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613 Ahwahnee Court
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
United States

Events/School Visits

Deborah at the National Science Teachers Association conference 2017

Deborah at the National Science Teachers Association conference 2017

The kids were completely enthralled with what you had to share with them. Thank you for all of the materials that you came with, to flesh out and support all of the fascinating details that comprised your journey writing about Beauty’s extraordinary story.
— Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian, Hamilton-Wenham Library, Hamilton, Massachusetts

My books cover many topics, nonfiction and fiction. I can speak about: 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAK, my new book about the bald eagle who received a 3D-printed prosthetic beak, and my other books including JIMMY THE JOEY about a baby koala's rescue
—STEM, 3D printing, and the connection between science, technology and literacy (including NGSS)
—Environmental conservation/bald eagles/koalas/ocean science/wildlife rescue/animal adaptations
—From brainstorm to book: 
where I get ideas/inspiration/research/using strong words/rhyme and rhythm/collaboration/the work of being a writer/
Charlotte's Web and the power of words

My presentations are fun, content-rich, interactive—everyone gets to ask lots of questions—and highly engaging for both children and adults. I tailor every presentation to your school, grade/s or organization. My honorarium is based on audience size and presentation length. Book purchases can be arranged. I speak at conferences, schools, libraries and events coast to coast, for all ages and grades. E-mail me via the contact form and let me know what kind of program you would like!

I copresented about BEAUTY AND THE BEAK at the 2017 National Science Teachers Association conference, with NSTA past president Karen Ostlund. On October 24, I will speak at the New England Library Association conference.

My BEAUTY coauthor, Jane Veltkamp, does author visits and live raptor programs in Idaho and nearby states. She will be speaking to the Pacific Northwest Library Association, Idaho Science and Math Teachers, and Idaho Library Association.

My author events:
Beauty and the Beak Book Launch/Lafayette Library Community Hall, Lafayette, CA/August 16, 6:30 pm
Ygnacio Valley Library, Walnut Creek, CA/September 19
Walnut Creek Library, Walnut Creek, CA/September 26
Alexandria Country Day School, Alexandria, VA/October 17
New England Library Association, Burlington, VT/October 24

Contra Costa School of Performing Arts, Walnut Creek,CA
Glenallan Elementary, Silver Spring, MD
Charles H. Bullock Elementary School, Montclair, NJ
Buzz Aldrin Middle School, Montclair, NJ
Steward Elementary School, Topsfield, MA
Winthrop Elementary School, South Hamilton, MA
Riverside Elementary School, Danvers, MA
Hamilton-Wenham Library, South Hamilton, MA
Holten-Richmond Middle School, Danvers, MA
Lane Elementary School,  Bedford, MA
Roger Rowe Elementary School, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Lafayette Elementary School, Lafayette, CA
Contra Costa Reading Association, CA