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Past News and Events


Literal Lily is available for pre-order!!

Now YOU can laugh and learn with the curly-haired Lily anytime you like! Visit or to reserve your copy today! 


1st Book Signing for Literal Lily

Visit Tatnuck Bookseller in Westboro, MA from 10:00am - 12:00pm to get your very own signed copy of Literal Lily!


Literal Lily visits St. Mary's Catholic School in Alexandria, VA

Kate will be visiting, reading and talking with the students of St. Mary's Catholic School.  Check out the book fair on January 27, 2013 to meet Kate and get your very own copy of Literal Lily!


Story Hour at the Canton (MA) Public Library 

Kate is so excited to read Literal Lily at the Canton Public Library at 2:30pm.  Stick around meet Kate and get your own signed copy!  (If you look close, you may see a little girl in the audience who looks SUSPICIOUSLY like Lily!!)


Story Hour and a Craft at the Auburn (MA) Public Library

Looking for something to do with your children on February vacation?  Kate is THRILLED to share her book with  the children in her own town!!  Come on down to the Auburn Public Library at 11:00 for storytime and a craft with Kate and Miss Renee!  Kate's pen will be handy to sign your own copy of Literal Lily!


Author AND Illustrator Story Hour at Somers (CT) Public Library 

Enjoy a rare chance to enjoy a story with the author AND illustrator of Literal Lily at the Somers Public Library at 11:00.  Both Kate and Lynda look forward to getting you your very own signed copy of Lily afterwards!  Bring your questi


Barnes and Noble (Millbury, MA store) Welcomes Literal Lily to Story Hour

Come join Kate at this vibrant store for interactive story hour and to get your own signed copy to the book!  (Make sure to check out the back of the store for the kid's play area - Kate's daughter LOVES it back there!!)


Author Visit to Pakachoag Elementary School (Auburn, MA)

Kate can't wait to share Literal Lily with the students in her very own town!  


Author and Illustrator Visit Hazardville Memorial Elementary!

Kate and Lynda are so excited to be welcomed by the students of Hazardville Memorial Elementary in Enfield, CT.  Kids, bring your comments and questions for this interactive storytime!  


Author Visit to Walnut Square Elementary! (Haverhill, MA)

Kate is busily prepping to share Literal Lily and her story with the students of Walnut Square!  See you in April!! 


Community Reading Day at Venerini Academy (Worcester, MA)

Kate can't wait to share not only Literal Lily, but her love of reading with the Kindergarden Class at Venerini Academy!  


Storytime and Book Signing at Sutton Public Library (Sutton, MA)

Looking for something to do with your kids on April Vacation?  Come on down for an interactive reading of Literal Lily at the Sutton Libary!


Storytime and Book Signing at Readmore Bookstore (Taunton, MA)

Come join Kate at this for an interactive story hour and to get your own signed copy of the book!  Be sure to check out all of the new and used books - great prices!!


Educator's Appreciation Day - Barnes and Noble (Enfield, CT store)

Teachers are special people!  Kate and Lynda will be showing their appreciation for teachers at Barnes and Noble in Enfield!  Refreshments, giveaways, contests...come on by!


Literal Lily visits the Students of the Roberts School (Medford, MA)

Lily is pretty funny.  Will the students of the Roberts School think so, too?  Kate can't wait to see when she visits there in April!


Literal Lily visits the Students of Notre Dame Elementary (Utica, NY)

Kate is so excited to share Lily with the students in her hometown of Utica, New York!  Go Jugglers!!


Barringer Street School (Ilion, NY) welcomes Literal Lily! 

Kate hopes that the students of Ilion have their funny bones primed and questions ready as she prepares to visit their school!


Literal Lily visits Remsen Elementary School (Remsen, NY)

Kate is grateful to the teachers and students of Remsen Elementary School for welcoming her during her trip "home!"  


Barnes and Noble Reading and Signing (New Hartford, NY Store)

Kate is excited to share her book during a storytime at the New Hartford Barnes and Noble.  Get your own signed copy on your visit!


Literal Lily Visits the New Hartford Public Library! (New Hartford, NY)  

 Kate is so happy to share her book with those in the Utica area - her hometown!  You can take the girl out of Utica, but you can't take the Utica out of the girl!  Come and enjoy Literal Lily and get your very own signed copy!      


The Ross School Visit and Book Fair (Bridgehampton, NY)

Kate hopes the kids of the Ross School are excited to meet Lily when she visits their school and book fair!  


Mary D. Stone School Visit (Auburn, MA)

Kate is so excited to join the students of Mary D. Stone during their literacy block to share Literal Lily...and teach a little something along the way!!


Franklin Elementary School Visit (North Andover, MA)

Kate hopes the kids of Franklin Elementary School are excited to meet Lily when she visits their school!  Will there be any budding young authors in the audience??  


Edgewood Magnet School Visit (New Haven, CT)

Rumor has it that the Edgewood School is a pretty artistic, creative, awesome place to be!  So excited to share Lily with the K-2 students! 


The Children's Preschool (New Haven, CT)

Children love books - and Kate hopes that the children of The Children's Preschool are no exception!  She can't wait to introduce them to Lily!




Coleytown Elementary School Visit (Westport,CT)

Second grade is such a fabulous age!  Kate is psyched to share Literal Lily with Mrs. Crosby's second graders!!  

Squantum Elementary School Visit (Quincy, MA)

Did you know that Kate used to live in Quincy?  She is so excited to come back to the area that is so familiar to her and share Lily with the children!  Get ready!!


DAY OF PLAY! (Elm Park, Worcester, MA) 

Kate is thrilled to partake in the Day of Play, encouraging kids to sing, dance, run, jump, build, create and explore with your family! Kate will read Literal Lily and conduct a fun, imaginative and interactive activity with the audience.  Get ready to use your imaginations!!!  


South Street Elementary School Visit (Fitchburg, MA) 

For years, Kate's Auntie JoJo has talked about her awesome students at South Street Elementary!  Kate can't wait to share Lily with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders and see what JoJo has been talking about!



Longmeadow Montessori Internationale (Longmeadow, MA)

Kate is so excited to visit Longmeadow's Montessori and see first hand what this unique teaching style is all about!  Hope you are excited to meet Lily, Kiddos!! 


Village Elementary School Visit (York, ME) 

Kate can't think of a better way to ring in Flag Day (and her birthday!) with a trip to York, ME!  Get excited!

Corpus Christi School Visit (Wethersfield, CT) 

A National Blue Ribbon School!  Impressive!  Kate can't wait to introduce Literal Lily to the students of grades K-3 at Corpus Christi.  It should be a great day!

Somers Elementary School Visit (Somers, CT) 

Kate is so excited to visit Lynda's (illustrator's)hometown to share Lily with the students!  Come ready to have some fun!

Balch Elementary School Visit (Norwood, MA)

Kate is so excited to meet with the students in grades 1-5 of Balch Elementary!  Get your questions ready and prepare to have a fun day!

Southern (MA) Regional Reading Conference Presentation

Kate can't wait to meet and greet with 150 teachers, principals, and reading specialists to show them how Literal Lily and Fickle Fiona can be used to support their great work in the classroom!  Teachers...gotta love them!!

School Visit to Nelson Place School (Worcester, MA)

Kate is so excited to share both Literal Lily AND Fickle Fiona with the great students in all grades at Nelson Place!  Get ready to participate, kids!  

School Visit to Venerini Academy (Worcester, MA)

Kate is so pleased to be invited back to Venerini Academy to read, talk and interact with students throughout the entire school!  She hopes that everyone leaves the day having learned something new...should be a great day! 

Robert Elementary School Visit (Medford, MA)

Kate shared Literal Lily with the 2nd and 3rd graders last year.  This year, Kate can't wait to see students in grades K-3 to read, interact, and have some fun!  Will you like Fickle Fiona, too?

Somers Elementary School Book Fair (Somers, CT)

Author and Illustrator are pairing up for a rare joint book signing!  Come and get your own personalized copy of Literal Lily and Fickle Fiona while you check out some other great titles!  

Julia Bancroft Elementary School Visit (Auburn, MA)

Kate is excited to visit the 3rd - 5th graders in her hometown!  Rumor has it that reading and writing is more important than ever!   Let's see if we can have some fun and get some ideas going!

Bryn Mawr Elementary School Visit (Auburn, MA)

Kate can't wait to go up the street to visit, read and idea-share with the K-2nd graders at Bryn Mawr!  Now the real question: should I drive or walk?? 

Woodburn Elementary School Visit (Falls Church, VA)

Virginia has been kind to Literal Lily.  Can't wait to see what the K-3 students of Woodburn Elementary think of Fickle Fiona!  What a great opportunity - so excited to have some fun!

St. Mary's Elementary School Visit (Alexandria, VA)

Kate can't wait to return to the school that hosted her very first school visit and meet with the K-5th graders to talk about reading, descriptive writing and making a good story.  She's heard they are a smart group...

St. Mary's Elementary School Visit (Alexandria, VA)

Come support this great school and get a jump on your Christmas shopping!.

Squantum Elementary School Visit (Quincy, MA)

It is always a thrill and honor to be invited back to a school!  I hope that these students like Fickle Fiona as well as Literal Lily!!  

Barnes and Noble Storytime and Book Signing (Millbury, MA)

Stop by for some fun during your holiday shopping for a storytime and to pick up your signed copy of Fickle Fiona at Barnes and Noble, Blackstone Valley Shoppes.  All the fun starts at 2:00 - don't miss out!


Tatnuck Booksellers Storytime/Craft and Book Signing (Westboro, MA)

Tatnuck hosted Kate's FIRST EVER book signing with Literal Lily last year! She can't wait to come back to debut her second book, Fickle Fiona! Come join us for storytime, get your book signed and enjoy some shopping at one of her favorite stores!


Tatnuck Magnet School Visit (Worcester, MA)

I hope the 2nd and 3rd graders are ready for a great day or learning and laughing with Fiona and Lily!  

Chandler School 2nd Grade Workshop

Those new common core standards are tough!  Kate is looking forward to sharing her books with the 11 second grades of Duxbury, MA and helping them strengthen their reading and writing skills.  

Sheehan Elementary School Visit (Westwood, MA)

I can't wait to introduce Lily and Fiona to the K-2nd graders in Westwood!  Get ready to have some fun...I know I am!

Chandler Magnet School Visit (Worcester, MA)

I'm so excited to visit with students in my own area! Looking forward to an energy-filled day during this chilly winter!  

Community Reading Day at Floral Street School (Shrewsbury, MA)

I'm excited to have the opportunity to share in a school-wide event celebrating something I personally love...reading! Looking forward to sharing my books with some 2nd and 3rd graders!


Auburn Public Library Storyhour/Book Signing

Need something to do during February Vacation?  Come to Kate's hometown library to hear her newest book, Fickle Fiona, participate in a fun craft, and pick up your own personalized copy for home!(11:00am)


Notre Dame Elementary School Visit (Utica, NY)

I'm so excited to go back home to my Alma Mater with my second book! What other school can I call where I'm greeted by "Hi, Honey!!" I can't wait to share Fickle Fiona and all of her lessons with the Jugglers of Notre Dame!


Memorial Elementary School Visit (Milford, MA)

I'm looking forward to a jam-packed day with the students of Memorial Elementary! I can't wait to share my stories and be inspired by all of you!  


Charlton Elementary School Visit (Charlton, MA)

I'm so excited to meet with some young readers at Charlton Elementary! They give me some of my best ideas! 


Franklin Elementary School (North Andover, MA)

Thanks for inviting me back to share Fickle Fiona with the 3rd graders of Franklin Elementary! This group is doing lots of writing themselves... should be a productive day!!


South Street Elementary School Visit (Fitchburg, MA)

I'm so glad to be invited back to South Street Elementary to share Fickle Fiona with the 1st - 4th grades! I'm going to be keeping my eyes peeled for one of my favorite teachers...Auntie JoJo!!!


Henry Barnard Elementary (Enfield, CT)

So excited to visit with the K-2 students at Henry Barnard in Enfield!  Looking forward to a day of learning and fun!


Hazardville Memorial School Visit (Enfield, CT)

I'm excited to share Fickle Fiona with the students of Hazardville Elementary!  This great school was one of the first to see Literal Lily - I'm honored to be welcomed back!!  


Holy Name School Visit (West Roxbury, MA)

I'm looking forward to working with the little ones at Holy Name Parish School! Ages 3-6...I love hearing the thoughts and ideas of the little ones!


Oxford Public Library Storytime (Oxford, MA)

Now that the Spring is here and there HOPEFULLY won't be any more snow days, let's give this storytime another shot!  Come down to this awesome library at 1:00 to have some fun on school break!! 



Crawford Memorial Library Event (Dudley, MA)

Come on by for some fun and learn about writing and becoming an author! Lily and Fiona can't wait to meet you! 


West Boylston Fall Festival (West Boylston, MA)

 Fresh air in New England!  Come find me at the West Boylston Fall Fair!  A great event that also benefits the West Boylston Arts and Education!  What's not to love!


Auburn Fall Festival (Auburn, MA)

Enjoy a great day with games, face painting, food and vendors at Auburn High School! Stop on by and see me...I'll be in the gym from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm!


Mason Road Elementary Community Reading Day (Dudley, MA)

Proud to participate in such an important message: Read to Succeed!



Tall Spire Preschool Visit (Wakefield, MA)

Gotta love those little minds!  I can't wait to meet with the 4 and 5 year olds at Tall Spire to share my stories and lessons!


Merrill Elementary Literacy Night (Raynham, MA)

Meeting with the K-1 students of Merrill Elementary to celebrate one of my favorite things: READING!!


Pakachoag Elementary Literacy Night (Auburn, MA)

Excited to speak with the 3rd-5th grade families to encourage reading and writing.  Can't wait!


Charlton Public Library Event (Charlton, MA)

Come and kick off the school year with a visit from a local author! Laugh and learn with Literal Lily and Fickle Fiona and learn about writing, reading and becoming an author! Can't wait to see you there!


Heritage School Literacy Day/Night (Charlton, MA)

I'm so honored to take part in Literacy Day!  Talking to not only the 2nd-4th graders, but parents!  How awesome to get everyone involved in highlighting such an important skill!!! 

Mary D. Stone Elementary School Visit (Auburn, MA)

Get ready to have some fun, Second Graders!  

Bryn Mawr Elementary School Visit (Auburn, MA)

What a treat!  Heading to the school that my babies will be at in a few short years to introduce Fickle Fiona to the K-2 students!  Let's see who I recognize!


Visit to the Playhouse Preschool (Hopkinton, MA)

Little minds full of wonder!!  What a great opportunity to share Lily and Fiona with them! 

7th Annual Holy Cross Holiday Bazaar (Worcester, MA)

Check some people off your holiday shopping list at this great event!   Hope to see you there!

Auburn Christmas Craft Fair (Auburn, MA)


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