I love talking about books and stories! Contact me for school or library visits, book club talks, or signings. My presentations are interactive and built around your objectives. Here are some of the topics I cover:

For preschool and elementary students: Readings, Story Games

For middle school: How Real Life Inspires Fiction; What Goes into Creating a Picture Book; The Five C’s of Story (Communication, Collaboration, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Contribution)

For books clubs and other grownup groups: How I Collaborated with My Granddaughters to Write Three Kids’ Books; Getting Started Writing Your Own Stories; Why Stories Are Important for All Ages

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Speaking to Brambleton Middle School about the “Five Cs” of Story