"Students had the opportunity to hear authors share their own process of developing and drafting ideas, pre-writing, editing, and the stamina that it takes to work through this multiple times to the rewarding end stages of book publication."
- Julie Bergen, Mohr Elementary Principal
PICTURE BOOK THEMES WORKSHOP
What grabs your attention? What hooks you in to read one story over another? I will discuss what a story hook is, its relation to themes, find them in stories you've read, compare them, and write our own.
PICTURE BOOK OR LITERARY JEOPARDY!
I will host a game of picture book or literary 'JEOPARDY'. I will test your knowledge on the elements of children's books from authors, genres, to the awards given to a book that you may not normally think about.
MAKING A PICTURE BOOK WORKSHOP
I will bring to life the process of making a picture book. From idea to publication. I will provide a sample manuscript for you to illustrate, and to be read as a completed book at the end of the session.
TWITTER PITCHING WORKSHOP
Twitter pitching was one of my entries into the world of publishing. I'll share tips on what it is, how to write a pitch, how to participate in a party, and how to apply the concept to your writing.
I will work with you on customizing a presentation or workshop based on your need. I am able to add an arts and crafts element depending on the age group. I am also available to discuss my writing journey, writing process, and more.
*Presentations run 30 to 45 minutes depending on your need with time for Q & A.
Please use the contact form to request availability and rates for your school, library, appearance, or event.
"It was wonderful to have you as a guest in our class yesterday! The students loved learning from you and hearing your story. After lunch, we read My Pet Phoenix.
The class loved the book!
They said they would want it when it's published! We believe in you! Thank you again for taking the time to come to our class. It was a joy to learn from you and be inspired. "
- Mrs. Burden, Teacher