Are you an author, literacy advocate, teacher/librarian, or actively spreading kindness in our world? Would you like to share your story on E Train Talks? I'm currently scheduling Winter 2023 & Spring 2024 interviews.
On October 15th I'll be recording the first young author panel on E Tran Talks. I'm looking forward to featuring these six incredible young authors & share amazing book journeys! Prepared to be inspired! Stay tuned for my podcast to go live!
I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for August 39th to arrive! I can't wait to sit down live, and in person with the One-And-Only, Sacramento Fan Favorite Celebrity & My Bow Tie Wearing Twin, TV Host & all around amazing human, Cody Stark!
Looking forward to talking with the talented Illustrator & newly published picture book/comic author Lindsay Leigh! Lindsay creates creepy, factful & highly entertaining comic that are sure to teach you something new while smiling too!
If you're looking for information on how to survive middle-school, Jessica Speer's books are just the ticket! I can't wait to talk all things middle-school, cell phones and friendship with my upcoming guest, award-winning author Jessica Speer! Interview video/podcast coming soon!
I can't tell you what an incredible honor and privilege it is to speak with Coretta Scott king award-winning author Sharon G. Flake! Sharon's books are ground breaking books diverse reads that touch on important & compelling social issues. Stay tuned!
I've been looking forward to speaking with Nick Brooks for a while! A Middle Grade & YA author & filmmaker of fantastic diverse & entertaining reads, Nick Brooks is becoming a shining star in the book world! I’ll be dropping my interview with Nick soon! Check back!
I'm so excited to be talking with the one-and-only author icon herself, Holly Black! A #1 New York Times best selling author, Holly is known for being a master storyteller in the realm of young adult fiction. I know viewers will learn so much from my talk with Holly! Be sure to check back and watch my interview with the amazing Holly Black!
I'm so honored to be celebrating Junteenth with picture book author Alliah L. Agostini. During our talk, we will be discussing Alliah's important and heartfelt picture book, THE JUNETEENTH STORY, filled with colorful illustrations and a timeline, Alliah's story relays the history of Juneteenth, for kids, and details the evolution of the emancipation celebration, commemorating the date the enslaved people of Texas learned of their freedom. Our talk will go live on June 19th.
I'm thrilled to be sitting down virtually with Author Jake Maia Arlow! Their Pride filled "THE YEAR MY LIFE WENT DOWN THE TOILET" is one of my new 2023 favorite reads! Filled with wonderful LGBTQ+ & Jewish themes that kept my attention from cover to cover! Stay tuned for our talk, it's sure to be amazing!
On June 2nd I'll be interviewing Muzoon Almellehan, a Syrian activist and refugee known for her work helping to keep Syrian girls in school and she is the youngest Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF. Muzoon is also an author and I'm so honored to be able to share her story on E Train Talks! Stay tuned for my interview with this incredible Kindness hero!
May 21st I'll be interviewing one of my newest favorite middle-grade storytellers, author Michael Leali. Michael writes realistic fiction with a hint of magic! His books feel like hugs for your heart and love songs for your soul!
May 7th I'll be interviewing the one-and-only author Dan Guttman! Dan wrote some of my all time favorite trivia books, "Fast Facts!" And, as you can see, Dan and I have similar tastes in shirts & bookish humor!
Honored to be interviewing Holocaust Survivor, hero, TikTok sensation, and peace activist, Gidon Lev!
April 6th I'll be interviewing storytelling legend & NYT Best Selling Author, Chris Grabenstein!
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) begins at sundown Monday, April 17. It's a national day of commemoration in Israel & all over the world, on which the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialized & In honor of this important day, I spoke with 3 people who will help educate & shine a light on why we must never forget what happened during the Holocausts!
Interviewing non-fiction historical author, Rebecca E.F. Barone
E Train Talks Book Club!
March 31st is the first E Train Talks book club and we will be discussing FREEWATER, and amazing news, the Newbery Medal & Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of FREEWATER, Amina Luqman-Dawson, will be dropping by to join the conversation!
Pictured here with the TABC Writers Cubed Team! Including
Lois Brown, Tahsha Wilson, Jennifer Jenkins, Jo Layton, Margie Jordan
It was my biggest honor to be awarded the 2023 Teen Book Hero Award for "going above and beyond to improve children's literacy in our country. " I am beyond grateful for this distinguished honor. A special thank you to Jennifer Jenkins & Jennifer Nielsen for your amazing support!
Pictured here with Authors Jennifer Nielsen (TABC Book Drop Program Director) and Heather Clark
I’m so proud to be partnering with Tween Author Boot Camp! I plan to do everything I can to end book deserts and help teens & tweens discover the magic of reading & writing!
Join the cause and work to promote literacy for all! Tweens and teens, you don't want to miss this!
BookFlap is an amazing resource that taps into the wisdom of writers, illustrators, publishers, editors, readers, and educators, by offering interviews, mini master classes, art demonstrations, podcasts, articles, and me!
I'm so honored to be included with this incredible group of literacy advocates, authors, nonprofits & more! Be sure to register!