My very favorite thing about writing for children is connecting with young readers.
There’s nothing better than being in a classroom full of kids who are excited, engaged, and ready to talk books! During my author visits I…
…discuss ideas and where they come from. (Spoiler alert: everywhere!)
…share the power of the “stinky” first draft and the importance of a good critique.
…emphasize the three most important factors in reaching any goal – hard work, perseverance, and belief in oneself.
Choose from one of the following options, or contact me about crafting a presentation to fit your specific needs:
THE TRUE STORY OF A NONFICTION BOOK
Adaptable for grades 1-5 (45-50 minutes)
Discover how The Great Stink went from idea to book, as I discuss the steps of my writing process, including the importance of the stinky first draft, multiple revisions, and tricking yourself into working hard.
DISCOVER.WONDER. EXPLORE. REPEAT.
Ideal for grades 3-5 (50-55 minutes)
Take a deep dive into the research and revision process, as I share some of my favorite ways to conduct research and offer easy-to-use tips that make revising your work both fun and fruitful.
THE GREAT STINK READING PLUS Q&A
Ideal for grades 1-3 (30-45 minutes)
Sit back. Relax. And enjoy a not-so-stinky story time as I read THE GREAT STINK and answer student’s questions. I always keep a handful of images on hand to add visual interest to my answers.
Request a Visit:
- Full day of up to six presentations: $1000, plus travel expenses**
- Single presentation: $500, plus travel expenses**
- Single virtual visit: $250
*California school may be able to get author visit funding through Prop 28.
**Travel expenses are waived within 50 miles of downtown Los Angeles, CA or San Mateo, CA.