Wanna know more about conducting author Skypes? Read about it at the Grog blog where I interview picture book author, Laura Murray, of the Gingerbread Man Loose in the School series. She recently Skyped with my students. It was fabulous!
Also, don't forget November is picture book month! Each day a picture book author shares their thoughts at the Picture Book Month web site!
On March 18th I conducted my first author presentation workshop at the school I teach at. My theme/analogy was "Pizza Story: How to Write a Delicious Story." I made slides, showed some of the books and articles I'd written, held drawings for some of my books/magazines, served Costco Pizza, and had the kids plan a story using a graphic organizer. Leading up to this I was pretty nervous and spent hours on my slides and getting everything just right.
Some things I hope to change:
1. Make it more interactive: getting up or doing things together so I don't talk most of the time.
2. Make sure I have enough pencils for everyone. (I ran out.)
All in all, I felt it went well, and everyone seemed to have a good time. Perhaps I can do this presentation again at another school sometime. Any presentation tips you'd like to share? Let me know in the comments! Enjoy the slide show.
Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!