Scheduled Appearances and School Visits

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    6/26 - Brevard Library Virtual Visit

    7/18 - New Haven Art Market

    9/13-14 - Latinx Kidlit Book Festival Conference, NYC

    9/19 - New Haven Art Market

    10/5 - Eastern CT Children's Book Fair - Willimantic, CT

    10/21 - CASL Conference, Southbury, CT

Past Events


5/17 - New Haven Night Market

4/3 - P.S. 90 School Visit

3/9 - Literary Lunch Guest Author, Pinecrest, FL

3/2 - NErDCamp West Hartford, CT

2/28 - Somerset Academy Palms, Read Across America Virtual Visit

2/7 - World Read Aloud Day 2024


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

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

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

10/3 - Publishing Date for COUNTDOWN FOR NOCHEBUENA

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/6 - TUMBLE Launch Party

5/19-21 - SCBWI FL Conference, Leadership Team, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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

3/14 - E.L. Haynes School Author Visit (An OpenBook Foundation)

3/13, 15, 16 - Brightwood Education Campus Author Visit (PEN/Faulkner Nuestras Voces)

2/27 - Somerset Academy Palms Author Visit, Read Across America

2/1 -World Read Aloud Day 2023


11/29 - St. Louis Covenant School, Pinecrest, FL

11/28 - St. Timothy School, Miami, FL

11/18 - Viera Uptown Art & Cuisine Festival

10/11 - Latinx Kidlit Book Festival Marketing Panelist

10/3 - Merritt Island Library Author Q&A

9/17 - Barnes & Noble Storytime, Kendall Location

8/27 - Hello Again Books, Cocoa Village, Storytime and Signing

7/1 to 9/30 - Pizza Gallery & Grill, The Avenue Viera, Art Exhibit4/8 - Cocoa Village Book Fest, 10am - 3pm

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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School Visit Details

FREE Mini Virtual Visit

Let's 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 then we have a 5 minute Q&A session about one of my books. 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 purchase, available for U.S. addresses only).


Please fill out THIS FORM to configure the price for this visit. Working with a budget? Let's talk! Thank you for your interest in my books.


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