Author Activity


Connecting children’s book creators with the young readers inspired by their work.

Through Talkabook Visits, readers can ask questions and get answers directly from the authors of the books they cherish. Whether for a project or just personal interest, this is a one-of-a-kind experience that will be remembered always.

Visit Talkabook

Engaging School and Zoom Presentations

“Carolyn’s presentation offered my students a glimpse into a real author’s experience. Most importantly, she connected her writing process with their writing process and demonstrated how to take action for a cause.”

— Jennifer Kahlenberg
6th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Sunset Ridge School

Book Events


Chicago, IL 

Book launch, signing, and presentation

The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL

Meet the author

Hyde Park Children’s Book Fair

Want to go on a safari without leaving Chicago?

Hyde Park, IL

Library Events

KidLit Fest & iRead Kick Off Event
Highland Park Public Library

Middle Grade and Young Adult debut authors discuss paths to publication

Oak Park Public Library

Adult Venues

Evening program: Draw Inspiration From The World Around You: 3 pieces of advice for more authentic writing.

Illinois Reading Conference

Peoria, IL

Association of Illinois School Library Educators

Tinley Park, IL