Be My ValenSLIME Events Calendar

Frequent Speaker at Conferences & Events

  • SCBWI All-Texas Writers & Illustrators Conference: Faculty Presenter, Picture Book Beginnings and EndingsHow Authors can do the Gymnastics…From Getting Right on and Keeping your Balance, to Showing Flare and Sticking the Landing, 2024.
  • TLA Panel: Texas Picture Book & Early Reader Authors & Illustrators, 2024.
  • TLA Meet & Greet: Texas Authors & Illustrators, 2024.
  • Sonterra Book Club: The Path to Publication, 2024.
  • Concordia Women’s Group: The Path to Publication, 2024.
  • SCBWI Southwest TX Panel: How I Met My Agent, 2023
  • SCBWI Southwest TX Panel: What I Wish I Knew, 2023.
  • SCBWI Southwest TX Writer/Illustrator Panel: Successful Approaches and Things to Consider on Your Path to Publication, 2019

Awards & Recognition

  • Starred Review, SLJ – Be My ValenSLIME, 2024
  • Praise, PW – Be My ValenSLIME, 2024
  • Honorable Mention, Blue Seal Award, Christian Children’s Picture Books, Write to Publish, 2018
  • Finalist, Cynthia Leitich Smith Writing Mentor Award, 2016
  • Honorable Mention, Joan Lowery Nixon Memorial Mentor Award, 2016