Click here for information about Kate’s programs for schools, libraries, educators, conferences, and business leadership.

To book a school author visit in person or via Skype, please visit Kate’s contact page to get in touch.

To inquire about booking Kate for a keynote address, workshop, or panel, please fill out her contact form. Include the name of your event, city where it takes place, dates, and type of event (keynote, conference presentation, author panel, workshop, etc.).

Kate’s Upcoming Events:

**starred events are open to the public**


Mar. 9-11           School visits – Lititz, PA

March 14            Phoenix Books, Burlington, VT – Spring Stories for Young Readers at 2pm **

Mar. 25               Kennesaw State University Children’s & YA Literature Conference

Mar. 26               School visit – Roswell North Elementary

Apr. 20-23         School visits – Northbrook, IL

May 1-4              School visits – Malone, NY

May 11                School visit – Chester-Andover, VT

May 14               School visit – Delmar, NY

May 15               DC-area school visits with Open Book Foundation

May 16                Gaithersburg Book Festival – Gaithersburg, MD **

May 26                School visit – Jefferson Avenue School – Fairport, NY

May 27                School visit – State Road Elementary School – Webster, NY

May 28                School visit – St. Louis School, Pittsford, NY

June 6                 Thousand Islands Book Festival – Cape Vincent, NY **

June 8                 Reading and Research: North Country School Library Conference – Alexandria Bay, NY

July 17-20          International Literacy Association Conference – St. Louis, MO

July 28               Scholastic Reading Summit – Austin, TX



Oct. 22                KSRA Conference – Lancaster, PA

Nov. 15               AASL Conference – Brunch Panel – Columbus, OH


Past appearances:


March 1-5            TED 2012 Conference – Long Beach, CA

Apr 30-May 1    International Reading Association, Chicago – Scholastic Breakfast Speaker

Oct. 1-5                Elementary school visits – San Antonio, TX

Nov. 10                Rochester Children’s Book Festival

Nov. 16-19          NCTE/ALAN – Las Vegas


Feb. 8-9               Wisconsin State Reading Association Convention, Milwaukee, WI

Feb. 22-23           Dublin Literacy Conference, Dublin, OH

Feb. 26                 School Visit – Chazy, NY

March 6               School Visits – Norwich and Sharon, VT

April 11                Maine State Library Reading Round-Up Keynote & workshops – Augusta, ME

April 19-21         International Reading Association – San Antonio, TX

May 3                  Vermont DCF Conference Afternoon keynote

May 4-5               New England SCBWI Conference – Springfield, MA

May 20               School Visit – Penfield, NY

May 21               School Visit – Loudonville, NY

June 12                School visits – Saranac Lake & Bloomingdale, NY

June 21-22          All Write Summer Institute, Warsaw, IN

June 28                Penn State York Summer Institute – York, PA

July 30                Idaho Association of School Administrators Conference -Boise, ID

Sept. 21               WAKE UP MISSING and SEA MONSTER & THE BOSSY FISH Launch & Signing –  The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid 3-5pm **

Sept. 28               League of Extraordinary Readers MG Event & SigningOblong Books, Rhinebeck, NY **

Oct. 14                Washington West Supervisory Union Staff Development Day Keynote & Workshop – Duxbury, VT

Oct. 18                 Nashoba Brooks School – Concord, MA

Oct. 19                 Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books & Authors – Providence, RI **

Oct. 28                St. Clement School – Chicago, IL

Oct. 29                Whittier School  – Downers Grove, IL

Nov. 13               Tesago & Skano Elementary Schools – Clifton Park, NY

Nov. 22-24         NCTE – Boston, MA – See Kate’s schedule for Author Panels & Book Signings

Dec. 2-3               Edward R. Andrews Elementary  – Morrisville, NY

Jan. 16                Keene Central School – Keene, NY

Feb. 4                  Division Street Elementary School  – Saratoga Springs, NY

Feb. 21-23           SCBWI Winter Conference in NY –  Keynote & Plot Intensive

Mar. 8                  Bear Pond Books Writing Workshop – Montpelier, VT **

Mar. 10                Winchester Thurston School – Pittsburgh, PA

Mar. 17                 DeSales Catholic School – Lockport, NY

Mar. 18                Middlesex Valley Primary School – Rushville, NY

Mar. 31-Apr.2     Birmingham Public Schools – Birmingham, MI

Apr. 8-9               Texas Library Association – San Antonio, TX

Apr. 28-30           Birmingham Public Schools – Birmingham, MI

May 9                   Lincoln Elementary School – Wyckoff, NJ

May 16                Shaker Road Elementary – South Colonie, NY

May 27-28          School visits – Medway, MA

June 4                  School visit – Tupper Lake, NY

Oct. 14                 School visit – Providence Elementary, Fairfax, VA

Oct. 15                 School visit – Sangster Elementary, Springfield, VA

Oct. 16                 School visit – Shrevewood/Union Mills, Falls Church/ Clifton, VA

Nov. 7-9              Revision Retreat for Writers on Lake Champlain

Nov. 10               School visit – Camden, NY

Nov. 15                Rochester Children’s Book Festival **

Nov. 20-23          NCTE Convention – National Harbor, MD

Dec. 1                   School visit – Freeman-Kennedy School, Norfolk, MA

Dec. 16                School visit – Pine Bush Elementary – Schenectady, NY

Jan. 7                  School visit – Geyser Road Elementary – Saratoga Springs, NY

Jan. 27                School visits in Michigan

Jan. 28               School visits in Chicago with Anderson’s

                            Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville –  Author presentation & book signing 7pm**

Jan. 29               School visits in Indianapolis area with Kids Ink

Jan. 30               School visits in Minneapolis area with Red Balloon Bookshop

Feb. 2                 Peru Elementary School and Cumberland Head Elementary School

Feb. 3                 Moretown Elementary & Charlotte Central Schools

Feb. 3                 4:30pm – Flying Pig Bookstore Event for Families/Teachers/Librarians **

Feb. 4                 Keene Central School & Lake Placid Elementary

Feb. 5                 Orchard Elementary, Edmunds Elementary, & Burlington Sustainability Academy

Feb. 6                Boston, MA area – School visits in Wellesley & Newton, MA

Feb. 6                Wellesley Books – Author presentation & book signing 7pm**

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