School Visits & Events

One of my favorite things about being an author is engaging with students, teachers, librarians, and writers. I love to inspire, empower, and entertain kids of all ages and get them excited about reading and writing!

I have visited kids at schools, libraries, bookstores, conventions, and festivals, in person and virtually. I’ve also presented workshops to adults and participated on panels at various events, including Norwescon, nErD Camp PA, and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention.

I’d love to work with you on finding the best presentation or workshop for your needs! For more information on school visits, please click on the button below. Use the Request an Author Visit Form for availability or other questions.

For Educators & Parents: Download free resources like discussion guides, worksheets, and word searches on individual book pages.


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2024 Events

February 7

World Read Aloud Day school visits

April 13

Terroir Creative Writing Festival workshop, Newberg, OR

May 7

Vintage Books Live! interview, virtual 7PM PST

May 11

SCBWI WA: Inside the Story bi-annual event, virtual 11AM PST

May 14

Sonja Thomas & Jenn Reese in Conversation with Tina Connolly, Powell’s Books Cedar Hills, Portland, OR 7PM PST

August 3

Willamette Writers Conference panels and workshop, Portland, OR

September 7

Bigfoot Kids’ Book Festival signing, Brick & Mortar Books, Redmond, WA