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Since the release of my first children’s novel, Danny Howard: Hero At Large, I’ve visited many schools and
talked to students about my exciting career as a writer. The second novel, Danny Howard: Fostering Eli was
released in October 2009, and I’m currently writing the third novel in the series. I’ve loved sharing my
experiences with young writers, and I look forward to reaching many more.
“Follow Your Dreams”- Classroom & Large Group Presentations:
(Grades ECS to 6 - Duration: 1 Hour)
- Why did I write these books? How did I write these books? Where do I get ideas? I answer these
questions and more during my presentation in addition to discussing my life as a writer and the
perseverance it took to follow my dream. (Approximately 30 minutes)
- Reading from novel (Approximately 15 minutes)
- Question and answer period (Approximately 15 minutes)
- Includes signed bookmark for each student
Price: Up to 60 Students - $150
60 to 200 Students - $200
Over 200 Students - $300
“Telling Tall Tales” Writing Workshop (For Students):
(Ideal for Grades 4 – 6 - Duration: 75 minutes)
STORY STARTERS: Where to get ideas
PLANNING: Who, what, where, why—or characters, plot, setting, and outline
WRITING: Tips for writing the best tall tale ever
EDITING: Let’s get critical—making your story better
SHARING: Tell us your tall tale!
Price: Up to 30 Students - $150
“Telling Tall Tales- The Basics of Creative Writing” (For Teachers):
(Perfect for school/division PD days or Teacher Conventions - Duration: 1 Hour)
Need help teaching your students creative writing and editing? Learn to help your students find ideas or
develop ideas from writing prompts and guide them while they turn a creative idea into a fully crafted story.
Using the Story Map I've developed and will include with the session, you'll learn the steps needed to
develop characters, plot, and setting so that you can teach students how to plan before they begin writing.
I'll also share some of my top editing tips. What you learn in this session will help you prepare students for
tests as well as teach all students the basics of creative writing.
Price: Up to 50 Teachers - $200
*add mileage at 50¢/km beyond a 100 km radius (plus lodging expenses where required)
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