For Teachers & Librarians

As a former English teacher, I love to talk to kids about writing! I’m happy to do both large-group talks (with plenty of interaction) and small writing workshops for grades 3-8. Let me know your needs–I can do or adapt any of the following:

  • A reading from any of my books, followed by a freewheeling Q&A
  • Interactive talk: “How to Get Published,” sharing early rejection letters, discussing importance of editorial feedback and revision, writing as a “team sport”
  • Interactive talk: “How Writers Get Ideas”
  • Creative Writing Workshop: “Creating Realistic Characters”
  • Interactive Talk: “How to Do Research for Fiction”
  • Interactive Talk: “How to Write about Challenging Topics in a Kid-Friendly Way”

Contact me about reasonably priced thirty-minute Q&A Zoom visits for groups (of at least ten) that have read any of my books. I’m also happy to do longer Zoom sessions. In-person school programs (when they resume safely) are about one hour long including Q&A with students plus book-signing time. I offer half-day and full-day visits.  I’ll do up to four programs in one visit, and I’m comfortable with any size audience.

To schedule an appearance, please email me at [email protected].

Books can be ordered through my publisher: [email protected].