Florida Heritage Book Festival, St. Augustine September 23, 2017

Astor Public Library Geek Fest 2017 - Astor, Florida June 10

Citrus Grove Elementary April 2017

Ballston Spa Elementary, New York  April 2017

Champion Elementary February 2017
Wildlife Festival at Lyonia Preserve, Deltona Florida. February 27 10:00am.

Skype visits all over the world! Olivia Brophie is taught in schools in thirteen countries that I'm aware of. I love visiting with readers.

Triangle Elementary Literacy Night - January 2015

Citrus Grove Elementary School - January 2015

DLF Beaconhouse School - India   -  February 2015

Astor Florida Public Library - March 12  5:00pmOctober 11, 2014

Author Showcase

Leesburg Public Library

9:00am - 1:00pm

April 23, 2014

Prairie Crossing Elementary School
Parker, Colorado

March 10-15, 2014

Florida Scrub Jay Festival
Lyonia Preserve in Deltona, FL
10:00am - 4:00pm

February 3, 2014
Studio 10 Television Show in Tampa, FL

November 22, 2013
Discover Friday Event
Barnes & Noble in Daytona Beach

September 28-29, 2013
Muse Book Store, Deland Craft Fair

August 7, 2013
June 5, 2013
Highland Falls Fort Montgomery, NY 

May 23, 2013
Imagine School in Palm Coast, FL
May 10
Skype in the Classroom Visit with Clinton Elementary, Oklahoma!
May 8, 2013
Skype in the Classroom Visit with Washington Elementary, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

May 7, 2013, 6-8 PM
Ivy Hawn School Language Arts Festival

May 3, 2013
Skype in the Classroom Visit with Hampton Bays Middle School, New York

May 1, 2013
Skype in the Classroom Visit with Highland Falls Intermediate School, Fort Montgomery, New York

April 24, 2013
Skype in the Classroom Visit with Gaffney Middle School, South Carolina


April 14, 2013
Archbold Biological Station Teacher Day

March 30, 2013 1-4 PM
Central Florida Authors Event- the best Central Florida Authors all in one place!
Barnes and Noble - Daytona Beach

March 29, 2013
Skye in the Classroom Visit with Clinton, Oklahoma Elementary


March 11-16, 2013

Lake County Festival of Reading

March 13th morning - Tavares Middle School

March 13th - Tavares Public Library 4:30 pm

March 14th afternoon- Umatilla Middle School

March 14th - Umatilla Public Library 4:30 pm

March 15th - Author's Reception WT Bland Public Library, Mt Dora 6:30pm

March 9, 2013 10am - 3pm
Authors and their Specialties include:

Louise Ball Caccamise, Florida history
·Barbara Cameron, Amish novels
·Thomas Cavanagh, Gold Medal Book Award for Popular Fiction
·Daya Devi-Doolin and Chris Doolin, self-esteem
·Andre Frattino, graphic novels
·Sandra Friend, Florida travel
·Beverly Hanson, spirituality
·Jennifer Houdeshell, fine art and illustration
·Jonathon King, Bronze Medal Book Award for Popular Fiction
·Judy Lindquist, Florida history
·Don Nedobeck, artist
·Connie Neumann writing under the pen name Connie Mann, romance
·Elizabeth Owens, history, spiritualism and mystery
·Devon Pearse, fiction
·Jim Robison, Florida history
·Mary Jane Ryals, Bronze Medal Book Award for General Fiction
·William Ryan, old Florida
·Enid Shomer, Gold Medal Book Award for General Fiction
·Chris Coad Taylor, Florida fiction
·Ann Creal Taylo, mystery
·Lucy Beebe Tobias, Florida nature
·Chris Tozier, young adult fantasy
·Sandra Walters, Florida current events

December 13 2013 5-8 PM - COMPLETE
Blankner Elementary and Middle School Bookfair at Barnes & Noble Colonial in Orlando. Bookfairs are really fun events. If you haven't ever been to one, please stop by to get your copy of Olivia Brophie signed!

November - COMPLETE
Audubon Park Elementary
They've been reading Olivia Brophie in class...let's see how they like a visit! (By the way, they LOVED the book and I loved visiting them. I got to sign some backpacks and a paper airplane along with the usual stack of books)

November 10, 2012 noon- 3:00 - COMPLETE
Signing and Book Event at Barnes & Noble Orlando, Colonial Drive. Another local author, Danette Haworth, will be there as well. Double your author-visit-value!
October 25-27, 2012 COMPLETE  Click here for an overview
Florida Association of Science Teachers Conference in St Pete Beach
Reed Bowman, the esteemed biologist from Archbold Biological Station and I will be presenting on science and language arts integrated curriculums. Here is the abstract:

Students rarely respond to a “textbook in disguise” approach of using language arts to foster science education. By careful text selection, educators can use the emotion and enthusiasm generated by the story to deepen curiosity about the underlying science. The session presenters will discuss the process of matching text to science curriculum using the example of the middle-grade literary work Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus with a Florida nature and science curriculum developed at Archbold Biological Station.

October - COMPLETE Click here for a blog post on this visit
Field Trip with the students of Ivy Hawn Middle School
They read Olivia Brophie in class. Now we are paying a visit to Lyonia Preserve, a scrub nature preserve next to the Deltona Public Library. The 7th and 8th graders get to experience Olivia's world in person. We will be learning about scrub nature and the Floridan Aquifer. I hope we can find some of the animals that inspired characters in the book! I'm really looking forward to the field trip because it will truly integrate the science and language arts.

October 24, 2012
Family Literacy Night at Triangle Elementary, Mt Dora.

September 20, 2012
Book Signing with Danette Haworth - Barnes & Noble Colonial in Orlando 4-8 PM
I'm excited to do a dual book signing with another local author! Danette Haworth has written several great books, Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning, The Summer of Moonlight Secrets, Me & Jack, and A Whole Lot of Lucky.
Don't miss this chance to meet two authors at one time in what is sure to be a high-energy event!

Look at that pile of books over my shoulder. That's a lot of signing!
June 1, 2012
Archbold Biological Station Visit
Read about my visit here!

June 2, 2012 11:30 AM
I will be reading at
Orange County Library
101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
May 23, 2012    
I will be reading & talking at Deland Middle School
I talked with six 7th grade classes, split into two groups. I had a great time meeting the kids. Some of them are aspiring authors. One boy showed me the book he is making from pieces of cardboard, masking tape, and torn-up notepaper.
The media specialist decided that Deland Middle School will teach Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus next year!

May 10, 2012     4:00 - 8:00 PM
St. Charles Borromeo School Book Fair at Barnes & Noble, Colonial Drive Orlando. Can't wait!
What a great group of people at St. Charles Borromeo School. Everyone was so nice. I really enjoyed meeting the teachers, parents, and kids! I signed over 50 books! Time for a hand massage.

My New Banner!

"Charlie" the St Charles Borromeo mascot tries to take over my table

Hordes of Olivia Brophie fans

Charlie's favorite character in the book is Cheeto the Dachshund

April 28, 2012     Noon - until I'm exhausted
I will be at Books-a-Million in Sanford, Florida for a reading and signing session. If you live in the area or are visiting, please stop by.  I might bring some fossilized evidence that inspired a character in The Pearl of Tagelus...
The Books-a-Million event was awesome. I met a lot of young readers, a few students I have met previously in classroom visits, and some who already read the book and were stopping by for a signature. I also doubled my sales goal!
Here are a few pictures from the event:

April 12, 2012    I will be reading at FLARE: The Flagler Review, COMPLETE
the literary magazine of Flagler College, will mark the publication of its Spring issue with a reading and celebration at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum on Thursday, April 12 at 5:00. Liz Robbins, Jim Wilson, Dimitri McCloghry, and Athena Sasso will also be reading.  (Crisp-Ellert was a fantastic location for a reading. Elegant and intimate setting. It was a standing-room-only crowd. The Flagler Review is beautifully done and I'm positive that this literary journal is going to be producing talent for some time to come.)

April 10, 2012     Starbooks Cafe at Ivy Hawn School  COMPLETE
I'm excited to listen to the students of Ivy Hawn read and present their literary works. (What a great visit. The students at Ivy Hawn were great hosts. Artwork everywhere. Homemade treats. Coffee. And their poems and stories were fantastic. I'm so happy to have been a part of their celebration. I just know that there are future writers in that group!)

March 6, 2012 3:30pm COMPLETE - Click here for transcript
Please join me for a Twitter chat on the subject "Writing for the Middle Grade Reader and How Fantasy can be Educational." I'll also be talking about the Pearl of Tagelus of course!
The chat will be hosted by my publisher Pineapple Press and myself. In order to participate, you will need a Twitter ID, follow me on Twitter (@OliviaBrophie), and use the #flfantasy hashtag on all chat communications. Feel free to join me and ask some fun questions!