APRIL 30
StoryFaire Literacy Festival/Fundraiser for Storyteller Children’s Center and CALM: Art Workshop/Book Signing
De La Guerra Plaza, 9 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2217
Contact: Marni McGee, Author/Illustrator Coordinator

WEDNESDAY APRIL 13
CAPE Charter School Pajama Party/Family Reading Night
777 Aileen St, Camarillo, CA 93010
Contact: Kay Wolverton Ito, Event Coordinator

WEDNESDAY MARCH 23
Family Literacy Program
Villa Park Elementary School, 10551 Center Drive, Villa Park, CA 92861
Contact: Cynthia Hicks, Library Liaison, VPE Home & School League

WEDNESDAY MARCH 2
Family Literacy Program
Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology, 240 Flory Avenue, Moorpark, CA 93021
Contact: Holly Kunkle, Library/Media Technician

FRIDAY JANUARY 21
Parent/Child Writing Workshop
Lowell Bayside Academy, 5201 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803
Contact: Elizabeth Borsting, Coordinator, Authors & Illustrators Night

 

EVENTS 2010

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6
World BookFest Early Literacy Fair: Children’s Program/Book Signing
Monte Vista Middle School, 888 Lantana Street, Camarillo, CA
Contact: Mary Goldberg, Youth Librarian

SATURDAY OCTOBER 9
Breakfast with the Authors: Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Santa Barbara County Education Office, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Contact: Rose Koller, Event Coordinator

SUNDAY MAY 16
Growing Great booth: Children’s Program/Reading/Book Signing
Healthy Living Festival, Downtown Manhattan Beach, CA
Contact: Peggy Curry, Founder/President, Growing Great

SATURDAY APRIL 24
StoryFaire Literacy Festival/Fundraiser for Storyteller Children’s Center and CALM: Reading/Book Signing
De La Guerra Plaza, 9 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2217
Contact: Marni McGee, StoryFaire Author/Illustrator Coordinator

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26
“An Afternoon with Eve”: Author Showcase Appearance
Ventura County Office of Education, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
Contact: Patti Johnson, Librarian/Learning Resource Specialist

FRIDAY JANUARY 22
Parent/Child Writing Workshop
Lowell Bayside Academy, 5201 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803
Contact: Nancy Wride, Coordinator, Authors & Illustrators Night

 

EVENTS 2009

THURSDAY DECEMBER 3
Children’s Program/Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers,
The Americana at Brand, 210 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91204
Contact: Christine Pan, Community Relations Manager

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20
School Visit
Katherine Elementary School, 5455 Katherine St., Simi Valley, CA
Contact: Lisa Campbell, V.P. Programs, Katherine Elementary PTA

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 17
Children’s Program/Reading/Writing Workshop/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Contact: Donna, Community Relations Department

SATURDAY OCTOBER 10
Westlake Learning Children’s Literacy Fair: Children’s Program/Reading/Book Signing
Borders Bookstore, 125 W Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Contact: Stephen Fofanoff, Tutor and Consultant, Westlake Learning

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1
Blog Talk Radio Interview, Book Bites for Kids
Contact: Tyler Lieurance, Program Director

FRIDAY AUGUST 28
Children’s Program/Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4820 Telephone Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Julia R Palmer, Community Relations Manager

TUESDAY AUGUST 25
Children’s Program/Reading/Book Signing
Round Table Pizza, 1213 S. Victoria, Oxnard, CA 93035
Contact: Lynette Lucas, Public Relations Consultant, LL Enterprises

TUESDAY AUGUST 11
Writing Workshop for Gifted Young Authors
Belle Bottom Baby,
2029 Ventura Blvd. Suite #33, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Contact: Ann Brenoff, principal, After-School Days

TUESDAY AUGUST 4
Writing Workshop for Gifted Young Authors
Belle Bottom Baby
2029 Ventura Blvd. Suite #33, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Contact: Ann Brenoff, principal, After-School Days

TUESDAY JULY 28
Writing Workshop for Gifted Young Authors
Belle Bottom Baby
2029 Ventura Blvd. Suite #33, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Contact: Ann Brenoff, principal, After-School Days

SATURDAY JULY 25

“Writing the Picture Book” Workshop
Ventura Book Festival
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001
Contact: Mary Embree, Executive Director, California Literary Arts Society

TUESDAY JULY 21
Writing Workshop for Gifted Young Authors
Belle Bottom Baby
2029 Ventura Blvd. Suite #33, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Contact: Ann Brenoff, principal, After-School Days

THURSDAY JULY 16
LAPL Summer Reading Program: Children’s Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Lincoln Heights Branch, 2530 Workman Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Contact:  Karla Gonzalez, Children’s Librarian

TUESDAY JULY 14
LAPL Summer Reading Program: Children’s Program
Los Angeles Public Library,  Benjamin Franklin Branch, 2200 E. First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Contact: Karla Gonzalez, Children’s Librarian

TUESDAY JUNE 16
School Visit
Alki Elementary School, 3010 59th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Marjorie Nye, Grade 1 Teacher

THURSDAY JUNE 11
Project Arts RESPECT Writing Workshop
Rio Lindo Elementary School, 2131 Snow Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

WEDNESDAY JUNE 10
Project Arts RESPECT Writing Workshop
Rio Real Elementary School, 1140 Kenney Street, Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

THURSDAY JUNE 4
Project Arts RESPECT Art Workshop
Rio Lindo Elementary School, 2131 Snow Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

WEDNESDAY JUNE 3
Blog Interview (in Spanish)
Los Bloguitos
Contact: Leticia Pontoni, Blog Manager

WEDNESDAY JUNE 3
Project Arts RESPECT Art Workshop
Rio Real Elementary School, 1140 Kenney Street, Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

TUESDAY JUNE 2
Project Arts RESPECT Writing Workshop
Rio Del Mar Elementary School, 3150 Thames River Dr, Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

SATURDAY MAY 30
12th District California PTA Mini-Conference: Author Showcase
Sequoia Middle School, 2855 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320
Contact:  Sue Wells, Vice President, Leadership

THURSDAY MAY 28
Project Arts RESPECT Writing Workshop
Rio Plaza Elementary School, 600 Simon Way, Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

TUESDAY MAY 26
Project Arts RESPECT Art Workshop
Rio Del Mar Elementary School, 3150 Thames River Dr, Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

THURSDAY MAY 21
Project Arts RESPECT Art Workshop
Rio Plaza Elementary School, 600 Simon Way, Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

THURSDAY APRIL 9
Project Arts RESPECT Portrait Workshop
Rio Del Norte Elementary School, 2500 Lobelia Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

THURSDAY APRIL 2
Project Arts RESPECT Writing Workshop
Rio Del Norte Elementary School, 2500 Lobelia Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

THURSDAY MARCH 12
Project Arts RESPECT Portrait Workshop
Rio Rosales Elementary School, 1001 Kohala Street, Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

MONDAY MARCH 9
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 26751 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Contact: Jason Cochran, Store Manager

MONDAY MARCH 9
School Visit
Lomarena Elementary School, 25100 Earhart Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Contact: Elizabeth Elder, Reading Programs Chairperson

THURSDAY MARCH 5
Project Arts RESPECT Writing Workshop
Rio Rosales Elementary School, 1001 Kohala Street, Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28
Reading-for-Food-Because-We-CAN Read-a-Thon: Reading/Book Signing
Conejo Elementary School, 280 N. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Contact: Merley Greenidge, Read-A-Thon Co-Chair

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13
School Visit
Briarwood Elementary School, 17020 SE 134th Street, Renton, Washington 98059
Contact: Heather Burdick, 3rd Grade Teacher

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12
School Visit
Silver Firs Elementary School, 5909 146th PL SE, Everett, WA 98208
Contact: Laura Gray, Reading Specialist

FRIDAY JANUARY 30
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Contact: Jeanne Ferrara, Community Relations Manager

FRIDAY JANUARY 30
School Visit
St. Callistus Elementary School, 12901 Lewis St., Garden Grove, CA 92840
Contact: Sister M. Annunciata, OP, Librarian

SATURDAY JANUARY 17
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4820 Telephone Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
Contact: Julia R Palmer, Community Relations Manager

 

EVENTS 2008

SATURDAY DECEMBER 6
Santa Clarita Literacy and Arts Festival: Children’s Program
William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall, CA 91321
Contact: Susan Castellanos, Committee Chair, Santa Clarita Education Foundation

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13
Family Night @ the Library: Family Literacy Program
Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063
Contact:  Caroline Hucker, Committee Co-Chair, Simi Valley Friends of the Library

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4
School Visit
Township Elementary School, 4101 Township Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93063
Contact:  Nancy Briggs, Librarian

SATURDAY OCTOBER 25
SCBWI-Ventura/Santa Barbara Writer’s Day: Meet-and-Greet/Portfolio Display
California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Contact: Alexis O’Neill, SCBWI Regional Advisor

SATURDAY OCTOBER 11
B&N Educators’ Tea: Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Contact:  Michele Kantor, Community Relations Manager

SUNDAY OCTOBER 5
Orange County Children’s Book Festival: Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92628
Contact: Barry Ackerman, Executive Director

SATURDAY OCTOBER 4
Duarte Festival of Authors: Author Panel/Book Signing
Westminster Gardens, 1420 Santo Domingo, Duarte, CA 91010
Contact: Pat DeRose, Festival Coordinator

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27
Mission Inn Children’s Literature Conference: Meet-and-Greet
The Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
Contact: Brad Hundman, Owner, The Frugal Frigate: A Children’s Bookstore

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER  26
Back-to-School Blog Tour: Blog Interview
ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Blog
Contact: Teresa Walls, Blog Manager

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21
Back-to-School Blog Tour: Blog Interview
Bildungsroman Blog
Contact: Little Willow, Blog Manager

TUESDAY AUGUST 5
LAPL Summer Reading Program: Children’s Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Brentwood Branch, 11820 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Contact: Madigan McGillicuddy, Children’s Librarian

TUESDAY AUGUST 5
LAPL Summer Reading Program: Children’s Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Baldwin Hills Branch, 2906 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Contact: Teresa Robertson, Children’s Librarian

SATURDAY JUNE 7
12th District California PTA Mini-Conference: Author Showcase
Sequoia Middle School, 2855 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320
Contact: Sue Wells, Vice President, Leadership

FRIDAY MAY 23
Reading/Book Signing
Claremont Public Library, 208 Harvard Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Contact:  Jim Earhart, Community Relations Manager, Montclair B&N

THURSDAY MAY 22
Inland Empire Reading Council Young Writers’ Tea: Keynote Address
Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
Contact: Linda Dilday, Community Relations Manager, Riverside B&N

SUNDAY MAY 18
StoryFaire Fundraiser for Storyteller Children’s Center: Children’s Program/Book Signing
All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church, 84 Eucalyptus Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Contact: Victoria Juarez, Development Associate

THURSDAY APRIL 24
School Visit
Lennox Middle School, 11033 Buford Ave., Lennox, CA 90304
Contact:  Bertha Rios, Librarian

WEDNESDAY APRIL 16
LAUSD “Melody of Words” Literacy Celebration: Children’s Program/Book Signing
El Camino Real High School, 5440 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Contact:  Amy Werner, Event Co-Chair

THURSDAY APRIL 10
Richland School District F.L.A.R.E. Project: Family Literacy Program
Golden Oak Elementary School, 195 South Wall Street, Shafter, California 93263
Contact:  Marcia Krause, District Library Media Teacher

SATURDAY APRIL 5
LAUSD “Passport to Reading” Literacy Celebration: Children’s Program/Book Signing
William Howard Taft High School, 5461 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills, California 91364
Contact:  Kathleen Sheppard, Library Media Specialist

SATURDAY MARCH 15
ALPHA “Day of Authors”: Author Talk/Book Signing
California State University at Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831
Contact:  Bobbie Cooper, Event Co-Chair, Joanne Larson, Event Co-Chair

FRIDAY MARCH 14
ALPHA Author Dinner: Meet-and-Greet
La Vie en Rose, 240 S State College Blvd, Brea, CA 92821
Contact:  Bobbie Cooper, Event Co-Chair, Joanne Larson, Event Co-Chair

WEDNESDAY MARCH 12
Family Literacy Program
Mountain Meadows Elementary School, 4200 Mountain Meadows Drive, Moorpark, CA 93021
Contact:  Marti Klotz, MMPTA President

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28
Family Literacy Program
Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology, 240 Flory Avenue, Moorpark, CA 93021
Contact:  Holly Kunkle, Library/Media Technician

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23
California Readers Luncheon: Meet-and-Greet
Pickwick Gardens , 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506
Contact:  Candace Dardarian, Luncheon Registrar

SATURDAY JANUARY 26
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 27460 Lugonia Ave., Redlands, CA 92374
Contact:  Jill Sweitzer, Community Relations Manager

FRIDAY JANUARY 25
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5183 Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair, CA 91763
Contact:  Jim Earhart, Community Relations Manager

THURSDAY JANUARY 24
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3485 Tyler Street, Riverside, CA 92503
Contact:  Linda Dilday, Community Relations Manager

THURSDAY JANUARY 24
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 11090 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Contact:  Kristy Moran, Community Relations Manager

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23
Classroom Visit
Hollywood Beach School, 4000 Sunset Lane, Oxnard, CA 93035
Contact:  Donna Daily, Grade 3/4 Teacher

 

EVENTS 2007

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18
California School Library Association Conference Author/Illustrator Brunch: Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Ontario Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764
Contact:  Amber Claflin, Conference Committee Member, Sandra Yoon, CSLA President

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10
California Reading Association Conference Authors’ Reception: Meet-and-Greet
Ontario Airport Doubletree Hotel, Strawberry Peak Room, 222 N. Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764
Contact:  Sandra Yoon, Conference Author Co-Chair

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9
California Reading Association Conference: Teachers’ Workshop/Book Signing
Ontario Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764
Contact:  Sandra Yoon, Conference Author Co-Chair

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8
California Reading Association Conference President’s Reception: Meet-and-Greet
Ontario Airport Doubletree Hotel, Lake Arrowhead Room, 222 N. Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764
Contact:  Sandra Yoon, Conference Author Co-Chair

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4
Customer Appreciation Day: Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Adventures for Kids Bookstore, 3457 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Barbara O’Grady, Owner

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3
Ventura Education Partnership, Ventura Neighborhood for Learning and Adventures for Kids Bookstore
Young Readers’ Story Fest: Reading/Book Signing
Ventura Unified School District Education Service Center, 255 W. Stanley Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001
Contact: Kay Giles, Event Author Coordinator

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27
SCBWI-Ventura/Santa Barbara Writer’s Day: Author Talk/Book Signing
California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Contact:  Alexis O’Neill, SCBWI Regional Advisor

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17
Cal State University, Channel Islands Introduction to Children’s Literature Classes: Author Talk series
One University Drive, Bell Tower 1602, Camarillo, CA 93012
Contact:  Claudia Reder, Ph.D., Professor of Children’s Literature

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16
Sundays @ Central Children’s Author Series: Children’s Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Central Branch, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
Contact:  Linda Israelson, Librarian, Children’s Literature Department

SATURDAY AUGUST 25
Literary Arts Society of Ventura County Book Festival: Author Talk/Book Signing
Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Mary Embree, Executive Director, Marcy Burns, Past President

THURSDAY AUGUST 23
LAPL Summer Reading Program: Children’s Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Westchester-Loyola Village Branch, 7114 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Contact:  Ian Rosen, Children’s Librarian

SATURDAY AUGUST 18
LAPL Summer Reading Program: Children’s Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Sherman Oaks Branch, 14245 Moorpark Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Contact:  Anne Olivier, Children’s Librarian

TUESDAY AUGUST 14
Adventures for Kids Teachers’ Night : Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Adventures for Kids Bookstore, 3457 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Barbara O’Grady, Owner

TUESDAY AUGUST 14
LAPL Summer Reading Program: Children’s Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Twain Branch, 9621 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90003
Contact:  Martha Sherod, Children’s Librarian, Cynthia Merina, Senior Librarian/Branch Manager

TUESDAY AUGUST 7
LAPL Summer Reading Program: Children’s Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch, 24000 S. Western, Harbor City, CA 90710
Contact:  Donna Atmur, Children’s Librarian

SATURDAY JULY 14
LAPL Summer Reading Program: Children’s Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Granada Hills Branch, 10640 Petit Avenue, Granada Hills, CA 91344
Contact:  Heather Sells, Children’s Librarian

THURSDAY JULY 12
LAPL Summer Reading Program: Children’s Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Playa Vista Branch, 6400 Playa Vista Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90094
Contact:  Field Weber, Children’s Librarian

SATURDAY JUNE 30
Reading/Book Signing
Imagine That! Bookstore, 5225 Canyon Crest, Riverside, CA 92507
Contact:  Judy Christensen, Owner, Jennifer Christensen, Manager

SATURDAY JUNE 30
City of Riverside Neighborhood Conference: Reading
California Baptist University, 8432 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504
Contact: BJ Carrell, Conference Children’s Activities Coordinator

THURSDAY JUNE 28
Reading
Riverside Public Library, 3581 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
Contact: Sue Struthers, Youth Services manager

SATURDAY JUNE 23
Reading/Book Signing w/Illustrator Dan Santat
Storyopolis, 12348 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
Contact:  Blake Harris, Event Coordinator

SATURDAY JUNE 16
Reading/Book Signing w/Illustrator Dan Santat
Adventures for Kids Bookstore, 3457 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Barbara O’Grady, Owner

THURSDAY MAY 31
Grandparents and Books Volunteer Luncheon: Keynote Address
Los Angeles Public Library, Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch, 24000 S. Western, Harbor City, CA 90710
Contact:  Maureen Wade, Senior Librarian and Director of GAB Program, Office of Children’s Services

SUNDAY MAY 20
Author Talk/Book Signing
Adventures for Kids Bookstore, 3457 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Barbara O’Grady, Owner

SATURDAY MAY 12
Kern Reading Association Young Authors’ Fair: Reading/Book Signing
Standard Elementary School, 114 E. Minner, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Contact:  Sandra Yoon, Coordinator, Library Media Services , Department of Curriculum and Standards/
Bakersfield City School District

FRIDAY MAY 11
School Visit
Standard Elementary School, 114 E. Minner, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Contact:  Sara Mooney, Grade 4 Teacher

THURSDAY MAY 10
School Visit
Pioneer Drive Elementary School, 4404 Pioneer Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93306
Contact:  Rhonda Black, Library Media Assistant

WEDNESDAY MAY 9
School Visit
Virginia Ave. School, 3301 Virginia Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93307
Contact:  Linda Arnold, Reading Specialist

TUESDAY MAY 8
School Visit
Williams Elementary School, 1201 Williams St., Bakersfield, CA 93305
Contact:  Jennifer Payne, Principal

MONDAY MAY 7
School Visit
Bimat Elementary School, 8600 Northshore, Bakersfield, CA 93312
Contact: Pam Teagarden, Grade 2 Teacher

WEDNESDAY MARCH 21
LAPL Annual Author Spotlight: Author Showcase
Los Angeles Public Library, Central Branch, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
Contact:  Eva Cox, Library Assistant, Office of Children’s Services

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24
California Readers Luncheon: Meet-and-Greet
Pickwick Gardens , 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506
Contact:  Candace Dardarian, Luncheon Registrar

FRIDAY JANUARY 26 – SUNDAY JANUARY 28
SCBWI-Ventura/Santa Barbara Retreat: Writers’ Workshop
Franciscan Renewal Center, Old Mission Santa Barbara, 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, California 93105
Contact:  Alexis O’Neill, SCBWI Regional Advisor

 

EVENTS 2006

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4
King County Library System Ready-To-Read Celebration: Children’s Program
Vashon Library, 17210 Vashon Hwy. S.W., Vashon Island, WA  98070
Contact:  Ursula Schwaiger, Children’s Librarian, Deborah Schneider, Public Programming Coordinator, KCLS

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4
King County Library System Ready-To-Read Celebration: Children’s Program
Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198
Contact:  Barbara Blue, Children’s Librarian, Deborah Schneider, Public Programming Coordinator, KCLS

SUNDAY OCTOBER 29
Customer Appreciation Day: Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Adventures for Kids Bookstore, 3457 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Barbara O’Grady, Owner

FRIDAY OCTOBER 13 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 14
Washington Library Media Association Conference: Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Doubletree Hotel, Seattle Airport, 18740 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98188
Contact:  Martha Miller, Conference Chair

MONDAY OCTOBER 9
School Visit
Red Oak Elementary School, 4857 Rockfield St., Oak Park, CA 91377
Contact:  Patti Holland, Grade 1 Teacher

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15
Good Sam Children’s Art Gallery Opening: Reading
Good Samaritan Hospital, 1225 Wilshire Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Contact:  James Ree, Employment Specialist; Event Chair

WEDNESDAY MAY 24
Reading/Book Signing
Adventures for Kids Bookstore, 3457 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Barbara O’Grady, Owner

MONDAY MAY 15
School Visit
Kent Prairie Elementary School, 8110 207th St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223
Contact:  Janet Fuller, Librarian

WEDNESDAY MAY 10
School Visit
Monte Cristo Elementary School, 1021 100th St. NE, Granite Falls, WA 98252
Contact:  Linnea Epstein, Children’s Liaison, Granite Falls Library

SUNDAY MAY 7
SCBWI-WWA “Inside Story”: Author Showcase
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Contact:  Pamela Greenwood, Event Co-Chair, Jaime Temairik, Event Co-Chair

SATURDAY APRIL 8
Ventura County Reading Association and Cal State University, Channel Islands
Children’s Reading Celebration and Young Authors’ Fair: Author Talk/Book Signing
Cal State Channel Islands, One University Drive, Camarillo CA 93012
Contact:  Jody Fickes Shapiro, Board Member, VCRA, Debra Hoffmann, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, CSUCI

THURSDAY MARCH 16
School Visit
Darrington Elementary School, P.O. Box 25, Darrington, WA 98241
Contact:  Merle Green, Children’s Liaison, Darrington Library

MONDAY FEBRUARY 13
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Contact:  Michele Kantor, Community Relations Manager

 

EVENTS 2005

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14
School Visit
John Adams Middle School, 151 West 30th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Contact:  Sandy Higgs, Grade 7/8 Teacher

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7
SCBWI-WWA “Winter Gifts”: Author Panel
Otto Miller Hall, Room 109 , Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
Contact: Sara Easterly, Event Chair, SCBWI-WWA, Pam Cady, Assistant Manager, University Bookstore

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12
Group Health Cooperative Parenting Forum: Children’s Program
Bates Technical College, Tacoma, WA
Contact:  Mary Lynn Thompson, Education Program Manager

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29
Group Health Cooperative’s “The Reading Connection” Community Health Forum: Children’s Program
Third Place Books, 7171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Contact:  Judy Hobbs, Children’s Buyer, Third Place Books, Mary Lynn Thompson, Ed Program Manager, Group Health

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7
Author Reception/Showcase
Sno-Isle Libraries Service Center, 7312 35th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98271
Contact:  Brina Burke, Children’s Services Secretary

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8
International Literacy Day Celebration: Author Talk/Book Signing
ParkPlace Books, Kirkland, WA
Contact:  Marion Holland, Counselor, Louisa May Alcott Elementary School/
Board Member, Lake Washington Council, International Reading Association

MONDAY JUNE 27
Summer Book Camp: Children’s Program
A Book for All Seasons, 703 Hwy. 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826
Contact:  Amy Carlson, Book Camp Director

SUNDAY JUNE 26
Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
A Book for All Seasons, 703 Hwy. 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826
Contact:  Pat Rutledge, Owner

THURSDAY JUNE 23
Summer Pajama Party: Reading/Book Signing
Third Place Books, 7171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Contact:  Judy Hobbs, Children’s Buyer

THURSDAY JUNE 23
Radio Interview
KPQ-AM (560 Wenatchee)
“The Two o’Clock Show” with Ken Johannessen

SATURDAY JUNE 4
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 626 106th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Contact: Brenda Gurung, Community Relations Manager

TUESDAY MAY 31
School Visit
Lake Hills Elementary School @ Bellewood, 301 151st Place NE, Bellevue, WA 98007
Contact:  Kristine McLane, Library Media Specialist , Brenda Gurung, Community Relations Manager, Bellevue B&N

SATURDAY MAY 21
Reading/Book Signing
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham, WA 98225

FRIDAY MAY 20
School Visit
Clyde Hill Elementary School, 9601 NE 24th St., Bellevue, WA 98004
Contact:  Kim Henry, Manager, University Bookstore, Pam Cady, Assistant Manager, University Bookstore

THURSDAY APRIL 21
SCBWI-WWA “Inside Story”: Author Showcase
The Secret Garden, Ballard, WA
Contact: Christy McDanold, Owner, Pamela Greenwood, Event Co-Chair, Jaime Temairik, Event Co-Chair

SUNDAY APRIL 10
Radio Interview
KMPS-FM (94.1 Seattle)
“Introspect Northwest” with Don Riggs

WEDNESDAY MARCH 23
Radio Interview
KUGS-FM (89.3 Bellingham)
“The Author’s Corner” with Tyson Lynn

SATURDAY MARCH 19
Book Launch Celebration/Book Signing
Dearborn Park Elementary School, 2820 S. Orcas St., Seattle, WA 98108
Contact:  Evelyn Fairchild, Principal