All Children:

I am committed to all children having an opportunity to meet authors.  If you are a Title I school, let's talk! If you are nervous about an author visit, let's talk.

Some topics I love to share: 

  • Wondering: How A Book Begins

  • The Power of Humor

  • Revising: A.K.A The Writing Process

  • Fact and Fiction: How a Writer Uses Both 

  • Same and Different: How Writers and Readers Connect to Books

Author Visits:

    As a former teacher, I am passionate about connecting with students in whatever way possible---in person, virtually, or through letters. My talks are geared for elementary through sixth grade and on a variety of topics. 

To make a successful visit please follow these guidelines:

  • Have students think of questions in      advance – maybe write them down so they don’t forget!

  • The teacher and any aides must stay in the classroom

  • I prefer one class at a time, but if that is difficult than no more than 100 children at one time

  • A library or a classroom is a perfect setting for an author visit 

  • Make my books available to students. A visit is more meaningful if the students have heard the work