My author visits are
- About 20 to 30 minutes: include asking the author anything Or briefly discussing the history behind the book and reading the opening chapters
- About 30 to 45 minutes: include presentation materials about the author and the book, reading together, and Q&A
- Best from 2nd to 5th grade
- Interactive, engaging, and fun
- Adaptable for small or large groups
- Customizable to the audience
Please let me know if you’d prefer an in-person local or international visit.
I look forward to meeting you and your students soon.
About reading stories
More than loving reading for children, I love reading with them.
The moment I get their full attention, their minds travel through the words, and their world builds inside their mind. Some can’t wait to ask what’s about to happen, while some keep silent. And that means they’re reading with me too.
I have years of experience speaking in public and years of reading to my children and in their schools. I love nothing more than feeling the interaction and getting their eyes to sparkle.
There’s much more to reading with children than reading to them, and I love building a world where we can travel a story together.
About building hope
I wasn’t born an author, although I loved to write from a young age. Writing wasn’t even my first job.
It took me many years to risk this journey, many hours of learning, and many hard choices.
I’m an Engineer who started working as a software developer and grew to manage teams that didn’t work on developing software at all. That was until I decided I had to write.
When I speak to children, I tell them about work and perseverance. But I also talk about the possibility of choosing what they want to become at any point in their lives, no matter their background. I want them to know that anything is possible if we set our minds to it and if we’re willing to wait and put on the work.
About being mindful
My stories speak about people and animals, but I also enjoy depicting the details of the landscape, the places, and the behaviors. It’s a chance to travel through cultures for readers and develop mindfulness for writers.
When working with children, I like to bring such details from my book. I challenge them to bring along the pieces they capture from their lives.
Besides building mindfulness, I hope we get moments of inspiration to share. Mostly, I take the time to value each one’s story. More than ever, we need to bring different perspectives to life and capture the worth of telling and listening to every story.