As both a public and school librarian, I have lots of experience talking to classes and groups of kids from ages 0-12. I try to share my love of reading and appreciation for books and writing with every kid I meet! I would love to visit your school, class, or book club.
In my presentation, I will focus on perseverance as I talk about how Daphne in Learning to Fall must embrace her failures in order to become a skater, and how that perseverance relates to my own journey to becoming a published author. I will also talk about my writing process, including working with critique partners and the importance of revising. And I know how much kids like to ask questions, so I will always leave time for that!
In a workshop setting, I can talk about creating fully realized characters and provide students with drawing and writing exercises to help make their characters come alive.
I am available for virtual or in-person events. Please let me know if you are interested in setting something up!
Events & Interviews
3/17/23 – I will be at Georgia Conference on Children’s Literature, Athens, GA
2/11/23 – I will be at Peninsula Libraries Present YANovCon, Burlingame, CA
12/5/22 – Featured list on book discovery site Shepherd: The Best Middle Grade Books about Father-Daughter Relationships
10/21/22 – Podcast interview with Kate Narita on Chalk & Ink: The Podcast for Teachers Who Write & Writers Who Teach
10/1/22 – Guest blog post on Nerdy Book Club: Make It Personal: Finding the Reality in Fiction
9/29/22 – Interview on A Worthy Reader blog
9/11/22 – Learning to Fall book launch event at Mrs. Dalloway’s books with author Lisa Moore Ramée
9/10/22 – Appearance on Books of Wonder virtual panel: Great Middle Grade Reads
9/9/22 – Guest blog post with author Melissa Dassori on School Library Journal‘s Teen Librarian Toolbox: Living in the City: Urban Settings in Middle Grade Novels
9/1/22 – Learning to Fall on the cover of Booklist magazine
8/26/22 – Kidlit411 blog: Author Spotlight: Sally Engelfried
8/24/22 – Kern County Library’s Book Talk Bakersfield podcast: In Conversation with Author Sally Engelfried
7/15/22 – Panelist at WriteOnCon 2022: From Critique to Contract, with authors Lisa Moore Ramée, Katherine Rothschild, and Stacy Stokes