I’m a Minnesota author who loves getting out and spreading book love! I have a passion for reading and writing, and I’m grateful that I get to go out and share that passion with students, educators, and other writers. I’ve presented at more than a hundred schools, libraries, book festivals, writing conferences, and educator conferences, and my goals are always to
- inspire people to read and write more
- give hands-on experience, where possible
- share practical tips that can be put into practice right away
- empower reluctant readers and writers
I think my superpower as an author who visits schools is that I make kids see themselves as writers. Through specific exercises, a casual and encouraging approach, and an emphasis on creativity and individuality, I help kids (and adults) recognize that we all have the capacity to create wonderful things!
Please see the dropdown menu under Presentations at the top of the page to explore the various kinds of presentations I do. And please see the links in the sidebar to the right for all the details about my school visits!