What's more fun than bringing a book to life with the person behind its story?
I love visiting schools, libraries and nature centers! My visits inspire even the most reluctant writers to put pen to paper, enlighten children and adults alike to view nature with new eyes, and provide a peek at how books are created from idea to finished product.
Email me to chat available dates and to request my author visit kit, which provides details about arranging the perfect event to celebrate and support literacy and science.
note: I am currently scheduling school visits for the 2016-2017 school year and beyond. My schedule is full for the 2015- 2016 academic school year.
Me + Kids = Literacy Fun!
Skyping with students. "Hello from my home to your school!" (You can't tell, but I'm wearing slippers.)
STEAM: Science, Technology, Engindeering, Art and Math - student work connected to literacy.
With illustrator Steve Gray.
Proud, young illustrators via Steve Gray's drawing session.
Author & Illustrator Connections! One perk of being an author is having friends who are also authors and illustrators!
Below are links to illustrators I have collaborated with, as well as friends who write, illustrate, or both - who also enjoy visiting schools and libraries.
CALIFORNIA Kenneth J. Spengler Steve Gray, illustrator of There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea, There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon,There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish, There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog, and the forthcoming, There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider Susie Ghahremani, illustrator of What Will Hatch?, I Love Dirt!, Let's Go Outside!, It's a Jungle Out There!, and the forthcoming, What Will Grow? Seeds (Bloomsbury Books for Children)
COLORADO Steve Jenkins, illustrator of Mama Built a Little Nest (Beach Lane Books)
WASHINGTON STATE Jing Jing Tsong, illustrator of Some Animals Wear Feathers (forthcoming, Beach Lane Books)