Are you interested in having me come talk at your school, library, or other venue? I love reaching out to my readers through author visits. I can customize writing lessons and talks to your needs. I have writing workshops for both students and adults. My rates are negotiable (and if you’re looking for ways to afford a school visit, here is a great resource from The Booking Biz “21 Ways to Fund Author Visits”), so if my programs look at all interesting, please do contact me.
For middle school and high school students, presentations include an inspirational schoolwide talk or writing lessons for individual classrooms. For elementary students, I discuss using imagination to find stories everywhere in life. For adult writers, I have workshops on both the craft of writing and the business of publishing.
Katie Carroll’s visit to our library had the kids talking for days. Her presentation was engaging and allowed for plenty of participation. She took the kids through a writing prompt that was just structured enough to keep the kids from becoming frustrated, but still gave them full creative reigns. She showed the kids that ideas for a story can come from anywhere. We were very lucky to have her.”
~Kymberlee Powe, Children/Teen Librarian Easton Public Library
Katie’s presentation was lively and inspiring and I hope the children realize that they can write if they stick to it.”
~Geralyn Sale, Grade 4 Reading Teacher Ferrara Elementary School
Student Testimonials from 4th and 5th grade students Clinton Avenue School:
I really liked when you told us to flip our paper and write a story. The exercise really, really worked. I really, really love to write a lot. Thank you for everything. It really worked. Now I love to write!”
Thank you for taking the time to speak to us about writing and being an author…. I wish you can visit us another day because you inspired me to make my own book called ‘The Lost Girl.’ “
I liked it when you read us the stories of how people become authors. I especially liked when you read the part about your sister, I was about to cry…. I also liked it when the kids read their stories out loud they were interesting. The exercise you told us to do was very relaxing and refreshing. Thank you for being at our school just to tell us about writing and about being an author.”