Jump Start Your Library

(For librarians and library personnel)

Hands-on activities from my three books engage participants and promote active learning in teaching library skills. The workshop will include:

  1. Bullet    Strategies I used with these lessons to promote collaborative teaching. 

  2. Bullet    Innovative techniques for managing the materials. 

  3. Bullet    Motivation to create additional hands-on learning materials.

4702 S. Fairplay Ct. 
Aurora, CO 80015 


What Do You See?

Explore the writing process from idea to published book. Primary students participate by thinking creatively and flexibly when looking at simple shapes. Teachers can choose to follow-up in the classroom with a simple writing activity.

(30-35 minutes)

From Storyteller to Author: A

Writer’s Journey

Give students a peek into the life of a writer—from an ordinary person who didn’t consider herself a writer, to a real author with published books and more on the way. This presentation for intermediate grades focuses on my trek from a teacher, to a professional storyteller, to an author. Students will enjoy hearing a story or two, along with a description of a writer’s process.

(45-50 minutes)


The oral tradition of storytelling mesmerizes audiences of all ages. My repertoire of world folktales provides opportunity to create programs that integrate into existing curriculum. (45-50 minutes)

Writing Workshops

Writing workshops  can be designed to meet the needs of your group.  Possible topics include:

Poetry Writing, Word Smithing, Revising, Using Simile and Metaphor.

Contact Information:

Fees range between $100 and $400 per day depending on the number of presentations. 

Available Fall 2012

Odyssey Books

My Past Programs Include:

•Denver Metro School Districts

•Colorado Association of Librarians

•National Year Round Conference

•University of Colorado at Denver

•PEBC Library Power

•Cheyenne Parks and Recreation

•Denver Libraries 

•Denver Art Museum

•Arvada Center

•Rocky Mountain Storytellers’ Conference

  1.   Colorado Outdoor  Education Center


Book Signings and Presentations:


  1. Paddock Road Elementary, Omaha, NE Nov. 2012

  2. National Association of Independent Libraries April 18 at Graland Country Day School

  3. Schmitt Elementary, April 19

  4. Rocky Mountain PBS Story Writer’s Contest Luncheon Keynote Speaker, January 7, 2012


  1. Rocky Mountain Society of Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Conference, September 17-18

  2. High Plains Elementary Storytelling Presentation,May 20

  3. Writing/Storytelling Workshops Cherry Creek High School, March-April

  4. CCIRA Conference, February

  5. StoryMakers Awards Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Rocky Mountain PBS, Jan.8

  6. Author Panel, Englewood Middle School, Jan. 7, 14


  1. CAL Conference, October 8, 10:15

  2. The Bookworm at Omaha, NE, Sept. 24 & 25

  3. Off the Beaten Path at Steamboat, CO, Aug. 5@10:00

  4. Barnes & Noble at Aurora, May 15

  5. Eiber Elementary, May 5 @8:00a-11:00

  6. Barnes & Noble at Lone Tree, April 10@11:00a

  7. Barnes & Noble at Lone Tree, March 9@7:00p

  8. Lone Tree Elementary, March 8

  9. Force Elementary, DPS, Feb. 18, @9:30

  10. The Tattered Cover at Highlands Ranch, Jan. 23, 2010 @10:30a


•Barnes & Noble at Southlands, Nov. 21, 2009 @4:15p

•High Plains Elementary, Dec. 2, 2009 @2:30p

  1.   Barnes & Noble at Southlands, Dec. 4, 2009 @5:45p

  2.   The Bookies Bookstore, Dec. 5, 2009@2:00

  3.   Barnes & Noble at Southlands, Dec. 16, 2009 @4:15p

  4.   Ponderosa Elementary, Dec. 17, 2009 @6:00

  5.   Polton Elementary, Jan. 21, 2010 @5:45p

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