Art © Lee White


May 21, 2017  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Double the book fun with a double author visit!

Linda Whalen will be reading her debut picture book, LITTLE RED ROLLS AWAY, as well as making a fun craft with the kids. 

Join me for some falconry fun as we celebrate the release of my new picture book, THE HAWK OF THE CASTLE: A Story of Medieval Falconry. After reading, I'll share some real hawking equipment such as the hawk's bells and hood, and the falconer's glove.  

Face in a Book 
4359 Town Center Blvd., #113    
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 941-9401

March 9th, 2017 10:00 am

Come join me at Rio Linda Library for preschool storytime and crafts!

Rio Linda Library

631 L Street

Rio Linda, CA 95673

(916) 264-2700

December 10, 2016, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Have my books signed for the little ones on your Christmas list and travel back to olden times at the beautiful Preston Castle. You'll also find lots of interesting arts, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, and other gift items while listening to Christmas Carols. I'll be joined by authors, Angelica R. Jackson, Linda Joy Singleton, and Nancy Herman and at this holiday bazaar.  

Preston Castle Olde Tyme Christmas Holiday Bazaar
900 Palm Drive
Ione, CA 95640
(209) 256-3623

November 26th, 2016  12pm - 2:30 pm

Book Signing!  

Small Business Saturday Open House.

French at Heart Boutique

22 S School St
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 333-3800

November 5, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Readings, signings, and crafts, oh my!

I'll be joined by author Lori Mortensen for this double Countdown to the Holidays event! Lori will be reading her counting book MOUSEEQUERADE BALL: A COUNTING TALE and Join me for some fishy fun as we celebrate the release of my new counting picture book, SWALLOW THE LEADER!

Face in a Book 

4359 Town Center Blvd., #113    
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

(916) 941-9401

October 22, 2016
Speaking engagement at an Author's Tea event hosted by AAUW (American Association of University Women) of Lodi, CA .  AAUW will raise funds for academic scholarships for local high school girls.

September 30, 2016

School Visit

Cosgriff J E Memorial School

Salt Lake City, Utah 

Book Signings & Speaking Engagements

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Children's Book Author

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Forthcoming Books

Springtime Babies

Little Golden Books   January 9, 2018

Colors of Winter
Little Golden Books  May  2018

Rocket-Bye Baby
Little Golden Books January 9, 2019

Colors of Summer

Little Golden Books  May 2019

Wake Up, Freight Train! 

Little Golden Books  Summer 2019