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Book signings at conferences, festivals, and conventions are frequent occurrences, particularly when a new title comes out. They are an important way for an author to meet her readers, introduce the new book, and get feedback about previous titles. Here, Kay is signing at the ALA conference.

Kay Signs Pete and Gabby at ALA



Book Signing, Quakertown "Arts Alive"

At the Friendly Bookstore



Sponser/Presenter, Main Street Voices Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony, Doylestown, PA

Main Street Voices Poetry Contest Kay at Lorah House


Reading/Signing, Cops 'n' Kids Children's Literacy Program, Bethlehem, PA

Cops 'n' Kids Reading Room


 Book Signing, Haycock Historical Society's  Kris Kringle Christmas Shoppe,  Applebachsville, PA

Kay at Kringle Christmas Shoppe

Such fun to be the local Haycock author.


Book Signing, Farley’s Bookshop,  New Hope, PA

Signing at Farley's Bookshop

The sidewalk at Farley's is a great place to sign.
Sidewalk at Farley's


Organizer/Signer, Tinicum Arts Festival Author's Table, Tinicum, PA

Tinicum Arts Festival - July, 2014
Author's Table at Tinicum Kay and
Once again, I organized the Author's Table, bringing
local writers to share their work.


Book Signing, 41st PSLA Annual Conference, Hershey, PA

Kay Signing at PSLA

Meeting and sharing books with librarians.


Presentation and Book Signing for Title I Parents, Teachers, and Administrators, Bucks Co. IU

Bucks IU Signing Kay and Jack
  So happy to see Jack McGovern at my IU presentation.



Book Signing, Haycock Historical Society's Kringle Christmas Shoppe, Applebachsville, PA

Book Signing, 48th Annual Marietta Candlelight Tour of Homes, Marietta, PA

Book Signing, Local Author's Night, Barnes and Noble, Oxford Valley/Fairless Hills, PA

Book Signing, New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) Annual Conference, Rider College, NJ

Book Signing, Local Author's Night, Barnes and Noble, Bethlehem/Easton, PA

Book Signing, Farley's Book Shop, New Hope, PA

Presentation/Book Signing, "Pennsylvania Authors in the Public Library", Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster, PA

Library Book Signing

Sharing This School Year Will Be THE BEST at the
library book signing

Book Signing, Glass Masters @ Peddler's Village, Lahaska, PA

Signing at Glass Masters

Kay signing at Glass Masters, a beautiful glass
 arts and crafts shop in Peddler's Village.
Joyce and Kay
Kay and Joyce Singley, owner and manager
 of Glass Masters.
Two Proud Readers
Two proud readers and their new signed book.


Presentation/Book Signing, New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) Annual Conference

Kay and Pat
Kay and Pat Brisson at the NJASL
Kay and Other Authors
Participating Authors and Their Books

Dinner With Authors and Illustratrs
Dinner with Authors and Illustrators


Book Signing, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC.

Lincoln Memorial
I loved signing books at the Lincoln Memorial Bookstore. It's a teeny tiny place... but right outside that magnificent monument. Takes my breath away every time. Kay signing at Lincoln Memorial


Book Signing, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington, DC.

Smithsonian Museum of American History
Kay signing at Smithsonian I returned again to the Museum to sign copies of Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books, as well as Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak.
Smithsonian signings are such fun. Better than ice cream. The people who come by really care about history. Young History Readers
I was surprised to have two students come by at different times who exclaimed, "You came to my school!' And I had! One student was from Illinois, the other from Chambersburg, PA.


Presentation/Reading/Signing, Ford's Theater, Washington, DC.

Ford's Theater
Kay at Ford's Theater It was a very moving experience to be in that sacred spot sharing details about Lincoln's life. Afterwards, one four-year old announced to me solemnly, "My daddy knew Abraham Lincoln!"
We especially appreciated the efforts of Scott Loughry, Ford's Theater Museum Store Director, who set up, arranged, and coordinated our event there.  Kay and Scott Loughry 
Another Boy Who Loves Books Afterward, I signed books in the theater lobby. Here's a young reader who loves books and the Red Sox. Earl says the former will bring him more consistent pleasure in life than the latter.



Book Signing, American Library Association Convention, Anaheim, CA

Kay Signing at ALA Albert Whitman and Company, publishers of
her chapter book, Pete and Gabby: The Bears Go to Town,
invited Kay to sign at the annual ALA convention in
Anaheim, CA. It's always inspiring to go to a conference
where BOOKS and excitement about books is the focus!


Organizer/Signer, Tinicum Arts Festival Author's Tent, Tinicum, PA

 Presentation/Reading/Signing, Cops 'n' Kids Children's Literacy Program Reading Room, Bethlehem, PA


Presentation/Keynote Speaker, SCBWI-Eastern PA Pocono Mt. Retreat, Shawnee, PA

Kay with Deb and Laurie Wake-Up Call at SCBWI
Old friends celebrate being writers at SCBWI-Easter PA conference at the Shawnee Inn. Left to right, Kay, Laurie Anderson, Deborah Heiligman. Starting the day with bagpipes, a long tradition.



Presentation/Book Signing, PA School Library Association Conference, Hersey, PA

Kay and Pat at PSLA


Book Signing, Richland Library's "What's It Worth" Appraisal Day, Benner Hall, Richlandtown, PA

Signing for Richland Library
Kay shared a moment with a book buyer at the What's It Worth Appraisal Day, a fundraiser in November for the Richland Library. The library houses historical books about the area.


Presentation and Book Signing, Keystone State Reading Association, Lancaster, PA

Authors at KSRA Conference
After giving a presentation, Kay got a moment to chat with other authors before signing books at the Keystone Reading Conference in October. Pictured (l to r) are Pamela Jane, Kay, Susan Stockdale, and Kevin O'Malley.


Book Signing, "Quakertown Alive!", Quakertown, PA

Quakertown Alive Book Signing
In front of the Friendly Book Store, Kay signed books at the October "Quakertown Alive!" fall festival, a lively event which featured booths by local businesses and craftspeople. The dog parade was great fun!


Book Signing, Princeton Children's Book Festival, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ

Setting Up at Princeton
Getting ready to meet readers at the annual Princeton
Library Book Festival, where 40 authors from all over the
country come to show and share their books.
Young History Buff
Talking with a young history buff who longs to go to Egypt and was
interested in The Voices of Ancient Egypt.


Book Signing, Farley’s Bookshop, New Hope, PA

Signing at Farley's
Signing books at Farley's Bookshop in New Hope, PA. Farley's was recently named "Best Bookstore in Philadelphia" by Philadelphia Magazine.
Two Small Readers
Two small readers ... guessing Whooo's That???

Book Signing, Festival of Children's Books, Doylestown Book Shop, Doylestown, PA

Panel Presentation, PA Library Association (Lehigh Valley Chapter) Annual Spring Conference, Northampton Community College

Presentation and Book Signing, Bloomsburg Reading, Literacy, and Learning Conference

Signng Books at Bloomsburg
Signing This School Year will be THE BEST for a young teacher at the Bloomsburg Conference


Presentation and Book Signing for Title I Parents, Teachers, and Administrators, Bucks Co. IU

Kay Presenting at Bucks IU Kay Signing Books at Bucks IU

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