events & picture books salon

upcoming picture book salons:

August Picture Book Salon
Monday August 26th, 6-8 pm

IN PERSON/OUTDOORS at Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield

Topic: Nature Writing for Kids
Speaker: Aimée Bissonette
Details TBA!!! Please save the date.

Picture Book Salon is always FREE and public, and usually takes place on the first-Monday of the month. This Salon is later in the month due to travel schedules. Fall Salons will be virtual, please check back for the lineup.

Some recordings of previous Salons can be found on our Facebook group page, or on YouTube with these links:

  • May 2024  (Pat Zietlow Miller: CUT THE FLUFF)
  • March 2024  (Colleen Muske: GROWING A BOOK)
  • February 2024  (Joyce Sidman: WRITING THROUGH WINTER)
  • October 2023  (Kurtis Scaletta: GRANNY REX”: A BOOK SIX(TY MILLION) YEARS IN THE MAKING)
  • May 2023  (Zaynab Abdi: GREEN CARD VOICES)
  • April 2023  (Tasslyn Magnusson: FIGHTING BOOK BANS)
  • March 2023  (Laura Purdie Salas & Yvonne Pearson: CREATING AND PERFORMING LIBRARY STORYTIMES)
  • February 2023  (Cori Doerrfeld: “BENEATH” THE COVER)
  • April 2022  (Dr. Artika Tyner: WRITING FOR JUSTICE)
  • March 2022  (Kayla Harren: STORYTELLING WITH CHARACTER, COLOR, AND LIGHT)
  • November 2021  (Stephen Shaskan:  GRAPHIC CHAPTER BOOKS & SERIES)
  • October 2021  (Phyllis Root, Liza Ketchum, Jackie Briggs Martin & Claudia McGehee: “BEGIN WITH A BEE” COLLABORATION)
  • April 2021  (Angela Whited & Kara Forde: BOOKSTORES & THE PANDEMIC)
  • November 2020  (Carol Hinz (Editor at Lerner): PICTURE BOOKS & THE PANDEMIC)
  • October 2020  (Dara Beevas (Wise Ink): INDIE AUTHOR REVOLUTION)

upcoming picture book salons:

August Picture Book Salon
Monday August 26th, 6-8 pm
 

IN PERSON/OUTDOORS at Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield

Topic: Nature Writing for Kids
Speaker: Aimée Bissonette
Details TBA!!! Please save the date.

Picture Book Salon is always FREE and public, and usually takes place on the first-Monday of the month. This Salon is later in the month due to travel schedules.
Fall Salons will be virtual, please check back for the lineup.

Some recordings of previous Salons can be found on our Facebook group page, or on YouTube with these links:

  • May 2024  (Pat Zietlow Miller: CUT THE FLUFF)
  • March 2024  (Colleen Muske: GROWING A BOOK)
  • February 2024  (Joyce Sidman: WRITING THROUGH WINTER)
  • October 2023  (Kurtis Scaletta: GRANNY REX”: A BOOK SIX(TY MILLION) YEARS IN THE MAKING)
  • May 2023  (Zaynab Abdi: GREEN CARD VOICES)
  • April 2023  (Tasslyn Magnusson: FIGHTING BOOK BANS)
  • March 2023  (Laura Purdie Salas & Yvonne Pearson: CREATING AND PERFORMING LIBRARY STORYTIMES)
  • February 2023  (Cori Doerrfeld: “BENEATH” THE COVER)
  • April 2022  (Dr. Artika Tyner: WRITING FOR JUSTICE)
  • March 2022  (Kayla Harren: STORYTELLING WITH CHARACTER, COLOR, AND LIGHT)
  • November 2021  (Stephen Shaskan:  GRAPHIC CHAPTER BOOKS & SERIES)
  • October 2021  (Phyllis Root, Liza Ketchum, Jackie Briggs Martin & Claudia McGehee: “BEGIN WITH A BEE” COLLABORATION)
  • April 2021  (Angela Whited & Kara Forde: BOOKSTORES & THE PANDEMIC)
  • November 2020  (Carol Hinz (Editor at Lerner): PICTURE BOOKS & THE PANDEMIC)
  • October 2020  (Dara Beevas (Wise Ink): INDIE AUTHOR REVOLUTION)

readings & signings

Yes, I am available for story times! Please contact me for rates and details.

Photos from Star of the North nomination event at Mackin, Children’s Book Week readings at New Brighton and North St. Paul libraries, events which served over 70 children plus their adults and Screen-free Week readings at Kinderberry Hill Child Development centers, Eden Prairie and Edina.