Coming Presentations:

SE-YA (Southeastern Young Adult) Book Fest @ Middle Tennessee State University
Mar 7 – Mar 9 all-day
Weekend Workshop for Effective Communication, Keynote Speaker @ The College of St. Rose
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day
Author Talk @ Rotary Club of Memphis
Apr 2 all-day
Author Talk @ Ossoli Circle
Apr 8 all-day
Author Talk @ Cookeville, Tennessee
May 3 @ 12:00 pm
Author Talk for ADK @ Fairview United Methodist Church
May 6 @ 6:00 pm
Author Talk for Knoxville Writers’ Group @ Knoxville, Tennessee
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Past Presentations:

November 3, 2018
Author Talk and Signing
The King’s English Bookshop
Salt Lake City, Utah

November 2-4, 2018
YALSA 2018 Young Adult Services Symposium
Young Adult Library Services Association
Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
Salt Lake City, Utah

October 27, 2018
Book Talk
Smoky Mountain Literacy Council
Blount County Public Library
Maryville, Tennessee

October 23, 2018
Video Chat with Sixth Grade
St. Francis of Assisi School
Louisville, Kentucky

October 16, 2018
Author Visit
Greenfield School
Greenfield, Tennessee

October 15, 2018
Book Talk at Private Event
McKenzie, Tennessee

October 12-14, 2018
Southern Festival of Books
War Memorial Plaza and Main Public Library
Nashville, Tennessee

September 29, 2018
YA-hoo Festival (Chattanooga Celebration of Young Adult Literature)
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, Tennessee

September 28, 2018
Author Visit with Book Club
Red Bank Middle School
Chattanooga, Tennessee

September 18, 2018
Summer Reading School Visit
University School of Jackson
Jackson, Tennessee

August 29, 2018
The Four Words and the Church Window
Trentham Hall, First Baptist Church
510 West Main St.
Knoxville, Tennessee

August 29, 2018
Summer Reading School Visit
McCallie School
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Summer Reading

August 14, 2018
COPYBOY Book Talk and Signing
6 p.m., Blount County Public Library
Hosted by The Village Tinker
Maryville, Tennessee

August 7, 2018
COPYBOY Book Talk and Signing
7 p.m., East Tennessee History Center
Hosted by Friends of the Knox County Public Library and Union Ave Books
Knoxville, Tennessee

July 31, 2018
COPYBOY Nationwide Launch
Author Talk with Booksigning
Novel Bookstore
387 Perkins Extended
Memphis, Tennessee

July 31, 2018
Vince Vawter Interview with Marybeth Conley
WREG TV Memphis Live at 9
News Channel 3
Memphis, Tennessee

June 22-23, 2018
American Library Association Annual Conference,
Book signing
New Orleans, LA.

June 19, 2018
Author Visit with University Students
Speech and Hearing Center
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee

May 10, 2018
Video Chat
Harding Academy of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee

May 4-6, 2018
Guest Speaker
Chat Retreat – A Retreat for Adults Who Stutter
Sponsored by Speech and Hearing Sciences Department, Portland State University
Camp Cascade
Lyons, Oregon

April 16, 2018
Presentation to graduate students in education at Tennessee Tech
Pellissippi State Community College
Knoxville, Tennessee

April 13, 2018
Video Chat with Teacher Education Students
University of Southern Indiana
Evansville, Indiana

April 6-8, 2018
Keynote Address
Weekend Workshop for Effective Communication
The College of St. Rose
Albany, New York

March 7, 2018
Workshop – Paperboy: A New Musical featuring Jim Wann, Musician and Composer
Frederica Academy
Saint Simons Island, Georgia

February 22, 2018
National Stuttering Association Support Group
Guest Speaker
Hearing and Speech Center
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee

February 17, 2018
Video Chat
Zelienople Area Public Library
Zelienople, Pennsylvania



December 12, 2017
Author Presentation to Seventh Grade Book Club,
Clayton-Bradley Academy,
Maryville, Tennessee

December 7, 2017
Author Presentation,
Tennessee Tech Literacy Block,
Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, Tennessee

December 7, 2017
Video Chat with Author,
Oak Ridge Middle School,
Marion, Iowa,

October 20, 2017
Video Chat,
Hickory Creek Middle School,
Frankfort, Illinois,

October 18, 2017
Video Chat,
Greenfield School,
Greenfield, Tennessee,

October 17, 2017
Video Chat,
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School,
Louisville, Kentucky,

October 12, 2017
Author Presentation to Children’s Literature Class,
Maryville College,
Maryville, Tennessee,

October 12, 2017
Author Presentation to Creative Writing Class,
Maryville College,
Maryville, Tennessee,

August 8, 2017
Author Visit,
CAMP SAY: A Summer Camp for Young People Who Stutter,
Hendersonville, North Carolina,

July 6, 2017
Video Chat,
Happy Bookers Book Club,
Memphis, Tennessee,

June 22, 2017
Video Chat,
British School of Beijing,
Beijing, China,

June 15, 2017
Author Visit with University Students,
Hearing and Speech Center, University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, Tennessee,

June 6, 2017
Video chat,
British School of Beijing,
Beijing, China,

June 3, 2017
Writer’s Workshop for Children,
Comic Con at Blount County Public Library,
Maryville, Tennessee,

April 27, 2017
Teleconference with Young Writers,
Bearden Elementary School, Farragut Primary School,
Knoxville, Tennessee,

April 25, 2017
Video Chat Discussion,
Book Club,
Meadville, Pennsylvania,

April 6, 2017
Video Chat,
Teacher Education Program, University of Southern Indiana,
Evansville, Indiana,

March 30, 2017
Author Visit with Communication Majors,
University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information,
Knoxville, Tennessee,

March 29, 2017
Family Reading Night,
Pine Knot Intermediate School,
Pine Knot, Kentucky,

March 27, 2017
Author Talk and Discussion (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC),
11 a.m., The Happening Hour, Crounse Hall, West Kentucky Community and Technical College,
Paducah, Kentucky,

March 27, 2017
Author Visit,
Concord Elementary School,
Paducah, Kentucky,

March 27, 2017
Author Visit,
Saint Mary Elementary School,
Paducah, Kentucky,

March 26, 2017
Author Visit: Read Like a Girl Book Club (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC),
3 p.m., McCracken County Public Library,
Paducah, Kentucky,

March 24, 2017
Video Chat with Book Club,
Dover Intermediate School,
Westlake, Ohio,

March 14, 2017
Author Visit,
I. T. Creswell Middle Prep School of the Arts,
Nashville, Tennessee,

February 17, 2017
Video Chat,
English Teaching Program, University of Southern Indiana,
Evansville, Indiana,

February 16, 2017
Author Visit, World Read Aloud Day,
South Knoxville Elementary School,
Knoxville, Tennessee,

January 13, 2017
Video Chat with Fifth Graders,
Grant Center for Expressive Arts,
Tacoma, Washington,

December 10, 2016
Author Talk,
French Broad Book Group,
Blount County Public Library, Maryville, Tennessee,












November 10, 2016
Video Chat,
Mayor’s Book Club meeting at Kuna Library, “Readers are leaders and leaders are readers.”,
Kuna, Idaho,

November 9, 2016
Author Visit,
East McDowell Middle School,
Marion, North Carolina,

October 24, 2016
Author Presentation to Creative Writing Class,
Maryville College,
Maryville, Tennessee,

October 18, 2016
Author Visit,
Greenfield School,
Greenfield, Tennessee,

October 17, 2016
Author Visit,
University School of Jackson,
Jackson, Tennessee,

October 11, 2016
Video Chat,
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School,
Louisville, Kentucky,

September 26, 2016
Author Talk,
Ossoli Circle,
Knoxville, Tennessee,

September 19, 2016
Author Talk,
Private Book Club,
Maryville, Tennessee,

September 14, 2016
Author Visit,
Frederica Academy,
Saint Simons Island, Georgia,

August 12, 2016
Video Chat,
Cherry Creek Schools,
Aurora, Colorado,

July 7, 2016
Keynote Speaker,
33rd Annual National Stuttering Association Conference with International Stuttering Association World Congress,
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, Georgia,

June 17, 2016
Book talk with author,
Private Book Club,
Louisville, Tennessee,

June 11, 2016
Teen Book Festival,
2 p.m. ,
Barnes & Noble, 8029 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee,

May 31, 2016
Video Chat,
Indian Head School,
Hanson, Massachusetts,

May 21, 2016
Children’s Festival of Reading,
Sponsored by Knox County Public Library ,
World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee,

April 26, 2016
Discussion with Author,
Private Book Club,
Knoxville, Tennessee,

April 10, 2016
Discussion with Author,
Bas Bleu Book Club,
Knoxville, Tennessee,

April 9, 2016
Reading and Q and A with Chattanooga Writer’s Society,
Star Line Books, 2 p.m.,
1467 Market St., Chattanooga, Tennessee,

March 29, 2016
Author Presentation,
Sevier County READS,
Sevier County Public Library System, Sevierville, Tenn.,

March 3, 2016
Author Talk with Honor Society,
Hiwassee College,
Madisonville, Tennessee,

Jan. 25, 2016
Discussion with Readers,
Private Book Club,
Maryville, Tennessee,

Nov. 13-14, 2015
Book fair presentation,
Kentucky Book Fair ,
Frankfort, Ky.,

Nov. 12, 2015
School visit,
Celina K-8 School,
Celina, Tennessee,

Nov. 10, 2015
Author talk,
Monte Vista Baptist Church,
Maryville, Tenn.,

Nov. 2, 2015
School visit,
Plaza Park International Prep Academy,
Evansville, Indiana,

October 28, 2015
Author Talk,
Knoxville Writers’ Group,
Naples Restaurant, Knoxville, Tenn.,

Oct. 21, 2015
Author visit,
Pine View School,
Osprey, Florida,

October 13, 2015
Author Visit,
Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School (PAPERBOY’s old neighborhood),
Memphis, Tennessee ,

October 12, 2015
Author Visit,
University School of Jackson,
Jackson, Tennessee,

Sept. 16, 2015
School Visit,
Sacred Heart Cathedral School ,
Knoxville, Tenn.,

Aug. 28, 2015
Summer Reading School Visit,
McCallie School,
Chattanooga, TN,

July 28, 2015
Video Chat,
Marshall Middle School,
The Plains, Virginia,

July 24, 2015
Author visit,
Clayton-Bradley Academy,
Maryville, Tenn.,


July 19, 2015
60th Annual International Literacy Association Conference,
New Authors Transforming Lives With Amazing Books: The 2015 IRA Children’s and YA Book Awards,
America’s Center, St. Louis, 7, 2015
School visit,
Webb School of Bell Buckle,
Bell Buckle, Tennessee,May 4, 2015
School visit ,
Mill Springs Academy,
Alpharetta, Ga.,May 1, 2015
Book club ,
Webb School of Knoxville,
Knoxville, Tennessee,April 28, 2015
School library visit,
Alcoa Middle School,
Alcoa, Tennessee,April 10, 2015
Author talk and signing with educators, students,
University of Southern Indiana,
Evansville, Ind.,April 9, 2015
Keynote Speech: Evansville Area Reading Council,
Central Library,
Evansville, Ind.,March 31, 2015
Author visit,
Eagleton Middle School,
Maryville, Tenn.,March 24, 2015
Author visit – Lenoir City (Tenn.) High School,
Lenoir City High School,
Lenoir City, Tenn.,March 10, 2015
Private Book Club,
Knoxville, Tenn.,Feb. 27, 2015
Author talk with teacher education students,
Tennessee Tech University,
Pellissippi State Community College, Hardin Valley Campus,Feb. 25, 2015
Video chat with school book club,
Patrick F. Taylor Science & Tech Academy,
Avondale, Louisiana,

Feb. 4, 2015
Video Chat – Lothrop Elementary School,
Lothrop Elementary School,
Pittsford, Vermont,

Jan. 29, 2015
One Book/One School – Lafayette, Calif.,
Stanley Middle School,
Lafayette, Calif.,

Nov. 18, 2014
Fairview United Methodist Church Author Talk,
Fairview United Methodist Church,
Maryville, Tenn.,

Nov. 12, 2014
New Providence Presbyterian Church Author Talk,
New Providence Presbyterian Church, 11:30 a.m.,
Maryville, Tenn.,

Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2014
2014 National Forum on Character Education – Author Panel,
Washington, D.C.,

Oct. 23-24, 2014
Tennessee Association of School Librarians,
Embassy Suites,
Murfreesboro, TN,

Oct 19, 2014
Author Talk: Friends of Knox County Public Library,
East Tennessee History Center – 3 p.m.,
Knoxville, Tenn.,


Sept. 27-28, 2014
Mid-South Book Festival,
Memphis Botanic Garden,
Memphis, Tenn.,

Sept. 26, 2014
St. Mary’s School Author Presentation,
St. Mary’s School,
Jackson, Tenn.,

Sept. 24, 2014
Author talk,
Hardin Valley Academy (Business, Law and Public Affairs),
Knoxville, Tenn.,

Sept. 19-20, 2014
Putnam County Library Friends Author Dinner,
Cookeville, Tenn.,

Aug. 21, 2014
Author Visit – 7th Grade Summer Reading,
McCallie School,
Chattanooga, TN,

July 27, 2014
Teachers’ Night,
Parnassus Books,
Nashville, TN,

June 26 – July 1, 2014
2014 American Library Association Annual Conference,
Las Vegas Convention Center,
Las Vegas, NV,

May 19, 2014
Author talk with students,
Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School ,
Maryville, TN,

May 13, 2014
Stuttering Foundation of America NYC Gala,
Lotos Club,

May 12, 2014
York Preparatory School, NYC – Visit with students,
York Preparatory School, NYC,
40 W. 68th Street, NYC,

May 11, 2014
Books of Wonder, NYC — Great Middle Grade Reads,
Books of Wonder, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.,
18 W. 18th Street, New York City,

May 1, 2014
Knoxville Writers’ Guild Author Presentation,
Laurel Theater, 7 p.m.,
1538 Laurel Avenue, Knoxville, TN,

April 26, 2014
Dogwood Arts Book Festival,
Union Avenue Books, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
517 Union Avenue, Knoxville,

April 24, 2014
Knoxville Adaptive Education Center,
Teacher appreciation dinner, 5 p.m.,
5719 Kingston Pike, Knoxville,

April 3, 2014
Author talk,
Tate’s School of Discovery,
Knoxville, Tenn.,

March 12, 2014
Farragut Rotary Club,
Fox Den Country Club, noon,
Farragut, TN,

Feb. 28, 2014
Author talk,
St. George’s Independent School,
Collierville, Tenn.,

Feb. 27, 2014
Author talk,
The Hutchison School,
Memphis, TN,

Feb. 27-28, 2014
44th Annual Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders,
Memphis, TN.,

Jan. 27, 2014
UT Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature,
UT College of Communications Auditorium, 7 p.m.,
Knoxville, TN,

Jan. 27, 2014
Book talk with middle school students,
Episcopal School of Knoxville,
Knoxville, TN,

Dec. 8-10, 2013
Tennessee Reading Association 2013 Conference,
Murfreesboro. TN,

Nov. 21, 2013
Private book club,
Knoxville, TN,

Nov. 20, 2013
Classroom discussions,
Webb School of Knoxville,
Knoxville, TN,

Nov. 4, 2013
Author talk,
Lemuria Books 4 p.m.,
Jackson, MS,

Oct. 11-13, 2013
Southern Festival of Books,
Nashville, TN.,

Oct. 7, 2013
PAPERBOY: Finding Your Voice,
Community Program. 7 p.m., Blount County Public Library,
Maryville, TN.,

Oct. 6, 2013
‘A Word on Words’ Interview,
WNPT, Nashville Public Television 10:30 a.m. CDT (check local listings),
Nashville, TN,

Oct. 5, 2013
Reading and signing, Page & Palette,
Grand Festival of Arts & Books,
Fairhope, AL,

Oct. 4, 2013
Book talk and signing,
Hernando Public Library,
Hernando, MS,

Oct. 2, 2013
School presentation and signing,
Turnrow Books,
Greenwood, MS,

Sept. 30, 2013
Private book club,
Jackson, TN,

Sept. 30, 2013
Author talk,
Rotary Club of Jackson – Old Hickory,
Jackson, TN,

Sept. 27-28, 2013
Tennessee Council of Teachers of English, 2013 Annual Conference,
Sevierville, TN,

Sept. 13, 2013
Student body presentation,
Harding Academy of Memphis,
Memphis, TN,‎

Sept. 11, 2013
Community Program,
Aldersgate United Methodist Church,
Jackson, TN,

July 19, 2013
Speaker, “Friends” 16th Annual National Convention,
Nashville, TN,

June 15, 2013
Book signing, 7 p.m.,
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe,
Asheville, NC,

May 21, 2013
Knoxville book launch, 6 p.m.,
Knoxville News Sentinel, hosted by Union Ave Books,
Knoxville, TN,

May 16, 2013
Evansville book launch, 7 p.m.,
Barnes & Nobles,
Evansville, IN,

May 14, 2013
National launch of Paperboy, 6 p.m.,
Booksellers at Lauretwood,
Memphis, TN,