Up Coming Events:

Bring Anita into your classroom or writer’s event. View her presentation list!

Earth Day School Event

Saturday, April 22, 2023

It’s not too late to schedule Anita and possibly the real Topsy-Turvy Bus for your Earth Day celebrations!

Past Book Events:

The Ann Arbor SCBWI-MI Shop Talk

Sunday, June 26, 2022 2 – 4 p.m.

SO YOU PUBLISHED A BOOK? NOW THE REAL WORK BEGINS! A comprehensive look at publicizing your book for optimal sales.

AADL Westgate Branch Library in the Westgate Shopping Center
2503 Jackson Ave – Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Visit SCBWI-MI for more info.

A Night for the Books: Children’s Literacy Network Event/Book Signing

Thursday, August 4, 2022 6 – 8 p.m.

Frutig Farms, 7650 Scio Church Road – Ann Arbor, MI 48103


Hazon Food Festival – Detroit

August 21, 2022 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come view the real bus and enjoy a lovely afternoon in the D! I’ll be there reading and signing copies of the book. And as an added bonus, I’ll give guided tours of the real Topsy-Turvy Bus!


Book Beat 40th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

Come visit one of the area’s best independent bookstores. I’ll be there to sign books and show off Hazon’s real Topsy-Turvy Bus!

26010 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI

Seeing a real-life Maddy at a book signing is the best reward.

Funky Ferndale SCBWI-MI Author Table/Book sale and signing

Friday, September 23 and September 25, 2022

Come join me and my fellow Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and see what local looks like!

Royal Oak Public Library Event

Saturday, October 8, 2022 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Come hear a story-time presentation about alternative energy sources, fresh new ideas and making the world a better, cleaner place for us all. Book Beat will be selling copies of the book and Anita will be signing them. The peddle powered bike will be on hand to see if kids are strong enough to generate their own energy. And there may be worms! Registration required.

Rochester, New York – Louise S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester

Sunday, October 23, 2022 2:00 p.m.

Great activities for kids, books, and composting!

West Bloomfield Jewish Community Center Topsy-Turvy Event

Sunday, November 6, 2022 3-5 p.m.

An entire afternoon of food, fun, music, story, sustainability, and tours of the real bus!

Cincinnati, Ohio – Mayerson Jewish Community Center

January 22, 2023 3 p.m.

Houston, Texas – Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center

February 5, 2023 Time: TBD