Author Events/In the News
May 19-21, 2023
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Barnes & Noble Book Signing
South Florida Authors
May 13, 2023
501 University Dr., Plantation, FL
Latinx Kidlit Book Festival
Nuestro Mundo: Kids Navigating the Contemporary World
Watch replay here.
Florida Association for Media in Education — FAME Conference
Where Middle Grade Heart Meets Adventure
November 30 – December 2, 2022
Daytona Beach, FL
November 20, 2022
In conversation with Adrianna Cuevas, Author of
The Total Eclipse of Nestor Torres and Cuba in My Pocket
Listen to the podcast here.
Interview with e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Author of the
Fat Angie series and Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules
Read blog here.
Great Middle Grade June Launches:
In conversation with Mary Alice Monroe and Meika Hashimoto
Watch podcast here.
I’m planning my school visits for the 2023-2024 school year and would love to connect with your students!
My debut novel, Treasure Tracks, is ideally suited for students in 4th through 7th grades. It was selected as one of Florida’s Sunshine State Young Readers Award Grades 6-8 Shortlist Selections for ’23-’24.
As a mom of three boys and an enthusiastic real-life adventurer, I’m a kid at heart, bubbly by nature, and love inspiring students. I am a Latina writer and can present in English, Español, or Spanglish.
My presentation includes a visually rich PowerPoint highlighting my writing process and the publishing journey with a focus on inspiration and motivational elements geared toward achieving success. I also like to discuss ways in which I integrate history, cultural references, and research into my works. Topics or add-ons may also be customized to suit educational needs.
Novel-specific references invite a deeper dive into Florida’s history and basic marine biology studies with many possible cross-curriculum tie-ins. I will present a brief overview of Florida Keys’ geography and the extension of Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railroad (the inspiration behind the story) and will reference real-life treasure hunting and hurricane history that is integrated into the story. We can even talk about shark encounters!
To schedule, please contact me to discuss fees and availability.
- Book Talk (Virtual): FREE (up to 20 minutes, including Q&A) for teachers using Treasure Tracks as part of their classroom curriculum or Florida media specialists and librarians supporting the SSYRA program to motivate reading.
- Virtual Visit: $100, up to 45 minutes for a single presentation, including Q&A. (If desired, bookmarks can be mailed to students in advance.)
- Single Presentation: $250, up to 60 minutes. (For in-person visits, includes a small door prize, book signing session if desired, and bookmarks for all attendees.)
- Half-day Presentations: $450 (Includes 2 presentations up to 60 minutes each, door prizes, book signing sessions if desired, and bookmarks for all attendees.)
- Full day of Visits: $600 (Includes 3 presentations up to 60 minutes each, door prizes, book signing sessions if desired, and bookmarks for all attendees. Additionally, a “lunch with the author” session may be scheduled to reward students if desired.)
*Costs are negotiable based on need and may be waived with a purchase of a classroom set of books (25+ copies prior to/per presentation).
**In-person visits are limited to South Florida, including the mid to Upper Keys. For travel outside of South Florida, expenses (i.e., transportation and lodging) will be added to fees.
Don’t forget to check out the Discussion & Activity Guide for Treasure Tracks here.