Visits, Workshops, and Events

School and Classroom Visits (*** indicates classes that can be done virtually.)


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+


***From Brain to Bookshelf: We’ll take a whirlwind journey learning what it takes to get a story from your head all the way to a bookstore. Grades 3+

***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. Grades 2+

Poetry Workshop for Older Students Take your poetry up a notch with fun prompts, classic poetry readings, and some deep thinking! Grades 6+

Science in Storytelling How can we use science to inspire our own stories? We will read examples and write our own. Grades K+


Skype Visits

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

Mother Knows Best: Adults in Kidlit

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