Here’s where you can find Author Kari Martindale or Illustrator Aaron Parrott with the Flash Series…

Coming up: In December, Kari will be appearing at two Sweet Frog locations, date and times to be announced!

Friday, September 28, 2018 11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Kari will be at the Baltimore Book Festival at the Baltimore Inner Harbor.  She’ll be at at Maryland Writers’ Association table, where she’ll be reading to children who stop by, selling the Time Flash Had the Best Day Ever and The Christmas Flash Couldn’t Even, and handing out bookmarks to kids who love to read!  She’ll also tell all you Maryland writers about the benefits of the Maryland Writers’ Association!

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Visitors to the booth, learning about authors as they check off their scavenger hunt lists.

June 15, 2018 5:00-7:00 pm: Kari is appearing at the Academy Child Development Center and will do readings as well as sell both available Flash titles.

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May 6, 10 am – 4 pm: Aaron will be a featured local artist at the Art Lover’s Sunday show at Pybus Public Market, Wenatchee. Selling original art, books, and doing on-the-spot commissions.

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Aaron sold our Flash series books at a recent art show, along with his own art AND his own Pink Mink in a Sink!

17 March 2018 Aaron will be visiting Ye Olde Bookshoppe in Wenatchee, Washington, where he will be reading from his newest book, Pink Mink in a Sink, and signing copies of Pink Mink as well as Flash Series titles.

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Aaron at the bookshoppe

16-18 March 2018 Kari will be attending the SCBWI regional conference in Linthicum, Maryland, where she would be happy to sign copies of Flash Series books that you have purchased.

07 March 2018 Aaron appeared at the Wenatchee Public Library for a reading.

15 December 2017 – Kari will have books available for purchase and signing from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. while she volunteers at the Barnes & Noble gift-wrapping station at the Ellicott City, MD Barnes & Noble (Long Gate Shopping Center 4300 Montgomery Road Ellicott City, MD 21043).  The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is sponsoring the gift wrapping station and book fair.

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Aaron adds a quick sketch of Flash to his autograph.

12 December 2017 – Aaron does a library reading and signing in Wenatchee, Washington.

25 November 2017 – Kari Martindale will be at Market Street Gifts & Gallery, 145 Market Street in Cheraw, SC, at 1:00 p.m.  She will be doing a reading of both The Time Flash Had the Best Day Ever, and The Christmas Flash Couldn’t Even.  It will be the first reading of The Christmas Flash Couldn’t Even!  She will have copies of The Time Flash Had the Best Day Ever on hand for sale.

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Spencer and Zoey color scenes from The Time Flash Had the Best Day Ever and The Christmas Flash Couldn’t Even at the Exeter Community Library.

04 November 2017 – Kari Martindale will be at the Exeter Community Library, at 4565 Prestwick Dr, Reading, PA 19606 for their Friends of Exeter Bazaar, selling Flash books and products, signing upon request, and maybe even doing a reading or two!  (Maybe the real Squirt will be there, too!)

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In November, an instructor of English Language Acquisition used The Time Flash Had the Best Day Ever in her lesson.

“It was awesome for teaching main idea and moral! …I went on to give each group a different book and they did the same thing. Then they made posters.” -Bea Hersh-Tudor

Aaron visited an elementary school in the Wenatchee, Washington area, to read The Time Flash Had the Best Day Ever in October.

In October, Aaron will be visiting an elementary school in the Wenatchee, Washington region for a reading!


If you would like a reading or other activity that involves the Flash Series, don’t hesitate to contact us at  There is no charge for readings in the Frederick/Montgomery County, MD region or the Wenatchee, Washington region.