Deborah's Calendar

Conferences & Author Visits 

Please contact me if you're interested in having me present at your school or conference. Now booking for 2020 and beyond! 

SPRING 2020 (Now Booking)

May 6            Jacksonville Elementary
                      Jacksonville, OR

Mar 27           Texas Library Association
                       Houston, TX

Mar 26            Mahanay Elementary
                       Houston, TX

Mar 2             East Olympia Elementary
                      Olympia, WA

Mar 3              Tukwila Elementary
                       Tukwila, WA

Jan 24            Findley Elementary
                       Portland, OR

Jan 11           Ooligan Press Write to Publish Conference
                      Portland State University
                      Portland, OR

Fall 2019

Nov 23             NCSS
                         Austin, TX

Nov 21-22       Georgetown ISD 
                        Georgetown, TX

Oct 8               Hesston USD
                        Hesston, Kansas



June 20            Picturing History, Georgia Council of Social Studies

June 6              Port Orchard, WA 

May 6-7            Charleston, SC schools

Apr 29-May 3    Westport, CT schools

April 4                   Austin Creek Elem, Santa Rosa, CA   

April 3                   Sonoma County Library Family Event

Mar 26-27             Tehama County Writing Celebration, CA

Mar 23                  Calvacade of Authors, Tri-Cities, WA

Mar 19-22             Tri-Cities, WA schools

Mar 6-8                 Homewood, AL schools

Mar 4-5                 Indiana schools

Feb 26                  Riverview Elem, Lebanon, OR

Feb 1                    Writing Workshop, Corvallis, OR



December 7       Barnes & Noble, Vancouver, WA
                           Benefiting Henry Lacks High School

Nov 26-Nov 29    Denver schools

Nov 20                 ALAN Workshop, Houston

June 23                 American Library Association
                             New Orleans, LA

May 8                    Willamette Primary
                              West Linn, OR

Apr 30                    Long Island

Apr 25-27               Atlanta, GA and vicinity

April 10                   Massachusetts Reading Association

April 3-5                  Texas Library Association

March 28                 Daves Avenue, Monte Sereno, CA

March 23                 Chinook Middle School, Kennewick, WA

Feb 20-Mar 8           Liberty and Kearney, Missouri

January 30              Riverdale School, Portland, OR


June 22/23               All Write Summer Institute

June 7                      Author Panel
                                2017 Children's Defense Fund
                                Freedom Schools National Training
                                 Alex Haley Farm, Clinton, TN

May 9                       Release of INDEPENDENCE CAKE
                                 Illustrated by Giselle Potter
                                 Schwartz & Wade

May 6                       Calvacade of Authors, West
                                 Tacoma, WA

April 21-28                Author visits, Cleveland, OH

April 4                       Release of A LETTER to MY TEACHER
                                 Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
                                 Schwartz & Wade

                                 Release of GUYS READ: Heroes & Villains
                                 My selection in Jon Scieszka's newest anthology,
                                 entitled "HOW I BECAME STINK DALEY," recounts
                                 the swill milk scandal of 19th century NYC.

March 31-Apr 1        Kutztown University Children's Literature Conference
                                 Kutztown, PA

March 28-31            School Visits, North Carolina

March 11-12            Tucson Festival of Books
                                Tucson, AR

March 1                    Trillium Creek Primary
                                 West Linn, OR (right around the corner!)

February 10              Pulaski Academy
                                 Little Rock, AR

February 9                Educators' Night
                                 Federal Reserve Bank of S. Louis,
                                 Little Rock Branch

February 1               Sacred Heart School
                                 Bellevue, WA


Dec 2-4                    NCSS
                                 Washington, DC

Nov 30                      Duxbury Middle School
                                 Duxbury, MA

Nov 18-20                 NCTE
                                 Atlanta, GA

Nov 17                      Whispering Meadows Elementary
                                 Fort Wayne, IN

October 23-26           Highlights Foundation Nonfiction Workshop

September 27            Release of DIVE!



July 11-12                   nErDCamp and nErDCamp, Jr.
                                   Parma, MI

June 7                        Release of STEAMBOAT SCHOOL

May 5                         Winterhaven School
                                   Portland, OR

April 29-30                 Allen County Young Authors’ Celebration
                                  Iola, KS

April 28                      New Franklin Elementary School
                                  New Franklin, MO

April 27                      Root Elementary
                                  Fayetteville, Arkansas

April 26                      Vandergriff Elementary
                                  Fayetteville, Arkansas

April 14                      Meadow View School
                                  Eugene, OR

April 12                      Pine Ridge Elementary
                                  Bend, OR

April 11                      Three Rivers School
                                  Sunriver, OR

April 9                        Book Launch Event - 4pm
                                  A Children's Place, Portland OR

April 5                         Release of A Bandit’s Tale, 

                                          The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

March 29                    Release of Follow the Moon Home, A Tale of One Idea,
                                          Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles

March 22                    Canyon Creek Elementary School
                                   Bothell, WA

March 21                    University Child Development School
                                   Seattle, WA

March 11                    Louisville Collegiate School
                                   Louisville, KY

March 10                    Gilmore Lane Elementary School
                                   Louisville, KY

March 9                      St. Matthews Elementary
                                   Louisville, KY

March 8                      Lowe Elementary
                                   Louisville, KY

March 5                      Guest Speaker, Oregon Battle of the Books
                                   Region 4NW Regionals

February 13               Powells, Cedar Hills Crossing
                                  2pm Launch Event
                                  Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig

February 12               Kalapuya Elementary School
                                  Salem, OR

February 5                  Vanderlyn Elementary School
                                    Dunwoody, GA

February 4                  Kittredge Magnet School
                                    Atlanta, GA

February 2                   Release of Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale
                                           of a Borrowed Guinea Pig

January 12-13            Author visits in Edmonds, WA School District

January 5                   Young Willamette Writers Workshop
                                   Portland, OR


Dec 15                        Middle School visits in Corvallis, OR

Dec 5                          Opening of Young Charles Dickens
                                    New York City Children's Theater

Nov 19                         NCTE panel

                                    Responsible Citizens, Workers and Activists
                                    Minneapolis, MN   

Nov 16-17                    Presenter
                                    Lesley University:
                                    Literacy for All Conference
                                    Providence, RI

Nov 10                         John Tuck/Tumalo Elementary
                                    Redmond, OR 

Oct 26                         Author Presentation
                                   Catlin Gabel School
                                   Portland, OR

Oct 18-21                    Faculty
                                   Creating Page-Turning Nonfiction for
                                            Middle Schoolers and Above

                                   Highlights Foundation
                                   Honesdale, PA

Oct 2                           The Fay School
                                    Houston, TX

Oct 1                           The Shlenker School
                                    Houston, TX

Sept 30                        St. John’s School
                                    Houston, TX

Sept 29                        River Oaks Baptist School
                                    Houston, TX

Sept 28                        St. Mark’s Episcopal School
                                    Houston, TX