Speaking & School Visits


When you have a book published it doesn’t take long before someone, somewhere will ask you to speak. Being a bit shy it took me a while to warm up to that idea, but once I figured out that it wasn’t really much different than talking to a lot of friends at once it became one of my favorite things to do.





Here are a few things I enjoy talking about:

  • The “Ooooh! Aaaaah!” Model for Fiction
  • Play! How to Keep Your Child Heart
  • Creative Problem Solving Techniques and Writing
  • Writing Against the Wind
  • Art and the Broken Heart

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I love to be in the classroom. I taught Sign Language at Furman University, am currently teaching art, and have been an educational interpreter in the public schools.

I believe the best learning comes by doing, and will come to your classroom ready to rumble.

Or, if you are located far away, I am happy to Skype with your class.




Topics to choose from are:

-My Story: Students leave with a short illustrated story

-Talk With Your Hands: Students learn a few basic Signs

-What do authors do anyway? : Students learn the basic process of writing

Contact me to book either a school visit or speaking engagement.