Kate DePalma

picture book author and editor


I love having the opportunity to do school visits, readings, signings, conferences, panels, etc. I have experience with audiences ranging from experts to preschoolers, and can work with you to create an event that's right for your needs.

Interested in having me appear at your event? Please reach out to me via my Contact page to discuss details. I live in the Bay Area but may be available for events in other areas.


  • Community Heroes Family Reading Night, Grassland Elementary School (Franklin, TN, 2016)
  • Nashville Public Library, Bellevue Branch (Nashville, TN, 2016)


  • Scales Elementary School (Brentwood, TN, 2017)
  • Grassland Middle School (Nashville TN, 2016)
  • Concord Festival of Authors (Concord, MA, 2013 and 2014)
  • Chenery Middle School (Belmont, MA, 2012)
  • King Open School (Cambridge, MA 2011)
  • Wellington Elementary School (Belmont, MA, 2010)
  • Conley Hills Elementary School (East Point, GA, 2009 and 2010)

university Lectures

  • Harvard University, Gender and Retold Fairy Tales class (Cambridge, MA, 2012 and 2014)
  • Emerson College, Book Publishing Overview graduate seminar (Boston, MA, 2011, 2012 and 2013; five appearances total)
  • Emerson College, Electronic Publishing class (Boston, MA, 2013)

conferences etc

  • Southern Festival of Books, panel with Jessica Young and Mary Uhles (Nashville, TN, 2016) 
  • Concord Festival of Authors (Concord, MA, 2013 and 2014)
  • Jambalaya Writers’ Conference (Houma, Louisiana, 2012 and 2013)
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Concord Critique Group (Concord, MA, 2012)