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Chasing Augustus
Beholding Bee
The Daring Escape of Beatrice and Peabody
The Wonder of Charlie Anne
Tending to Grace
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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.



March 12-16 – On tour with Scholastic Book Fairs – Six schools in Lexington, KY, and the surrounding area.


April 7 - Author Event/Book Signing - The Blue Bunny Bookstore, Dedham, MA.


April 9-13 – On tour with Scholastic Book Fairs – Six schools in Chattanooga, TN, and northern GA.

April 27-28 - Featured Author - 2018 Newburyport Literary Festival, Newburyport, MA.  (Click here for details)
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. 3 p.m.
Nov. 4 - Author Event/Book Signing - Books on the Square, Providence, RI. 2 p.m.
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