Young Authors, Young Artists Conference; Rochester, MN

Virtual YAYA this year!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

1:00 - 2:00


Keynote and Presenter 

*Young Writers & Artist Conference, grades 3 - 9; Mankato, MN 

March 2018

*Conference for Young Writers, grades 3 - 8; Marshall, MN  

January 2018  

*Young Authors, Young Artists (YAYA) Conference, grades 3 - 5; Rochester, MN 

May 2017


Book Signings/Readings

*Barnes & Noble

February 2020

*Barnes & Noble

November 2019

*Twin Cities Book Festival 

October 2019

*Wordplay, Minneapolis 

May 2019

*Author Fest; Park Rapids, MN 

June 2018

*Content; Northfield, MN 

December 2017 

*Addendum Books; St. Paul, MN 

(Back to Pass book launch) 

September 2017  

School Visits

*Dakota Hills Middle School; Eagan, MN 

March 2017 

*Year of the Reader in the Faribault School District (MN); public, private, and 

charter schools; K-8 

March 2016 


Library Visit 

*Penrose Library; Colorado Springs, CO 

July 2017  


*Conference for Young Writers; Marshall, MN 

*Young Authors, Young Artists (YAYA) Conference; Rochester, MN 

*Young Writers & Authors Conference; Mankato, MN 

*Young Authors/Young Artists Conference; hosted by Resource Training & Solutions;

St. Cloud, MN  

Classes Taught at The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

*Research and Writing: Children's Nonfiction for Education (adults) 

*Wow! Bumpy! Gross! The Senses in Writing (adults and children) 

*Learn to Lie...and NOT Get Grounded: Writing Fiction (children) 

*Strengthen Your Vocabulary Muscle (children) 

*Writing the World (adults and children) 

*Get Real: Writing Realistic Fiction (ages 9 - 12)


Faribault Woolen Mill: Loomed in the Land of Lakes Book Tour

Summer 2016 

*Rockrimmon Library; Colorado Springs, CO 

*Tattered Cover; Littleton, CO 

*Weller Book Works; Salt Lake City, UT 

*The Bookshelf; Truckee (Lake Tahoe), CA 

*Chico Branch of the Butte County Library; Chico, CA 

*Multnomah County Central Library; Portland, OR 

*Newport Way Library; Seattle, WA  

Faribault Woolen Mill: Loomed in the Land of Lakes book release


*Northfield Library; Northfield, MN 

*Eat My Words Bookstore, Minneapolis 

*Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery; Park Rapids, MN 

*Lanesboro Library; Lanesboro, MN 

*Subtext Books, St. Paul 

*Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis 

*Content Bookstore; Northfield, MN 

*Mill Store, Faribault Woolen Mill; Faribault, MN  

Various presentations and author events

*Twin Cities Book Festivals

*ITEM (Information and Technology Educators of MN) Fall Conferences 

*Faribault Woolen Mill store at Mall of America 

*Deep Valley Book Festival 

*Faribault Rotary

*Spotlight on Books Conference 

*Delta Kappa Gamma 

*Shattuck-St. Mary's 

*Somali Center of Service 

*Buckham Memorial Library 

*The Hockey Lodge, Xcel Energy Center, Minnesota Wild gamesY