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 The Dirt Diary (created by LSU students)
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 virtual programs via Zoom, Google Meet, and Skype:
Becoming an Author - This interactive presentation is appropriate for grades K-6, runs for about an hour, and works best for larger groups. ($100/session)
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. ($100/session)
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. (Free)
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, or about customizing a visit for your group.