9/25/2022: The Open Players present “Reading Rumpus 2022” including HIP, HIP…BERET, CLARINET AND TRUMPET, and books by several Maine authors and illustrators.
9/18/2022: Illustrator James Rey Sanchez and I chat with Lynne Marie about BATTLE OF THE BOOKS in a “Mentor Text Talk” presented by RateYourStory.org and The PictureBookMechanic.com.
9/17/2022: Join me and other New England children’s authors and illustrators at the Bath Book Bash at Library Park in Bath, Maine, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, for a fun day of books, food, and celebration!
9/4/2022: Join me at Barnes and Noble in Augusta, ME at 2:00 pm for a Story Time with BATTLE OF THE BOOKS.
8/27/2022: Come to the Children’s Book Fair by the Sea on the beautiful grounds of the Camden Public Library in Camden, Maine from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. I’ll be there with many other local children’s book writers and illustrators to sign and personalize books!
8/24/2022: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST Join me and illustrator James Rey Sanchez for a virtual event through Print: A Bookstore to celebrate our new picture book, BATTLE OF THE BOOKS! We’ll be reading our book, doing a signed giveaway, and sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the book. Fun for all ages!
4/24/22: Join me and illustrator John Herzog, together with Lynne Marie, as we read and discuss CLARINET AND TRUMPET for Rate Your Story and The Picture Book Mechanic’s “Mentor Text Talk,” 6:30 p.m. EST.
4/7/22: Join me and the NE-SCBWI Equity & Inclusion team as I moderate a free conversation around the topic of disability in children’s literature with panelists Roz MacLean (author/illustrator), Jessica Slice (author), Naomi Davis (agent), NoNieqa Ramos (author), and Andrea Hall (editor).
9/18/21: Join me and many other local children’s authors and illustrators at the Bath Book Bash in Bath, Maine, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m! I’ll be on a “Spotlight on Picture Books” panel with authors Samara Cole Doyon, Anna Crowley Redding, and Rajani LaRocca at noon in Library Park.
5/5/21: Join me and illustrator John Herzog for a Zoom discussion of creating our picture book, CLARINET and TRUMPET. Hosted by Print:A Bookstore.
4/11/21: “Tinker and Talk” with Lynne Marie at 6:30 p.m. EST – discussing HIP, HIP…BERET!
2/23/21: Story time for HIP, HIP…BERET’s Book Birthday with the Camden Public Library
February 23, 2021, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST, join Melanie and HIP, HIP…BERET’s illustrator, Morena Forza, for a reading of their picture book, followed by a Q&A. Email children’s librarian Miss Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Zoom link to attend. Melanie will be personalizing signed copies of her book for pre-orders placed through the Owl & Turtle bookshop in Camden. Call or go online to order.