VISITSThe Visit: My presentation lasts between 20-30 for kindergartners and first graders and 30-45 minutes for second through sixth graders. During my power point presentation, I discuss my early beginnings, how I began writing for children, the variety of projects I have written, introduce my family and workspace, read passages from my work and take students through the step by step process of creating a children’s book including gathering ideas, research and revision and briefly discuss the role of the illustrator. I allow time at the end of each presentation for Q & A.
I also present with my husband and frequent collaborator, Illustrator, James Ransome, and I offer writing workshops for young writers.
Number of presentations: I prefer to do no more than three presentations per day.
Before the Visit: School visits can be wonderful, educationally rich experiences for children when students are prepared through familiarizing them with my work and participating in activities in advance of my visit. Many publishers offer teaching guides and online resources are available for help with planning a visit.
During the Visit: I am happy to continue conversations over lunch with teachers and students (but no school lunches please). I am not a picky eater, but I am allergic to fish, almonds and walnuts.
After the Visit: I always enjoy receiving letters from my readers. Because I am very busy writing, I cannot respond to each letter individually, but I will respond to a classroom and/or school.
Conferences and Festivals: I speak to teachers, librarians, writers, booksellers, college students and other adult professional audiences both individually and with my husband, frequent collaborator and illustrator, James Ransome. Topics include the collaboration between Author and Illustrator, the process of creating a book for children, individual titles and the role of literature and research in writing.
Skype Visits: 30-40 minutes Skype visits with classrooms are available.
Honorarium and Scheduling: For more information, please contact me at the e-mail link at the bottom of this page or complete the author appearance request form.
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