Kate loves visiting schools and talking with kids about how much she enjoys writing and illustrating books. She has presented at elementary schools, bookstores, libraries, conferences, and colleges, both in person and via Skype. The presentation and cost varies depending on the audience. A typical elementary school presentation runs about 45 minutes, which includes a book reading, a slideshow explaining how Kate became an author and how she makes her books, and a Q&A session. Kate is happy to sign and personalize books before or after the event.
A Career Day presentation - Kate's path to become an author and what that career entails
A workshop on how to use words and pictures together to tell a story - with drawing exercise
A step by step guide to the process of illustrating a picture book, for illustrators specifically - can include drawing exercises
"Picture Book Alchemy - Combining words and pictures to create gold" - a presentation illuminating the various ways writers can leave space for the images to tell the story
Kate's top 8 tips for getting published - a presentation on the surprising things she learned during the almost 15 years she spent pursuing her dream of becoming a published author