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FOR NOW, I'M ONLY OFFERING VIRTUAL VISITS.  HOPEFULLY THIS WILL CHANGE SOON.

I love doing author appearances.  I present to all ages and enjoy working with adults as well.  Presentations seem to work best when grouped with K-1, 2-3, and 4-5.  It’s easy enough to include pre-K with the other kindergarten groups, but I usually simplify the presentation, so most people ask for a separate presentation for that. (Your decision.) 

Though I don’t require nor handle book sales, I’ll be glad to autograph books if you order through my local bookstore, Fiction Addiction. 

***All presentations touch on how I started my writing career at age six. I show photos of myself as a child, my family, and the many steps of the book publishing process. We talk about the writing process and the importance of editing and what it really means to be persistent.

 

The following presentations are available now.

 

  1. THE PIRATE PRESENTATION.  We discuss the above *** information, plus pirate lingo and a bit of pirate history.  Of course, I also read HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and/or PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS in my best pirate voice.  This presentation is highly interactive and appropriate for all ages.

  2. PIRATE/WRITER’S PROCESS PRESENTATION.  Same as above with the addition of a writing process component.

  3. THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN SOUTH CAROLINA:  SC history presentation. In addition to the *** info above, we focus on S.C. history using TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN SOUTH CAROLINA which is also available as a board book.  Get ready to sing with this one. I do this presentation year-round, not just at Christmas.  Appropriate for2nd grade and higher.

  4. ART SMART, SCIENCE DETECTIVE; THE CASE OF THE SLIDING SPACESHIP.  This STEM/STEAM friendly presentation uses the *** info above, plus Greek mythology, the connection between science fiction and science fact, telescopes, the planets, stages of the moon, new technologies, and even chemistry as well as the accidental discovery of penicillin. This is a science-packed adventure, filled with technology, history and the arts.  Of course, we read parts of this chapter book and end with a teacher/student reader’s theatre. Appropriate for 1st-5th grade.

  5. The fifth presentation combines any of the above presentations.  Appropriate for all ages.

  6. In addition, I am happy to custom design a presentation to your needs.

  7. For teachers and literacy groups, I’ll plan with you to deliver the type of presentation you’d like to have at your event.

 

      

  • Sorry, but recordings are not allowed.

***PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR PRICING AND AVAILABILITY.***