Upcoming Events:

Saturday, December 9th – Sandra will be joining several CT children’s authors at the Barnes and Noble UConn in Hartford, CT.






Past Events:

On August 15, Sandra visited Cossitt Public Library in North Granby, CT for evening storytime. She brought along her new chick, Ducky.

Ducky visited the library too!

The children visit with Ducky.









On June 1o, Sandra read at the Fletcher Memorial Library in Hampton, CT.

On November 19, Sandra and other local authors were at Jack and Allie’s Children’s Bookstore in Vernon, CT to support the cause of literacy! Sponsored by the Rockville Rotary Club.

On October 29, Sandra participated in the panel “Publishing Children’s Books: Connect!,” a discussion featuring Pegi Deitz Shea, Selene Castrovilla, Bill Thomson, and Sandra at Arts Center East in Vernon, CT. Read Gail Gauthier’s blog post about the event.

On October 29, Sandra read and did a pumpkin craft for the Halloween party at  Jack and Allie’s Children’s Bookstore in Vernon, CT.

Sandra reading at the Halloween Party!

On October 2-29, Sandra’s work appeared in the  Creating a Children’s Picture Book exhibit at the Arts Center East in Vernon, CT.

On October 1, Sandra ran a pumpkin craft at the Hampton Fall Festival in Hampton, CT.

On September 24, Sandra was on a panel at  The Mark Twain House and Museum Writers Weekend  in Hartford, CT.

On March 18th, Sandra visited Woodstock Elementary School. Read the article.

On March 2nd, Sandra was at the Family Book Share Fair Night at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in South Windsor, CT.

On November 15, Sandra presented at the Connecticut Children’s Book Fair in Storrs, CT!

Sandra signing at the book fair.

Sandra signing at the book fair.

On November 13, Sandra was on a panel “Writing and Publishing Children’s and Young Adult Literature” for the University of Connecticut’s Creative Writing Program. She was joined by authors Caragh O’Brien, Dana Meachen Rau, and Pegi Deitz Shea, as well as Alexander Slater, an agent for Trident Media.

The panel participants from left to right: Caragh O'Brien, Sandra, Dana Ma Rau, Pegi Dietz Shea, Alexander Slater.

The panel participants from left to right: Erick Piller, Caragh O’Brien, Sandra, Dana Meachan Rau, Pegi Deitz Shea, and Alexander Slater.

October 22, 2015: Chaplin Elementary School.

October 18, 2015:  Lapsley’s Orchard in Pomfret Center, CT.

October 18, 2015:  Rose’s Berry Farm in South Glastonbury, CT.

October 12, 2015:  Pumpkintown at Paul’s and Sandy’s Too in East Hampton, CT. See photos of the event on Gail Gauthier’s blog.

September 12, 2015: Bracken Memorial Library in Woodstock, CT.

April 11, 2015: Sandra participated in a Carnival of Children’s Authors at Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester, MA.

4-11-15 PB panel at Annies

Jane Sutcliff, Joannie Duris, Sandra, and Heather Lang at Annie’s Book Stop.

April 26, 2015: Sandra presented a workshop at the New England SCBWI conference.

TV Interviews!

In December Sandra was a guest on Education Matters with Xae Alicia Reyes.

In October Sandra appeared as a guest on an episode of Classroom Connections with Jan Doyle.  It is airing on public channels in southern CT.  This month it is on NHTV!

October 30, 2014:  Sandra and her husband Brendan Kane had a double book launch at The UConn Co-op Bookstore at Storrs Center.

October 25, 2014:  Sandra enjoyed a Halloween party at Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.


Costume Party at Odyssey Bookshop – Sandra is the witch!

 October 24, 2014:  Sandra appeared at the Barnes and Noble Storytime in Manchester, CT.

October 16, 2014:  Sandra read at the  R.J. Julia Storytime in Madison, CT.

October 15, 2014:  Sandra visited the Chaplin Public Library for Storytime.

October 12, 2014:   Sandra signed at Bank Square Books  in Mystic, CT.

November 2013 – Sandra participated in Inside Story at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.

Inside Story Authors and Illustrators

September  2013 – Sandra was at the Granby Public Library.

May 2013  – Sandra was at the Chaplin Public Library  to read her new book Chicks!

May 2013 – Sandra visited the Oakdale Elementary School 1st grade  for the Montville Loves to Read program.

Sandra was at the  Southwestern Connecticut Youth Book Expo on October 2012.  Check it out!

Sandra presented at the Woodstock Academy and the Bracken Memorial Library in Woodstock, CT in March 2012.

Cork, the friendly muskrat of the Cork and Fuzz series by Dori Chaconas, interviewed Owen, the little pig from The Giant HugRead the Nose to Nose interview!

Sandra visited the Annie E. Vinton Elementary School for Author Day.

Sandra reading The Giant Hug at the Annie E. Vinton Elementary School.


The Giant Hug was discussed on the The Faith Middleton Show.