Resources for Teachers and Librarians
For The Beginning of After:
- Printable lesson plan and discussions questions for students in grades 8 - 12.
- Printable Book Club guide with discussion questions.
For You Look Different in Real Life:
My author visit program for grades 6 to 12 is entitled “The Story of a Book.” I take students on an interactive, multimedia “insider’s tour” of a novel’s journey from inspiration to publication, sharing every step of the process with complete transparency. Along the way, I engage students with elements that are relevant to their own writing experiences, such as how to develop characters and setting, map a story’s plot points, and strengthen descriptive language. I’ve found that young people love getting this behind-the-scenes peek into a professional author’s experience and how a book comes together. My visits can also be tailored to focus on specific concepts and include hands-on writing exercises when appropriate. For more information, check out my Author Visit Info Sheet and feel free to contact me about availability!