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Welcome Educators!


A text appeared through my Facebook Messenger and it read:

“Hi you most likely do not know me. Eight years ago you spoke to my home-school group about being writers. Now I am one. I don’t have anything published but I have found a love for writing.” MATTHEW

If just one student finds joy in writing words and discovers the ability within themselves to expand their imagination and craft stories, then any amount of time I can spend talking about the craft is worth it. I would love to share the joy of writing with your classroom. Click the Contact Tab above and send me a message.

FEES: $200 per day at local elementary schools within the Canyon or Amarillo school districts. Rates for shorter programs are available.

Below is a list of the most popular program topics suitable for classrooms.

History of the CHUCK WAGON

Based on my upcoming book about the history of the chuck wagon and historic recipes, this program is a Power Point. Length can vary according to your needs.

The Power of WORDS

Based on my Rescue Animal Series, we will talk about the difference between fiction and nonfiction, and how to add emotion to stories. Students will learn to find ideas for a story and how to organize their ideas. This is a fun, interactive program suitable for all ages. Any amount of time can be allotted for this exercise. I will need a projector and smart board. Power point presentation. 20 minutes.

Where do Story Ideas Come From?

Where do writers find story ideas? The “What If” game provides visuals to consider all of the possibilities of using every day happenings to create stories for entertainment.I’ll talk about all of the things writers write. We will create a story spider of ideas, talk about using the five senses in our writing, and craft a fiction story. Armed with the ability to find story ideas in common, every day events, students will discover a new confidence and joy in writing, plus fun writing exercises as time permits.

I can customize topics for any age and program lengths to meet any special curriculum or needs you might have.

Hooked in and ready to roll with a power point about ideas, organizing your thoughts, and writing.

Power point for 700 on finding story ideas and fiction vs. nonfiction. Wonderful group with lots of great questions. So much energy! Thanks Mrs. Keller for the invite.


Two visiting authors in one week at a library event at a local elementary school. These kids LOVE books! So many creative minds. We had fun crafting a story and meeting Flash and Christie.

I’d love to visit your school or community library!

Please call my office at 806.655.4046 or email for more information by clicking on the Contact tab above.

Notes of Appreciation!

“You did an awesome job-my kids loved it and I have had several emails from
other mom’s telling me their kids are now excited about writing.” ~ Lori Corley

“Thanks so much for sharing with my 6th grade darlings! You did an awesome
job and they really enjoyed what you had to say.” ~ Dianna Melson

Thanks sooooooo much! I liked the article you wrote and I liked playing what if! ~ Hannah

Thank you so much for coming. I love to write, but now I love writing even more! ~ Peyton

Thank you for coming to see us. It was fun writing the stories. ~ Tyler

Thank you for encouraging me to write. ~ Adam

Hand written thank you notes with amazing art work: one of my favorite things in this world!

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