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"The cat went here and there
and the moon spun round
like a top.
And the nearest kin of the moon,
the creeping cat,
looked up."

W.B. Yeats, "The Cat and the Moon," 1919

PHOTO COURTESY THE CAT GALLERY   

COMING IN 2012

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9 - THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13
Workshop: Writing for Little Eyes and Little Ears
Highlights Foundation
814 Court Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
Contact: Alison Myers, Program Consultant

EVENT HISTORY 2012

THURSDAY MAY 31
Children's Art Workshops/Book Signing

Young Artists' Conference 2012
Central Elementary School

5610 Second Ave.
Ferndale, WA 98248
Contact: Denise Smith, Linda Joy, co-chairs

EVENT HISTORY 2011

TUESDAY DECEMBER 27 - THURSDAY DECEMBER 29
Privately Funded Young Author Retreat
Portland, OR 97230
Contact: Referral supplied on request

FRIDAY DECEMBER 9
Reading/Book Signing
Book Fair: Montessori School, Redlands, CA
Barnes & Noble B
ooksellers
27460 Lugonia Ave.
Redlands, CA 92374
Contact: Laurie Aldern, Community Relations Manager

THURSDAY DECEMBER 8
Reading/Book Signing
Book Fair: Arroyo Verde Elementary School, Highland, CA
Barnes & Noble B
ooksellers
27460 Lugonia Ave.
Redlands, CA 92374
Contact: Laurie Aldern, Community Relations Manager

SATURDAY APRIL 30
Children's Art Workshop/Book Signing
StoryFaire Literacy Festival/Fundraiser for Storyteller Children's Center and CALM
De La Guerra Plaza
9 East De La Guerra Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2217
Contact: Marni McGee, Author/Illustrator Coordinator

WEDNESDAY APRIL 13
Pajama Party/Family Reading Night
CAPE Charter School
777 Aileen St
Camarillo, CA 93010
Contact: Kay Wolverton Ito, Event Coordinator

WEDNESDAY MARCH 23
Family Literacy Program
Villa Park Elementary School
10551 Center Drive
Villa Park, CA 92861
Contact: Cynthia Hicks, Library Liaison, VPE Home & School League

WEDNESDAY MARCH 2
Family Literacy Program
Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology

240 Flory Avenue
Moorpark, CA 93021
Contact:  Holly Kunkle, Library/Media Technician

FRIDAY JANUARY 21
Parent/Child Writing Workshop
Lowell Bayside Academy

5201 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
Contact: Elizabeth Borsting, Coordinator, Authors & Illustrators Night

EVENT HISTORY 2010

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Children's Program/Book Signing
World BookFest Early Literacy Fair
Monte Vista Middle School
888 Lantana Street
Camarillo, CA
Contact: Mary Goldberg, Youth Librarian

SATURDAY OCTOBER 9
Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Breakfast with the Authors
Santa Barbara County Education Office
4400 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA
Contact: Rose Koller, Event Coordinator

SUNDAY MAY 16
Children's Program/Reading/Book Signing
Healthy Living Festival
Downtown Manhattan Beach, CA
Contact: Peggy Curry, Founder/President, Growing Great

SATURDAY APRIL 24
Children's Program/Reading/Book Signing
StoryFaire Literacy Festival/Fundraiser for Storyteller Children's Center and CALM
De La Guerra Plaza
9 East De La Guerra Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2217
Contact: Marni McGee, StoryFaire Author Coordinator

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26
Author Showcase
"An Afternoon with Eve"
Ventura County Office of Education
5100 Adolfo Road
Camarillo, CA 93012
Contact: Patti Johnson
, Librarian/Learning Resource Specialist

FRIDAY JANUARY 22
Parent/Child Writing Workshop
Lowell Bayside Academy

5201 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
Contact: Nancy Wride, Coordinator, Authors & Illustrators Night

EVENT HISTORY 2009

THURSDAY DECEMBER 3
Children's Program/Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
The Americana at Brand
210 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91204
Contact: Christine Pan, Community Relations Manager

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20
School Visit
Katherine Elementary School
5455 Katherine St.
Simi Valley, CA
Contact: Lisa Campbell
, V.P. Programs, Katherine Elementary PTA

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 17
Children's Program/Reading/Writing Workshop/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
160 S. Westlake Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Contact: Donna, Community Relations Department

SATURDAY OCTOBER 10
Children's Program/Reading/Book Signing
Westlake Learning Children's Literacy Fair
Borders Bookstore
125 W Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Contact: Stephen Fofanoff,
Tutor and Consultant, Westlake Learning

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1
Blog Talk Radio Interview
Book Bites for Kids
Contact: Tyler Lieurance
, Program Director

FRIDAY AUGUST 28
Children's Program/Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers

4820 Telephone Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Julia R Palmer, Community Relations Manager

TUESDAY AUGUST 25
Children's Program/Reading/Book Signing
Round Table Pizza
1213 S. Victoria
Oxnard, CA 93035
Contact: Lynette Lucas, Public Relations Consultant, LL Enterprises

TUESDAY AUGUST 11
Writing Workshop for Gifted Young Authors
Belle Bottom Baby
2029 Ventura Blvd. Suite #33
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Contact: Ann Brenoff, principal, After-School Days

TUESDAY AUGUST 4
Writing Workshop for Gifted Young Authors
Belle Bottom Baby
2029 Ventura Blvd. Suite #33
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Contact: Ann Brenoff, principal, After-School Days

TUESDAY JULY 28
Writing Workshop for Gifted Young Authors
Belle Bottom Baby
2029 Ventura Blvd. Suite #33
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Contact: Ann Brenoff, principal, After-School Days

SATURDAY JULY 25
Writing the Picture Book Workshop
Ventura Book Festival
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
450 E. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
Contact: Mary Embree, Executive Director, California Literary Arts Society

TUESDAY JULY 21
Writing Workshop for Gifted Young Authors
Belle Bottom Baby
2029 Ventura Blvd. Suite #33
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Contact: Ann Brenoff, principal, After-School Days

THURSDAY JULY 16
Children's Program

LAPL Summer Reading Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Lincoln Heights Branch
2530 Workman Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Contact:  Karla Gonzalez, Children's Librarian

TUESDAY JULY 14
Children's Program

LAPL Summer Reading Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Benjamin Franklin Branch
2200 E. First St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Contact:  Karla Gonzalez, Children's Librarian

TUESDAY JUNE 16
School Visit
Alki Elementary School

3010 59th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Marjorie Nye, Grade 1 Teacher

THURSDAY JUNE 11
Project Arts RESPECT Writing Workshop
Rio Lindo Elementary School

2131 Snow Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

WEDNESDAY JUNE 10
Project Arts RESPECT Writing Workshop
Rio Real Elementary School

1140 Kenney Street
Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

THURSDAY JUNE 4
Project Arts RESPECT Art Workshop
Rio Lindo Elementary School

2131 Snow Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

WEDNESDAY JUNE 3
Blog Interview (in Spanish)
Los Bloguitos

Contact: Leticia Pontoni, Blog Manager

WEDNESDAY JUNE 3
Project Arts RESPECT Art Workshop
Rio Real Elementary School

1140 Kenney Street
Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

TUESDAY JUNE 2
Project Arts RESPECT Writing Workshop
Rio Del Mar Elementary School

3150 Thames River Dr
Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

SATURDAY MAY 30
Author Showcase

12th District California PTA Mini-Conference
Sequoia Middle School
2855 Borchard Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Contact:  Sue Wells, Vice President, Leadership

THURSDAY MAY 28
Project Arts RESPECT Writing Workshop
Rio Plaza Elementary School

600 Simon Way
Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

TUESDAY MAY 26
Project Arts RESPECT Art Workshop
Rio Del Mar Elementary School

3150 Thames River Dr
Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

THURSDAY MAY 21
Project Arts RESPECT Art Workshop
Rio Plaza Elementary School

600 Simon Way
Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

THURSDAY APRIL 9
Project Arts RESPECT Portrait Workshop
Rio Del Norte Elementary School

2500 Lobelia Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

THURSDAY APRIL 2
Project Arts RESPECT Writing Workshop
Rio Del Norte Elementary School

2500 Lobelia Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

THURSDAY MARCH 12
Project Arts RESPECT Portrait Workshop
Rio Rosales Elementary School

1001 Kohala Street
Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

MONDAY MARCH 9
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble B
ooksellers
26751 Aliso Creek Road
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Contact: Jason Cochran, Store Manager

MONDAY MARCH 9
School Visit
Lomarena Elementary School
25100 Earhart Road
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Contact:  Elizabeth Elder, Reading Programs Chairperson

THURSDAY MARCH 5
Project Arts RESPECT Writing Workshop
Rio Rosales Elementary School

1001 Kohala Street
Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Lynette Lucas, District Coordinator of Technology, Assessment and Curriculum

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28
Reading/Book Signing
Reading-for-Food-Because-We-CAN Read-a-Thon
Conejo Elementary School
280 N. Conejo School Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Contact: Merley Greenidge, Read-A-Thon Co-Chair

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13
School Visit
Briarwood Elementary School
17020 SE 134th Street
Renton, Washington 98059
Contact: Heather Burdick, 3rd Grade Teacher

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12
School Visit
Silver Firs Elementary School
5909 146th PL SE
Everett, WA 98208
Contact:  Laura Gray, Reading Specialist

FRIDAY JANUARY 30
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble B
ooksellers
7881 Edinger Ave. #110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Contact: Jeanne Ferrara, Community Relations Manager

FRIDAY JANUARY 30
School Visit
St. Callistus Elementary School
12901 Lewis St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Contact: Sister M. Annunciata, OP, Librarian

SATURDAY JANUARY 17
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble B
ooksellers
4820 Telephone Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Julia R Palmer, Community Relations Manager

EVENT HISTORY 2008

SATURDAY DECEMBER 6
Children's Program
Santa Clarita Literacy and Arts Festival
William S. Hart Park

24151 San Fernando Road
Newhall, CA 91321
Contact: Susan Castellanos, Committee Chair, Santa Clarita Education Foundation

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13
Family Literacy Program
Family Night @ the Library
Simi Valley Library

2969 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Contact:  Caroline Hucker, Committee Co-Chair, Simi Valley Friends of the Library

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4
School Visit
Township Elementary School
4101 Township Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Contact:  Nancy Briggs, Librarian

SATURDAY OCTOBER 25
Meet-and-Greet/Portfolio Display
SCBWI-Ventura/Santa Barbara Writer's Day
California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Contact:  Alexis O'Neill, SCBWI Regional Advisor

SATURDAY OCTOBER 11
Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
B&N Educators' Tea
Barnes & Noble B
ooksellers
160 S. Westlake Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Contact:  Michele Kantor, Community Relations Manager

SUNDAY OCTOBER 5
Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Orange County Children's Book Festival
Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
Contact: Barry Ackerman, Executive Director

SATURDAY OCTOBER 4
Author Panel/Book Signing
Duarte Festival of Authors
Westminster Gardens
1420 Santo Domingo
Duarte, CA 91010
Contact: Pat DeRose, Festival Coordinator

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27
Meet-and-Greet
Mission Inn Children's Literature Conference
The Mission Inn

3649 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
Contact: Brad Hundman, Owner, The Frugal Frigate: A Children's Bookstore

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER  26
Blog Interview
Back-to-School Blog Tour

ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Blog
Contact: Teresa Walls, Blog Manager

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21
Blog Interview
Back-to-School Blog Tour
Bildungsroman
Contact:  Little Willow, Writer, Actress, Singer, Dancer, Blogger!

TUESDAY AUGUST 5
Children's Program

LAPL Summer Reading Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Brentwood Branch
11820 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Contact:  Madigan McGillicuddy, Children's Librarian

TUESDAY AUGUST 5
Children's Program

LAPL Summer Reading Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Baldwin Hills Branch
2906 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Contact:  Teresa Robertson, Children's Librarian

SATURDAY JUNE 7
Author Showcase

12th District California PTA Mini-Conference
Sequoia Middle School
2855 Borchard Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Contact:  Sue Wells, Vice President, Leadership

FRIDAY MAY 23
Reading/Book Signing

Claremont Public Library
208 Harvard Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
Contact:  Jim Earhart
, Community Relations Manager, Montclair B&N

THURSDAY MAY 22
Keynote Address
Inland Empire Reading Council Young Writers' Tea

Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
Contact:  Linda Dilday, Community Relations Manager, Riverside B&N

SUNDAY MAY 18
Children's Program/Book Signing
StoryFaire Fundraiser for Storyteller Children's Center
All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church

84 Eucalyptus Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Contact:  Victoria Juarez, Development Associate

THURSDAY APRIL 24
School Visit
Lennox Middle School
11033 Buford Ave.
Lennox, CA 90304
Contact:  Bertha Rios, Librarian

WEDNESDAY APRIL 16
Children's Program/Book Signing
LAUSD "Melody of Words" Literacy Celebration
El Camino Real High School

5440 Valley Circle Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Contact:  Amy Werner, Event Co-Chair

THURSDAY APRIL 10
Family Literacy Program

Richland School District F.L.A.R.E. Project
Golden Oak Elementary School
195 South Wall Street
Shafter, California 93263
Contact:  Marcia Krause, District Library Media Teacher

SATURDAY APRIL 5
Children's Program/Book Signing
LAUSD "Passport to Reading" Literacy Celebration
William Howard Taft High School

5461 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, California 91364
Contact:  Kathleen Sheppard, Library Media Specialist

SATURDAY MARCH 15
Author Talk/Book Signing
ALPHA "Day of Authors"

California State University at Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Contact:  Bobbie Cooper, Event Co-Chair
Joanne Larson, Event Co-Chair

FRIDAY MARCH 14
Meet-and-Greet
ALPHA Author Dinner
La Vie en Rose
240 S State College Blvd
Brea, CA 92821
Contact:  Bobbie Cooper, Event Co-Chair
Joanne Larson, Event Co-Chair

WEDNESDAY MARCH 12
Family Literacy Program

Mountain Meadows Elementary School
4200 Mountain Meadows Drive
Moorpark, CA 93021
Contact:  Marti Klotz, MMPTA President

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28
Family Literacy Program
Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology

240 Flory Avenue
Moorpark, CA 93021
Contact:  Holly Kunkle, Library/Media Technician

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23
Meet-and-Greet
California Readers Luncheon
Pickwick Gardens
1001 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91506
Contact:  Candace Dardarian, Luncheon Registrar

SATURDAY JANUARY 26
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble B
ooksellers
27460 Lugonia Ave.
Redlands, CA 92374
Contact:  Jill Sweitzer, Community Relations Manager

FRIDAY JANUARY 25
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble B
ooksellers
5183 Montclair Plaza Lane
Montclair, CA 91763
Contact:  Jim Earhart
, Community Relations Manager

THURSDAY JANUARY 24
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble B
ooksellers
3485 Tyler Street
Riverside, CA 92503
Contact:  Linda Dilday, Community Relations Manager

THURSDAY JANUARY 24
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble B
ooksellers
11090 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Contact:  Kristy Moran, Community Relations Manager

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23
Classroom Visit
Hollywood Beach School

4000 Sunset Lane
Oxnard, CA 93035
Contact:  Donna Daily, Grade 3/4 Teacher

EVENT HISTORY 2007

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18
Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Author/Illustrator Brunch
California School Library Association Conference
Ontario Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764
Contact:  Amber Claflin, Conference Committee Member
Sandra Yoon, CSLA President

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10
Meet-and-Greet
Authors' Reception
California Reading Association Conference
Ontario Airport Doubletree Hotel
Strawberry Peak Room
222 N. Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764
Contact:  Sandra Yoon, Conference Author Co-Chair

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9
Teachers' Workshop/Book Signing
California Reading Association Conference
Ontario Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764
Contact:  Sandra Yoon, Conference Author Co-Chair

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8
Meet-and-Greet
President's Reception
California Reading Association Conference
Ontario Airport Doubletree Hotel
Lake Arrowhead Room
222 N. Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764
Contact:  Sandra Yoon, Conference Author Co-Chair

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4
Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Customer Appreciation Day
Adventures for Kids Bookstore

3457 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Barbara O'Grady, Owner

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3
Reading/Book Signing
Young Readers' Story Fest
(Sponsored by Ventura Education Partnership, Ventura Neighborhood for Learning and Adventures for Kids Bookstore)
Ventura Unified School District Education Service Center
255 W. Stanley Avenue
Ventura, CA 93001
Contact: Kay Giles, Event Author Coordinator

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27
Author Talk/Book Signing
SCBWI-Ventura/Santa Barbara Writer's Day
California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Contact:  Alexis O'Neill, SCBWI Regional Advisor

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17
Author Talks
Introduction to Children's Literature Classes
Cal State University, Channel Islands
One University Drive, Bell Tower 1602
Camarillo, CA 93012
Contact:  Claudia Reder, Ph.D., Professor of Children's Literature

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16
Children's Program
Sundays @ Central Children's Author Series

Los Angeles Public Library, Central Branch
630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Contact:  Linda Israelson, Librarian, Children's Literature Department

SATURDAY AUGUST 25
Author Talk/Book Signing
Literary Arts Society of Ventura County Book Festival
Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ventura
5654 Ralston St.
Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Mary Embree, Executive Director
Marcy Burns, Past President

THURSDAY AUGUST 23
Children's Program
LAPL Summer Reading Program

Los Angeles Public Library, Westchester-Loyola Village Branch
7114 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Contact:  Ian Rosen, Children's Librarian

SATURDAY AUGUST 18
Children's Program

LAPL Summer Reading Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Sherman Oaks Branch
14245 Moorpark Street
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Contact:  Anne Olivier, Children's Librarian

TUESDAY AUGUST 14
Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Adventures for Kids Teachers' Night

Adventures for Kids Bookstore
3457 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Barbara O'Grady, Owner

TUESDAY AUGUST 14
Children's Program

LAPL Summer Reading Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Twain Branch
9621 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90003
Contact:  Martha Sherod, Children's Librarian
Cynthia Merina, Senior Librarian/Branch Manager

TUESDAY AUGUST 7
Children's Program

LAPL Summer Reading Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch
24000 S. Western
Harbor City, CA 90710
Contact:  Donna Atmur, Children's Librarian

SATURDAY JULY 14
Children's Program

LAPL Summer Reading Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Granada Hills Branch
10640 Petit Avenue
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Contact:  Heather Sells, Children's Librarian

THURSDAY JULY 12
Children's Program

LAPL Summer Reading Program
Los Angeles Public Library, Playa Vista Branch
6400 Playa Vista Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90094
Contact:  Field Weber, Children's Librarian

SATURDAY JUNE 30
Reading/Book Signing
Imagine That! Bookstore

5225 Canyon Crest
Riverside, CA 92507
Contact:  Judy Christensen, Owner
Jennifer Christensen, Manager

SATURDAY JUNE 30
Reading

City of Riverside Neighborhood Conference

California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
Contact: BJ Carrell, Conference Children's Activities Coordinator

THURSDAY JUNE 28
Reading

Riverside Public Library
3581 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Contact: Sue Struthers, Youth Services manager

SATURDAY JUNE 23
Reading/Book Signing w/ Illustrator Dan Santat
Storyopolis

12348 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Contact:  Blake Harris, Event Coordinator

SATURDAY JUNE 16
Reading/Book Signing w/ Illustrator Dan Santat
Adventures for Kids Bookstore

3457 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Barbara O'Grady, Owner

THURSDAY MAY 31
Keynote Address
Grandparents and Books Volunteer Luncheon
Los Angeles Public Library
, Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch
24000 S. Western
Harbor City, CA 90710
Contact:  Maureen Wade, Senior Librarian and Director of GAB Program, Office of Children's Services

SUNDAY MAY 20
Author Talk/Book Signing
Adventures for Kids Bookstore

3457 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Barbara O'Grady, Owner

SATURDAY MAY 12
Reading/Book Signing
Kern Reading Association Young Authors' Fair
Standard Elementary School
114 E. Minner
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Contact:  Sandra Yoon, Coordinator, Library Media Services
Department of Curriculum and Standards, Bakersfield City School District

FRIDAY MAY 11
School Visit
Standard Elementary School

114 E. Minner
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Contact:  Sara Mooney, Grade 4 Teacher

THURSDAY MAY 10
School Visit
Pioneer Drive Elementary School

4404 Pioneer Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Contact:  Rhonda Black, Library Media Assistant

WEDNESDAY MAY 9
School Visit
Virginia Ave. School

3301 Virginia Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Contact:  Linda Arnold, Reading Specialist

TUESDAY MAY 8
School Visit
Williams Elementary School

1201 Williams St.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
Contact:  Jennifer Payne, Principal

MONDAY MAY 7
School Visit
Bimat Elementary School
8600 Northshore
Bakersfield, CA 93312
Contact: Pam Teagarden, Grade 2 Teacher

WEDNESDAY MARCH 21
Author Showcase
LAPL Annual Author Spotlight
Los Angeles Public Library, Central Branch
630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Contact:  Eva Cox, Library Assistant, Office of Children's Services

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24
Meet-and-Greet
California Readers Luncheon
Pickwick Gardens
1001 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91506
Contact:  Candace Dardarian, Luncheon Registrar

FRIDAY JANUARY 26 - SUNDAY JANUARY 28
Writers' Workshop
SCBWI-Ventura/Santa Barbara Retreat
Franciscan Renewal Center
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, California 93105
Contact:  Alexis O'Neill, SCBWI Regional Advisor

EVENT HISTORY 2006

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4
Children's Program
King County Library System Ready-To-Read Celebration
Vashon Library
17210 Vashon Hwy. S.W.
Vashon Island, WA  98070
Contact:  Ursula Schwaiger, Children's Librarian
Deborah Schneider, Public Programming Coordinator, KCLS

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4
Children's Program
King County Library System Ready-To-Read Celebration
Des Moines Library
21620 11th Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98198
Contact:  Barbara Blue, Children's Librarian
Deborah Schneider, Public Programming Coordinator, KCLS

SUNDAY OCTOBER 29
Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Customer Appreciation Day
Adventures for Kids Bookstore

3457 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Barbara O'Grady, Owner

FRIDAY OCTOBER 13 - SATURDAY OCTOBER 14
Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
Washington Library Media Association Conference
Doubletree Hotel, Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
Contact:  Martha Miller, Conference Chair

MONDAY OCTOBER 9
School Visit
Red Oak Elementary School
4857 Rockfield St.
Oak Park, CA 91377
Contact:  Patti Holland, Grade 1 Teacher

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15
Reading
Good Sam Children's Art Gallery Opening
Good Samaritan Hospital

1225 Wilshire Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Contact:  James Ree, Employment Specialist; Event Chair

WEDNESDAY MAY 24
Reading/Book Signing
Adventures for Kids Bookstore

3457 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
Contact:  Barbara O'Grady, Owner

MONDAY MAY 15
School Visit
Kent Prairie Elementary School

8110 207th St. NE
Arlington, WA 98223
Contact:  Janet Fuller, Librarian

WEDNESDAY MAY 10
School Visit
Monte Cristo Elementary School

1021 100th St. NE
Granite Falls, WA 98252
Contact:  Linnea Epstein, Children's Liaison, Granite Falls Library

SUNDAY MAY 7
Author Showcase
SCBWI-WWA "Inside Story"
Island Books

3014 78th Ave. SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Contact:  Pamela Greenwood, Event Co-Chair
Jaime Temairik, Event Co-Chair

SATURDAY APRIL 8
Author Talk/Book Signing
Children’s Reading Celebration and Young Authors' Fair
(sponsored by Ventura County Reading Association and Cal State University, Channel Islands)
Cal State Channel Islands
One University Drive
Camarillo CA 93012
Contact:  Jody Fickes Shapiro, Board Member, VCRA
Debra Hoffmann, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, CSUCI

THURSDAY MARCH 16
School Visit
Darrington Elementary School
P.O. Box 25
Darrington, WA 98241
Contact:  Merle Green, Children’s Liaison, Darrington Library

MONDAY FEBRUARY 13
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble B
ooksellers
160 S. Westlake Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Contact:  Michele Kantor, Community Relations Manager

EVENT HISTORY 2005

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14, 2005
School Visit
John Adams Middle School

151 West 30th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Contact:  Sandy Higgs, Grade 7/8 Teacher

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7
SCBWI-WWA "Winter Gifts" Author Panel
Otto Miller Hall, Room 109
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA
Contact: Sara Easterly, Event Chair, SCBWI-WWA
Pam Cady, Assistant Manager, University Bookstore

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12
Children's Program
Group Health Cooperative Parenting Forum
Bates Technical College
Tacoma, WA
Contact:  Mary Lynn Thompson, Education Program Manager

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29
Children's Program
"The Reading Connection" Community Health Forum
(sponsored by Group Health Cooperative)
Third Place Books

7171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Contact:  Judy Hobbs, Children's Buyer, Third Place Books
Mary Lynn Thompson, Education Program Manager, Group Health

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7
Author Reception/Showcase

Sno-Isle Libraries Service Center
7312 35th Ave NE
Marysville, WA 98271
Contact:  Brina Burke, Children's Services Secretary

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8
Author Talk/Book Signing

International Literacy Day Celebration
ParkPlace Books
Kirkland, WA
Contact:  Marion Holland, Counselor, Louisa May Alcott Elementary School
Board Member, Lake Washington Council, International Reading Association


MONDAY JUNE 27
Children's Program
Summer Book Camp
A Book for All Seasons

703 Hwy. 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Contact:  Amy Carlson, Book Camp Director

SUNDAY JUNE 26
Meet-and-Greet/Book Signing
A Book for All Seasons

703 Hwy. 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Contact:  Pat Rutledge, Owner

THURSDAY JUNE 23
Reading/Book Signing
Summer Pajama Party
Third Place Books

7171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Contact:  Judy Hobbs, Children's Buyer

THURSDAY JUNE 23
Radio Interview
KPQ-AM
(560 Wenatchee)
"The Two o'Clock Show" with Ken Johannessen

SATURDAY JUNE 4
Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble B
ooksellers
626 106th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Contact: Brenda Gurung, Community Relations Manager

TUESDAY MAY 31
School Visit
Lake Hills Elementary School @ Bellewood
301 151st Place NE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Contact:  Kristine McLane, Library Media Specialist
Brenda Gurung, Community Relations Manager, Bellevue B&N

SATURDAY MAY 21
Reading/Book Signing
Village Books

1200 11th St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

FRIDAY MAY 20
School Visit
Clyde Hill Elementary School

9601 NE 24th St.
Bellevue, WA 98004
Contact:  Kim Henry, Manager, University Bookstore
Pam Cady, Assistant Manager, University Bookstore

THURSDAY APRIL 21
Author Showcase
SCBWI-WWA "Inside Story"

The Secret Garden
Contact: Christy McDanold, Owner
Pamela Greenwood, Event Co-Chair
Jaime Temairik, Event Co-Chair

SUNDAY APRIL 10
Radio Interview
KMPS-FM
(94.1 Seattle)
"Introspect Northwest" with Don Riggs

WEDNESDAY MARCH 23
Radio Interview
KUGS-FM
(89.3 Bellingham)
"The Author's Corner" with Tyson Lynn

SATURDAY MARCH 19
Book Launch Celebration/Book Signing
Dearborn Park Elementary School

2820 S. Orcas St.
Seattle, WA 98108
Contact:  Evelyn Fairchild, Principal (retired)

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