These are my standard presentations; I’m also open to speaking on author panels and about other topics–let’s talk if you have an idea! Author stipends depend on location, if other presentations are included, etc. but are generally $150/day, prorated for partial days. I am open to Skype visits if we can work out the technology. Email me at email@example.com.
FOR YOUNG WRITERS CONFERENCES: FREE1 to 1 1/2 hours:
Your Writing Notebook
Using Setting to Ground Your Characters
FOR GROUPS AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS1 to 1 ½ hours:
How I Got Published
Tips on Writing a Novel
The Alaska Gold Rush
NEW--Authors for Earth Day participant!1 or 1 1/2 hours:
I can talk about the creation of Mt. McKinley National Park and the early conservation movement, or a topic of your choice.
Students decide which nonprofit conservation organization will receive my author fee. See http://www.authorsforearthday.org for details of the Authors for Earth Day program.
FOR SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS:90 minutes or as arranged:
For middle school and high school students, Common Core Standards Addressed by Presentation:
WRITING STANDARDS 6-12: PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF WRITING:GRADES 7 – 8 #5:
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. Grades 9-12 #5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
LANGUAGE STANDARDS 6 – 12:GRADES 11 – 12:
1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. a. Apply the understanding that usage is a matter of convention, can change over time, and is sometimes contested.
WRITING STANDARDS FOR LITERACY IN HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES, SCIENCE,
Text Types and Purposes: 3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.