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ELAINE SCOTT

 

An author of mostly non-fiction books (she has one novel out, so far), Elaine Scott writes about such subjects as the complexities of the solar system, the dynamics of sleep and even the topic of money offering a common sense look at its history, how to handle earning it, budgeting it, lending and borrowing it. "Elaine Scott is a real trooper! Her enthusiasm for the topics she writes about is contagious and children love to hear her stories about research and writing. A perfect presentation." "The passion you have for your work and your willingness to share it with others is inspirational." These are typical comments about Elaine's presentations. She's happy to either come to your school or speak to your students via Skype.

 

FORMAT

Please have the students prepare in advance a list of questions for her to answer. She will first give a brief presentation, perhaps showing her latest book or talking about an upcoming project, and will then take questions. If you prefer, the Q&A can come first, depending on your students' needs. How you handle the Q&A is up to you. Sometimes students come up to the screen individually to ask questions and then the next student comes up. Sometimes the students gather around the screen to ask questions. The format will depend on your needs and what kind of equipment you have. If you have an activboard or some other means to project the images onto a larger screen, for example, the format might be somewhat different. In any case, students must be familiar with some of her books.

If you would like a different kind of program, please let us know before setting up the program and please provide a general idea of what you would like. Further details will be needed at least a week before the chat so she can prepare.

She'll also be happy to autograph bookplates in advance of the chat, but be sure to send them to her in a timely manner so she can sign them and get them back to you before the chat.

 

Honorarium:

$200 * for 1 one-hour long chat with a maximum of one per day.

She is, however, available for more than one day at this same rate.

Please visit Elaine Scott to see her bio, then follow the three other links at the top of the page for a list of her books, information on her presentations when she comes to do a physical visit, and book ordering information for getting her books from a variety of sources.

Grade levels: K-YA

Residence: TX

A FEW WORDS FROM A LIBRARIAN WHOSE PATRONS HAD AN ONLINE CHAT WITH ELAINE:

 

The chat with Elaine was wonderful.... The children really enjoyed what she had to say. They were able to ask several questions and Elaine answered them thoroughly. It was a great success!! I am so happy I was able to work with Elaine and am looking forward to her new book in November. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

 

April Toman

Youth Services Librarian

Schertz Public Library

798 Schertz Parkway

Schertz , TX 78154

(210) 619-1702

AToman@schertz.com