I love visiting schools and meeting students!
A full-day school visit includes up to three events plus a book signing. Each event lasts about 40 minutes.
I Will Be Fierce!
In I Will Be Fierce, a young girl takes on the world like a brave explorer heading off on an epic fairytale quest. By adopting a fierce attitude, our hero successfully overcomes the obstacles in her path and finds the extraordinary in her everyday life. In this presentation, I will discuss the powerful combination of purpose, positivity, and persistence, in and out of books, and how it can help students find success. This event is suitable for all grade levels.
This event includes two small-group story times during which I read three of my picture books, talk about being an author, and answer students' questions. This event is best suited for K, grade 1, and grade 2 students.
In this small-group workshop, I will take students through the process of writing a story—from brainstorming ideas to revising. Students will learn about the secret ingredients in stories, like story goals and character arcs, and how they help authors keep their promises to readers. This event is best suited for grade 3 and up.
Lunch with the Author
Let’s meet, greet, and eat! This informal, small-group event is a great opportunity for students to ask questions and share their thoughts. This event is suitable for all grade levels.
New events coming soon!
If your school visit will include a book signing, a pre-sale arranged through your local bookstore works best.
I am also available for conferences, book festivals, library events, and bookstore appearances.