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Author Visits

Picture book readings, book publishing process, and more.

Picture Book Critiques

General and in-depth critiques, starting at $15 a manuscript.

Craft Workshops

Interactive, generative craft lectures about self-editing, factchecking, and emotional resonance.

Newsroom Culture Trainings

An interactive curriculum, custom-tailored for media organizations that focuses on critical thinking, courageous conversations, allyship, and cultural competence.

Speaking Engagements

Guest lectures, panel discussions and keynotes on journalism best practices, employee resource group development, remote work, and more.

Race, Equity, Anti-Racism and Inclusion Statement

I support equity and inclusivity in the world of journalism, books and beyond. I do not tolerate ableist, homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic or any other oppressive behaviors, regardless of who commits them. Thus, I am not available for any events that discriminate against marginalized or underrepresented people.

You can learn more about what I consider book diversity from We Need Diverse Books. I encourage you to add diverse books, authors and illustrators to your programming.

I also encourage all program planners to host inclusive events. While a single event can’t fix systemic problems, I hope you’ll consider taking actions in support of anti-racist programming. This Speaker Rider from Open News offers some criteria you can implement to make your programming as inclusive and equitable as possible.

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