February 17th (Sunday) - Narwhal's Otter Friend Book Launch! - 2 pm PST at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond, WA - There will be oodles of prizes (especially if you come in costume or Narwhal & Jelly related garb) and fun flotsam!

February 23rd (Saturday) - Adventure Musical Theater presents NORTHWEST BOOKSHELF at Populuxe Brewing - 12 pm to 1:45 pm in Ballard - I am so excited for this! I went to a dress rehearsal the other week and was blown out of the water by this marvelous musical adaptation by Justin Huertas and the 5th Ave / AMT team! The casting of Narwhal (Rheanna Atendido) and Jelly (Dakota Daley) is perfect, the music is so catchy and fun, and I couldn't possibly be more happy with what they've come up with.

Location: Populuxe Brewing (826 NW 49th St, Seattle, WA 98107)
The Seattle community and Populuxe Brewing will enjoy a special performance of Adventure Musical Theater’s NORTHWEST BOOKSHELF. Beforehand, families and the community will get to enjoy a reading of “Narwhal and Jelly” by Ben Clanton. “Narwhal and Jelly” is one of the many children’s stories featured in the show. The reading will be done by the author himself, Ben Clanton.
When you open a book, you start an adventure! In the musical NORTHWEST BOOKSHELF, six children visit their school library searching for the perfect book to read. What they discover are shelves filled with books written by authors from the Pacific Northwest. With witty lyrics and enchanting music, each story comes to life in delightfully entertaining musicals. Children and families will take a musical journey, meeting zany characters, exploring the world from new points of view. The stories featured in this show include “A Normal Turtle” by Doug Reynolds, “Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea” by Ben Clanton, “The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred” by Samantha Vamos, “Sonya’s Chickens” by Phoebe Wahl, and “Alaska’s Three Pigs” by Arlene Laverde.
NORTHWEST BOOKSHELF is recommended for children, grades K-6.
Yes, Narwhal and Jelly as a musical alongside four fantastic books by other PNW authors!

March 2nd (Saturday) - Story Time at Browsers Bookshop in Olympia, WA - 1 pm - I love this bookshop and am looking forward to visiting again!

March 17th (Sunday) - Details to come but I will be visiting Livres Babar in Pointe-Claire, QC CANADA

March 29th and 30th - Georgia Conference on Children's Literature (50th year!)
It Came in the Mail won the Georgia Children's Book Award (k-4 category)!

May 4th - Narwhal and Jelly Celebration at the Denver Public Library - Children's Library - 2 pm

More to come! Hope to sea you at one of these events!


New Narwhal and Jelly Book!


I'm having a Book Launch Party at Brick & Mortar Books on Feb. 17th at 2 PM to celebrate the release of the 4th Narwhal and Jelly book. If you come in costume (or wear something Narwhal and Jelly related), I will have a special prize for you. There will also be games and otter fun stuff! 



Wishing you and yours a wonderfully sweet and awesome SEASon!



Saturday, October 20th at 11:00 AM I will be visiting OWL'S NEST BOOKSTORE in Calgary, AB

Friday, October 26th at 5:00 PM I will be visiting Barnes & Noble in Johsnon City, TN

Saturday, February 9th at 2:00 PM I'll be doing a Narwhal and Jelly event at Central, Children's Library, Conference Center in Denver, CO
Unfortunately I will not be able to attend this event due to a family health situation. My apologies! I am working with the library to reschedule a visit.

Sunday, February 10th at 2:00 PM - NARWHAL AND JELLY BOOK 4 LAUNCH PARTY!!! at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond, WA