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Browse through my photos of signing events, author visits, research trips, and book happenings. They show some of the fun parts of being an author!

ALA/CLA Convention

The American Library Association and Canadian Library Association held their annual conventions together in Toronto, Canada. I met my librarian daughter there, since Toronto is my former hometown and we have family there. We had a good time, and I got to meet more friends from my YAWriters e-mail list.


Left to right, we are Nancy Werlin, Jane Kurtz, Mary Beth Miller, Ed Spicer, and Kat.

IRA Convention

The International Reading Association held its annual convention in my own city of Orlando, Florida. It was great to meet three author friends I had known only by e-mail! Franny Billingsley, Toni Buzzeo and Jennifer Jacobson have websites you can visit.

Toni Buzzeo autographs a copy of her book

Toni Buzzeo autographs her picture book Dawdle Duckling for me.
She's wearing her fabulous quilted Dawdle jacket for the occasion!

At breakfast with some of my author friends

Friends gather for breakfast at the convention. Around the table from the left, we are Esther Hershenhorn, Jennifer Jacobson, Toni Buzzeo, Kat, Judy O'Malley, and Franny Billingsley.

SCBWI Conference

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators held a conference in Miami, Florida. It was fun to meet so many writers and artists! One of the speakers was famous author Judy Blume, whose books you may know well. Another was illustrator Nicole Rubel, who demonstrated how she draws the pictures for the Rotten Ralph books.

At the SCBWI Conference

The funny animal sculptures you can see had clever verses
about the rocky road to getting a book published.

Judy Blume and Nicole Rubel

Here Judy Blume autographs a copy of one of her many successful books for me.

Nicole Rubel autographs her books by drawing Rotten Ralph, a cat with attitude to spare!

At The Nutcracker

With the Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier at The Nutcracker

Jessica Sibley danced the Sugarplum Fairy, and Sergiu Brindusa was her Cavalier.
Both are dancers with Orlando Ballet, formerly Southern Ballet Theatre.

Heads to the mouse costumes, waiting backstage!

Mouse King masks and other props for The Nutcracker on a table backstage.

With a trainee and pretrainee at The Nutcracker

Orlando Ballet dancers Olivia and Allison in their beautiful Nutcracker tutus.

Florida Writers Association
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
My first award! With my signed books at Barnes & Noble

First-String Future won the prize for young-adult fiction in the Florida Writers Association Book Award Competition!

I'm pointing to my books on the shelves. The sticker of the hand holding the pen on the cover shows that the book is signed by the author.

Orlando Ballet Fundraiser

An outdoor booksigning at a Victorian house decorated for the holidays

This mansion in a historic part of Orlando is decorated for Victorian Christmas Showhouse. The event is an annual fundraiser for Orlando Ballet. I signed books outdoors on a sunny, warm December day!

Orlando Public Library

Library reading with Beth Nixon Weaver and Edward Bloor

Two author friends and I did a workshop for Teen Read Week at the Orlando Public Library.
From left to right: Me, Beth Nixon Weaver (Rooster) and Edward Bloor (Tangerine, Crusader).

Central Florida Ballet

Ballet signing

I signed books in the lobby of the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center,
where Tori dances in First-String Future.

Bookstore Signings

When my books were first published,
I had book-signing parties at some big bookstores.

Borders reading and signing Borders reading and signing

I signed 100 books! Here I'm reading some passages from Future Perfect.

On the table is Tori's special black shirt from the ending of First-String Future.

My friend Norma playing the cello Left: My friend Norma provided a background of ballet music on her cello.

Below: Since a guide dog is in First-String Future, I invited some for people to meet. Rachel's Jester is on duty in his harness. Dick and Mary, who raise pups for Southeastern Guide Dogs, brought two retired dogs they raised.My friend Norma playing the cello


My surprise guests!

My "surprise guests" - the real greyhounds Kari and Blue Dog!

Leesburg Humane Society

My first signing, with Mary the shelter director and Ramona the goat!

My first book signing for DanceFutures! I'm in the lobby of the Leesburg Humane Society in Florida, on which the shelter in the books is based. I'm sitting with the real Mary the shelter director. Later I got to feed the real Ramona the goat!

Lobby decorated with tree and dog

The shelter lobby is festively decorated for the holidays. Note my hardworking canine assistant!

The cats' room at the shelter

The cats enjoy their porch, where Tori and Erin spent time with them.

Okay, you've seen me in action -- next, check out
Tori's Hometown, Tori's Dance World, and Kirov Academy of Ballet!

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