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School & Library Visits

I'm so excited to be coming to your school! I can't wait to meet the students and share my love of books!

Promotional Material | Book Information | Presentations | Honorarium
Requirements | Calendar | Fund Raierser & Grant Ideas



AUTHOR BIO flyer (pdf)


*All downloads are pdf files. You will need to have Adobe Reader to open.
If you do not have Adobe, you can download it for free HERE.



Picture Books currently available: Shaping Up the Year, Ribbert's Way Home, Liddil Gets Her Light, Just the Thing to Be, Angels Do That, Arachnabet, The Children at the Playground, 100 Pecans for Tabitha, Clare's Christmas Wish, and Bubble Gum Bubble Gum in a Dish.
Books are softcover only.



Read Me a Story K-4 to 2nd
  • Who is the main character?
  • What problems did they face?
  • Was there a better way to solve the problem?
  • Children are encouraged to read along
  • Say repetitive phrases
  • Guess what comes next in the story
Super Storyteller K-4 to 2nd I dress up as Super Storyteller to show children that they can be a super hero while reading books. They can lift an elephant, be super fast, travel through time, and visit other worlds! Participants will also discover I have an arch nemesis, WRITER'S BLOCK! How will I overcome my enemy? Children will help me finish a story, help save the day, and be sworn in a Wonder Writers.
The Mechanics of Writing 3rd to 8th How I do what they do:
  • Get assignments
  • Research
  • Write
  • Revise
  • Proofread
  • Turn in my work
  • Get a grade
  • writing structure on how to put a piece together

Story Boarding:
  • Visually show how to story board and pace a story and make sure it has enough elements to make a book.
Getting Published 9th to 12th
  • Ask if they think it is harder to write for adults or children. Explain why the right answer is: children.
  • Explain why each and every word must count.
  • Ask them to name different children’s book genres.
  • Go into each genre and explain each as well as show the books of each.
  • Give an example by telling a Young Adult version of a nursery rhyme and see if they can guess which one it is.
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    Writing Workshop ALL + I have a short poem that student will use to create their own book. They will get to color the illustrations and write the words that go along with the story. On the last page, they draw a picture of themselves and create an author bio.

    Story line
    Problem Solving
    Character Development
    Narrative Fiction

    Career Day ALL + Visuals include:
    • Idea scribbled
    • First draft
    • Typed draft w/ corrections
    • Typed finish manuscript
    • Different rejecions
    • Book

    Guest Speaker ALL + My platform is LITERACY. I love to speak on why it is important to read, not for yourself, but for your children also.



    IN PERSON: $300.00 (half day- up to 2 sessions)
    *$500.00 (whole day- up to 4 sessions) *May split between two school in the same proximity.
    ONLINE: $100.00 per session (up to 1 hour)
    FREE - 20 minute Q&A Book Clubs *Class must have purchased at least one of my books, read through it, and prepare questions ahead of time.
    Traveling Expense: For visits outside a 30 mile radius of Irwin County, Ocilla, Georgia:
    Mileage: $0.54 per IRS standard mileage rate, as of 1/1/2017.
    Hotel accommodations: If outside a 2 hour drive or if flight is involved.
    Flight tickets: If outside reasonable driving distance



    • Promote my visit: Poster and Book Order Form *pdf file can be found at top of this page*
    • Prepare the children:
      • Read at least one of my books.
      • Have children prepare questions ahead of time.
    • Table & Chair
    • Overhead Projector (w/something to project on: wall/screen)
    • PA & Mic (I have one, but might not be compatible with your system)
    • Water



    For the 2017-2018 School Year and the 2018 Summer Reading Program,
    I will be available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays only.
    Click the calendar to see my current bookings:



    I know budget cuts continue to be added to our educational system.
    By inviting an author to your school, you'll see the butterfly effect with your students for years to come.
    While there are no test scores to prove this, your students will show more interest in reading, writing, and exploring the avenues to learning.

    There are different fundraisers to hold. Also many foundations and organizations provide grants to help supplement or cover the costs of an author visit.
    Hopefully this page will help you discover different ways to help bring authors to your classrooms.

    If you would like to book an Author Visit, but feel as if I am out of your price range, please consider the following options:

    a)Wholesale Purchase Pre-sell books. My publisher gives schools a great discount, which serves as a fundraiser.
    A minimum of 5 books of the same ISBN# need to be purchased to be applied.
    Please follow THIS LINK to purchase books for your Fund Raising Event.
    c) Other ways to raise money:
    • Bake sales
    • 'Have Lunch with an Author'
    • PTA / PTO / other school organizations
    • Sponsorship from local businesses, organizations, ect.
    • Title I Monies


    I am happy to help you in any way I can. We both want to have children excited about literacy!

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