Media Hits (BAM!)

Boy am I chatty! As a columnist and on-camera personality, I’ve shared helpful family computing tips on everything from keeping your kids safe on the Internet to researching laser eye surgery in well over a hundred media outlets. As a reporter, I wrote about local events/happenings, national trends, and even snuck in a few opinion pieces. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing dozens of well-known and award-winning kidlit authors and illustrators (note: award winning and well known are not always the same thing!). I’ve also written for a few book marketing sites. Here is an alphabetical-yet-random sampling of where I’ve appeared, not including online publications, blogs, social media, my 21 children’s books, or the times people wanted to write about me but didn’t (haha):
(this was before YouTube)

(this was before YouTube)

TV (National and local) in alphabetical order:

AM Northwest (KATU-TV, Portland) * CBS This Morning * CNN * Eyewitness News at Noon, KOB-TV/NBC in Albuquerque NM * Good Day Alabama (WBRC-TV) * Good Day Arizona (KTVK-TV Channel 3) * Good Day Sacramento (KXTV-TV/UPN) * KABC-TV ABC (Los Angeles, CA) * KARE-TV NBC (Minn, MN) * KAUZ-TV CBS (Wichita Falls, TX) * KAZQ-TV Spectrum (FOX Channel 32 in Albuquerque, NM) * KFMB-TV (San Diego, CA) * KLAS-TV CBS (Las Vegas, NV) * KNAT-TV Trinity Cable Channel 23, “Albuquerque Today” * KNTV-TV (Monterey, CA) * KOAT-TV ABC Channel 7, “New Mexico Children First”  Wednesday nights and Thursday mornings in Albuquerque, NM * KOB-TV NBC Channel 4, “Newsmakers” in Albuquerque, NM * KOVR-TV Channel 13 in Sacramento * KPHO-TV (CBS “Daybreak News”, Channel 5 in Phoenix, AZ) * KPNX-TV (Phoenix, AZ) * KRQE-TV CBS Channel 13, “KRQE News This Morning” and “First at 4:30pm” in Albuquerque, NM * KSAZ-TV FOX (Phoenix, AZ) * KSBW-TV NBC (Monterey, CA) * KSEE-TV NBC (Fresno, CA) * KTHV-TV (Little Rock, Alabama) * KTVK, Channel 3 “Midday Arizona” * KUSI-TV UPN (San Diego, CA) * KVUE-TV ABC (Austin, TX) * KXII-TV CBS (Sherman/Dallas, TX) * KXTV-TV, News at 10, Sacramento * WABI-TV CBS (Bangor, ME) * WAFF-TV NBC (Huntsville, AL) * WATE-TV ABC (Knoxville, TN) * WAVY-TV NBC (Portsmouth, VA) * WBBH-TV NBC (Ft. Myers, FL) * WBRC-TV FOX (Birm-Ann-Tusc, AL) * WCMH-TV (Columbus, OH) * WCTV-TV CBS (Tallahassee, FL) * WDSI-TV FOX (Chattanooga, TN) * WDTN-TV CBS (Dayton, OH) * WFMJ-TV NBC (Youngstown, OH) * WIAT-TV CBS (Birm-Ann-Tusc, AL) * WJRT-TV ABC (Flint, MI) * WKJG-TV NBC (Fort Wayne, IN) * WLWT-TV NBC (Cincinnati, OH) * WMAQ-TV NBC (Chicago, IL) * WPSD-TV NBC (Paducah, KY) * WSPA-TV CBS (Spartanburg, SC) * WTHR-TV NBC (Indy, IN) * WTVF-TV CBS (Nashville, TN) * WTVH-TV ABC (Syracuse, NY) * WVIT-TV NBC (Hartford) * WWLP-TV NBC (Springfield, MA) * WZVN-TV ABC (Ft. Myers, FL) * Money Talks (national finance news broadcast to over 30 markets in US with viewership of >1,000,000) * World Business Tonight (international newsfeed)


Bitsy Kemper profiled in Around Here Magazine




Remember newspapers?

Remember newspapers?


Print (National and local) in ABC order:


Access Magazine * Ahwatukee Foothills News (Phoenix, AZ) * Albuquerque Journal * Albuquerque Tribune * Arizona Republic * Around Here * Ballston Journal * C&G Publishing Inc (Warren, MI) * California Computer News * California Kids! * The Californian * Catholic Herald * The Connection * Computer Shopper * CNNfn * The Daily News (Bowling Green, KY * Editor & Publisher Magazine * El Dorado Hills Telegraph * El Dorado Hills View * Electronic News * Family Life * Folsom Telegraph * Gilbert Independent (AZ) * Homescapes * Investors Business Daily * Main Street Journal (Malborough, MA) * The Media Group (Salem, OR) * Mesa Tribune Newspapers * Minneapolis Star Tribune (MN) * Mountain Democrat (CA) * Orange County Register (CA) * The PC Dads’ Guide to Becoming a Computer-Smart Parent (book) * PC Week * Parent’s Monthly * Parents Magazine * Pasadena Star-News * The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY) * Pueblo West View (Colorado) * Sacramento Bee * Sacramento Business Journal * Sacramento Magazine * San Gabriel Valley Tribune (CA) * San Jose Mercury News * Southwest Airlines’ Spirit Magazine * Sun Lakes Independent (Chandler, AZ) * Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA) * Three Leaping Frogs Newspaper for Kids * Tribune Media Services * Tri-City Herald (Washington) * Tulsa Daily World (Oklahoma) * Village Life * Web Pages Plus (Toledo, OH) * Whittier Daily News * Woman’s World * Working Mother Magazine * Writing Children’s Books for Dummies … and many others



Radio (National and local) (in ABC order):

CBS National Radio * K101and KABL 960 AM in San Francisco, CA * KARB-FM and KOAL-AM in Salt Lake City, UT * KBKS-FM in Seattle, WA * KFBK 1530-AM in Sacramento, CA * KFNX-AM in Phoenix, AZ *KGBY-AM Radio News talk “River City Sunday”, Sacramento * KHEP-AM 1280 “Austin Hill in the Morning” in Phoenix, AZ * KHTK-AM 1140 (also ran on KRAK 1470 AM and KNCI 105.1 FM) in Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto CA * KLOU-FM 103.3 in St. Louis, MO * KOB-AM 770 “Hi-Tech New Mexico” and “The Computer Corner Show” in Albuquerque, NM * KNTK-FM, 107.1 “ABQ Connect” in NM * KPLX-FM 99.5 in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX * KRWM-FM “Sunday Morning Magazine” in Seattle/Tacoma, WA * KSKS-FM 106 in Seattle/Tacoma, WA * KXEG-AM “Spotlight” in AZ * KXJZ-FM 88.9/KKTO/KXSP Radio * KXOA-AM “Sacramento on Target” * KYMX-FM 96.1/KZZO-FM 100.5 “Sacramento People” * National Radio with Judi Paparelli (Talk America Radio, National) * United News and Information (National) * Voice of America Network Radio (International broadcasting service of US Information Agency) * WBET-AM in Boston, MA * WDTR-FM 90.9 in Detroit, MI * WMNN-AM 1330 in Mpls/St. Paul, MN * WPHM-AM 1380 in Detroit, MI * WWGB-AM in Washington DC * WZGC-FM in Atlanta, GA * KCTC-AM in San Francisco, CA * Y92 FM Radio in Sacramento, CA * … plus other AM and FM stations in and around Phoenix Arizona, Albuquerque NM, Portland Oregon…as well as in stations in every one of our 50 beautiful states! In April 2000 alone,  for example, I and/or my educational program was mentioned on over 500 radio stations airing in all 50 states, reaching an audience of over 30,000,000. (Yep, over 30 million. In one month.)

…Are you still reading this? Well there are lots lots more but my hand is cramping…



You may have seen me presenting in a number of places:


Friday, Feb 21, 2020 WriteOnCon Writer’s Conference * Sun, Feb 23, 2020 WriteOnCon * May 4, 2019: SCBWI Conference in Sacramento * April 22, 2018: Co-host with Sam Shane at Nor Cal Publishers and Author Awards * May 21, 2018: “Beginner’s Guide to Writing Children’s Books” for North State Writers in Chico * April 7, 2018: Spring Spirit 2017 Writers Conference, workshop presenter and emcee * December 1, 2017: 2017 Author Showcase at 916Ink, Sacramento CA * April 1, 2017: “Spring Spirit 2017” SCBWI kidlit writers conference * Friday, November 4, 2016: California Library Association * Saturday, September 24, 2016: SCBWI Quarterly Meeting * Friday, September 9, 2016: Writer’s Digest’s Sacramento Writing Workshop * Saturday, June 18, 2016: SCBWI Quarterly Meeting * Saturday, April 30, 2016: “Spring Spirit 2016” SCBWI writer’s conference * Sunday, April 24, 2016: Emcee, NCPA Book Awards, with speaker Anthony Sadler (one of the Paris train attack heroes) * Saturday, March 26, 201CBWI Quarterly Meeting, Speaker: How to Create an Author Platform for Nonfiction Authors Association * Sat, Jan 9, 2016: Fair Oaks Library–via satellite, presenting “Rejuvenate Your Resolve” * Nov 7, 2016 Placerville Library, CA: “Creating an Author Platform” * Saturday, August 29, 2015: Beginning Steps to Writing for Kids * Sunday, April 26, 2015: Northern California Publishers & Authors (NCPA) emcee/host * Thursday, Dec 4, 2014: “Everything You Wanted to Know About the Children’s Book Industry But Didn’t Think to Ask” * April 5, 2014: Northern CA SCBWI Conference “Marketing the @#&! Out of Yourself With Twitter” * February 2014: School/Author Visit at O. W. Erlewine Elementary School in Sacramento * Sept 28-29, 2013: Rocky Mountain Letters & Lines Conference in Denver, CO “Marketing Think Tank” and “Creating Marketing Plans” workshops…and of course others!




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