2016

Tuesday, February 2, and February 4, 11, 19, 25
Artist in Residence Program - 
Let's Write and Illustrate a Picture Book! Workshop 
With Five, Third Grade Classes
Claremont Immersion Elementary School
Arlington, VA

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Friday, February 5
Presentations on Creating 
The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Nantucket Elementary School
Crofton, MD

Thursday, March 17
ARTstravaganza - Let's Create A Picture Book! Workshops with Four, Second Grade Classes
St. Stephens and St. Agnes School
Alexandria, VA

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Tuesday, April 5
Three Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
CW Shipley Elementary School
Harpers Ferry, WV

Friday, April 22 - Earth Day!
Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School
Bethesda, MD

Tuesday, May 10
Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Loudoun Country Day School
Leesburg, VA

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Saturday, June 11, 10:00 - 3:00
Book Signing
Chesapeake Bay Children’s Book Festival
Talbot County Free Library
Easton,MD

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Tuesday, June 21
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
As Part of the Bookapalooza Celebration
KW Barrett Elementary School
Arlington, VA

Thursday, June 16 - July 31
Turning the Page: Children’s Book Illustration Art Show
Featuring Local Picture Book Illustrators as well as Illustrations From the Mazza Museum in Findley, Ohio
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 16, 7:00 PM
Guldesky Gallery and First Floor Galleries
Strathmore Hall 
Bethesda MD

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 (L) With Lulu Delacre, Susan Stockdale and Janet Stoeke at the opening reception (R) With Renee Kelahan, Librarian at Loudoun Country Day

Sunday, June 26, 2:45 - 3:45
Panel Discussion: “Collaborative Relationships When Creating Picture Books”
As Part of the Turning The Page: Children’s Book Illustration Art Show
Mansion Music Room
Strathmore Hall
Bethesda, MD

Sunday, July 10, 1:00 - 2:00
Creating Characters and Stories - A Picture Book Workshop
(Workshop description on “School Visits” page)
As Part of the “Turning The Page: Children’s Book Illustration” Exhibition
Mansion Music Room
Strathmore Mansion
Bethesda, MD

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Tuesday, July 12

Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Through a Partnership With the Horizons Greater Washington Program 
and An Open Book Foundation
Bancroft Elementary School at St Patrick’s Episcopal Day School Camp
Bethesda, MD

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Sunday, July 24, 1:00 - 4:00
A Workshop - The Art of Picture Book Illustration (for Teens and Adults)
(Workshop description on “School visits” page)
As Part of the “Turning the Page: Children’s Book Illustration” Exhibition
Mansion Music Room
Strathmore Mansion
Bethesda, MD

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Wednesday, October 5
Three Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Emerick Elementary School
Purcellville, VA

Friday, October 7, 4:00 - 7:00 
Saturday, October 8, 10:00 - 4:00
Book Sale and Signing at the Metropolitan Club Fall Craft Show
Garrett Park Town Hall
Garrett Park, MD

Thursday, October 20,
The Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) Annual Conference
Concurrent Session Presentation: Inspiring Students with a True Rescue Story: 
The Eye of the Whale - 
9:00 AM
Book Signing at Author Celebration - 4:30 - 6:00 
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Norfolk, VA

Wednesday, October 26

Presentation Featuring Ten Timid Ghosts

Loudoun Country Day School

Leesburg, VA

Tuesday, November 29
Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Pinebrook Elementary School
Aldie, VA

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With Pinebrook's wonderful Librarian, Denise Higgins

2015

Friday, January 9
Presentations on Creating The Eye of the Whale
Holy Redeemer Elementary School
College Park, MD

Wednesday, January 14
Presentation on Creating The Eye of the Whale
St. Stephens and St. Agnes Lower School
Alexandria, VA

Friday, January 23
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale
Patrick Henry Elementary School

Arlington, VA

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Patrick Henry's Caldecott Committee - With Terrific Book Ideas!                                      

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At the Book Signing with Librarian, Jennifer Stacey

Saturday, January 31
1:00
Presentation about creating The Eye of the Whale 
The Discovery Room 
Followed by a Book Signing at the Family Store (2:00 - 4:00)
National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 


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Monday, February 9

Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale
Ravensworth Elementary School

Springfield, VA

Friday, February 27
Presentations on Creating The Eye of the Whale
Hillside Elementary School
Ashburn, VA

Friday, March 4
3:10
8-minute Presentation About School Programs
(Including An All-Day Display)
Howard County Cultural Arts Showcase
8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD

Friday, March 14
Morning Presentation/Breakout Session
Inspiring Students with The Eye of the Whale and The Nature Generation's Green Earth Book Award-Winning Books 
Virginia State Reading Association Conference
Richmond, VA

Thursday, March 19
ARTstravaganza - Let's Create A Picture Book! Workshops
St. Stephens and St. Agnes School
Alexandria, VA

Saturday, March 21
2:00 PM
StoryFest! Authors and Illustrators and Picture Books, Oh My!
Panel - Writing and Illustrating Picture Books, With Susan Stockdale and Melissa Guion
Book Signing Will Follow 
Virginia Festival of the Book
Charlottesville, VA

Tuesday, April 7, and April 8, 14, 16, 21
Artist in Residence Program - Let's Write and Illustrate a Picture Book!
Claremont Immersion Elementary School
Arlington, VA

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Wednesday, April 15
Daytime Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale
Evening Family Presentation Featuring Ten Timid Ghosts
Claude Thompson Elementary School
Marshall, VA  

Friday, April 17
Presentations and Book Signing of The Eye of the Whale
Franklin Elementary School
Reistertown, MD

Wednesday, April 22
10:00 AM
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale, Celebrating Earth Day!
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
Winchester, VA

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Wednesday, April 29
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale
Oakridge Elementary School
Arlington, VA

Tuesday, May 5
Celebration of Children’s Book Week!
Readings of Ten Timid Ghosts and The Eye of the Whale
The House of Representatives Child Care Center
Washington, DC

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Friday, May 15
Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale
Loudoun Country Day School

Leesburg, VA

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Friday, June 12
Presentations on Creating The Eye of the Whale
Nottingham Elementary School
Arlington, VA

Thursday, June 25
12:45 
Presentation About Writing and Illustrating Picture Books
Shenandoah Children’s Literature Conference
Winchester, VA

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Wednesday, October 21
Presentation Featuring Ten Timid Ghosts, It’s Halloween Night!
and Harvest Party!
Loudoun Country Day School
Leesburg, VA

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Loudoun's Haunted Library!

Friday, October 23
Presentation on Creating The Eye of the Whale
Centennial Lane Elementary School
Ellicott City, MD

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I thought this welcome banner was in my honor, then
learned that Centennial Lane's school mascot is a dolphin!

Thursday, November 19
Presentations on Creating The Eye of the Whale, with The Nature Generation
Family Literacy Night - Patterson Elementary School
Washington, DC

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A budding author/illustrator! She enjoyed seeing me draw to music.

Friday, November 20
Presentations on Creating The Eye of the Whale
Lincoln and Hillsboro Elementary Schools
Purcellville, VA

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Tuesday, December 1
Presentations on Creating The Eye of the Whale
Stevens Forest Elementary School
Columbia, MD

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Before I left, these students brought a wonderful thank you letter their class had written, with beautiful artwork on the back! I will always keep this lovely momento!

Thursday, December 3
Presentations on Creating The Eye of the Whale
With An Open Book Foundation
Langdon Elementary School
Washington, DC

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The students were so excited to receive an autographed book from An Open Book Foundation!

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Yvonne Dungee is a wonderful librarian and she served us amazing cheesecake!

2014  

Friday and Saturday, February 7th and 8th
Presentation, Book Sale and Signing of The Eye of the Whale,
and Sale of Limited Edition Prints of Book Illustrations at the Artist/Author Walk
MAEOE - Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education - Conference
Princess Royale Hotel, Ocean City, MD

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Wednesday, February 26
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Reading and Book Signing - Library Open House, "We Love Books!"
East Gate Montessori School 
43665 Tall Cedars Parkway
Chantilly, VA 

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Wednesday, March 12
6:00 - 7:30 
Presentation, Book Sale and Signing of The Eye of the Whale
Book Fair Family Night
Georgetown Day School 
Washington, DC 

Thursday, March 13
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Presentation and Visit with Families 
Turning The Page Community Night
King Elementary School 
Washington, DC

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Saturday, March 15
Presentation and Book Signing of The Eye of the Whale at Meet the Author Day
CCBC - Chevy Chase-Bethesda Community Children's Center
Chevy Chase, MD

Thursday, March 20
ARTstravaganza - Let's Create A Picture Book! Workshops
With Four Second Grade Classes
St. Stephens and St. Agnes School
Alexandria, VA

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Saturday, March 29
10:00 - 4:00
Book Signing (10 am), Storytime Reading (11 am) and SCBWI Panel (1:00 - 2:00)
Annual Local Authors Fair and Regional Meeting of the Society of Book Writers and Illustrators
Cascades Library
Potomac Falls, VA 

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Wednesday, April 9
Presentation
East Silver Spring Elementary School
Silver Spring, MD 

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Thursday, April 10
Two Presentations on Creating The Eye of the Whale and Two In-Depth Programs on Creating Picture Books and Drawing Characters With Emotions
Laytonsville Elementary School
Gaithersburg, MD

Saturday, April 12
Alumni and Faculty Book Sale and Signing at "Art Unleashed" Fundraiser
The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA

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Wednesday, April 30
Presentation
School Without Walls at Francis Stevens
Washington, DC 

Thursday, May 8
Presentations and Book Signing of The Eye of the Whale Celebrating World Day of the Book
The German School
Potomac, MD

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Saturday, May 17
Presentation and Book Signing of The Eye of the Whale
Books in the Barn, Girl Scout Fundraiser
Grape Creek Farm
9011 Water Street Road
Walkersville, MD 21793 

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Sunday, May 18
Presentation, Book Sale and Signing of The Eye of the Whale
Temple Micah
Washington, DC 

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Tuesday, June 24
Presentation: Inspiring Students with The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Children's Literature Conference
Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA

Tuesday, July 1
Presentations on Creating The Eye of the Whale
St. Matthew’s Early Education Center’s Summer Camp
Bowie, MD

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Thursday, August 14
Presentations on Creating Ten Timid Ghosts
St. Matthew’s Early Education Center’s Summer Camp
Bowie, MD

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Thursday, September 18
Presentation on Creating The Eye of the Whale 
Drew Model Elementary School, as part of the Read Green Festival 
Arlington, VA

Thursday, September 18
Green Earth Book Award Ceremony and Green Tie Reception
The Eye of the Whale is on the Short List (in the Picture Book Category) and the Winner will be Announced! 6:00 pm 
The National Press Club
Washington, DC 

Sunday, September 21
Presentation and Book Signing of The Eye of the Whale
Girl Scout Fundraiser
Herndon, VA 

Saturday, September 27
Panel for a Roundtable Discussion on Picture Books
SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Fall Conference 2014
Holiday Inn Dulles
Sterling, VA

Friday, October 17
Presentations at DJ Montague Elementary School,
J. Blaine Blayton Elementary School

and Norge Elementary School
Williamsburg, VA

Saturday, October 18
Children’s Author Breakfast, Homecoming Weekend
9:00 - 11:00
Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale and Book Signing
Earl Gregg Swem Library
The College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA

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Tuesday, October 21
Presentation Featuring Ten Timid Ghosts

Loudoun Country Day School

Leesburg, VA

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Tuesday, October 28

Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale

Malcolm Elementary School
Waldorf, MD

Tuesday, November 25
Presentations and Book Signing of The Eye of the Whale
Bethesda Elementary School
Bethesda, MD

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