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Speaker Profile - Christine Evans


Region: California: San Francisco/South
Age Levels: 5-10
Will Travel: < 25 miles
Skype Visit: Yes
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Christine Evans is the author of two picture books, Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist illustrated by Yas Imamura (Innovation Press, September 2019) and Emily’s Idea illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns (Sounds True, March 2020). Look out for her new chapter book series, The Wish Library, coming in 2021 (Albert Whitman).

Christine has jumped out of a plane once, windsurfed once, and water skied once. She much prefers books and writing to adrenaline sports. She is a British expat and has lived in California for eight years with her husband, two young daughters, and her tiny Yorkshire terrier.

Find out more and get resources to use with Christine’s books here: And follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Presentation Description:

Christine will virtually visit your students anywhere in the world and talk about writing books, finding ideas, the revision process, and more!

Presentation time: 40 minutes total with 20 minutes presentation and 20 minutes for questions.

Fee: $150 honorarium (can be waived if a minimum book order is made via a local bookstore, please enquire for more information).

Grades: K-5

Technology: Christine can use any existing video conferencing system you have. It’s best for everyone if it’s something that allows teachers to mute all the kids and have the chat turned off. 

Prepare your kids for the visit: Tell them about the book, have them think of questions in advance, and remind them to stay muted during the visit until they’re invited to ask a question by the teacher moderator.

Presentation Options

Please choose one of the following:

Book Reading (of your choice) followed by a presentation about being an author and Q&A

Writing Workshop 1: Writing Inspiring Nonfiction: Presentation on how I write nonfiction, writing time, and discussion, Q&A.

Writing Workshop 2: Finding Ideas to Fire Up Your Imagination: Presentation on how I find ideas, writing time and discussion, Q&A.

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