||Oyster Moon; Secret of Heron Creek; The Boy on the Beach; Call Me Cathy; Vacation Blues.
||Varies but ranges from $250 for one or two presentations to $500 for a full day.
||Grades 3 and up. Adult workshops and talks also available.
||I like to work with teachers and librarians to tailor programs to the needs of their schools or groups. I have taught writing and children's literature at Goucher College for ten years, and my presentations draw on this experience as well as on my own writing. All programs include lots of humor and audience participation. I have several different formats: A general presentation for large groups-(up to 200) which includes getting ideas, a discussion of the writing process, research, how a book is made, tips for young writers, and a question and answer period. For smaller groups (up to fifty)- the kids create a story concept and volunteers role-play as characters. I will also work with very small groups (up to fifteen) in a workshop forum in which writers share their own work. These presentations can be used in combinations to accommodate a variety of needs.