I’d love to come to your elementary or middle school this year for an author visit! I’ve worked with students at over 60 schools throughout Virginia for book clubs, classroom visits, school-wide reading events, libraries, and tutoring sites. Sessions are flexible, usually 45 minutes in length, and can be tailored based on school or teacher needs. I’m also available via Skype for classrooms around the globe.
The historical themes in the series make excellent reinforcement to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade social studies curriculum about Jamestown, the American Revolution, Civil War, and the early 1900’s. Books contain strong story elements and facts from places like St. John’s Church, Hollywood Cemetery, Colonial Williamsburg, The Jefferson hotel, Maymont, Tredegar Iron Works, and Jamestown, as well as key figures like Patrick Henry, George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, James and Sallie Dooley, Lewis Ginter, Abraham Lincoln, Pocahontas, and more. Kids from all over have loved the chance to learn about history in the context of an exciting adventure!
Presentations and discussions often include topics like:
- writing workshop / writing a story
- group discussion of one of my books
- what makes a good story
- the use of adjectives
- being an author
- the history tied into my books
- answering lots and lots of questions!
New for 2017: As a result of many librarian requests, The Virginia Mysteries are now available in hardcover!
Discounts available for school/student book orders
Please contact me (email@example.com) for more information, to bulk order discounted books, or to schedule a visit! Books are also available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and several local Richmond area bookstores.