Listen to me talk about some of the books that have influenced me:
Find out what inspired me to write THE CRAYON MAN and what it meant to receive the Irma Black Award, voted for by children around the globe
I like to get kids fired up about true stories, using their imaginations and believing in themselves as future innovators, inventors, and creators. Crayola crayons inventor Edwin Binney's story is a fabulous springboard for exploring nature, color and creativity. I love to draw and make stuff just like Binney, so his story resonated with me. The more I researched, the more I admired how he listened to what people needed and looked to nature for inspiration. I am intrigued by the origins of everyday objects. Here are some books that inspired me when I was writing, and that have that fascinating a-ha moment that spurs on innovation.
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EVENTS & APPEARANCES
I am staying safe at home! But you can still contact me via my website and I am happy to do virtual author visits and workshops :)
Perfect for units on biography, inventions, homeschoolers, snow days, or just for fun!
Recent and upcoming appearances:
Linden STEAM Academy, MA
Patricia Duran School, ME
Cobb EMC LIterary Festival, GA
Ben Franklin Elementary, NJ
Books With Buddies Program, Spring Early Learning College Academy, TX
Fort Bend School District, TX
Stephen F. Austin STEM Academy, TX
Library Visit, Steamboat, CO