One of my favorite parts of writing is going to schools and spending time with students. As a former classroom teacher, with a Master's Degree in middle level education, I am at ease with audiences of all ages and can tailor my presentation to fit the needs of any school environment.
My general presentation focuses on how to write an interesting story. I talk about creating opening lines to grab a reader's attention, how to build conflict, and the importance of integrating a creative cast of characters into a story. At the end of the presentation, students create a large-group oral story.
A full-day ($400.00 plus expenses for travel, if applicable) includes up to four presentations and a book signing. A half-day ($200.00 plus expenses if applicable) includes two presentations and a book signing. Presentations are generally 45-60 minutes in length, but can be tailored to younger students if needed.
Please contact me if you need any further information about school visits and how they can benefit your students.