Fun at the Victory Theatre Center

April 18, 2011    | Comment

I had a great time performing a reading of “Have You Seen the Tickle Bug?” at the first-ever “Kids’ Corner” at the Victory Theatre Center on April 16th, and I look forward to working with the staff of the theatre to entertain more children in the future. Anytime I get a chance to read to […]

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Tickle Bug Lands at the Victory Theatre Center, April 16

April 5, 2011    | Comment

I’ll be performing Have You Seen the Tickle Bug? as part of “Kids’ Corner,” a new children’s show at the Victory Theatre Center in Burbank.  There will be two shows on April 16, 2011, at 11 am and 2pm.  I hope to see you there. Click here for printable flyer.   LOCATED IN THE LITTLE […]

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Serrania Avenue Elementary School

February 25, 2011    | Comment

For Read Across America Day, Wednesday, March 2, I’ll be sharing the story of The Tickle Bug with the k-2 students at Serrania  Avenue Elementary School in Woodland Hills; I’ve been told that’s well over 300 kids!  (I’ll make sure I bring enough stickers!) Thank you to Principal Robin Toder for inviting me to read my […]

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KHTS Radio Interview

January 12, 2011    | Comment

Tune in tomorrow (Jan. 13) to KHTS radio 1220AM to hear me on “Thursday Matinee at Noon,” where I’ll be interviewed by host Paul Strickland.

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SCV Literacy & Arts Festival Tomorrow

December 3, 2010    | Comment

Just a reminder to bring your family tomorrow, Dec. 4, to the Santa Clarita Literacy and Arts Festival. I’ll be reading my book at 10:30 am and again at 12 noon in the “Story Village” area. It’s at Newhall Park, and I’ve included a map below for your convenience. I hope to see you there. […]

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Borders Video

December 2, 2010    | Comment

This video clip is from my reading at Borders Valencia on Nov. 27, 2010. A special “Thank You” to my friend Joan Oxman for filming it.

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Story Time at Borders Valencia

November 27, 2010    | Comment

Story Time at Borders Valencia

Thank you to Sarah, Jeremy and Cathy of Borders Valencia for arranging my book reading on Saturday, Nov. 27. It was a great experience, and I thouroughly enjoyed reading to all the kids and parents who attended. They’re now carrying the book over there, so make sure you stop by to pick up a copy if […]

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SCV Literacy and Arts Festival

November 18, 2010    | Comment

UPDATE: I’ve been given the timeslots for my readings/signings of Have You Seen the Tickle Bug? at the 2010 SCV Literacy and Arts Festival, to be held on December 4 at Newhall Park. I’m scheduled to appear at the festival’s “Story Village” at 10:30 am and again at 12:00 noon. Borders, one of the co-sponsors, […]

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Santa Clarita Elementary School — Books, Pillows and PJs

November 17, 2010    | Comment

Last night, I had the opportunity to read my book Have You Seen the Tickle Bug? to students at Santa Clarita Elementary School as part of their 8th annual “Books, Pillows and PJs” event, organized by Mrs. Shari Lewis. The kids all wore pajamas (as did many of the parents and teachers) and brought blankets to sit on and books to read.

The parent volunteers made popcorn and Mrs. Lewis brought her patented “Trade-a-Book” double-sided, travelling library-shelves-on-wheels (expertly hand-crafted by her engineer husband), which was overflowing with books on both sides. Children were allowed to trade a book they brought from home with one of the ones on the shelves. What a great idea!

The whole evening was geared toward encouraging reading by associating it with a fun, family-sharing event, and it was — judging by the smiling faces and the bountiful quantity of books seen in the hands of the children — a resounding success. I was honored to have had the opportunity to be the featured reader.

What a great crowd. To my pleasant surprise, there were about 80 students, parents and teachers in attendance. This was the largest single audience I have read to so far — and it was a lot of fun. The kids listened and laughed, and everyone seemed to have a good time.

All the kids received Tickle Bug stickers (fortunately, I brought enough for everyone), and I donated an autographed copy of the book to the school library.

A special “Thank you” goes to Mrs. Lewis for inviting me to share the story of the Tickle Bug and to all the faculty, staff and parents who helped in the planning and execution of this wonderful evening.

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Book Reading at Borders Valencia — Nov. 27, 11:00 am

November 16, 2010    | Comment

Bring your kids to Border Valencia on Saturday, November 27 at 11am to hear me read “Have You Seen the Tickle Bug?” Every child in attendance will receive a free Tickle Bug sticker.

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