Here you can find everything from podcasts to online events to in-person visits. Simply click on the links for public events to register or get more information.
I’ll be visiting the International School of Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland on April 19-21 to talk about Nacho’s Nachos, researching, and writing food invention stories.
I’ll be visiting ELA Basel, the Swiss British School of Basel, Switzerland on April 23, 2021 to talk about Nacho’s Nachos.
Please join me on March 31 at Watermark Books in Wichita, Kansas for a Virtual Author Visit in celebration of Women’s History Month. I’ll be talking about the incredible astronomer Vera Rubin and reading The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe.
If you would like to order The Stuff Between the Stars before the event, click HERE.
Come listen to me talk about Vera Rubin, read The Stuff Between the Stars and explain how to turn an ordinary paper cup & flashlight into a starry constellation. It will all be streamed from Old Firehouse Books on March 20, 2021 at 9:30 am MDT. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Vermont College of Fine Arts is having a Book Birthday Party for The Stuff Between the Stars and five other fantastic books by VCFA alumni on March 17, 2021 at 8 pm EDT. Why not stop by and join in the fun? You can register HERE.
In Celebration of Women’s History Month, Publishers Weekly will be featuring Laurie Wallmark and me. We talk about science, curiosity, and the importance of picture books about women in STEM. Look for our ‘In Conversation’ on March 8.
I’ll be virtually visiting MayDell Jenks Elementary School and Bear Creek Elementary School, along with Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, Texas on March 4, 2021. I’ll be talking about writing nonfiction, The Stuff Between the Stars and Nacho’s Nachos.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Golden Kite Awards recognize excellence in children’s literature in seven categories. Nacho’s Nachos was named one of five finalists in the category of Nonfiction Text for Younger Readers. Join the Golden Kite Gala on February 19, 2021 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm PST to celebrate all of the finalists and pay special tribute to the winners of all seven categories.
Join me at the WEMTA Author’s Fair on February 7, 2021. I’ll bet talking about The Stuff Between the Stars and Nacho’s Nachos at 4:30 pm Central Time.
Join me at the WEMTA where I’ll be reading Nacho’s Nachos on February 5, 2021 at 7:10 pm Central Time.
It’s a KidLit TV Premier for The Stuff Between the Stars. You can view the book trailer HERE.
Vermont College of Fine Arts is having a Book Birthday Party for Nacho’s Nachos and five other fantastic books by VCFA alumni on November 18, 2020. Why not stop by and join in the fun? You can register HERE.
Join me for a virtual visit at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, Colorado on November 6, 2020 at 10:30 am MDT. It’s National Nachos Day and I’ll be reading Nacho’s Nachos!
Second Star to the Right in Denver, Colorado will be celebrating National Nachos Day by making nachos. I’ll be stopping by virtually to join in the fun and read from Nacho’s Nachos. The date and time are: November 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm MDT.
I’ll be visiting St. George’s School in Clarens, Switzerland on October 27, 2020 to talk about Nacho’s Nachos, researching, and writing about favorite foods
Lee & Low Books hosted an online Tea Time Talk on September 17 with Katheryn Russell-Brown, the author of She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm, Sandra Nickel, the author of Nacho’s Nachos: The Story Behind the World’s Favorite Snack, and Monica Brown, the author of Sharuko: El arqueólogo peruano Julio C. Tello/ Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello. We talked picture book biographies from start to finish with our editor, Louise May. You can still watch anytime by clicking HERE.
Lone Star Literary Life has organized a blog tour for Nacho’s Nachos from August 20 to August 29, 2020. Be sure to stop by for a chance to win a free copy and recipe card.
Keep an eye out for The Book Club Cookbook’s Kid’s Reads Newsletter featuring Nacho’s Nachos on August 11, 2020.
TeachingBooks is featuring Sandra Nickel and Nacho’s Nachos on its Virtual Book Tour. Stop by HERE on July 28, 2020, or anytime afterwards.