School and Classroom Visits (*** indicates classes that can be done virtually.)
***From Vanilla to Rocky Road: Writing Emotions Your Reader Will Feel! (Perfect for class setting and writers workshops. We’ll discuss metaphors and similes, show don’t tell, and other great writing tools! Very customizable if you let me know what you’d like me to focus on.) Grades 3+
How to Build a Story (By far, my most popular class. Very interactive and a lot of fun. A great way to introduce the elements of story in a way your students won’t forget.) Grades K+
***How to Make a Book (A 5 session class where I answer the most common questions kids have about being an author and teach you how to make a book. Session include Where do ideas come from? How do I write a story? Revise, revise, revise! What about illustrations? And “I’m a Real Book!” Every day, each student will put what they’ve learned to use and by the last class, they’ll have their very own “real book.”) Grades 2+
***Poetry Workshop (One hour workshop where we’ll learn different forms of poetry and how to write them. Shape poems, haiku, spoken word poetry, eintou, and many other options.)
I do free 20-30 minute Skype visits with any book club or class that has read my book!
Writing Workshops for Authors
I love to teach and am an engaging speaker. I’ve taught writing classes at the Storymakers conference in Provo, Utah in 2017, 2018, and 2019 to rave reviews. My classes, blog posts, and tweets about theme have gained attention from many in the writing and writing craft community. I would love to come and present at your writing conference. My favorite topics include:
Infusing Your Story With Theme: How Planning With Theme Creates Something Timeless
The Need for Sad Books in Middle Grade
How To Write About Tough Topics in Middle Grade
The Art and Science of Creating a Symbol
For more information about price and availability, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.