School Visits





Virtual visits


I will read a short excerpt from Pepper’s Rules for Secret Sleuthing and discuss topics such as writing mysteries, writing diverse characters, writing middle grade, and/or how Pepper moved from idea to a published novel. If the class has read Pepper, students can share questions for the author prior to the talk. This conversation can be adjusted based on the audience (middle school through graduate school) and curriculum/classroom needs. 40-50 minutes with Q&A.

Writing Craft Talk

The Writing Craft Talk can take many different directions depending on the classroom needs and curriculum. Potential topics include a focus on one craft element, such as characterization, plot development, or setting, or could be centered on broader writing tactics and content themes. All craft talks will include a short workshop and opportunity for students to share their writing. 40-50 minutes.

Publishing Talk

I will discuss the process from drafting all the way to publication to help students visualize their own future paths to traditional publication. This talk can be offered for undergraduate and graduate students interested in writing and publication as well. 40-50 minutes with Q&A.

Free 30-minute Zoom session with class

In appreciation of teachers and librarians, I will be offering 30-minute virtual visits with classmates for free in October 2020 as long as availability lasts.

In these sessions, the teacher will read a short excerpt from the beginning of Pepper’s Rules for Secret Sleuthing. I will give a 5-minute talk, followed by 5-10 minutes of guided questions from the teacher. From there, we can open up to 10 minutes of questions from students.

If you are interested in a free fall 2020 event, please contact me using the form at the bottom of this page. I’m excited to connect with you and your students!

Schedule a visit or connect to discuss a potential visit.


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