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Speaker Profile - Rachel Kolar


Region: Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in my country
Skype Visit: Yes
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Rachel Kolar is the author of Mother Ghost: Nursery Rhymes for Little Monsters, as well as several science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories for adults. A graduate of Kenyon College, Rachel lives with her husband and children in the Baltimore/Washington area. When she isn't writing, she enjoys hiking, playing overly complicated board games, and getting far too excited about Halloween.

Presentation Description:

My presentations are geared toward the nuts and bolts of how a book goes from an idea to a published story. I can tailor it either as a Career Day-style presentation, which includes insights into an author's typical day and the pros and cons of being a writer, or a presentation with a brainstorming and workshop element for children who are interested in becoming writers themselves.

I also enjoy doing readings for elementary-age children. My reading presentations include a Halloween craft and can involve a workshop element as well.

I live in the Baltimore/Washington area and am happy to do out-of-state visits via Skype.