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. A full day elementary school visit includes two 45 minutes presentations (which can include a book reading, a slideshow explaining how Kate became an author and how she makes her books, and a Q&A session), and a workshop (or any small group activity your school may like or a third presentation.) Kate will arrange her visit to fit best with your needs. Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
Some examples of presentations available:
The story of how Kate became a published author and illustrator. Kate shares how making mistakes is a big part of writing, illustrating and life.
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