News & Events

New Picture Book Coming!

My second picture book, Monster Hands with Jonaz McMillan, will be published May 7th, 2024.

Charlie & Frog News

Charlie & Frog is now an audiobook! And Charlie & Frog has been translated into Japanese!

Upcoming Events

February 26th, 2024

Stoneham, MA
SEEM Collaborative Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
Virtual Author Q&A

February 7th, 2024

World Read Aloud Day!

Oceanside, NY
Oceanside Learning Center

Falls Church, VA
Congressional School

January 23rd, 2024

Karen and her writing partner Beth Bacon (Alphabuddies: G Is First!)
will be discussing how they collaborate on Tuesday January 23rd
at this free virtual event with the Baltimore Public Library.

December 19th, 2023

Washington, DC
Bancroft Elementary School
Author Visit

November 17th, 2023

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
The Downtown School with Bookmarks (Independent bookstore)
Virtual Author Visit

November 17th, 2023

Washington, DC
Bancroft Elementary School
Author Visit

July 8th, 2023

Washingtion DC
Solid State Books Story Time Alphabuddies: G Is First!
Author visit and book signing.

March 24th, 2023

Bristow, Virginia
Chris Yung Elementary School
Virtual Author Q&A

March 2nd, 2023

Springfield, Virginia
Keene Mill Elementary School
Author presentation and book signing

February 1st, 2023

World Read Aloud Day!
Virtual Author Visits

Riverview, Florida
Riverview Elementary School

Middleborough, Massachusetts
Middleborough Public Library

Fulton, New York
Volney Elementary School

North Merrick, New York
North Merrick Elementary School

Warsaw, Indiana
Lincoln Elementary School

 

Past Events

2022

October 25th, 2022
Faribault, Minnesota
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
Virtual Author Q&A

May 27th, 2022
Southampton, Pennsylvania
David Elementary School
Virtual Author Q&A

April 21st, 2022
Columbus, Ohio
Windermere Elementary School
Virtual Author Visit

April 7th, 2022
Ormond Beach, Florida
Pine Trail Elementary School
Virtual Author Q&A

April 5th, 2022
Oxford, Michigan
Oxford Community School District
Virtual Author Q&A

March 15th, 2022
Cooper City, Florida
Cooper City Elementary School
Virtual Author Q&A

February 25th, 2022
Kissimmee, Florida
Partin Settlement Elementary School
Virtual Author Q&A

February 2nd, 2022
World Read Aloud Day!
Virtual Author Visits:

Ossining, NY
Claremont Elementary School

​Talmo,  GA
North Jackson Elementary School

Blauvelt, NY
Cottage Lane Elementary School

​Herndon, VA
McNair Upper Elementary School

Toledo, OH
Beverly Elementary School

2021

December 14th, 2021
Washington, DC
St. Albans School
Author Presentation and book signing

December 14th, 2021
Washington, DC
National Cathedral School
​Author Presentation and book signing

​December 7th, 2021
Deland, Florida
George Marks Elementary School
Virtual Author Q&A

​November 2nd, 2021
Facebook Live
Sunshine State Young Readers Award
10:30am

October 1st, 2021
Lithia, Florida
​Stowers Elementary School
​Virtual Author Q&A

May 27th, 2021
Council Bluffs, IA
Iowa School for the Deaf
Virtual Author Q&A

​May 11th, 2021
Orlando, FL
Orlando Jewish Day School
Virtual Author Q&A

​April 27th, 2021
Greenville, WI
North Greenville Elementary School
Virtual Author Visit

​February 25th, 2021
Denver, CO
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Virtual Author Visit for Literacy Night

February 18th, 2021
Broomfield, CO
Mountain View Elementary School
Virtual Author Visit

2020

December 18, 2020
Faribault, MN
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
​Virtual Author Visit

May 21, 2020
Baton Rouge, LA
​Louisiana School for the Deaf
Virtual Author Visit

April 24, 2020
Postponed
Washington, DC
Washington International School
Author presentation and book signing

March 19th, 2020
Postponed
Alexandria, VA
Hooray for Books!
Meet the author/book signing
6:30-7:30pm

March 3rd, 2020
Washington, DC
National Cathedral School
Author presentation and book signing

March 3rd, 2020
Washington, DC
St. Albans School
Author presentation and book signing

February 28th, 2020
Washington, DC
BASIS DC Public Charter School
Author presentation

January 14th, 2020
Washington, DC
Open Book Foundation
Houston Elementary School
​Author presentation and book signing

2019

December 13th, 2019
Annandale, VA
Canterbury Woods Elementary School
Author presentation and book signing

December 12th, 2019
Springfield, VA
Newington Forest Elementary School
Author presentation and book signing

November 12th, 2019
Ashburn, VA
Mill Run Elementary School
Author Presentation

November 12th, 2019
Ashburn, VA
Hillside Elementary School
Author Presentation

​November 8th, 2019
Staunton, VA
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind
Author Presentation

November 7th, 2019
Roanoke, VA
Virgina Association of School Librarians
Author presentation and book signing

November 3rd, 2019
Washington, DC
East City Bookshop
Middle-readers book club
​Author visit

October 25th, 2019
Dulles, VA
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Mid-Atlantic Conference Presenter for Breakout Session:
Thanks for the Feedback (not really!): Managing Feedback to Write Your Best Story

June 4th, 2019
Washington, DC
Politics & Prose at Union Market
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
Author presentation and book signing of The Boney Hand

May 22nd, 2019
Washington, DC
National Presbyterian School
Author visit

May 22nd, 2019
Washington, DC
Hearst Elementary School
Author visit
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May 19th, 2019
Vienna, VA
Bards Alley
2:00 pm
​A conversation about diversity and ability with
middle-grade author Naomi Milliner

April 29th, 2019
Vienna, VA
Cunningham Park Elementary School
Author visit

April 25th, 2019
New York, NY
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Edgar Mystery Awards Ceremony
Charlie & Frog is an Edgar Mystery Award Finalist, Best Juvenile!

April 3rd,2019
Washington, DC
Washington International School
Author visit

March 27th, 2019
Washington, DC
Lafayette Elementary School
Author visit

March 27th, 2019
Washington, DC
British International School
Author Visit

March 25th, 2019
Sterling, VA
Sterling Elementary School
Author Visit

March 25, 2019
Sterling, VA
Rolling Ridge Elementary School
Author visit

March 12th, 2019
Tampa, FL
St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School
Author visit

March 11th, 2019
Tampa, FL
Corbett Preparatory School
Author Visit

March 8th, 2019
Clearwater, FL
Barnes & Noble/Deaf Literacy Center
​Meet the Author/Book signing
6:30-8:30pm

March 8th, 2019
St. Petersburg, FL
Shorecrest Preparatory School
Author visit

March 6th, 2019
Washington, DC
John Eaton Elementary School
Author visit

January 25th, 2019
Washington, DC
Maret School
Author visit

January 28th, 2019
Washington, DC
St. Albans School
Author visit

January 16th, 2019
Washington, DC
Open Book Foundation
Payne Elementary School
Author visit

2018

December 11th, 2018
Fairfax Station, VA
Silverbrook Elementary School
​Author visit

December 11th, 2018
Springfield, VA
Newington Forest Elementary School
Author visit

November 15th, 2018
Skype visit with Metro Deaf School
St. Paul, MN

November 14th, 2018
Alexandria, VA
Waynewood Elementary School
Author visit

November 2nd, 2018
Washington, DC
National Press Club’s 41st Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night
Participating Author

October 16th, 2018
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
Author visit

October 16th, 2018
Monument, CO
Lewis-Palmer Elementary School
Author visit

October 15th, 2018
Denver, CO
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Author visit

October 15th, 2018
Lakewood, CO
Vivian Elementary School
Author visit

October 11th, 2018
Colorado Springs, CO
Legacy Peak Elementary School
Author visit

October 11th, 2018
Monument, CO
Prairie Winds Elementary School
Author visit

September 27th, 2018
Skype Visit
Regional ASL Program
Edmonds, WA

September 24th, 2018
Annandale, VA
Canterbury Woods Elementary School
​Author visit

September 24th, 2018
Alexandria, VA
Hollin Meadows Elementary School
Author visit

September 24th, 2018
Alexandria, VA
Hooray for Books!
6:30-7:30pm
Author talk and book signing

August 3rd, 2018
Damascus, MD
​Damascus Library
Author Presentation and book signing

August 2nd, 2018
Washington, DC
East City Bookshop
Middle-grade book club author visit

June 7th, 2018
Washington D.C.
Ross Elementary School
Author visit and read-aloud

June 1st, 2018, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Tempe, Arizona
Changing Hands Bookstore
Author talk and book signing

May 19th, 2018, 10:00am-3:00pm
Austin TX
AISD Performing Arts Center

May 18th, 2018
Austin Texas
Texas School for the Deaf
Author visit and book signing

April 27th, 2018
Washington DC
Kendall Demonstration School for the Deaf
Author and Illustrator visit

April 27th, 2018
Frederick MD
Maryland School for the Deaf
Author and Illustrator visit

April 26th, 2018 6:30-8:00PM
Washington DC
Solid State Books
Book Launch for Charlie & Frog!

April 22nd, 2018 4:00PM
Washington, DC
Tea with Lucy and Eaddy
Author visit with Charlie & Frog fans