Events and Appearances

November 10     Presentation to Mandarin classes, Cleveland High School, Seattle

October 24        Ladies' book club talk, First Presbyterian Church, Youngstown, Ohio

October 20        Books talks with students, Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, Ohio

October 17        Talk at Mercer Island Historical Society, Mercer Island, WA

October 10        Presentation and Dori as Mongolianclassroom talks with students, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

October 8         "Fall at the Mall" presentation for Kitsap Regional Library, Kitsap Mall, Silverdale, WA

October 4          Private book club, "Chick Lits," New Canaan, CT, via skype

October 1          Panel on Multicultural Children's Books, Northwest Bookfest, Kirkland, WA

June 24             Presentation at Leisure World Creative Writers' Club, Seal Beach, CA

June 18             Panel discussion and booksigning at Historical Novel Society Conference, San Diego, CA

June 17             Booksigning, Yellow Book Road, San Diego, CA

June 14             Private book club event, Beaux Arts, WA

June 7               Talk at  Olympic View Middle School, Mukilteo, WA

May 24             Talks at World History classes, Highline High School, Burien, WA

May 20             Talks at Chinese and ESL classes, The Northwest School, Seattle

May 6                Washington State Young Adult Review Group (Evergreen WASHYARG) quarterly meeting

April 26             Wine & Conversation, Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe, Washington, D.C.

April 26              Classroom presentations, Maret School, Washington, D.C.

April 16              SCBWI-WW annual conference, Published Attendee celebration and signing, Redmond, WA

April 13              Book club discussion of Daughter of Xanadu, Bellevue, WA

April 2                Signing, Issaquah Costco

March 29           Wine & Conversation with the author, The Red House, Renton, WA

March 23           Talk & Reading, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA

March 17           Talk with teen book club, Bothell Library, King County Library System

March 15           Presentation & Reading, Village Books, Bellingham, WA

March 10           Talk at Tillicum Middle School, Bellevue, WA

March 5             Signing at "Literary Lions Gala," Bellevue Public Library

March 3             Talk at "Read Across America" event at Evergreen Junior High School, Redmond, WA

March 3             Talk at "Read Across America" event at Holy Family Parish School, Kirkland, WA

Feb. 17              Talk at "Book Fest" at Eastside Catholic School, Sammamish, WA

Feb. 15              Talk at "Love Your Library Week" at Forest Ridge School, Bellevue, WA

Feb. 12              Presentation & reading, Island Books, Mercer Island, WA

Feb. 5                Presentation, Search for Meaning Book Festival, Seattle University  

Feb. 3                Presentation & reading, Powell's Books, Cedar Hills Crossing, Beaverton, OR

Jan. 16, 2011     Presentation & Reading, Elliott Bay Book Co., Seattle, WA

Jan. 15, 2011     Book Launch Party for Daughter of Xanadu, Parkplace Books, Kirkland, WA

Oct. 29, 2010     Newport High School, four AP World History classes, talk on the Mongol Empire and its long-term effects on Europe

Oct. 27, 2010     The Inside Story, SCBWI-WW event celebrating new books by 18 local authors and illustrators, Parkplace Books, Kirkland

May 17, 2010    Talk on Marco Polo, Mercer Island Historical Society

Nov. 8, 2006      Talk on "Building Bridges Between East and West," Lake Washington AAUW (American Association of University Women)