||Anywhere in my country
I taught myself to read at four, wrote my first story at six, and taught the neighborhood kids at eight. A career as a classroom teacher, school librarian, and university writing instructor allowed me to share these passions with thousands of students. I hope When Poke Woke will inspire a new generation to love words and books.
When Poke Woke (Peacock Press, 2019)
Classroom visits, assemblies, hands-on writing workshops, parent presentations, educator training. Student Workshops: Character, Problem, Story, Illustrations--I Can Write a Book! Parent Workshops: What Makes an Extraordinary Picture Book? Make Reading Your Child's Favorite Activity, Best Picture Books. Educator Workshops: Integrate Picture Books into Your Curriculum, Trigger Critical and Creative Thinking Through Picture Books.
A former educator, I know how to manage a group, motivate students and use questioning strategies to help students succeed. I interact with students through hands-on techniques, props and visuals.
I would love to visit your school!
Approximate cost: $150 per hour / $300 half day