Book and Art Events (see photos below)

Parenting and Bonding FB Group Virtual Read Aloud, April 30, 2021

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Virtual Book Launch, April 14, 2021

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Author Panel, March 29, 2021

Facebook Live Event with Aidyn's Books, February 9, 2021

How I Thrive in 815-Children's Writing Workshop, August 15, 2020

Instagram Book Giveaway Event, June 19, 2020

Virtual Story Time, Book Stall, June 27, 2020

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Virtual Book Launch Party, June 3, 2020

Barnes and Noble Featured Book Reading, May 9, 2020

TalkShopLive Event, May 7, 2020

Children's Book Week Video, May 6, 2020

Romper's Operation Storytime, April 6, 2020

Book Release: You Be Mommy, March 31, 2020

Santa's Workshop Pop-Up, Cucina di Rosa, December 14, 2019

11th Annual ART IN THE FAMILY Holiday Art Event, November 9, 2019

Guest Author, St. Bridget Book Fair, November 14, 2019

Artful Aging - Tell Your Tale - 8 session writing workshop, October 9, 2019

PEO Chapter Women's Book Club, April 10, 2019

Belvidere Women's Book Blub, April 8, 2019

Santa's Workshop Pop-Up, Cucina Di Rosa, December 15, 2018

West Lake Village Book Club, December 13, 2018

"Artist Workshop" Keith School, December 10, 2018

 Spotlight on Local Authors - Barnes and Noble, December 8, 2018

Beloit HoliDazzle Art Walk, December 7, 2018

Rockford Book Club at the Rathskeller, December 5, 2018

Sinnissippi Quilters' Guild Book Club, Lake Geneva, WI, November 10, 2018

10th Annual Art in the Family Holiday Art Event, November 10, 2018

Freeport Women's Book Club, October 29, 2018

Rockford 815 Author's Group Book Sale, Katie's Cup, September 22, 2018

Art Opening at Horseflower's Creative Hot Spot, September 7, 2018

Featured Book in Italian American Press September issue

Story Hour, Rockford Public Library, August 15, 2018 6-7 pm

Women's Book Club, June 10, 2018

Books, Baubles & Biscotti-Mother's Day Sale at Cucina di Rosa

Belvidere Ladies' Book Club, May 7, 2018

Rock Valley College Continuing Education Series—"Birth of a Novel” class, April 10, 2018

Rockford Artisan Market at the Rockford Art Museum— January 2017/2018

Books, Baubles & Biscotti, Cucina di Rosa, Rockford, IL  May 12, 2018

Charisma Holiday Market, Rockford, IL November 5, 2017

Festa Italiana, Author booth—August 2003 and August 2017

Girl Scouts Camp CEO Luncheon—August 9, 2017

AbbVie national sales meeting, Dallas, TX February, 2017

Art on the Boulevard, Rockford, IL  April, 2016 and 2017

Barnes and Noble, Cherry Valley, IL—book signing, Everybody and Their Brother, April 23, 2017

Rock Valley College 28th Annual Writing Awards Ceremony, April 20, 2012

St. Ambrose Art Fair, 2011

Osmosis Artisans Show, Evanston, IL  Exhibitor, April 16, 2009

Barnes and Noble, Cherry Valley, IL—book signing, Annie’s Heaven, December 6, 2008

Holiday Homes for Hospice Walk, Exhibitor, November 29, 2008

The Cypress House, Rochelle, IL – book signing, March 2008

Book World, Freeport, IL –book signing, 2008

Junior League of Rockford, Under One Roof Home Tour, Exhibitor, May 2008

Barnes and Noble “Festival for the Writer” Event/Book Signing, October 15, 2006

Montague Library, Rockford, IL  September 30, 2006

Council of Rockford Gardeners Luncheon, Exhibitor, 2006

Junior League of Rockford, Dine By Design Kitchen Tour, Exhibitor, April 2006

Meg’s Café, Rockford, IL, Featured Book: Between Courses, June 17, 2006

Novel Writing Workshop, Rockford, IL  January 20, 2006

Barnes and Noble, Cherry Valley, IL—book signing, Knotted Pearls, 2005

Holiday Arts & Crafts Authorfest, Cliffbreaker’s, Rockford, IL  November 13, 2005

Barnes and Noble, Cherry Valley IL—"Genre Night” guest speaker, November 4 2005

Barnes and Noble, Rockford, IL—"Genre Night” guest speaker, November 2005

Orfordville Public Library, Orfordville, WI  October 18, 2005

Rockford Public Library, Rockford, IL April 2005

Literary Evening Downtown—a Rockford Public Library Foundation and Rockford Woman’s Club April 16, 2005

Freeport Public Library, Freeport, IL March 25, 2005

RoSals’ Italian Cucina, book signing/dinner, February 10, 2005

Clinton Public Library, Clinton, WI  January 18, 2005

North End Neighborhood Coffee Bar, Rockford, Release Party, Knotted Pearls and Other Stories, IL  January 22, 2005

Illinois Association of Women Educators Annual Luncheon, April 30, 2005

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Luncheon, June 20, 2005

Alpha Delta Kappa Northern District Meeting, Klem Arboretum, April 30, 2005

Rockford Women’s Investment Club Luncheon, Rockford, IL  May 10, 2005

Rockton Women’s Club meeting, Rockton, IL  November 16, 2005

Rochelle Senior Luncheon, Rochelle, IL November 28, 2005

Rockford Woman’s Club Emerson Department monthly meeting

Sons of Italy, Rockford chapter annual dinner

Congregators Group, Second Congregational Church, Dinner Meeting (dinner included recipes from Between Courses)

The Sisters of P.E.O.

Rotary Club, Elgin, IL

Grief Retreat, St. Patrick Church, Rochelle, IL 

The American Association of University Women Rockford Branch

Rockford Writers’ Guild

Holy Family grade school—Creative Arts Day

Boylan Central Catholic High School—Presentation to English classes

“Art in the Family” Holiday Art Event 

Rockford Arts Council Art Scene Spring and Fall events

Books and Baubles—Books and jewelry event, DiTullio’s Café, Rockford, IL

Books on First, Dixon, IL—book signing, 2004

Cherry Valley Library, Cherry Valley, IL  May 4 and 5, 2004

Borders, Rockford, IL—Meet & Greet, book signing, Between Courses, 2003

Barnes and Noble, Rockford, IL—book signing, Between Courses, 2003

Crimson Ridge, Rockford, IL – book signing, November 29, 2003

Release Party for Between Courses: A Culinary Love Story, Rockford, IL private home, November 8, 2003

Book Events

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Book Clubs

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Story Time!

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Book Release Parties

Everybody & Their Brother, POSKA, March 31, 2017

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Between Courses, Home of Mary Smith, November 8, 2003

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Annie's Heaven, ALTAMORE'S RISORANTE, October, 2008

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Launch Party for Knotted Pearls, NorthEnd Neighborhood Coffee Bar

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Art Shows

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Art Opening

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Beloit Art Installation

Speaking, Classes, Workshops

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YOU BE MOMMY

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