Author Visits

I am happy to offer a limited number of in-person and online/virtual author school visit programs a year, conduct book signings or appear on author panels or at other events.  A list of events that I have participated in appears below.

Please contact me for more details regarding rates and availability.

A Sampling of Past Appearances:

  • Palo Alto College Ozuna Library & Learning Center, San Antonio, TX
    Guest author for online family program presentation.
  • SCBWI-SWTX Monthly Chapter Meeting, San Antonio, TX
    Guest author for online Presentation “When Writing Gets ‘Ruff’: Writing the A DOG’S DAY chapter book series.
  • National Writing Project/National Park Service
    Online guest storyteller for “Stories Around the Campfire” Theme
  • SCBWI-Austin Monthly Chapter Meeting, Austin, TX
    Online guest panel participant speaking on “Writing About Difficult Topics for Young Readers”
  • The San Antonio Express-News Book & Author Luncheon, San Antonio, TX
    Guest Author and Speaker presenting the story behind WHEN A KID LIKE ME FIGHTS CANCER
  • Padre Island National Seashore, Corpus Christi, TX
    Guest author and presenter for National Public Lands Day & Turtle Release
  • The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, San Antonio, TX
    Guest author and presenter at the “Find Your Ranger” event.
  • Kids’ Ink Book Children’s Book Shop, Indianapolis, IN
    Guest author, book-signing event
  • The Twig Book Shop, San Antonio, TX
    Guest author at Miss Anastasia’s Twiglet Storytime
  • Assistance League of San Antonio Lit ‘N Lunch, San Antonio, TX
    “A Sentimental Journey” theme, books about WWII
    Guest author/speaker
  • The DoSeum Children’s Museum, San Antonio
    Guest presenter, Everyday Heroes event
  • The Queen Mary Ship Hotel & Attraction, Long Beach, CA
    Guest author, book-signing event at Stacks gift shop
  • The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Boston, MA
    Co-presenter of academic research on “Beyond Verbal and Visual Text: The Functions of Peritextual Features in Caldecott Winning Picture Books” with M. Martinez, Ph.D. & L. Prior, Ph.D.
  • International Reading Association, University of Texas at San Antonio Chapter
    Guest presenter on “The Evolution of a Picturebook”
  • San Antonio Writing Project Summer Institute
    Guest author/presenter
  • Texas A&M University — San Antonio, TX
    Writing For Today’s Child: Voices From San Antonio Authors
    Guest author/presenter
  • Braille Awareness Day, Barnes and Noble San Pedro, San Antonio
    Featuring If I Ran For President (Braille version) which was selected as a “Children’s Book of the Month” by the National Braille Press
  • DallasKids Read! Dallas, TX
    Guest author/presenter
  • The Twig Book Shop, San Antonio, TX
    Guest author, book-signing event
  • St. Gregory the Great Catholic School Family Literacy Night, San Antonio, TX
    Guest author/presenter
  • The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington D.C.
    Guest author, book-signing event
  • American Library Association Conference, Washington D.C.
    Guest author, book-signing event, Albert Whitman & Company booth
  • SCBWI-NEW MEXICO, Hummingbird Retreat, NM
    Guest author and presenter at weekend conference
  • Texas Library Association Conference
    San Antonio, Texas
    Guest author, book-signing event, Albert Whitman & Company booth
  • Educators’ Event/SCBWI-Southwest Texas Event
    “Successful School Visits with Author Catherine Stier”
    Barnes & Noble San Pedro, San Antonio
    Guest author/presenter
  • Mount Rushmore Independence Day Celebration
    Mount Rushmore History Association Book store, South Dakota
    Guest author, book-signing event
  • Schaumburg Township District Library, Suburban Chicago
    Teen Writing Club Facilitator
  • Children’s Literature Breakfast Sponsored by Anderson Bookshops, IL
    Guest author
  • State of Illinois Young Authors Conference
    Illinois State University, Normal, IL
    Guest author/presenter
  • International Reading Association Annual Conference
    Atlanta, GA
    Guest author, Albert Whitman & Company Booth
  • Illinois Reading Council/SCBWI Author Luncheon & Autograph Session
    Springfield, IL
    Guest author
  • Inside Writing & Publishing Author Series
    Presented by the North Suburban Library Systems, Illinois
    Guest author/presenter, Writing for Kids 101
  • Harper College “Publishing Your First Book” Panel Discussion, Palatine, IL
    Sponsored by the Writing Studio at Harper College
    Guest author/speaker
  • Art Institute of Chicago’s Festival of Children’s Books, Chicago, IL
    Art Institute of Chicago
    Guest author
  • American Library Association Conference, Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    “Meet the Authors” event, Albert Whitman & Company booth
  • Read Across America, Target Department Store, Schaumburg, IL
    Guest author/presenter