As a writer and illustrator, I am available to speak to both writing and visual arts groups. I also LOVE speaking to librarians and teachers about using picture books to teach storytelling. Please email me to discuss fees.

 Possible topics include:
*How to write a character-driven picture book 
*Getting published as a picture book writer or illustrator
*Using picture books to teach story structure
*Creating believable characters
*Plotting a picture book
*Switching from fine art to illustration

*The process of illustrating a story from start to finish

School Visits 

Now booking for the 2023-24 school year! 

​Please contact me for more information about virtual or in person school visits.


Writing Conferences, Libraries and other groups


My new book ONE MISSISSIPPI provides  an educational journey through our state as told by the lyrics of our newly adopted state song written by award winning singer/songwriter Steve Azar.

One or both of us can visit your school virtually or in person. Steve performs his song and talks about his songwriting process while I walk students through each illustration. I love sharing details about my research and illustration process.  

For more about ONE MISSISSIPPI and educational resources for teachers and kids, click here.

Contact me for pricing for school visits: virtual or in-person..