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Discussion Guides

The following free discussion guides and activity kits are available for schools, libraries, and book clubs:


-Curriculum guide for Secondhand Wishes (created by School Library Connection)

Discussion guide for Once Upon a Cruise

-Discussion guide for The Dirt Diary (created by LSU students)

Curriculum guide for My Very UnFairy Tale Life

-Power Down, Little Robot Activity Kit

-Dogosaurus Rex Activity Kit

School Visits and Writing Workshops

My school visits draw on my years of writing as well as my experiences teaching courses on writing and children’s literature at Simmons University.


I currently offer the following programs:

Becoming an Author  - This interactive presentation is appropriate for grades K-6, runs for about an hour, and works best for larger groups. (Virtual and In-Person)

Creating a Character - This hands-on writing workshop is appropriate for grades 3-6, runs for about an hour, and works best for smaller groups. (Virtual and In-Person)

Q&A Session - This 20-30 minute Q&A Session is free for classes or book clubs. Familiarity with at least one of my books is appreciated but not required. (Virtual Only)


Note: I am also available for story times, readings, author panels, conference workshops, and other types of presentations.


Please contact me for pricing and scheduling, or about customizing a visit for your group.

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