School, Speaker and Kid’s Activities  

04 Dec. 2021 (Sat.) The Chocolate Shop in DeLand, 124 North Woodland Blvd., 32724. 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Signing and Selling Loose Balloons and Where Do Balloons Land?

20, 20 Nov. 2021 (Sat. & Sun.) Melbourne, Authors for Authors, Meet the Author.

25 Sept . 2021 (Sat.) VFW Port Orange: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. Sales

08 Aug. 2021 (Sun.) Speaker: “Marketing With or Without a Pandemic.” Authors for Authors Annual Writers Conference.  Hilton Rialto Melbourne, Florida 8:30-AM-5:30 PM

17 July 2021 (Sat.) All Creatures Great and Small Children’s Poetry Activity. Christian Bookshop: MyLibrary 2urs: 3510 S. Nova Rd., Port Orange, FL. 32129. Hands-On Activity for children ages 4-14. Fun favors to take home. Activity originates from poetry in Jill Clark’s book Loose Balloons. 

05 May 2021 Brevard County Public Schools Career Expo:  “How to Get Published:  High School and Dual-Enrolled Students”

20 Jan. 2021 Village Gardens’ Victoria Hills Book Club speaker, DeLand, FL

17 Nov. 2020 Wright Florida Public Elementary School, Ft. Walton Beach, FL Zoom Lesson Plans 3-5th Grade “Poetry in Pajamas”

14 Nov. 2020 Sat. AAUW: (American Association of University Women): Dimensions Learning Zoom presentation with Loose Balloons Poetry Book

05 Nov. 2020 Thurs. GMeet Lesson Plans Wilson Florida Public Elementary 2nd Grade Class Amphibian Poems

01 Oct. 2020, Halloween Kid’s Poems:  Neighbors Magazine: DeLand, FL: “Vampire Treats” & “Peek-A-Ghoul”

19 Sept. Sat. 2020 Gulf Coast Writers Association, Cape Coral, Florida. Featured Speaker: Navy Museum

20 June Sat. 2020 9:00 -10:00 AM. Speaker: Authors for Authors Writer’s Guild, The Hilton Realto, Melbourne, FL: Topic: “Take It Personally: Friends with Writing Benefits.” Host Valerie Allen

20 June Sat. 2020: SEE Loose Balloons Book Interview: Hangin With the Web:

Feb. 8, Sat. 2020 Valentine’s Day Book Sale & Sign: Loose Balloons’ book, dolls, bracelets, and wall art.          ….Woofgang Dog & Cat Grooming business, DeLand, Orange Camp Rd. 32724

Jan. 12, Sun. 2020 BAMfest 5:00-8:00 PM Daytona Writers’ Guild, Sugar Mill Country Club, Port Orange, FL. Books, Art and Music      ….Author Book Displays, proceeds donated to the Volusia County Florida Literacy Foundation

Dec. 3rd, Tues. 2019. 3:30 PM Port Orange Regional Public Library Children’s Activity “Making and Sending a 3D Gift Card.”

Nov. 23, 24 Sat. & Sun. 2019. Book Fair Seller: Melbourne, FL. Meet the Author EAU GALLIE Book Fair  Sat. : Event Host ….Valerie Allen.Contact:

June 10, Tues. 2019, DeLand Public Regional Library “How to Make a 3D Poem.” DeLand, FL.

Port Orange Bookstore:
3-D Illustration and Poem Story

April 13, Sat. 2019. Co-Speaker with Dr. Lynn Hawkins. “Freelancing for Journals and Magazines,” Southwest Florida Writers Conference. Hudson Come to the Peace River. Port Charlotte, Florida.