School Visits

A freaky thing about me: I adore talking to HUGE (or even tiny) groups of people about writing, reading and failing (the secret fast-track way to learn stuff). I’ve been speaking in public since I was nine (I invented How-To tips for turning any dump into a Five-Star Hotel). I talked a lot about it—an original Eloise at the Plaza fangirl.

I think learning is reciprocal. A great school presentation should feel like both the author and student got the better end of the stick. I offer hands-on writing tips, examples from my own manuscripts and other books, improvisational storyboarding and teaching kids my “daring to face plant” motto.

Please let me know if there is a particular writing area you’d like to me to prepare and present for your school or class. I love collaborating and brainstorming with teachers about topics! My presentations can be adapted for many ages and they typically last about 30-45 minutes.

Contact me for scheduling, rates and other information.