School and Community Group Visits

I’m an active member of several writing organizations that offer Writers in the Schools (WITS) programs, and would love to chat about a virtual or in-person author visit. I will work with you to tailor sessions to your students’ needs, but here are a few ideas from past sessions:

  • Flying High into Books (pre-primary through Grade 2): Read-aloud, activities and Q&A focused on my picture books
  • Wonder-Full Writing (Grades 3-6): Interactive session about my books, path to publication, Q&A focused on history, ghost stories, and channeling your sense of wonder
  • Five Tops Tips for Researching & Creating Nonfiction (Grades 4-6)
  • Interviewing for Fiction and Nonfiction (adaptable for Grades 3 and up)
  • The Care and Feeding of Creatives (adaptable for Grades 3 and up): hands-on strategies for self-knowledge, self-care, handling rejection and anxiety around the creative process.

Rates start at $100 (CAD/USD) + taxes based on the length of session and whether it is virtual or in-person. This includes all administrative and prep costs. Travel costs are extra.

“It was absolutely fantastic! I love how down to earth you are and the language you use with students is so easy to understand.” Ms. Smallwood. – ¾ class at Atlantic Memorial Elementary School.

“The students so enjoyed your enthusiasm for writing/reading along with your sharing of your writing process. It was wonderful that you spoke to the students about your favourite books, where you find your flow, and how the writing process takes place from inspiration to publishing! It was so wonderful to see how much they all drew inspiration from your visit.” – Ms. Spooner. Atlantic Memorial Elementary School. 

Here are resources and activities to get you started!

Click here for a free printable craft created by my publisher!