I am so happy to announce that Indiana Bamboo has won First Prize in the category of Children's Book-Fiction, in the Connecticut Press Club's 2018 Communications Contest!

2018

February 1, 2018  

I was so excited to return to the East Norwalk Library Association to talk more about Indiana Bamboo and to lead another creative writing workshop for middle school students. What a creative group! 

April 6, 2018

What a wonderful visit with the incredible students, teachers, and Library-Media Specialist at Glenwood Elementary School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee! This is a school that loves to read! 

April 6 and 7, 2018

It was a joy to attend the workshops again this year at the Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference, to see friends and colleagues from TMW and Iris Press, and to share Indiana Bamboo with other writers.

April 13 and 14, 2018

Indiana Bamboo at the "Chic to the Unique" spring arts and crafts show in New Canaan! 

May 11 and June 1, 2018

I had so much fun introducing the fourth and fifth graders at Springdale Elementary School in Stamford to Indiana Bamboo and all of her friends. During our creative writing workshop, the students wrote terrific, imaginative stories that were so much fun to read!

July 21, 2018

Thank you Mother-Daughter Book Club for an amazing meeting and for choosing Indiana Bamboo!

October 13, 2018

Another wonderful Authors’ Day at the Norwalk Public Library. Thank you to the amazing librarians who organized this terrific event and to all the readers who attended!

October 21, 2018

Looking forward to signing Indiana Bamboo at the Long Ridge School Book Fair in Stamford, Connecticut! 1:00 to 2:30! Come join us!

November 16, 2018

I am very excited to be returning to the Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School to introduce new students to Indiana Bamboo and to do creative writing workshops with the fourth graders!

2017

April 6, 2017

Indiana Bamboo Book Launch at the Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference! Thank you to the Tennessee Mountain Writers and Iris Press for the Excalibur Award which led to the publication of Indiana Bamboo by Iris Press. It was wonderful to be in Oak Ridge and to meet all of you. 

May 18, 2017   

I was so happy to meet the amazing fourth graders, teachers, and library media specialist at the Wintergreen Magnet School in Hamden. It was so much fun introducing you to Indiana Bamboo!

May 19, 2017  

I had a wonderful time reading Indiana Bamboo to the terrific students, teachers, and librarian at the Long Ridge School! I loved meeting the second and third graders and the staff ofThe Hoot newspaper and hearing all of your interesting questions!

June 1, 2017

The terrific third-graders at the Hamilton Avenue School in Greenwich were full of questions about Indiana Bamboo. It was so much fun meeting you and reading to you!

June 3, 2017  

Thank you all for joining me at Barnes and Noble in Stamford for the Indiana Bamboo Book Launch Event in Connecticut. It was wonderful to see so many friends, family, fellow writers, and book lovers there! 

June 9, 2017  

We had a very interesting discussion about Indiana Bamboo at the Starfish Book Group today with the terrific kids and their mentors. It was great to meet all of you!

June 16, 2017

At the Black Rock School in Bridgeport, the first graders were ready for Indiana Bamboo - and for second grade. It was so much fun meeting every single one of you and your amazing teacher!

In the evening, after Temple Beth El's beautiful musical service, it was wonderful to read Indiana Bamboo and to answer questions from the mostly grown-up audience. 

July 30, 2017

The Back to School Shop is an annual one-day community event in Stamford organized to provide new school clothes and supplies at no charge to economically disadvantaged elementary school children. Each child selects his or her own items in a department store environment set up just for that day. Through the generosity of Back to School Shop donors, each child also chooses a grade-level appropriate book to take home. I was so touched that Indiana Bamboo was one of their choices this year. It was wonderful to be there to meet the children and to sign their books! 

September 23, 2017  

Celebrate the release of Indiana Bamboo at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. I'll be reading and signing books, and there will be a panel discussion with Middle Grade/Young Adult editors and agents Lizzie Skurnick, Christina Morgan, and Connor Eck. 10:00 a.m. to noon in Barat House. (Lori Soderlind, MFA Program Director)

Thank you to all for this discussion and celebration!

October 3, 2017   

Indiana Bamboo Goes to College—Again! Thank you to Norwalk Community College for a wonderful time reading, answering questions, talking, and signing books at the NCC Library. 

October 14, 2017

It was an incredible day at the Norwalk Public Library for the fifty authors and readers who participated in Connecticut Authors' Day. Thank you to all the librarians who organized this event!

October 20, 2017

It was so much fun reading Indiana Bamboo and answering the great questions from the amazing students at Mitchell Elementary School in the beautiful mountains of Golden, Colorado! Thank you to your terrific teachers, too! 

November 3rd and 4th, 2017

Indiana Bamboo at the "Chic to the Unique" holiday art show in New Canaan! 

November 18, 2017

Thank all of you who came to the book signing today at Barnes and Noble in Stamford! It was wonderful to be with fellow authors James King, Sarah Darer Littman, Stacy Barnett Mozer, Christine Pakkala, Laurel Peterson, and MaryJo Scott. 

November 30 and December 7, 2017

We had a wonderful time reading and discussing Indiana Bamboo at the East Norwalk Library Association. During the creative writing workshop, we discovered what amazing writers these seventh and eighth graders are!