Author Visits, Presentations and Workshops
Something I love almost as much as writing books for kids is talking about writing books for kids. I would love to visit your school, library, or event to share an informative and fun presentation or workshop. Please review the presentations below* and contact me to set up a visit!
*I am also able to create or customize a presentation to meet the needs of your group or classroom.
Story Time: An interactive read-aloud of Russell Wrestles the Relatives followed by a fun Q & A. (20 minutes)
K-6: Wrestling With Words: Russell Wrestles the Relatives is sure a tongue-twister! This 30-45-minute presentation (adjusted for age-level) uses the book as a launching pad to discover alliteration, other language tools, and how authors choose just the right words to use in their stories. Kids are challenged to think up their own tongue-twisting “wrestler name” using alliteration and given time for Q & A.
6th - Adult: Picture Book in a Day Workshop: This two-hour workshop leads participants through the creation of a picture book from the idea to the satisfying end. Through the incorporation of brain-storming and writing exercises, the workshop enables attendees to create the framework for a picture book ready for writing and revision by the end of the day.
Virtual or Local (Des Moines Area) in-person Visit Rates
Story Time (20 minutes) $40
Presentation (30 to 45 minutes) $100
Presentation (50 to 60 minutes) $150
Workshop (2 hours) $300
Full Day in-person Visit Rates
Includes 3-4 presentations customized for your school/organization.
Des Moines Metro Area: $400
60-200 miles from Des Moines: $600
Contact me for visits greater than 200 miles from Des Moines.