Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS:

(Note: Some engagements, like school visits, are not open to the general public; if they are, I will be sure to say so. Thank you for understanding!)

August 2019: BOOK LAUNCH! “Yazzy’s Amazing Yarn,” my second children’s picture book, is finally here! Illustrated by Emily Calimlim. Check it out on Amazon, or on my website’s BOOKS tab.

August 27 to Sept. 5, 2019: Lone Star Literary Life Book Blog Tour! A virtual launch for Yazzy’s Amazing Yarn! Details coming soon.

September 12-14, 2019: Book Signings at the Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival in Giddings, Texas. Location: Giddings Library and Cultural Center, 276 N Orange Street. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

November 1, 2019: Author Visit at St. Mark’s Cathedral School, Shreveport, La. Randy Blair will bring “A Little Bit of Nonsense.”

November 15, 2019: 10 am to 6 pm, (Tentative, TBA) Book Signing at the annual Texas Art Education Assn. (TAEA) Conference in Galveston, Texas at Moody Gardens.

November 23, 2019: 1 pm to 4 pm, Book Signing at A LITTLE BIT SHEEPISH, a darling historic yarn store in Berlin, Maryland. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

January 23, 2020: Author Visit, Westwood Elementary School, Friendswood, Texas.

February 19, 2020: Author Visit, Oyster Creek Elementary School, Sugar Land, Texas.

… and more to be announced.

PAST EVENTS:

May 11, 2019: CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER — Book Signing from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at THE MOPPET SHOPPE, 4840 Line Avenue, Shreveport, La. FREE and OPEN to the public. Randy Blair will be there, too, with “A Little Bit of Nonsense.”

May 10, 2019: ROAD TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER — Author Visit, St. Mark’s Cathedral School, Shreveport, La. Randy Blair with “A Little Bit of Nonsense” will be on the road with me, too! KSLA-TV12 is going to film us both LIVE this morning!

May 8, 2019: Author & Illustrator Visit, Scanlan Oaks Elementary, Sienna Plantation (Missouri City), Tx. Two art cars – Chalkstang and Dragonfly Whimzee – joined us today!

May 2 & 3, 2019: Two-day Author & Illustrator Visit at Cornerstone Elementary, Sugar Land, Tx. Randy Blair was there both days with “A Little Bit of Nonsense.”

May 1, 2019: Author Visit, Atherton Elementary, Houston, Tx. Elizabeth Burnham brought “Penelope.”

April 29, 2019: Author Visit, McNabb Elementary School’s Pre-K Roundup Event in Spring, Tx. Two all-new art cars were there: Kimi Bainter’s “Wrinkles” and Paul McRae’s “Ribbons.”

April 23, 2019: Author Visit, Mission Glen Elementary, Houston, Tx. Randy Blair brought “A Little Bit of Nonsense.”

April 18, 2019: Author & Illustrator Visit, Briargate Elementary, Missouri City, Tx. Vena Ashley brought “Chalkstang.”

April 15, 2019: Author Visit, Beth Yeshurun Day School, Houston, Tx. Bonnie Blue brought “Women That Rock” for this school’s Young Authors Day.

April 13, 2019: HOUSTON ART CAR PARADE!

April 12, 2019: Author & Illustrator Visit, Colony Meadows, Sugar Land, Tx. Vena Ashley brought “Chalkstang.” The students’ chalk drawings stayed on the car for the parade on April 13.

April 1, 2019: Author & Illustrator Visit, Mary Austin Holley Elementary, Houston, Tx. Randy Blair brought “A Little Bit of Nonsense.”

March 30, 2019: Book Reading, Bellaire City Public Library, Bellaire, Tx., along with Vena Ashley’s amazing interactive art car called “Chalkstang!”

March 29, 2019: Author & Illustrator Visit, Highlands Elementary, Sugar Land, Tx. Randy Blair brought “A Little Bit of Nonsense.”

March 25, 2019: Author & Illustrator Visit, The Branch School, Houston, Tx. Elizabeth Burnham brought “Penelope.”

March 23, 2019: Book Reading, Contemporary Dental, Bellaire, Tx., along with Randy Blair’s amazing art car called “A Little Bit of Nonsense!”

March 22, 2019:  Author Visit, Oakland Elementary, Richmond, Tx. Jada August brought “Dragonfly Whimzee.”

March 21, 2019: Author & Illustrator Visit, Dulles Elementary, Stafford, Tx. Randy Blair brought “A Little Bit of Nonsense.”

March 19, 2019: Dallas Association of School Librarians author panel and book signing, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, 7th Floor, Dallas, Tx.

March 1, 2019:  Author & Illustrator Visit, Pecan Grove Elementary, Richmond, Tx.  Randy Blair brought “A Little Bit of Nonsense.”

February 21, 2019: Author Visit, Primrose School of Barker-Cypress, Cypress, Tx. Elizabeth Burnham brought “Penelope.”

February 13, 2019:  Author Visit, Westwood Elementary, Friendswood, Tx. Bonnie Blue brought her “Women That Rock” art van.

February 8, 2019: Career Day, Barbara Jordan Elementary School, FBISD. Elizabeth Burnham brought “Penelope.”

January 18, 2019:  Author & Illustrator Visit, Madden Elementary School, Richmond, Tx. Elizabeth Burnham brought “Penelope.”

December 7, 2018:  Author Visit, Sugar Mill Elementary, Sugar Land, Tx. Randy Blair brought the amazing “A Little Bit of Nonsense.”

October 24, 2018: Author Visit, Ridgemont Elementary, Houston, Tx. Jada August and Elizabeth Burnham brought their art cars (“Dragonfly Whimzee” and “Penelope”).

Sept. 13-15, 2018: The 13th Annual Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival and Gala in Giddings, Texas. Book sales, school visits, and a worthy fundraiser that benefitted the Giddings Public Library. Randy Blair brought his art car (“A Little Bit of Nonsense”)!

Sept. 13, 2018: Author Visits at Giddings Elementary School AND at St. Paul Serbin School, Giddings, Tx. TWO schools in ONE day!

May 21, 2018: Author Visit, Quail Valley Elementary School, Houston, Tx.  Julie Bower brought her art car (“Toyz On the Hood”).

April 27, 2018:  Author Visit, Lantern Lane Elementary School, Houston, Tx.  Randy Blair brought his art car (“A Little Bit of Nonsense”).

April 23, 2018: Storytime Author Visit, The Goddard School, Houston Heights. Sue Shepherd brought her hippo art car (“Cheerio”).

April 14, 2018: Houston’s 31st Annual Art Car Parade. I didn’t sell books, but I watched the amazing art cars from the sidelines. It was so much fun!

March 19, 2018:  Author & Illustrator Visit, Tough Elementary, Woodlands, Tx.  Randy Blair brought his usual sidekick (“A Little Bit of Nonsense”) and Kimi Bainter brought her brand new art car (“Eye Candy”).

March 9, 2018:  Author Visit at Arizona Fleming Elementary in Ft. Bend ISD, Houston, Tx.  Elizabeth Burnham was there with her purple art car (“Penelope”).

March 8, 2018:  Author & Illustrator Visit, Tanglewood Middle School, Houston, Tx. We spoke to some amazing ESL students, and Randy Blair brought his art car (“A Little Bit of Nonsense”).

March 2, 2018: Author & Illustrator Visit, Lamar Elementary School, The Woodlands, Tx. We had a wonderful day with Randy Blair’s art car (“A Little Bit of Nonsense”).

March 1, 2018: Author & Illustrator Visit for “Big Art Day” at The Woodlands Methodist School, Woodlands, Tx., and Julie Bower brought her art car (“Toyz On The Hood”).

December 13, 2017:  Author & Illustrator Visit at Ridgecrest Elementary, Houston, Tx., along with Randy Blair’s art car (“A Little Bit of Nonsense”).

Nov. 11, 2017:  Author & Illustrator Visit for Family Philanthropy Day, hosted by the Greater Houston Community Foundation along with the Barbara Bush Foundation, at Atherton Elementary School.

May 18, 2017:  Author & Illustrator Visit at Spring Shadows Elementary School, Houston, Tx. Two art cars joined us: Elizabeth Burnham (“Penelope”) and Paul McRae (“Dragonfire”).

May 12, 2017:  Author & Illustrator Visit at St. Michael’s Catholic School, Houston, Tx.

April 27-30, 2017: I traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee to participate in the Scenic City Art Car weekend, to sell books, do a school visit, and sign books at Barnes & Noble. My illustrator and I did a really fun talk at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School, and students there got to see three art cars (Thank you, Paulette Perlman, Isaac Cohen and Wendy Tippens)!

April 25, 2017:  Author & Illustrator Visit at Mary Marek Elementary School’s book fair and “Family Art Car Night,” Pearland, Tx. We were joined by two amazing art cars: Julie Bower (“Toyz In the Hood”) and Paul McRae (“Dragonfire”).

April 20, 2017: Texas Library Association Conference in San Antonio, booth #2735, two shifts in a booth sponsored by the Texas Association of Authors.

April 9, 2017: Book signing at Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Great Hills, Arboretum) at 10000 Research Blvd, Ste 158, Austin, TX 78759. A portion of sales benefited the Texas Association of Authors. 

April 8, 2017:  30th Houston Art Car Parade.

April 7, 2017:  Author Visit at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Houston, Tx.  Elizabeth Burnham brought “Penelope.”

April 6, 2017:  Author & Illustrator Visit at Travis Elementary School, Houston, Tx. About 10 art cars drive by the school via “Main Street Drag.”

April 5, 2017:  Author Visit at Garden Oaks Montessori School, Houston, Tx.  Three art cars accompanied me on this visit: Kimi Bainter (“Chewie”), Julie Bower (“Toyz In The Hood”), and Mark & Erin Garrett (“Percy the Peacock”).

April 2, 2017:  Author & Illustrator Visit at the Post Oak School book fair, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, Tx.

March 31, 2017: Grand Marshall at the St. Mark’s Episcopal School Mini-Artcar Parade, Houston, Tx., including a story time reading for the pre-k children.

March 28, 2017: Author & Illustrator Visit at The Joy School, Houston, Tx.  Art car drivers Kimi Bainter (“Chewie”) and Elizabeth Burnham (“Penelope”) joined us!

March 24, 2017:  Author & Illustrator Visit at S.C. Red Elementary School, Houston, Tx. Art car driver Randy Blair joined us on this visit!

March 23, 2017:  Author Visit at Lovett Elementary School, Houston, Tx.   Art car driver Kimi Bainter brought “Chewie” for the students to see up close!

March 21, 2017:  Author Visit at Hicks Elementary School, Houston, Tx.  Three art car drivers were there, too!  Randy Blair, Dennis Dillow, and Kimi Bainter.

March 3, 2017:  Author Visit at Fernbank Elementary School, Atlanta, Tx.  Art car driver Peter Loose (“The Clydemobile”) joined me on this amazing visit!

Feb. 27, 2017:  Author Visit at Holy Spirit Episcopal, Houston, Tx. Art car drivers Elizabeth Burnham (“Penelope”) and Sue Shefman (“Cheerio”) joined me on this visit!

Feb. 23, 2017:  Author Visit at McWhirter Elementary School, Houston, Tx.  Art car drivers Kimi Bainter (“Chewie”) and Alyssa Kelly (“Alyssa’s Joy Ride”) were at this visit, too!

Jan. 27, 2017:  Author & Illustrator Visit at T.H. Rogers Magnet School, Houston, Tx.  We were joined by amazing art car driver Randy Blair.

Jan. 26, 2017:  Author Visit at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Houston, Tx.  Randy Blair was there to entertain the children with “A Little Bit of Nonsense.”

Dec. 13, 2016:  Author Visit at Glen York Elementary, Pearland, Tx.  Illustrator Bill Megenhardt presented with me.  Art car drivers Paul McRae (“Dragonfire”) and Randy Blair (“A Little Bit of Nonsense”) came along!

Dec. 8, 2016:  Author Visit at the Sterling Classical School, Leander, Tx. (Austin area).

Dec. 7, 2016:  Author Visit at Jollyville Elementary School, Round Rock, Tx. (Austin area).

Dec. 6, 2016:  Author Visit at Austin Jewish Academy, Austin, Tx.  Art car driver, Holly Klemm, joined me at this visit so that students could see a real art car up close! Her art car, “Blue Hawaiian,” was a big hit.

Nov. 28, 2016:  Author Visit at Sampson Elementary School, Houston, Tx. (Cy-Fair ISD).  This school had their own Superhero art bus in their parking lot for the children to see!

Nov. 18, 2016: Author Visit at Mark Twain Elementary, Houston, Tx.  Illustrator Bill Megenhardt presented with me.

Nov. 17, 2016:  Author Visit at Southfield School book fair, Shreveport, La.

Nov. 16, 2016:  Author Visit at South Highlands Elementary School, Shreveport, La.

Nov. 15, 2016:  Author Visit at First Baptist School, Shreveport, La.

Nov. 7-8, 2016:  Arthur Zarr’s Amazing Art Car will be offered for sale at The Kinkaid School Fall Book Fair, Houston, Tx. (not open to the public).

Nov. 9, 2016:  Book signing at Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Tx. in conjunction with the St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School book fair.

Nov. 7, 2016: Author Visit at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School, Houston, Tx. Art car drivers Bonnie Blue (“Women that Rock”) & Nicole Strine (“Shattered Vanity”) accompanied me at this visit!

Nov. 2, 2016: Book reading to preschoolers at The Goddard School in the Heights, Houston, Tx.  Art car driver Sue Shefman (“Cheerio the Hippo Car”) accompanied me at this visit!

Oct. 29, 2016: Book sales booth at the Wilchester Elementary School Arts Market, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 13618 St. Mary’s, Houston, Texas 77079.

Oct. 28, 2016:  Private party book signing at Pat Graham’s home, Houston, Tx.

Oct. 22, 2016:  Arthur Zarr’s Amazing Art Car offered for sale via Blue Willow Bookshop at the SCBWI-Houston writer’s conference.

Oct. 15, 2016:  Baylor University Bookstore book signing, Homecoming football game, Waco, Tx.

Oct. 5, 2016:  Middle School presentation at Holy Spirit Episcopal, Houston, Tx.

Oct. 2, 2016: Book sales event at Trader’s Village 15th Annual Village Art Car Show, Houston, Tx.

Sept. 28, 2016: Author Visit at Frostwood Elementary, Houston, Tx.  Illustrator Bill Megenhardt and art car driver Randy Blair (“A Little Bit of Nonsense”) were there, too!

May 20, 2016: Author Visit at Poe Elementary School’s “All Art Day,” Houston, Tx. Illustrator Bill Megenhardt presented with me!

May 18, 2016: Storytime Book Reading and Signing, Firethorne Little Free Library, Katy, Texas.

April 23, 2016: Storytime and Book Signing, Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum, Monroe, La.  This amazing museum was so inspired by my book that they bought a Volkswagen that is now a permanent artcar exhibit … children can decorate it whenever they visit the museum!

April 22, 2016: Author Visit at Grace Episcopal School, Monroe, La. (My sister, Ginger Knight, is a teacher there!).

April 20, 2016: Booth at the Texas Library Association conference (via Houston Writer’s Guild), 10:15-5:00 pm, Houston, Tx. (Well, I couldn’t go due to my leg injury, but I was there in spirit!).

April 11, 2016: Author Visit for all kindergarten classes at River Oaks Baptist School, Houston, Tx.

April 9, 2016: Book donated/featured in Silent Auction at the Strake Jesuit “April in Paris” Annual Gala auction, Houston, Tx.

April 9, 2016: Sales Booth at the 29th annual Houston Art Car Parade. (I was there — in a wheelchair!).  My amazing “pit crew” came to give me support!

April 8, 2016: Keynote Speaker, The Kinkaid School’s Art Car Assembly, Houston, Tx.  Go Falcons! (This was a FUN event, and I did the whole presentation from a wheelchair!). Illustrator Bill Megenhardt presented with me, too!

April 5, 2016: Author Visit, Buffalo Creek Elementary, Houston, Tx. (I had to cancel due to a torn Achilles tendon, but my illustrator Bill Megenhardt was there to present our book!).

March 26, 2016: Children’s Storytime at Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet, Houston, Tx.

March 7-16, 2016: Lone Star Literary Life’s Book Blog Tour! Woo-hoo!

Feb. 29, 2016: Author Visit, The Grace School on Ella Lee Lane, Houston, Tx.  Go Gators! Illustrator Bill Megenhardt, and art car driver Sue Shefman (“Cheerio the Hippo Car”) were there, too.

Dec. 5, 2015: Public Book Signing at TOY FAIR in Pierremont Mall, 4801 Line Avenue, Shreveport, La.  (Thank you, Julie Baskind!).

Dec. 4, 2015: Red River Radio Interview by Kate Archer Kent (89.9 FM in Shreveport, La.).

Dec. 3, 2015: Private Book Launch & Signing Party at the Wolfe home, Shreveport, La.

Nov. 18, 2015: Holiday Shopping Event (multiple vendors) at the Robin Klaes home, Houston, Tx.

Nov. 17, 2015: Author Book Signing at St. Mark’s Episcopal School’s Book Fair Family Night, Houston, Tx. (Thank you, amazing librarians, Laurie Mitchell and Kristin Uptmor!). Bill Megenhardt was there drawing, too!

Nov. 1-15, 2015: Book posted for sale at the Jewish Book and Arts Fair at the Evenlyn Rubenstein JCC, Houston, Tx. (Thank you, Barbara Lindenberg!)

Nov. 10, 2015: multi-grade Author Visit at St. Mark’s Episcopal School, Houston, Tx.

Nov. 6, 2015: One book donated/featured in Silent Auction at the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art 34th Annual Gala, Houston, Tx.

Nov. 2, 2015: Two books donated/featured for bids in Silent Auction at City ArtWork’s luncheon “The Art of Conversation,” Junior League Tearoom, Houston, Tx.