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feature that is very popular is
doing my book talks dressed as characters from my books. As
I write each book, I pick out a minor character to portray
for the kids by putting on a blouse or apron. I
tell them about the book as the character.
I always do at least one book talk during each
also tell the kids about my books, my writing experiences,
and about tips for their own writing.
also available to teach creative writing in writing workshops.
do not mind how big the groups are as long as they are
well supervised. In many schools, I have done writing
workshops with smaller groups of children. The
writing workshops are best when the children have heard
my general presentation first.
The strength of my visit is in the area of keeping
kids' attention. As a former teacher,
I have learned what works with kids. Once
you have taught eighth graders, you fear
have talked to little kids, but because they can't read
my books, I like talking to grades 3-10 best.
FOR EDUCATORS AND ADULTS:
I feel I have a special rapport with teachers,
and one of my favorite things to do is
to speak to groups of educators. They
seem to enjoy my sense of humor and the
fact that I understand their experiences. I also enjoy doing teacher
workshops and speaking to PTA or PTO groups.
only need a long table on which to display my books. Having
a strong "teacher voice," I rarely need sound equipment
except in auditoriums or very large groups. My
costume changes are only garments slipped over my regular
dress and are done on the spot, so I won't need a changing room.
a day, plus expenses, and I do 5 sessions a day. This honorarium
applies no matter how many sessions I do or how far I have to travel.
So I'll do fewer sessions if you like, but I'd suggest you take
advantage of the 5 full sessions. If no books are ordered,
the honorarium is $1,200 a day plus expenses.
further information, especially about the expenses (travel, hotel,
and meals), click the "Arrange An Appearance" button and
see "General Information on the Cost of an Author Appearance"
as well as the 'Honorariums' section near the bottom of "How
to Plan an Author Appearance."
Sequoyah Middle School
112 East Danforth
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
home phone: 405 341-4729
school phone 405 340-2900
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1245 Bookman Road
Elgin, South Carolina 29045
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phone: 803 782-5797
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3198 South Jones Boulevard
Las Vegas, NE 89146
school phone: 702 362-1180
home phone: 702 876 4325