Resources

Resources for Teachers, Librarians, Media, and Book Clubs

Teachers:
Thank you for everything you do. As a daughter of a teacher and a substitute teacher myself for a time, I know how challenging your job is. I love speaking to classes and would be glad to come and visit your school when it is possible. Due to the fact I am a mom with small children, my ability to travel can be limited. I am located near Dayton, OH, and can travel to schools in Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, and any towns between. I have done presentations for students on How to Plot a Novel, where I lead the class as we brainstorm and create a unique plot for a new novel as a group. I have also presented Learning Story Structure Through Disney and Pixar where I discuss commonly used story elements by using examples from popular Disney and Pixar movies. While I would prefer to have the students read my book, I don’t require it. I can also do programs for small groups of dedicated student writers who would like to participate in a special writer’s workshop.

If travelling to your school isn’t possible, I can also do live web interviews with students through Skype or a similar program.

For more information on school appearances, please Contact me with any further questions, and to check availability for school presentations.

Schools I have visited:

Tracy Joint Unified High School, Tracy CA
Van Buren Middle School, Kettering OH
Kenmore Middle School, Arlington VA

Librarians:
I can gladly send promotional items including bookmarks and postcards to your Library upon request. Simply Contact me with the address of your library as well as the amount of materials you would like.

For library speaking events, I’d love to chat with your patrons if my schedule permits.

Book Clubs:
Thank you for choosing to read my book! Book clubs are awesome and I hope you enjoy it. For a swag package for your club, please email me through my Contact page with “Book Club Swag” in the subject line.

Bloggers:
If you are interested in having me as a guest on your blog, please email me through my Contact page with “Guest Blog Appearance” in the subject line. Please indicate what form of blog post you would prefer to do, interview or article, and when the post would appear on your site.