Interacting with students is my favorite thing about being an author! Presentations are generally $350 per class period with discounts to Title 1 schools. Book sales are encouraged and much appreciated, personalized copies available.

Free, 15-minute virtual interactions via Skype, Google Hangouts, etc. are available to those classes using Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge. A more extensive online author visit can be arranged at $125 per class period.

Interested in scheduling an in-person or virtual author talk? Contact jmyounker (at)

  • June 18, 2018, Northstar Middle School in Kirkland, WA (students and staff)
  • March 29, 2018, North Creek High Schoo in Bothell, WA (students and staff)
  • February 6, 2018 at Lake Forest Park Elementary in LFP, WA (students and staff)
  • January 23, 2018 at 7:00pm, KCLS Kirkland library (public)
  • April 3, 2017, Odle Middle School (students and staff)
  • February 17, 2017, Whitman Middle School (students and staff)
  • November 15, 2016 at 7:00pm, University Bookstore in Bellevue, WA (public)

Marin will be one of 10 authors and illustrators to showcase her book at the “Western WA SCBWI Fall 2016 Inside Story.”

  • November 10, 2016 at 2:00pm, Village Books in Bellingham, WA (public)

Marin’s nonfiction writing path began as a history major at Western Washington University. Come hear about the gruesome past of American medical history, plus a signing.

Celebrate the launch for Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge at Marin’s local indie, Third Place Books.There will be a presentation, a Q&A, a book signing, and ghoulish treats.

  • October 15, 2016 at 3:30pm, WLMA Conference in Des Moines at Highline College (conference attendees)

Local authors and illustrators present their upcoming books in a fast and furious format at “Behind the Books: Up Close with the Creators.”