Irene is available for speaking as both an author and advocate for children with depression.

Irene would like to think of this not as a presentation but as a conversation: a shared experience that includes dialogue, questions and perhaps even some answers. These engagements typically include a short reading of the book to serve as the starting point for this important conversation.

We owe it to our children to do whatever it takes to help them through the darkness. With the rise in childhood depression and suicide, we need to do more as caregivers, friends, and communities. Engaging in conversations and speaking out is one way we can spread light on children who are hiding in the darkness and give them hope.

Audiences include people of all ages.

Contact Irene with speaking requests.


Upcoming Events

October 10: Presentation Wednesday Wisdom at Kimball Jenkins in Concord, NH, 5:30pm–8pm
October 14: Reading and Conversation at MainStreet Bookends, Warner, NH, 2–3:00pm
October 21: A Conversation about Childhood Depression, Temple Sinai, Sharon, MA, 11:15am – 12:45pm

November airing: WCTV interview: Book Stew with Eileen MacDougall (Wilmington, MA)

November 15:  Brockton Rotary Club,, Brockton, MA  12-1:30



Past Events

Reading at Child Psychology Class, New England College, Henniker, NH
Book Launch, Canton Public Library, Canton, MA