Author of Children's Books

School Visits
School Visit Information:

I have been teaching writing for over 20 years to elementary students and have a passion for them to know that they are writers.  Writing comes from within; from their life stories.  I write from experience and observation and share that with the kids.  In my presentation I cover:
        *Who I am
        *My Books (The Writing Journey)
        *The Writer in You ... Learning to "Look"
        *Writing from "Life Experiences"
        *Have Fun Writing
        *My Writing Tips
        *What Now ... How to Start

My presentations run about 45 minutes but I can tailor them to fit your schedule and needs.  I am comfortable in small or large groups.  If I am scheduled for a full day I can visit individual classrooms if time permits.  That's a scheduling issue we can work out.  I'd love to do as much as I can to get kids excited about writing.  I use Power Point and my teaching experience to give a humorous, fun presentation.  I want to students to know they are writers and that anyone can write.  On my website are Writing Performance Tasks for grades 3-5 that go along with Kick the Cowboy and Rocky Mountain Night Before Christmas, printable Writing Tips, and other lessons and resources for teachers.  You can also show your class my videos on writing and hear from the illustrators.  For the students I have printable bookmarks on the Downloads for Kids page.

Each presentation can be geared for K-2, 3-5 or 6-8.

Fees are listed below but do not include travel or accommodations.

Full day:    $550. 00
Half Day:    $300.00
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