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2016 Events:

 

Sunday, February 21, 2016
"Now is the Time"
Celebration Service 10:30 a.m.
3232 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 
 
 
Saturday, March 5, 2016
"Title IX: Are We Preparing Our Students for College?" .
St. Francis University, Fort Wayne, IN
 
April 4-7, 2016
Huntsville, Alabama
"Child Sexual Assault: Debunking the Myths"
"To Tell the Truth: Do We Dare?"
"Child Hearsay and the Medical Hearsay Exception"
  
 
Monday, April 11, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
"Cultivating Life-Long Learners"
Learning Link DeKalb County 
Garrett Country Club, Garrett Indiana
 
 
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7-8:30 p.m.
"The ABC's of Sexual Assault" .
St. Francis University, Fort Wayne, IN
 
April 19-21, 2016
Canterbury Spring Book Fair
Fort Wayne, IN
  
 
Sunday, May 15, 2016
"Awareness of Our Oneness with God"
Celebration Service 10:30 a.m.
3232 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN
    
 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 12-3 p.m.
"Cultivating Resilience through Awarenss, Connection and Education"
YMCA of Harrison County
198 Jenkins Court Northeast, Corydon, IN 47112 
    
  
 October 2-4, 2016
2016 Connecting for Children's Justice Conference
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
"Child Sexual Assault: Debunking the Myths"
"Child Hearsay and the Medical Hearsay Exception"
   
 Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
"Advocating for Empowerment" 
Free to Rejoice, Encourage & Empower / Domestic Violence Awareness & Support
The Pointe Church, 5335 Bass Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
 
  
 
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MDT Training, August 26-27, 2015

 2015 Events:

  

April 13-16, 2015
Canterbury Spring Book Fair
Fort Wayne, IN
 
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:30-7pm
Booksigning for The ABC's of Sexual Assault
2270 Lake Ave., Suite 201, Fort Wayne, IN
 
 
Sunday, May 17, 2015
"Nothing Personal...Or Is It?"
Celebration Service 10:30 a.m.
3232 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN
 
 
Monday, August 17, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Discuss "Just Myrto"
Warsaw Book Club 
Warsaw, IN
 
Wednesday and Thursday, August 26 & 27, 2015
ABC's of Sexual Assault Book Signing with Michelle Ditton 

Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville, IN
 
 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
"The ABC's of Sexual Assault--Care of Children" 
With MIchelle Ditton, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P 
Nurse Practitioner Class - Professor Kristen Morris
University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
 
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
"Search and Seizure" In-House Training
Allen County Community Corrections
Fort Wayne, IN
 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Information Booth and Book Signing

FWSATC Warm & Cozy

Paddock Farms, 7195 E. SR 14, Columbia City

 
 
Sunday, September 20, 2015
"Go Set a Watchman"
Celebration Service 10:30 a.m.
3232 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN
 
 
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Dyslexia Symposium
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Appleseed Writing Project--Young Writer's Showcase
Walb Union Ballroom
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Celebration Service 10:30 a.m.
 
 
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
Book signing with Pat Deihl
Celebration Service 10:30 a.m.
3232 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN
 
 
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Author Fair/Panel Discussion
"Get Real: Writing the Real Stuff" 
Fort Wayne, IN

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Twin Lakes High School 9/29/14

 2014 Events:

 

Friday, February 28, 2014
"Living with Intentional Gratitude and Kindness"
Graceful Night Out,
Grace Episcopal Church,
10010 Aurora Place, Fort Wayne, IN 
   
Saturday, March 1, 2014
"Cultivating Resilience" .
Best Practices Showcase
St. Francis University, Fort Wayne, IN
 
 
Friday, March 14, 2014, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
"Cultivating Resilience through Books for Teens"
Public Library Association 2014 Conference                        
Indianapolis, IN

March 24-27, 2014

Huntsville, Alabama
"Sexual Assault: Fact and Fiction"
"To Tell the Truth: Do We Dare?"
   
Saturday, April 12, 2014
"Tackling the Tough Stuff"
Indiana Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators 
Canyon Inn, McCormick's Creek State Park, Indiana
 
April 22-24, 2014
Canterbury Spring Book Fair
Canterbury School 
Fort Wayne, IN

Tuesday, May20, 2014
Keynote speaker,
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Visiting Nurse, Fort Wayne, IN
 
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
"Tips for Testifying"
Indiana Forensic Nurses Association
Indianapolis, IN
  
Friday, August 1, 2014, 6-8 p.m.
First Friday Book Signing
215 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 
  
Sunday, August 17, 2014
"Unity as a Diversity"
Celebration Service 10:30 a.m.
Unity of Fort Wayne Spiritual Center
3232 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN
 
 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Information Booth and Book Signing

FWSATC Warm & Cozy

Paddock Farms, 7195 E. SR 14, Columbia City

 

Monday, September 29, 2014

School Visit-Twin Lakes High School

Monticello, IN

 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

17th Annual Celebrity Cook-off for Children's Bureau

Benihana Restaurant

Keystone at the Crossing, Indianapolis

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12-2 p.m.

Indianapolis Author Fair

Indianapolis Public Library (Main Branch)

Indianapolis, IN

 

   

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 2-4pm

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Book Signing

St. Richard's Episcopal School
33 E. 33rd Street - Indianapolis, IN 46205

  

Sunday, November 9, 2014
"Eureka! Divining Your Truth"
Celebration Service 10:30 a.m.
Unity of Fort Wayne Spiritual Center
3232 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne

 

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 12-4 p.m.

Holiday Author Fair

Indiana History Center

450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202


   

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Graceful Night Out proceeds to CAC

2013 Events:
  
   
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Free Workshop 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"Issues in Bilingual Interviewing"
Co-presenters, Laurie Gray and Pat Smallwood
Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center
2270 Lake Ave., Suite 201
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
   
March 14, 2013
This Book Club Needs No Name
Allen County Public Library, Downtown
 "Bullying in fiction and in real life"
7:00 p.m., with Heather Case
       
March 19-21, 2013
Huntsville, Alabama
"Sexual Assault: Fact and Fiction"
"Issues in Bilingual Interviewing"
"Veracity for Children"
  
Monday, April 8, 2013
Canterbury High School Chapel
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Canterbury Middle School Chapel
  
   
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Celebration Service 10:30 a.m.
3232 Crescent Ave, Fort Wayne, IN
 
   
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Author Fair, 3-6 p.m.
Beech Grove Public Library
1102 Main St., Beach Grove, IN
  
April 23-25, 2012
Canterbury Book Fair
Co-Chair, Gallery Guest
Canterbury Lower School, Fort Wayne, IN
  
Friday, May 10, 2013
"Rebel Reading" 9:30-11:30 a.m.
DeKalb Change Academy in cooperation with The Third Place Teen Library 
500 North St., Suite 2, Auburn, IN
 
DeKalb Change Academy
  
Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 11-11:45 a.m.
May Term - Bullying
Canterbury High School
Fort Wayne, IN
  
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 11-11:45 a.m.
May Term - Bullying
Canterbury High School
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Bullying Training
Co-presenters Laurie Gray and Heather Case
Dallas, TX
  
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 6-8 p.m.
Luminis Author Readings and Reception
911 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 12-1:30 EST
Bullying Webinar
Co-presenters Laurie Gray and Heather Case
Listen to webinar here
(Note that there are technical difficulties in the first few minutes and from 14:35-22:35)
 
Monday, June 24, 2013, 1-2 p.m.
"The Poetry and Music of Summer Sanctuary"
Fort Wayne, IN
  
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10-10:30
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Exhibition Hall, Booth #2435 (IBPA)
    
Thursday, September 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Information Booth and Book Signing
Paddock Farms, 7195 E. SR 14, Columbia City
  
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 5:30-7 p.m
Author Reception and Autographing Sessions
Crown Plaza Chicago O'Hare
 
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 2-4 p.m.
"Bullying and Beyond"
Dyslexia Symposium
Allen County Public Library (Main Branch)
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 12-2 p.m.
Indianapolis Public Library (Main Branch)
Indianapolis, IN
  
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Celebration Service 10:30 a.m.
3232 Crescent Ave, Fort Wayne, IN
 
Thursday, November 7, 2013
"Veracity in Children" 3:20-4:55 p.m.
15th Annual CHINS Law & Procedures Seminar
Sponsored by Allen Superior Court & Allen County Bar Association
Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN
  
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 12-4 p.m.
Fall Author Fair
Allen County Public Library (Main Branch)
Fort Wayne, IN
     
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 9:30-11:30
Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators Book Signing
4 Kids Books, Zionsville, IN
 
 
 

  2012 Events:  

Friday, February 10, 2012
"Lincoln As A Lawyer" 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Summit Middle School 
4509 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN
 
Friday, February 10, 2012
"Local Author Panel" 1:00 p.m.
Allen County Public Library, Staff In-Service
900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 
    
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Celebration Service 10:30 a.m.
Unity of Fort Wayne Spiritual Center 
3232 Crescent Ave, Fort Wayne, IN
     
Saturday, March 3, 2012
"Bullying: Definitions and Discussions"
"The Socratic Method: A Dialogue on Discipline" 
Best Practices Showcase, St. Francis University, Fort Wayne, IN
  
Monday, March 12, 2012
Child with Special Needs Support Group
Parkwood Church of God
3320 Trier Road, Fort Wayne, IN
6:30-8:30 p.m.
   
March 19-22, 2012
28th National Symposium on Child Abuse
Huntsville, Alabama
"Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse Cases"
"How to BEAT a Bully"
   
April 16-19, 2012
Canterbury Book Fair
Co-Chair, Gallery Guest
Canterbury Lower School, Fort Wayne, IN
       
Monday, April 16, 2012
"Lincoln As A Lawyer" 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Catholic School, 4th grade
301 W. Houston St., Garrett, IN
    
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
"Reading to Become a Better Writer" 11:05 - 12:15
Guerin Catholic High School, 9th grade
15300 Gray Rd., Noblesville, IN
   
Monday, May 21, 2012
"Summer Sanctuary" Book Club Discussion, 6:00 p.m.
Bourbon Public Library
307 N. Main St., Bourbon, IN
  
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Celebration Service 10:30 a.m.
Unity of Fort Wayne Spiritual Center
3232 Crescent Ave, Fort Wayne, IN
    
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Young Scholars Academy, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
Canterbury High School, Fort Wayne, IN
  
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Young Scholars Academy, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
Canterbury High School, Fort Wayne, IN
    
Monday, October 22, 2012
Appeals on Wheels, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Allen County Bar Association
Lunch and CLE at Allen County Bar Association, Noon
924 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN
        
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Author Fair, 12-4 p.m.
Young Adult Fiction Panelist, 2-3 p.m.
Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN
  
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Author Appearance and Booksigning, 1-7 p.m.
63rd Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show
Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavillion
Indianapolis, IN
   
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Summer Sanctuary wins a Moonbeam Gold Medal for Excellence in Children's Literature

2011 Events:

      
Friday, January 7, 2011
Community Communication Forum, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
“Preventing violence, creating a safer neighborhood.”
Catherine Kasper Place, 2826 S. Calhoun, Fort Wayne IN
  
  
Saturday, February 5, 2011
"How to BEAT a Bully" 8:00 a.m.
"The Socratic Method:  Playing with Plato" 11:00 a.m.
Best Practices Showcase, St. Francis University, Fort Wayne, IN
   
     
Saturday, March 5, 2011
SCBWI-Book Signing, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble in Greyhound Plaza
14709 US Hwy 31 North
Carmel, IN 46032
  
     
Sunday, March 13, 2011
"Socratic Parenting" Adult Forum, 10:00 a.m. 
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne
5310 Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne, IN
   
  
Sunday, March 20, 2011
"What is Wisdom?", 10:30 a.m. 
Unity Christ Church 
3232 Crescent Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 
  
   
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Guest Lecturer, 9:30 - 10: 45 a.m.
Children's & Adolescent Literature class
Goshen College
Goshen, IN
  
Author visit, 3:00-3:40 p.m.
Northridge Middle School
56691 Northridge Dr.
Middlebury, IN 46540
   
          
March 28-31, 2011
27th National Symposium on Child Abuse
Huntsville, Alabama
"Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse Cases"
"How to BEAT a Bully" 
"Is It Insane to Use a SANE?"
    
 
April 19-21, 2011
Canterbury Book Fair Gallery Guest
Canterbury Lower School, Fort Wayne, IN
  
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Laurie and Kayleen Reusser 4-20-11 
Laurie and Kayleen Reusser
at Canterbury Book Fair
    
  
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Allen County Public Library Author Fair, 12 noon - 5 p.m.
Main Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN
  
     
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
"The Multi-Disciplinary Team"  3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Fort Wayne, IN
  
 Tuesday, May 3, 2011 
Author visit, 8:30-11:00 a.m.
Southwick Elementary School
6500 Wayne Trace
Fort Wayne, IN
  
Friday, May 6, 2011
Community Communication Forum, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
“Human Trafficking”
Catherine Kasper Place, 2826 S. Calhoun, Fort Wayne IN
  
  
Thursday, May 26, 2011 
Author visit
Northwood Middle School
Fort Wayne, IN
  
  
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Author Fair & Book signing, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble in Jefferson Pointe
4140 W. Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
   
  
Friday, June 3, 2011
Community Communication Forum, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
“Family and Parenting”
Catherine Kasper Place, 2826 S. Calhoun, Fort Wayne IN
  
  
Friday, June 24, 2011
Apple Seeds Writing Camp, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
   
   
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
14th Annual Celebrity Cook-off for Children's Bureau
Benihana Restaurant
Keystone at the Crossing, Indianapolis
6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Laurie at the Celebrity Cook-off
  
  
  
  
Saturday, October 22, 2011, Noon - 3pm
“Sexual Violence-Legal Issues”
Community Outreach for African American Immigrant Women
Crime Victim Care of Allen County, 2456 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne IN
    
 Saturday, October 29, 2011
Indy Author Fair, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St., Downtown Indianapolis
  
Thursday, November 3, 2011
"Forensic Interviewing" 8:30-9:30 a.m.
13th Annual CHINS Law & Procedures Seminar
Sponsored by Allen Superior Court & Allen County Bar Association
Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN
  
November 14-16, 2011
Summer Sanctuary Book signing (times to be announced)
Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference
Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN  
     
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Allen County Public Library Author Fair, 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Main Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN
"Keep them Reading: Writing for Older Children and Teens"
YA Panel Discussion, 2-3 p.m.
  
  

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IN-SCBWI Book Fair in Carmel on March 5, 2011

(left to right) Laurie Gray, Janna Matthies, Kristi Valiant, Nathan Clement, Ron Mazellan, Peggy Archer, Lynn Rowe Reed, Keiko Kasza, Christine Johnson, Julia Karr, Saundra Mitchell, Margaret McMullan, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, and Tracy Richardson

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37th Midwest Writers Workshop

2010 Events:

Saturday, June 5, 2010
Mudsock Books, Carmel, IN, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Simply Sweet Shoppe, Carmel, IN, 2 to 4 p.m.

 

Week of June 21, 2010
Guest Blogger at FreshFiction.com

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The Third Place (Teen Library, Auburn, IN), 1-3 p.m.
"Reading to Become a Better Writer"
    
 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Apple Seeds Writing Camp, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN

Saturday, June 26, 2010 
(Covington Art Fair) 
Mitchell Books, Fort Wayne, IN
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    
Saturday, July 31, 2010 
Midwest Writers Workshop, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
"Buttonhole the Expert" 8:30-10:00 a.m.
"Choosing How to Publish" 10:15-11:15 a.m.
 
Saturday, August 21, 2010 
Barnes & Noble 
Rivertown Mall, Grandville, MI
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Presentations on "The Poetry and Music of Summer Sanctuary" at 2:00 and 3:00
   
Friday, August 27, 2010 
2nd Leadership Summit:  Empowering Your Community's Response to Sexual Assault  
Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center
2270 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
   
Monday, August 30, 2010 
Book signing with my publisher, Tracy Richardson 
The Oyster Bar
1830 S. Calhoun
Fort Wayne, IN
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
   
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Regional Author Booth
Great Lakes Independent Booksellers
Hyatt Regency
Dearborn, MI
2:00-3:00 p.m.
    
Monday, October 25, 2010
Aboite Book Club
Aboite Bar & Grill
10337 Illinois Road
Fort Wayne, IN
7:00-9:00 p.m.
    
Saturday, November 13, 2010
2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
City Opera House
106 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI
5:00-7:00 p.m.
    
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference
Indianapolis Convention Center
Summer Sanctuary Book Signing
Exhibit Hall
12:00 noon - 1:20 p.m. 
    
Monday, November 22, 2010
Child with Special Needs Support Group
Parkwood Church of God
3320 Trier Road
Fort Wayne, IN
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Oyster Bar book signing