Spring school presentation season is upon us. This is one of my favorite things about being an author; I love getting up in front of the kids to get them excited about reading and writing, especially with their own stories.
Admittedly, I am a bit of a ham, but excitement and energy is contagious. So is boredom.
I tailor my presentations to the age level of the children, so I prefer to do a separate presentation for each grade, or no more than two grades combined. This way I can also increase the number of children I ask to come up front to help.
Children prefer interactive presentations; they want to participate. Every presentation I deliver gives every child the opportunity to participate in the stories to some degree. I also include some fun with the guitar for the the younger kids.
This year I have also had the privilege of traveling to Bay City, MI, to speak specifically about the writing process with a great bunch of kids at Bangor Central Elementary school. I look forward to seeing them again in March when they will also get to meet my illustrator and brother, Rex!
Anyone who would like information regarding presentations can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I can also offer advice to fellow authors on how to have a successful presentation.