As part of getting reading for the release of LITTLE EWE next month, I’ve been spiffing up my blog. Part of that has included adding a new tab devoted to author visits and speaking engagements. You can access the tab using the menu option (if you are on your phone) or by simply looking at the tabs above if you are on your computer or laptop. I’m also sharing the information in today’s blog post. Looking forward to set up some great events in 2021! Here’s the info:
I would be delighted to visit your preschool, daycare, elementary school, community organization, church, MOPS or women’s group for a story time, author talk, workshop, or other creative program.
SCHOOL VISITS: For school/library visits, I can do any/all of the following (or something different that we work out together):
- Read the story of your choice, using puppets to help with the story telling.
- Celebrate the special ability of picture books to tell a story using both pictures and words! Demonstrate that neither is complete without the other.
- Take the children on the engaging journey a book takes from inspiration to publication (and get them excited about their own writing too!)
- Share interesting “artifacts” related to the book including early drafts and sketches, proofs, folded galleys and more.
- Participate in a Q&A session
AUTHOR TALKS: I love speaking with church groups, MOPS groups, community groups etc. Topics I’ve spoken on include (but are not limited to):
- The power of story to connect us with others in meaningful ways
- Behind the scenes: one author’s journey into books
- The Gift: an inspirational message and testimony plus tips for sparking meaningful faith conversations with our children
WRITING TALKS: I also love connecting with children’s book writers. My topics include:
- Writing in rhyme
- Making the most of the picture book format
- Using feedback to improve your craft
- Examining and employing different story structures in picture books
- Exploring the ins and outs of the submission process
- and more…
For information on fees and scheduling, or any other questions you might have, contact me.
Happy Monday, all!