Thank you for your interest in contacting me! This page includes event scheduling information and my book donation request policy.
Though I try to be prompt, my reply time is sometimes up to a month. If your message is time-sensitive, please indicate that in the subject line. If you’re contacting me about bookmarks, please see my note at the end of this page. This page also has event scheduling information.
My email address is .
To subscribe to my occasional email newsletter (sent periodically, and never more than monthly), sign up here:
Due to schedule limitations, I am not currently accepting school visit or other event requests, but feel free to email me and I can keep you posted about future availability.
I decline invitations for events at which guns may be present. My contract includes the following section: “In order to ensure a safe environment for all attendees, the Author requests a weapon-free setting for all of her appearances. If any firearms (open or concealed) are kept on premises or are allowed by law or by special exemption to be present at the event, the Sponsor shall inform the Author prior to the signing of this agreement.”
I also decline invitations to non-inclusive institutions. Children require positive learning environments that celebrate our differences, support inclusion, and prevent bullying. I am unable to accept invitations to locations that exclude, marginalize, or intimidate based on racial or cultural identity, religious belief system, political viewpoint, immigration status, ancestry, gender identity, sexual preference, appearance, health status, disability, learning style, or other aspect of human diversity.
I donate a limited number of books each year to public schools and nonprofit organizations.
Please note that if firearms or other weapons are included in your auction or raffle items, I am unable to consider donating to your group. If you email me about a book donation request, please inform me in your email about whether or not your organization accepts firearms or weapons as auction/raffle items.
To send small, letter-size mail, my mailing address is:
P.O. Box 80372
Lansing, MI 48908
My P.O. box is very small, so for anything bigger than a business-size envelope, please contact me by email for an alternate mailing address.
I usually only visit my box a few times a month, so if what you’re mailing is time sensitive, let me know by email that you’ve sent something so that I’ll be sure to stop by my box.
I used to have information on this page about offering free bookmarks to schools, libraries, families, and individuals. I typically received a few requests each month. Then my web page got picked up by some sort of aggregator that posted it to several freebie web sites, resulting in hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of bookmark requests in a very short period. While I was thrilled to see so much interest in books and reading, it was a lot to respond to. I think (hope) I’m mostly caught up on those requests, but because of the time involved I am no longer actively offering the bookmarks. Thank you for your understanding.