In addition to pursuing her own creative goals, Marlaena delights in encouraging aspiring artists and authors of all ages.  She has presented Black and White Cat, White and Black Dog to thousands of children and adults, sharing with them and answering questions about how to be an artist and an author.

February 2017

Amelia Island Book Festival

February 2016

Amelia Island Book Festival

January 2015

Eisenhower Elementary, Clearwater, FL

Pinellas Central Elementary, Pinellas Park, FL

November 2014

Great American Teach-In, Plumb School, Clearwater, FL

July 2014

Learning Tree Preschool, Encinitas, CA

Young Writer’s Camp, Poway, CA

December 2013

R.E. Bennett School, Chehalis, WA

Evaline School, Winlock, WA