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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fun and Affordable Author Visits for your group

Interactive, fun and educational Author Visits for your group! Library, Sunday School, Book Club or Classroom visits with an author can be affordable -- even free. Let's talk! 

I'm the kind of writer who jumps into projects with both feet -often literally! If you have a group that would like to meet an author AND have some interactive fun they can jump into, too, please contact me at

I offer the following Author Visits:

A) Free Skype Time
I would be happy to meet your group over Skype after they have read a Willard the Dragon picture book or section of my middle grade novel, The Lost Crown of Apollo.

This works well for groups who not located near southern New England.

B) Story Time with Willard the Dragon PUPPETS and CRAFT TIME
Get your students engaged with a reading of Willard the Dragon followed by their enactment of the story using PUPPETS. It's easy, fun and memorable! No prior experience necessary!
CRAFT TIME includes a dragon-y fun craft or book-related COLORING page.

This program includes a signed book for your library collection for $125 up to two hours.

C) Author-Led Discussion of Writing, with age-appropriate CRAFT or WRITING ACTIVITY
For GROUPS OF ANY SIZE, this can be a PowerPoint on Writing for Publication, engaging students in writing new verses of poetry, an individualized MOSAIC CRAFT to accompany a GREEK CULTURE AND HISTORY talk, or Sunday School group with a CROSS MOSAIC CRAFT.

This program could be free if 10 or more students purchases books ahead of the visit!

Friday, June 2, 2017

School's out and summer camp is HOT! Especially hot if you are a dragon heading for fiery skill-building games at Camp Dragon-Fire. When Willard and his friends go to camp, mysterious things happen -- will their trap catch the chaos-causing creatures? Find out here!

Camp Dragon-Fire is patterned after one of my favorite places, a real camp! Camp Mission Meadows is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Chautauqua in western New York, where I made new friends, played archery and other camp games, learned to canoe and sail, and crawled out of my sleeping bag early every morning to watch the flag hoisted up the flagpole. We didn't have any fire-breathing contests, but my favorite candy at the canteen was also the favorite of Willard the Dragon: Atomic Fireballs!

What do YOU do at camp? Do you have a favorite camp activity or food?