Greetings! I enjoy communicating with readers of all ages and happy to answer any questions pertaining to my books. Your feedback is much appreciated. If you’re interested in a school visit or author program, see below to view my current schedule. If you would like an autographed book please email me with the exact inscription that you would like. Due to my travel schedule, please allow extra time to receive autographed books and to confirm transaction via email. Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm for my work.
If you are interested in hosting an author visit this winter, please contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org. She'll be visiting schools in October and November in Alaska and the Boston area. Debbie will be speaking at North Face Lodge June 19-21 and Camp Denali in Denali National Park from June 22-25 of 2020. To learn more click here.
Fall 2019 Schedule
Oct. 26: Cross Content Conference, Alaska State Literacy Association, Anchorage, Alaska.
West High School. Session: 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Integrating Nonfiction Books
in Your Classroom (Grades K-5)
More info. and registration: https://asta.wildapricot.org/event-3340107
Oct. 27: Authors Brunch and Booksigning: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Crown Plaza Hotel, Anchorage,
109 W. International Airport Rd.
Register: Alaska Cross Content Conference https://2019akccc.sched.com
Nov. 5: Burbank Elementary, Belmont, MA, A.M.
Nov. 5: Cary Public Library, Lexington, MA 3:00 p.m. adult program relating to new book,
A Wild Promise: Prince William Sound which won the 2019 Silver
Medal for Regional Nonfiction, Independent Publisher Book Award.
Nov. 7: Boyden Elementary, Walpole, MA
Nov. 8: Coffin Elementary, Marblehead, MA
Fall 2018 Schedule
Nov. 5: Alaska Wilderness League dinner/program in St. Louis
A Wild Promise: Prince William Sound
Nov. 7: St. Louis Academy of Science presentation: A Wild Promise
Nov. 13: Burbank Elementary School, Belmont, MA
Nov. 14: Boston schools
Nov. 15: Boyden Elementary, Walpole, MA
Nov. 16: Malcom Bell Elementary School, Marblehead, MA
October 5, 6, 7: Make it Alaskan Festival, Anchorage
Dena’ina Convention Center
Oct. 9: Valdez Public Library, presentation: A Wild Promise: Prince William Sound
Protecting the wilderness of the Chugach National Forest. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 16: Sitka Public Library, A Wild Promise: Prince William Sound program. 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 19: Raven Radio KCAW Interview: Protecting Prince William Sound’s wilderness
Oct. 22: Northern Voices program with photographer Hugh Rose, sponsored by the Northern Center. A Wild Promise: Prince William Sound - Protecting the Chugach wilderness
5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4448 Pikes Landing Rd., Fairbanks
Fall 2017 Schedule
Sept. 29: Alaska Cross Content Conference, Lathrop High School, Fairbanks, Room 106
1:30 to 3:00: Educators session: Using my nonfiction books in the classroom
Oct. 1: Authors Breakfast Celebration: 9:00 to 11:30, Westmark Hotel Gold Room
Breakfast and Booksigning
Oct. 3: University Park Elementary, Fairbanks
Nov. 6: Boyden Elementary School, Walpole, MA
Nov. 7: Malcom Bell Elementary School, Marblehead, MA
Nov. 8: Open for Boston area school visit
Nov. 9: Burbank Elementary, Belmont, MA
Spring 2018 New Book Coming!
May: A Wild Promise: Prince William Sound will be released by Braided River. This photo essay book describes the magnificent wilderness and wildlife that surrounds Prince William Sound, with images by photographer and naturalist Hugh Rose. The book involved four years of explorations, research and writing. Look for scheduled events this coming spring.
Summer 2016 Schedule
June 2-5: Yakutat Tern Festival
June 25: Farmers Market in Fairbanks, Alaska
June 29: Farmers Market in Fairbanks, Alaska
July 3-5: Denali National Park, Book signings at McKinley Chalets Gift Shop
July 8-11: International Literacy Conference in Boston, MA
Alaska Wild Educator Network, Booth 610
Fall 2016 Schedule
October 1: Sitka Public Library children’s program 10:30 a.m., Alaska Children’s Book Day, celebrate books about Alaska’s amazing animals
October 17: Boyden Elementary, Walpole, MA
October 18: Malcom Bell Elementary, Marblehead, MA
October 19: Burbank Elementary, Belmont, MA
October 21: Glover Elementary School, Marblehead, MA
October 24: Wellington Elementary, Belmont, MA
Oct. 25: Fenn School, Concord, MA
October 2015 Schedule
Oct. 15: Burbank Elementary, Belmont, MA
Oct. 16: Wellington Elementary, Belmont, MA
Oct. 19: Boyden Elementary, Walpole MA
Oct. 20: Sheehan Elementary, Westwood, MA
Oct. 21: Downey Elementary, Westwood, MA
Oct. 22: Downey Elementary, Westwood, MA
Oct. 23: Deerfield Elementary, Westwood, MA
Nov. 4: Greeley Elementary
Nov. 4: booksigning at Book Stall -- 4:00 to 6:00
Nov. 5: McKenzie Elementary
Nov. 16: Town School, San Francisco
Nov. 18: Salmon Symposium and booksigning, Palmer, Alaska
Nov. 19: Sherrod Elementary, Palmer
Nov. 20: Machetanz Elementary, Wasilla
Dec. 1: Chester Valley Elementary, Anchorage
Dec. 3: Klatt Elementary, Anchorage
Dec. 4: Eagle River School, Eagle River
August 2015 Schedule
August 5: Discover Alaska Lecture Series, Murie Auditorium, University of Alaska Fairbanks
"Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Past, Present and Future" 7:00 p.m. Booksigning
August 14: Denali National Park: Murie Center Lecture: "World of Salmon and Bears" 7:00 p.m.
Booksigning at Visitors Center Bookstore during the day
August 15: Denali National Park Visitors Center Bookstore: booksigning
Fall 2014 Schedule
Boston and Chicago Area School Visits:
Oct. 15: Butler Elementary, Belmont
Oct. 16: Burbank Elementary, Belmont
Oct. 17: Wellington Elementary, Belmont
Oct. 20: Boyden Elementary, Walpole
Oct. 21: Malcom Bell Elementary, Marblehead, MA
Oct. 23: Open for school visits in Chicago area
Oct. 24: Greeley Elementary, Winnetka, IL
Oct. 27: Open for school in Chicago area
Oct. 28: Red Oak School, Highland Park, IL
Anchorage and Fairbanks School Visits:
Nov. 8: Young Writers Literature Conference
Nov. 10: Bayshore Elementary
Nov. 12: Anchorage Museum: On Arctic Ground lecture and booksigning 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 14: Early Childhood Education Conference, Westmark Hotel, Fairbanks
Nov. 15: Early Childhood Education Conference, Westmark Hotel, Fairbanks
Nov. 19: Public Lands Information Center, Morris Thompson Cultural Center, Fairbanks 2:00 to 4:30 Booksigning
Nov. 20: Ann Wien Elementary, Fairbanks
Nov. 21: Weller Elementary, Fairbanks
Dec. 7: Sitka Public Library, afternoon program and booksigning
July/August 2014 Alaska
August 3: Farmers Market, Fairbanks 9:00 to 4:00 p.m.
August 6: Discover Alaska Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., Murie Building, University of Alaska Fairbanks
A King Salmon Journey: research behind the amazing migration of Yukon salmon
August 8: Anchorage Museum 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
August 10: Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Anchorage: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
August 18: Hearthside Bookstore, Juneau: Downtown store 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
August 19: Hearthside Bookstore, Juneau: Valley location 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
August 20: Silverbow Inn, Juneau. Hosted by Alaska Wilderness League: 6:30 to 8:30, refreshments
Program and booksigning for Grizzly Bears of Alaska and A King Salmon Journey
September 6: Old Harbor Bookstore, Sitka: afternoon program and booksigning
October 2013: Midwest & New England Author Visits
October 2: McKenzie Elementary, Wilmette, IL
October 3: Harper Elementary, Wilmette, IL A.M.,
Greeley Elementary, Winnetka, IL P.M.
October 4: Central Elementary, Wilmette, IL
October 5: The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL Booksigning 10:30a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
October 7: Burbank Elementary, Belmont, MA
October 8: Boyden Elementary, Walpole, MA
October 9: Glover School, Marblehead, MA
October 10: Bell Elementary, Marblehead, MA
October 11: Wellington Elementary, Belmont, MA
October 15: Open for schools in Boston area
November 2013: Alaska & West Coast Author Visits
November 11: University Park Elementary, Fairbanks, AK
November 12: Open for Fairbanks area schools
November 13: Crawford Elementary, North Pole, AK
November 14: Open for Fairbanks area schools
November 15: Barnett Elementary, Fairbanks, AK
November 18 to 22: West Coast schools
February/March 2014 Australia
February 28: Ravenswood School, Sydney
Pymble School for Girls, Sydney
March 5: Adaminaby School, New South Wales
March 18-22: Somerset Celebration of Literature, Someset College, Queensland
April 2014 Hawaii
April 27: Kailua Living, Gallery Show & Signing
April 28: Lanikai Elementary School
May 2014 Pennsylvania
May 12-17: Nature Writing Retreat, Highlights Foundation, Pennsylvania