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My presentations focus on creativity, research, revision, story and writing elements. These sessions are interactive and engaging, and I'm able to adjust my programs to meet the specific need of your school or library. I'm a former adjunct professor, and have experience both in developing curriculum and engaging children of a variety of ages.  

Presentation Length by Grade Level: 

K-1st: 20-35 minutes of storytime with drawing activities and Q & A.
2-3rd: 35-45 minutes of what makes a story, basic revision, drawing demo, and Q & A.
4-6th: 45-50 minutes interactive presentation on book creation from idea to finished product, research, editing and revision, and Q & A.

7-12th: Writing or drawing workshops on a variety of topics: brainstorming, revision, using mentor texts, composition, etc. 

While I can do whole-school presentations, I highly recommend they are limited to one or two grades at a time - it is easier to keep the kids engaged when the information is targeted to their level. Typically meeting with a single class at a time is the most rewarding for the kids.  

Virtual Visits:

Cost: $200 per session. $700 for a full-day of 3 sessions, virtual lunch with a small group, and virtual booksigning. 

In-Person Visits:

Currently I am only offering in-person visits locally. If you are within 40 miles of Frisco, TX (max 90 min drive), then I offer $500 for a half-day (two sessions), and $850 for a full-day in-person visit that includes 3 sessions, lunch with kids, and a booksigning.  

Once a booking is confirmed, I will send flyers, information on book ordering, and tips for a successful visit. Please contact me here.

If you are interested in grants or funding for hosting a visit, please check out this great page on Debbie Ohi's website here. And additional ideas for funding an author or illustrator visit can be found here

If you are a low-income school, I do offer a limited number of free or reduced-cost video messages that you can read more about here. I also do a few free virtual presentations for World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) in February. 

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