School Visits & Events

I love talking to kids and adults about writing and reading. I will gladly develop a program to suit your needs. If you are interested in scheduling a visit or event, please contact me to inquire about rates and availability.

Please note: I support equity and inclusivity in the world of books and beyond and am not available for any events that discriminate against marginalized or underrepresented people in any way. 

Virtual Visits

If your book group or class has read any of my books, I’d be delighted to arrange a free 15-minute Q&A session via Skype.

February 9, 2023

CCIRA Conference

CCIRA 2023


Signing Sisterhood of Sleuths and A Good Deed Can Grow at the SCBWI table

February 10, 2023

CCIRA Panel of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

CCIRA 2023


Join us for a panel discussion with members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. These authors and illustrators of picture books (fiction and non-fiction) and middle grade and young adult novels, will share excerpts from their most recent titles and fill you in on what it’s like to work in the children’s book industry.

February 18, 2023

Books of Wonder Virtual Event

1:00pm MST

March 18, 2023

Brazos Bookstore Book Club Event

Middle Grade Book Club

2pm MST

April 7, 2023

In Conversation with Tara Dairman

Second Star to the Right Bookstore

Join me in conversation with Tara Dairman as we celebrate the launch of her wonderful new middle-grade, The Girl From Earth’s End!

What a fabulous opportunity it was to have Jennifer speak! She was really engaging and so in touch with this age group. What a stellar presentation she gave to our students.”

— Mrs. Andrews
Blach Intermediate School Librarian
Los Altos, California

“Jennifer was an engaging speaker who had clear messages in her presentation to encourage kids to pursue their dreams, work hard, and persevere.”

–Ruth Troyanek
Youth Services Librarian
Albany County Public Library, Wyoming

“We so enjoyed Jennifer’s visit. For days after students and teachers would stop me and share their appreciation for her visit.”

–Mrs. Haines
Dawson School
Lafayette, Colorado

“[Your Skype call] was AMAZING this morning. The kids were so engaged during your reading, and it was fantastic to see so many of them lining up to ask you questions.  Furthermore, the teachers and I were incredibly impressed by your answers and the way in which you interacted with our sixth graders!  You were truly stellar!”

–Mrs. Trudeau
Librarian Information Specialist
Deerfield, IL