News & Events

Lots of exciting things happening! Below are some of my upcoming books and information on how you can meet me in person.

Dr. Wiley Blevins (speaking at graduation)













TV Commercial!

Here are pictures of me on the set of my first Korean commercial for an English children's TV channel with 8 million viewers. I was so honored to have been selected for this!








































Children's Poetry Album

Here I am recording a poem for an upcoming children's poetry album! Others on the album include: Alfre Woodard, George Takei, Taye Diggs, Annie Potts, Judith Light, Maria Shriver, Jane Pauley, Judd Hirsch, Wendy Williams, Joyce DiDonato (Opera Star) Francis Collins (Scientist who mapped the human g-nome!) Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, from Sesame Street Sonya Manzano, Alan Muraoko, Nora Dunn, Rosie Perez, Diane Reeves, Rob Morrow, Charles Busch, James Patrick Stewart, Gregory Jbara, Donna Lynn Champlin, Paige Davis, tons of Kids stars from the Disney Channel, and more! Can't wait for everyone to hear it!















International Literacy Association

Here is the link to the official phonics position paper I wrote for the International Literacy Association. 

Come See Me!

My November 2018 Book Tour in Asia (Taiwan, China, Korea, Malaysia)


















International Literacy Conference 2018
A Fresh Look at Phonics
July 21st
Austin, Texas


Highlights Foundation
Writing First Chapter Books and Early Readers
June 10-13, 2018

Utah Literacy Promise Conference
March 29, 2019





BBC Alabama and Georgia Reading Summit
February 27-28, 2018







Hillsborough County Reading Summit, Florida
February, 24, 2019

Pinellas County Reading Rodeo, Florida

January 27, 2018



Virginia Reading Association Conference
March 16, 2017
A Fresh Look at Phonics 
Navigating Nonfiction


Utah Early Childhood Education Symposium 
Utah State University
June 28-29, 2017
A Fresh Look at Phonics

Illinois Reading Conference
October 5-6, 2017





Connecticut Reading Conference
November 8, 2017


Asia Speaking Tour 
November 9-23, 2016
Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung (Taiwan) and Guangzhou, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai (China)







Literacy for All Conference
October 23-25, 2016



International Literacy Association 2016 Conference
July 9-11, Boston
A Fresh Look at Phonics






West Virginia Reading Association Conference
November 19-20, 2015, The Greenbrier







New Jersey Dyslexia Conference (Glassboro, 2015)
Keynote Address: A Fresh Look at Phonics 




International Reading Association 
2015 Summer Conference
July 19th 
"Teaching Students to Read Informational Text"



Asia Speaking Tour 
November 10-30

Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia






International Reading Association
New Orleans, LA
May 10-11
Presentation: Phonics Kryptonite: 10 Fatal Phonics Flaws, Flubs, and Faux Pas
12:00 (Saturday), 11:00 (Sunday), Booth #1951


Here are some pictures from my March 2014 trip to Asia
(Taiwan, China, Korea).
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 One of my favorite books from long ago . . .