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Author Presentations

          Making Literature Fun

Edmonton author visits, school visits, writing workshops, web content
Edmonton author visit, author presentation, writing workshop





As an author, I love creating fun and

educational events for students and

teachers alike. Whether sharing with

Division I-IV, or teachers on a PD day,

every presentation is designed to spark

creativity in students, while offering

practical tips for writers of all ages. To

date, I've visited more than 500 schools,

and met with over 80,000 students across

North America. Below you'll find two

examples of author presentations I offer

in schools, though I can design new ones to suit your particular needs.





              Wrush Presentation


Level: Grades 1-6

Length: 35 minutes

Audience Size: No max


Based on the award-winning children's novel series, Wrush is the story of Tabetha Bright, an eight-year-old girl in a wheelchair who uses creativity to overcome obstacles. The same principles of creativity are the focus of the presentation, which is designed to engage, inspire, and inform.


The presentation includes a reading from my novel series, anecdotes, informative games, and even a demonstration of the didgeridoo.




Regular Speaking Engagements:




-Greater Edmonton Teachers Conference

-Central Alberta Teachers Conference

-Palliser Teachers Conference

-Peace River Teachers Conference

-Red Deer Young Writers Conference

-Sherwood Park Young Authors Conference

-Edmonton Children's Literature Roundtable 


“Career Pathways:
So You Want To Be A Writer?”


Level: HIgh School

Length: 35 minutes

Audience Size: No max


This interactive slide-show presentation takes a comic look at the hard-boiled realities of the writer’s life. We discuss the art of rejection, publication, and developing a career. We look at career options available to budding writers, along with memorable anecdotes, cautionary tales, and a reading from my new teen novel, Madder Carmine. The presentation finishes up with a Q&A period, and an author book signing.


This is a highly interactive, engaging, and visually stimulating presentation designed to give students a clear understanding of the facts and fiction surrounding this exciting career.


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