Schools & Libraries

About Me
I’m a former primary school teacher and curriculum writer who has truly enjoyed speaking to students over the years. However, I am mainly devoting my time to writing these days and am not as available for school visits as I once was.

If you’d like to inquire about a visit to your school or library, please get in touch via the Contact page. If my time and schedule allows, I’d be happy to consider it.

Book a Visit

Content of Presentation
Using visuals from my recent books, I describe the process of creating a book: from idea, to research and writing, to art and finished pages. I talk about where ideas come from and how to incorporate an idea into both fiction and nonfiction works. I also share amazing facts about local wildlife and bring animal furs, skulls and shells for the students to examine. If there is a particular book you would like me to speak about, please feel free to ask.

Length of Presentation
A presentation is usually 45 – 60 minutes, depending on the audience age.

Audience Age and Size
My presentations are most suitable for Grades 2-4. I prefer an audience of two classes or about 50 – 60 students. This size allows the presentation to be interactive and engaging for the children. I’m happy to do one or two presentations per day.

My fees are the standard Canada Council rate for author readings. If you are a teacher at an inner city or needy school, please inquire about my reduced rates.