My picture book presentations typically last 45 minutes and are ideal for kindergartners through 2nd grade. I can tailor a lighter visit for pre-schoolers, or a more robust session on writing and the creative process for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Along with a slide show presentation, I bring my accordion and ukulele to sing a few songs with the kids.
I also offer a free 15-minute Skype or Google Hangout visit where I'll read one book, talk about my work as an author, and take a few prepared questions. Longer virtual visits include a small fee.
Kids love having books signed to them by authors they've met. If you are interested in offering students and families the option to order my books and have them personally signed, arrangements can be made through a local indie bookstore.
WRITING CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS
I also speak at children's writing conferences, book festivals, and workshops. Topics include: Picture Books 101: Industry & Craft, Rhyming & Prose in Picture Books, The Art of the Picture Book Trailer, Level Up: Gaining Strength for Survival in the Kid Lit Universe
Storyteller Academy Rhyming Intensive (2019)
SCBWI CA North-Central Spring Spirit Conference Keynote Speaker (2019)
Bay Area Book Festival (2019)
Big Sur Workshop faculty (2018)
SCBWI Wisconsin Chapter's Summer Conference (2018)
SCBWI Rocky Mountain Chapter's Fall Conference (2017)
Book Passage Children's Writing Conference in Corte Madera, CA (2017)
SCBWI San Francisco/South Chapter's Golden Gate Conference (2017)
SCBWI North/East Bay Chapter Picture Book Workshop (2016)
San Francisco Writer's Conference (2016, 2017, 2018)
Redwood Writer's Conference (2016, 2018)
Orion School Book Festival in Redwood City, CA (2017)