Virtual classroom visits for students of all ages on Zoom/Skype/Google Hangouts
PEPPER’S RULES Talk
I will read a short excerpt from Pepper’s Rules for Secret Sleuthing and discuss topics such as writing mysteries, writing diverse characters, writing middle grade, and/or how Pepper moved from idea to a published novel. If the class has read Pepper, students can share questions for the author prior to the talk. This conversation can be adjusted based on the audience (middle school through graduate school) and curriculum/classroom needs. 30-40 minutes with Q&A.
Writing Craft Talk
The Writing Craft Talk can take many different directions depending on the classroom needs and curriculum. Potential topics include a focus on one craft element, such as characterization, plot development, or setting, or could be centered on broader writing tactics and content themes. All craft talks will include a short workshop and opportunity for students to share their writing. 30-45 minutes.
I will discuss the process from drafting all the way to publication to help students visualize their own future paths to traditional publication. This talk can be offered for undergraduate and graduate students interested in writing and publication as well. 30-45 minutes with Q&A.