Visits

Interested in bringing a live (!) Teaching Author or two, or even all six, to your school, library, or conference?

East Coast, West Coast, North, South, or Central USA: We’ve got you covered! We even present internationally.
And, new in 2011: We're now available for virtual visits via Skype. (Contact Esther Hershenhorn as instructed below for details.)

Our writing experience includes all formats (picture book, early chapter book, middle grade, young adult, short story) and a multitude of genres (realistic contemporary fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, poetry, and non-fiction) as well as newspaper, magazine, and screenwriting.

Our work has received numerous awards, starred reviews, and placement on state, library, review journal, and bookstore lists of recommended books.

Our teaching experience includes:
  • adult writing classes at universities and community colleges
  • author presentations and writing workshops for students at a variety of private and public, urban and suburban, K-12 schools
  • presentations to audiences of all sizes at schools, libraries, and state and national professional conferences.
Our most recent group presentation was at the 2011 Illinois Reading Council Conference, where we presented the workshop, "Helping You (and Your Students!) Connect with the Writer Within."

Below is a photo from our 2010 IRC presentation: Flabby to Fab-y: Writing Workouts to Shape Up Your Curriculum.

From left to right, we are Mary Ann, Esther, JoAnn, Carmela, and April.

Let us know your school, curriculum, or professional needs and we'll create a unique program just for you. To arrange a presentation by a specific Teaching Author, you can contact her directly through her website. (See the links at right.) But if you’re interested in a presentation by two or more authors, or you would like help determining which Teaching Author can best suit your needs, then Email Esther Hershenhorn! Please include in the subject “Teaching Authors in Real Space.”