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.

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Summer 2021 
If you are interested in hosting a virtual or in-person author visit this Summer or Fall, please contact Debbie at
Debbie will be speaking at Camp Denali's 2021 Speaker Series June 18-20 and June 21-24. Learn more here.

2020 Schedule

June 19-21: North Face Lodge, Denali National Park

June 22-25: Camp Denali, Denali National Park

Oct. 2:   Robert Johnson Elementary School, Metlakatla, Alaska

Oct. 5-9:   School visits in Southeast region, Alaska

Nov. 9-13: Boston area schools


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:


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 


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 


November 2018


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 2018


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