enjoys sharing her writing experiences
A visit with Dawn will inspire students to read and explore their
creativity through writing and illustration. Dawn has spoken at schools,
book fairs, bookstores and conferences for both adults and children.
Her programs are tailored to each audience for maximum benefit.
$300 per class (up to 70 students in
Each presentation lasts about 45 minutes.
Do not mix grades. For example: One Class = 70 2nd Grade Students.
a Picture Book is Made: Idea to Finished Book
During the first part of the presentation,
Dawn discusses how the idea for Harriet's Horrible Hair Day
evolved, the rewriting needed to polish the manuscript, working with
an illustrator and publisher to produce a picture book. She emphasizes
the importance of having a dream and reaching forward to achieve it.
The second part of the presentation is a question and answer period.
If requested, Dawn will also read her book to the class. Presentations
are age-level specific.
There is no travel cost if the school
is within local driving distance (this includes Central and Eastern
Massachusetts, Northern Rhode Island and Southern New Hampshire).
Outside the local area, there is a mileage fee for travel.
Dawn is always happy to autograph books.
This can be arranged a variety of ways.
more about preparing for Dawn's visit to your school.
a sample schedule.
Free. Please inquire (there could be
Bookstore visits typically include a
storytelling time featuring Harriet's Horrible Hair Day. Dawn
is happy to read other books as well. Bookstores have often presented
a craft activity for the children after the reading. If you wish,
Dawn can provide coloring sheets featuring Harriet's Horrible Hair
Day characters -- all you need are the crayons!
Library visits typically include a storytelling
time featuring Harriet's Horrible Hair Day. Dawn is happy to
read other books as well. Free within local traveling distance (most
of Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island and New Hampshire). Outside
the local area, there is a fee for cost of travel.
See Conference Presentations (below)
if the library would like Dawn to speak about writing to adults or
children. The cost is $300 for a 45-minute presentation.
A presentation can be customized to your
needs. For example, Dawn spoke at the Massachusetts Reading Association
for events titled The Anatomy of a Picture Book and The
Book Within Us: How to Get Published. She spoke at Lesley University
outlining the conception of a book from start to finish in How
to Write for Children: Ideas to Print, and has addressed writers’
groups about how to submit material to publishers and What Happens
After a Book is Published: Marketing & Promotion. Fees vary
depending upon the size of the audience and venue.
of a Picture Book
Learn what goes into creating a great picture book.
How to Write
for Children: Ideas to Print
Basics of writing for children: where ideas come from, writing the
manuscript and submitting it to publishers.
Within Us: How to Get Published
You've written a great manuscript...how
and where will you publish it? Explores the various avenues open to
writers in the publishing world.
After a Book is Published: Marketing & Promotion
The book is in print! Presents ideas for self-promotion and marketing.
Half the payment is due before the
event. The other half is payable on the day of the presentation.