Events and News

"I liked when you showed us how a book turns from a piece of paper to a book. When I heard that you had to rewrite the story twenty times, I almost fainted!" Nick, at Joe Michell School in Livermore, CA 

EVENTS Related to My Work

Upcoming Booksignings and Appearances:
  • October 2017 - I will participate for the fifth time in the Humboldt County Children's Author Festival. It's a terrific three day event held every two years. 25 children's authors and illustrators visit schools throughout the county and have an ending booksigning at the Eureka Library.

Recent Appearances:
  • ​​I introduced my newest books (Seasons of the Bear and Poop Detectives) to students at Murwood Elementary School in Walnut Creek who were excited to see real animal poop and my little dog, Oreo.
  • Family talk at the Orinda Library Gallery Room celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. I introduced my new book Seasons of the Bear, A Yosemite Story as well as my previous books that feature Yosemite National Park.
  • Booksigning with illustrator Dan San Souci at the Oakland Museum for Seasons of the Bear, A Yosemite Story.


School Visits:
  • Interested in having Ginger speak at your event or school? Simply  contact Ginger to discuss the options!
NEWS about My Work

  • I've signed a contract with Christy Ottaviano Books at Henry Holt for a picture book biography of Charles Schulz, the creator of the Peanuts comic strip. It will be illustrated by Craig Orback and will be out in late 2018 or in 2019.
  • I'm proud that Seasons of the Bear has been named the winner of the Storyteller Spur Award by the Western Writers of America. It is my third Spur Award from WWA. The first two were for Words West, Voices of Young Pioneers and Yosemite's Songster, One Coyote's Story.
  • I'm humbled to have been named as one of the Forever Green Award recipients by the Girl Scouts of Northern California, honoring the top 100 women "greening" the future in Northern California. 
  • Poop Detectives, Working Dogs in the Field has been named a Junior Library Guild selection. The book has received stellar reviews.