Events

For the Love of Learning

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Azalea, Unschooled, Events, Unschooling | 0 comments

For the Love of Learning

Thanks to Lainie Liberti, host of the alternative education movement webcast For the Love of Learning, for having me as a panelist on her show about unschooling fiction writers. Lainie invites a panel of guests to take on a different topic each week. Recently, she gathered several writers who have written fiction about unschooling. Sheila Baranoski, Kristi Howe, Nicole Olson, Crispin Bateman and I all talked about our experiences as authors. While the others are all active unschoolers and unschool advocates, I had the distinction of being the only author approaching the topic as an...

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Deck the Mall

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Azalea, Unschooled, Events | 2 comments

Deck the Mall

Fellow middle grade novelist and Islandport Press author Elizabeth Atkinson and I signed books at the Islandport Press kiosk at the Maine mall this past Saturday. Thanks to everyone who stopped by for a chat, a signed book, or a piece of candy. We met teachers, parents, and kids, including a home(un?)schooler who left with both Azalea, Unschooled and Beth’s book The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball. The event was a lot of fun, and a nice kick-off to the holiday season....

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Azalea Signing

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Azalea, Unschooled, Events | 0 comments

Azalea Signing

What are you doing Thanksgiving weekend? Perhaps braving the crowds at the Maine Mall in South Portland? I’ll be there on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Islandport Press kiosk from 11-1, signing books along with fellow middle-grade author (and fellow 2015 Maine Literary Awards finalist) Elizabeth Atkinson. Stop...

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Switch it Up!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Join me for a fun, fizzy family event at the fabulous Vena’s Fizz House in Portland, Maine! I’ll be reading aloud from Azalea, Unschooled and we’ll be mixing kid-friendly drinks with help from the terrific Vena’s staff. For tickets, visit Vena’s events page or call (207) 747-4901. Hope to see you...

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Reading at Sherman’s Books in Portland, Maine

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Azalea, Unschooled, Events | 0 comments

Reading at Sherman’s Books in Portland, Maine

Join me for an informal event on Saturday June 25th from 1-3 at Sherman’s Books at 45 Exchange Street in Portland, Maine. The event is co-sponsored by the Maine Women Writers Collection at UNE. I’ll do a short reading from Azalea, Unschooled and then I’ll be hanging around to sign books and talk. Refreshments will be served and children are welcome! Even if you have already bought enough copies of the book to last you a lifetime, drop by just to say hi and enjoy a terrific local bookstore (not to mention the great ice cream shop next...

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AuthorFest 2016

Posted by on Apr 10, 2016 in Azalea, Unschooled, Events | 0 comments

AuthorFest 2016

What a terrific event AuthorFest 2016 was! Thanks to everyone who came by–and there were a lot of you! It was great to see so many fellow children’s book authors, some from right here in Portland and others from farther afield. I finally got to meet local (to Portland) author Gail Donovan, whose books and launch events my daughter and I have been enjoying for years. After the event, the authors were invited to a luncheon. I had a veggie burger, but those who chose to partake donned bibs and cracked open lobsters. Why is it socially acceptable to wear a bib to eat lobster and not,...

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