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Author Day at Perry Elementary School and the Children’s Author Festival

I had such fun at Perry Elementary School! The kids were fantastic and had such great questions about what it’s like to be an author. They also got to learn how to make their own Superbeetles!

A huge thank you to librarian Clare Shweyk for all her help!

The Children’s Author Festival at Huntington Beach Library in the afternoon was very busy with eager kids! Had a great time and overall, it was such a wonderful day. Can’t wait for next year!


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Author Day at The Hebrew Academy OC

I had so much fun at The Hebrew Academy Orange County yesterday! The kids were awesome and full of questions. A big thank you to Michelle, Claudia, and the rest of the staff for the warm welcome!

I got to talk about beetles, Taiwan, and writing. I’m positive there were many budding writers in the group!

Then I got to spend the afternoon at the Children’s Author Festival at the Huntington Beach Library. It’s always a fun time talking to kids, parents, and other writers. Can’t wait for next year!

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LA Times Festival of Books

It’s that time of year! I’ll be signing books at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, at the USC campus. This is the best festival if you love books. They have author signings, panels, kids stuff, poetry readings, giveaways, food trucks, and lots and lots of books! What could be better?

Here’s where I’ll be signing copies of SUPERBEETLE:

Sisters in Crime – booth #367  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Mystery Writers of America – booth #376   2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Mysterious Galaxy – booth #368   3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Hope to see you there!

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Author Day and Children’s Author Festival in Huntington Beach

What a fantastic day! I had so much fun participating in Author Day at Hope View Elementary School. Look what I was greeted with first thing:

The students made me an awesome banner! I love it!

I talked about being a writer and things I wish I knew before I started writing. The kids were funny, smart, and so sweet. I had such a blast! Each class received their own pet Superbeetle.

Then it was the Children’s Author Festival in the afternoon at the Huntington Beach Public Library.

It was great to meet other children’s authors, like Caroline Hatton. Her books are gorgeously illustrated and she has a beetle book too!

Thank you, Friends of the Children’s Huntington Beach Public Library and Hope View Elementary School! What a great day!

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Huntington Beach Authors Festival

I’m so excited to participate in my first Children’s Author Festival on January 30th! It’s at the Huntington Beach Library from 2:30 to 5pm and there will be lots of children’s authors and illustrators selling books and giving away fun swag. I’ll have SUPERBEETLE coloring pages like this one:

I’ll also have my first school visit on the morning of January 30th at Hope View Elementary School in Huntington Beach! I’m so excited to talk to grades K – 3 on what it’s like to be an author and how they can write their own stories. I’ll also be selling copies of Superbeetle as well as giving each classroom their own Superbeetle!

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Small Business Saturday

I’ll be signing copies of SUPERBEETLE on November 25, 2017 from 3PM – 5PM at Mysterious Galaxy’s popup store at 2850 Artesia Boulevard in Redondo Beach.

I’ll be there along with children’s authors Bob Gold and April Halprin Wayland as well as Mike Mignola, and Karin Esterhammer. There will be treats and giveaways so come on by!

Did I mention everything in the store will be discounted 20-35%? Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach has a great selection of signed first editions of all genres.

Hope to see you there!


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Once Upon A Storybook recap

I had a blast reading SUPERBEETLE at my favorite children’s bookstore Once Upon a Storybook in Tustin. I think even the kids had fun! I showed them where Taiwan is on a map and shared a few cool beetle facts. Then we made our own Superbeetles and I got to sign the store’s author wall!

A fun way to spend a morning and I can’t wait to do it again!








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Event tomorrow at Once Upon a Storybook

I’ll be reading from SUPERBEETLE tomorrow, Saturday, September 30th, from 11am – noon at Once Upon A Storybook!

Once Upon A Storybook, 17300 East 17th Street, #C, Tustin, CA 92780, telephone 714-669-4377

We’ll learn about beetles and even make our own Superbeetle! Here’s the one I created and if I can do it – someone who has zero craft skills – then I guarantee you and your child can make one!

Hope to see you tomorrow!

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Once Upon A Storybook event is coming up!

I’ll be reading chapters from SUPERBEETLE, my early reader chapter book, at the most wonderful children’s bookstore in Southern California. Maybe anywhere! It’s an adorable store and perfect for kids of all ages. I’ll have bug-like crafts, storytime, and even Chinese treats! Then you should definitely stay to browse this awesome store.

It’s all happening Saturday, September 30th at 11am!

Once Upon A Storybook, 17300 East 17th Street, #C, Tustin, CA 92780, telephone 714-669-4377