I’ve been visiting classrooms in Toronto a couple times a month and it’s always a fabulous time. I do Skype classrooms only every couple of months but I’d love to do more of those to expand my range beyond the Toronto-area.
I find that the kids are generally really curious about the process it takes to go from writer to published author and beyond. Many of them have real aspirations to write books and I can’t tell you how humbling it is to encourage them to believe in themselves and hope I someday get a signed copy of their books.
This week I dropped off some copies of my Teachers Guide as well, I think printing it off and leaving it with the lovely teachers who invite me to their classrooms is the least I can do.
If you want to book me to come talk to your grade-school kids (or if you’re a parent who wants to pass this on to the school librarian or teacher) please drop me an email. I can talk about any number of writing-related subjects including tagging into an upcoming writing assignment. Just email me at karmicangie at gmail.com!
My friend Joyce Grant is an expert in teaching kids (see her website Teaching Kids News for an example of her prowess in the field) and suggested I start a Teacher’s Guide for Jewel of the Thames. She’s right, I’ve also had this request from teachers themselves.
So I’m reading up on some Guide’s for books written for the same age group (12+) – if anyone has a suggestion, please add it to the comments below?
Meanwhile, here is where I am collecting useful links: