Please check out my virtual visits page for information on booking me for your classroom/virtual event.

Past Events:

March 23, 2024, 2pm – Burlington, ON. BIRD BRAIN launch party with Jeff Szpirglas and Danielle Saint-Onge (launching their new book, SUPER SWITCH) at A Different Drummer Books.

March 7, 2024 – SLJ Middle Grade Magic – Emotional Resilience panel (Free but registration is required.)

May 17, 2023 – I hope to see you at the Forest of Reading festival at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto!


May 4, 11:30am –  Author reading and discussion: Fighting Antisemitism with Children’s Literature with Tziporah Cohen.

Including a sneak peek of my upcoming book, THE BOOK OF ELSIE.

Watch the replay here.

November 18, 6:30pm – Virtual Writer Series: From First Draft to Published Works hosted by the Huron County Library. See here for details and to register.

November 21, 2pm –  Author panel with Carol Matas and Kathy Kacer, moderated by Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraëli in partnership with A Different Drummer books.

October 12 was the official SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS release day! HOORAY! That morning I was on my hometown TV station’s morning show with my virtual friend and fellow cat person, Annette Hamm, to talk about the book.

Watch the replay here.

October 14 – Triple Author Launch Extravaganza!

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October 14 at 7pm PST/10pm EST is the triple-author launch extravaganza in partnership with Changing Hands Bookstore.

Event details are here. If you purchase one of my books as part of your ticket, you’ll get a signed bookplate and one of these cool wood and paper bookmarks.

NOTE: Changing Hands Bookstore is in the US but they will ship anywhere. Ticket price includes US shipping.

If you are in Canada and would like to purchase a book and bookmark directly from me, please head on over to my Etsy shop.

October 20, 11:30am –  virtual public reading from SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS and will then be discussing the book and doing Q&A with award-winning author and psychiatrist, Tziporah Cohen. Free but registration is required. View the replay here.

To celebrate the release of THE SUN WILL COME OUT, I held a fun webinar in partnership with fellow author, Jennifer A. Nielsen. Watch the replay here.

DOUBLE TROUBLE launch parties are happening this fall with Bev Katz Rosenbaum (her book is WHO IS TANKSY?) and Angela Misri (with her book PICKLES vs. THE ZOMBIES).

Burlington launch at A Different Drummer BookstoreSeptember 7, 2019 – 2pm

Toronto launch at Indigo Yonge & EglintonSeptember 8, 2019 – 2pm

Reading/signing with Lisa Dalrymple at MyTy’s Books, Gifts and Toys, Clinton, Ontario – September 28, 2019 – 2pm

September 17, 2017 – Telling Tales

CRUSHING IT Launch Party! 

Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 2 – 4 pm –  Westdale Branch, Hamilton Public Library, sponsored by Bryan Prince Bookseller.  Join me for the launch of my new book, CRUSHING IT. There will be a reading, Q&A,

Join me for the launch of my new book, CRUSHING IT. There will be a reading, Q&A, goodies, and lots of giveaways!

Join the official Facebook event here.


May 2 – Authors for Indies – Bryan Prince Bookseller.

2014 – Forest of Reading, Festival of Trees!  

May 12 – London Festival of Trees

May 13 – Uxbridge Festival of Trees

May 14 – Toronto Festival of Trees

May 16 – Ottawa Festival of Trees


October 7, 7:00PM, Journeys to Publication – panel moderated by Betsy Bird, with authors Ame Dyckman, Katherine Longshore, Sarvenaz Tash, Elisa Ludwig and Lynda Mullaly Hunt.  The Hartley House (413 W 46th St., New York, NY)September 15, 2013 – Telling Tales Festival, Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton, Ontario, presenting at 11:00a.m.

September 14, 2013 – Supercrawl, Hamilton (At the First Book Booth – details TBD)

August 3, 2013 – Signing at the Creemore Children’s Festival, Creemore, Ontario,

July 13, 2013 – Signing at Coles, Masonville Place – 1680 Richmond St. N., London, Ontario, 1:00 – 3:00

March 2013Tucson Festival of Books – check out the Arizona Road Trip of Awesome recap!

November 16  – NCTE Conference, Las Vegas – panel with Lisa McMann & Eileen Cook + signing at Bloomsbury/Walker booth – November 16, 5:30 – 6:00pm.

Sunday November 11Chapters South London, 1037 Wellington Road, London – 1-4pm – signing.

Saturday November 3 – Guest at the Ontario Blog Squad Meet-Up

October 27Signing at J.H. Gordon Books – 314 King Street East, Hamilton – 2pm

October 20Chapters Ancaster – 737 Golf Links Road, Ancaster – Signing – 10am-1pm

Sunday August 26  – Burlington Indigo – Signing – 1pm

Sunday July 29 – Chapters South London, 1037 Wellington Road, London – 12-4pm – signing.

Wednesday July 25 – Chapters Guelph – signing and chatting with the Teen Book Club. Details Here.

Thursday July 19Locke Library, Hamilton – 2pm. Reading, Q&A. Books will be available for purchase.

Saturday July 14 – Launch Party Extravaganza at Bryan Prince Bookseller! Signing, cupcakes, ME.

Saturday July 7 – Indigo Yorkdale – reading, Q&A and signing.

Books for tweens and immature adults.