Scheduled Appearances and School Visits

  • Upcoming

    12/9 - Books & Books, Coral Gables, Event and Launch Party


    12/8 - My Little Owly, Miami, Storytime and Sign 3:30pm - 5pm

    2/7 - World Read Aloud Day, 9:30am - 3:30pm (Eastern)

World Read Aloud Day

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Join me in celebrating World Read Aloud Day! Last year we had a wonderful time reading ABUELITA AND I MAKE FLAN, this year I’m able to read my two newest books, too!

Let me know whether you want me to read ABUELITA AND I MAKE FLAN, TUMBLE, or COUNTDOWN FOR NOCHEBUENA to your students!

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School and Library Visits

Click on the button below to schedule a visit with me. Want to know more about the presentations offered? Scroll down for details.

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Past Events

4/8 - Cocoa Village Book Fest, 10am - 3pm

4/15 - Orlando Book Festival, 10am - 4pm

5/19-21 - SCBWI Florida Conference in Ft. Lauderdale

6/6 - TUMBLE Launch Party

6/13 - ABUELITA Y YO HACEMOS UN FLAN publication birthday

6/30, Melbourne, FL - Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 1pm Storytime & Craft

7/3, Melbourne, FL - Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 1pm Storytime & Craft

7/11, Cocoa Beach, FL - Cocoa Beach Library, 10:15am Storytime

7/26, Austin, TX - BookPeople BookKids Amphitheatre Storytime, 10:30am

9/22 (Friday, noon, Eastern Time) - LKBF DRAW OFF with Raul Colon, John Parra, and Nani Brunini

10/3 - Publishing Date for COUNTDOWN FOR NOCHEBUENA

11/4- 2-3pm, Ives Main Library, New Haven, CT Storytime & Craft

11/11 - SCBWI Prairie Illinois Writers and Illustrators Day Conference

11/15-17 - Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME)

School Visit Details

Virtual Visits

I'm happy to do a virtual storytime or Q&A! Teachers who are already using my book in the classroom are eligible for a free 15-minute Storytime where I read aloud to the students and/or host a 5 minute Q&A session about a book. This can be conducted in English, Spanish, or both.

20 minutes

In-Person Visits

I love talking to aspiring authors and illustrators!

I’m available to present on various topics:

Interactive Storytime (PK-1)

I read one of my books and ask students questions during the read-aloud. Kids interact with the story during the reading. Afterward, I open it up for students to ask me questions about the story, writing, or illustrating.

15-20 minutes

Storytime + Drawing Activity (K-3)

This presentation includes the reading of one book as described above, plus an easy drawing activity, and a Q&A.

20-30 minutes

My Author/Illustrator Journey (4-8th grade)

This presentation focuses on my journey from student to published author and illustrator, followed by the reading of one book, and ends with a Q&A.

45 minutes

The Author/Illustrator Process (4-8th grade)

This presentation focuses on one book, my journey from idea to publication, followed by the reading of the book, and ends with with a Q&A.

45 minutes


Your classroom or organization is eligible for a FREE visit with the purchase of 30 or more copies of a book. Copies must be ordered prior to the scheduled event. Scheduling confirmation is pending proof of purchase.

20 minutes

Teachers who are using my book in a Title 1 classroom are eligible for a free virtual 20-minute Storytime with Q&A session, which can be conducted in English, Spanish, or both.

20 minutes

Book Signings

I am available to sign books! If I cannot sign your books in person, bookplates are available for shipping.

If your school ordered more than 30 books, I will send you the bookplates free (with proof of book purchases, available for U.S. addresses only).


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