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This was a big day…after more than a decade of researching and writing, I am mailing my manuscript to the publisher.  Version 2


My first book, title Sioux Code Talkers of World War II will be published by Pelican Publishing.

First printing released March 1, 2017

Second printing April, 2017





October 28, 2017  Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge

September 19, 2017     Author presentation, Hamlin Lions Club

August 1, 2017     Author presentation and book signing, Sioux Falls, SD at the Downtown Library (200 N. Dakota Ave.) Tuesday, August 16:30-7:30 p.m.

July 14, 2017     Book signing at the Adirondack Reader, Inlet, NY 11-1pm and then at Old Forge Hardware Store 2-4pm.

May 11, 2017   Barnes & Noble, Greece, NY 6-8 pm (book signing 7-8pm)

April 8, 2017    Book Launch Party, Spencerport Fireman’s Exempt Hall, Spencerport, NY 1-4pm

January, 2017  Rochester Area Children’s Writers and Illustrators 

Critique Group workshop



October, 2016  Rochester Area Children’s Writers and Illustrators 

Illuminating Illustrations: A workshop investigating how illustrations light up a picture book

May 5, 2016  Rochester Area Children’s Writers and Illustrators 

Panel Presentation: Submission and Rejection

Presenters: Kathy Blasi, Sibby Falk, Keely Hutton and Andrea Page

  • Internal and external factors that stop you from writing
  • Strategies to overcome obstacles
  • Discuss the meaning of success
  • Describe their process
  • How to handle rejection

April 2, 2015  Rochester Area Children’s Writers and Illustrators 

Panel Presentation: Perfecting Pitch & Query

Presenters: Kathy Blasi, Barbara Underhill, and Andrea Page

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