Contact

INQUIRIES about having a school, library, or bookstore presentation, please email me at dohertybooks@att.net

I live in Schererville, IN.

For preschoolers or kindergarteners

My 30-minute presentation is educational and entertaining…and includes a magic trick! I explain what it’s like to be an author. I include a phonemic awareness lesson.

I could read aloud DON’T FEED THE BEAR and discuss:

  • The parts of a book
  • The jobs of an author and illustrator
  • The difference between a story and informational text 
  • How the characters are alike…and different
  • The problem, solution, and setting of the story
  • The author’s purpose
  • What makes a good story

For 1st, 2nd, or 3rd graders

My 45-minute presentation is entertaining, educational…and includes a magic trick! l motivate students to write. I explain what it’s like to be an author and where I get ideas. 

I could read aloud THE THINGITY-JIG or THE TWIST-A-ROO and discuss:

  • The parts of a book
  • The jobs of an author and illustrator
  • The problem, solution, setting, and message of the story
  • What makes a good story
  • How the characters are alike…and different 
  • The author’s purpose and word choice

I’ll share a few wild and crazy writing ideas.