Upcoming and Recent Events
January - April - Skype visits available to students across the US as part of the Scholastic
Book Fairs Author School Visit Team. Learn More! And on Twitter.
March 22-23 - Author Panel Presentation - 2019
KidLitCon Conference - Hotel Providence, RI. Overcoming Adversity: Creating Resilient Characters in Children's Literature panel
with authors Leslie Connor, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Padma Venkatraman, Rebecca Caprara. Moderated by writer and former fifth-grade
teacher, Laurie Smith Murphy. (Click here for more information)
April 13 - Author Panel Discussion - with
children's authors Padma Venkatraman and Anika Denise, and illustrator Nicole Tadgell - North Kingston Free Library, North Kingston,
RI. 11 a.m. (Click here for more information)
April 15 - ASTAL Author Luncheon and Signing, Faculty Center, Rhode
Island College, Providence, RI. 1 p.m.
June 8 - Crafting A Writing Life - Join Kimberly Newton Fusco and Laurie Smith Murphy
for an uplifting talk on the writing life. They’ll discuss setting up a daily writing practice, staying motivated, finding a
writing tribe, discovering your voice, revision, staying strong and disciplined, the importance of reading, and other ways to build
a rewarding writing life. Tyler Free Library, Foster, RI. 1 p.m.
Nov. 2 - Author Event/Book Signing - 5th Annual nErDCampLI
- James H. Boyd Intermediate School, Huntington, NY. 8-4:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 - Featured Author - Killingly Public
Library Annual Social Meeting, Killingly Public Library, Killingly, CT. 10 a.m.
April 27-28 - Featured Author - 2018 Newburyport Literary Festival, Newburyport, MA. (Click here
Sept. 26 - CHASING AUGUSTUS is a finalist for the JULIA WARD HOWE AWARD, given by the Boston Authors Club, Boston
Public Library, Copley Square. 5-7 p.m.
March 21 - Special Needs Keynote Speech - Diversity Conference, University of South
Carolina - Upstate - Spartanburg, SC.
Sept. 11 - Launch Celebration - Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
Sept. 30 - Launch
Celebration - Tyler Free Library - Foster, RI. 2 p.m.
Oct. 14 - Author Event/Book Signing - Barrington Books, Barrington, RI.
Nov. 4 - Author Event/Book Signing - Books on the Square, Providence, RI. 2 p.m.