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

**Please note that my school visit availability is currently very limited, but I am available to Skype with schools and clubs.**


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 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 groups of up to fifty students.

Creating a Character - This hands-on writing workshop is appropriate for grades 3-6, runs for about an hour, and works best for groups of up to twenty-five students. (This session is also available via Skype.)

Skype Q&A Session - This 20-minute Q&A Session is free for classes or book clubs that have read any one of my books.


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


Please contact me for more information about specific programs and pricing, or about customizing a visit for your group.


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