Portfolio



Information about my nonfiction books:
Selected Writing:

"Rebecca's Rules: Defining Women's Fiction" - Booklist, 2013

“Jack of All Trades Readers Advisory” - Public Libraries Magazine, 2010 (PDF)

Women’s Fiction – What’s the Appeal?  – Readers’ Advisor News, Sept 2009
The article that started it all:  “Hip Lit for Hip Chicks” for Library Journal, 2005 (PDF)



Selected Previous Programming:

Penguin Random House “Cocktails and Conversation” co-host, featuring Jill Lepore, Matthew Desmond, and others; ALA Midwinter Meeting, 2016.

Full-day collection development workshop; NECKLS Consortia, Lawrence, KS, 2015.

Penguin Random House “Cocktails and Conversation” host, featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bryan Stevenson, and others; ALA Annual Conference, 2015.

Writing Better Annotations; ARRT “ARRTapalooza” Conference, 2015.

Emcee for "Reader’s Party"; Arlington Heights IL Public Library, 2015.

Weeding Workshop; Milwaukee Public Library, 2014.

What’s New in Women’s Fiction?; Wisconsin Library Assn. conference, 2014.

Women’s Fiction: An Overview; St. Charles City-County Library District (MO), 2012.

Book Blogging 101; New Jersey Library Assoc. conference, 2012.

Collection Development: From Basics to eBooks; Indiana University SLIS, 2011.

Books and Authors: The Top 5 of the Top 5; PLA National Conference, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.

Feel the Need…to Weed!; Illinois State Library’s On the Front Lines Conference, 2010.

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