April 15-18, Austin, TX Texas Library Association. Historically Thinking: How to Read and Write History

June 20-25 American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington DC. Panel: The Urgency of History: How Librarians Prepare Kids for Their Times

July 26-28, Simmons College, Boston. Summer Children’s Literature Institute. This year’s theme is “Make Way.”

August 9-12 SCBWI Annual Conference, Los Angeles.

September 5-9 LoonSong Writer’s Retreat, MN. Faculty. INFO HERE


February 8-10 New York City, NY SCBWI Winter Conference. I’ll be presenting this year’s Golden Kite in nonfiction, and teaching a deep-dive session on How to Write Nonfiction with All the Passion, Guts and Drama of Fiction.

November 15-18 Houston, TX I’ll be speaking at the National Council of Teachers of English annual convention. INFO HERE

July 20-23, Austin, TX Elizabeth will be speaking at the International Literacy Association. INFO HERE

June 27-30, San Antonio, TX Elizabeth received the Phoenix Award from the Children's Literature Association.

June 15, 1 pm Friday, Corte Madera, CA Children's Picture Book Writers & Illustrators Conference, Corta Madera, CA

June 14, 6:30 pm. Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Elizabeth appeared with Thi Bui, author of the compelling graphic novel, All We Could Carry. Main Library, Lower Level. LINK HERE to an excerpt of the event.

May 12, 2018 The Power of Words. Panel, NY Public Library

May 7-12, 2018 Writing and Revising Narrative Nonfiction, Highlights Foundation.

May 4, 2018 Rakestraw Books with Country Joe McDonald!

April 28, 2018 Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

April 15, 2018 Mrs. Dalloways, Berkeley, CA Book Launch Party!

February 10, 2018 Berkeley Public Library Foundation's Author's Dinner.