Our presentations are informational and educational and always entertaining. We can address almost any topic connected to the field of writing for children.

E-mail us for more information!


  • Any size group
  • 60-90 minutes, including questions
  • Overheads and Handouts


For one honorarium, you get both of us!

  • Usual fee $1000.00 a presentation, plus lodging and transportation (when necessary due to distance)
  • A written contract is available if required.
  • Please make our check payable to Writers Ink (Tax ID available) and have it ready the day of our appearance.

Invite one of us:

  • Usual fee $800.00 a presentation, plus lodging and transportation (when necessary due to distance)
  • A written contract is available if required.
  • Please make our check payable to Writers Ink (Tax ID available) and have it ready the day of our appearance.

Meet us in print in "Something About the Author" Vol. 26, Gale Research


"Picture Book Pointers and Middle Grade Ingredients" covers the elements of writing these types of books for young people. These topics may be presented together or separately.

"More Words Than a Picture Book" a discussion of writing Middle Grade and YA novels and the elements that make up these books.

"The Writer’s Tool Box" a presentation aimed at beginning writers.

"Putting Your Best Foot Forward" creating a professional manuscript and working with an editor. What happens after you sign the contract.

"Team Writing: Two Heads Are Better Than One" How two people write one book; the ups and downs of team writing.

As freelance editors, we present a program called "How to Grab an Editor: The Importance of Your First Page." Participants are invited to anonymously submit the first page of a manuscript for analysis and critique in a professional forum.

"Developing Your Editor’s Eye" is a hands-on workshop that guides authors through the revision process.

We have "The Secrets of Writing for Children and Getting Published." An overview of writing for children.

"Words, Words, Words: The Joy of Language" A celebration of writing and words.

"Rounding Up Readers" Connecting books to the classroom and other thoughts about young readers.

"The Nitty-Gritty About Author Visits"
How to create a successful author visit from contact to applause.

"Creative Kickstarts" Writing exercises and information to help you zero in on the elements of good writing.

Note: We’ll be glad to develop a program especially for your group and its needs.


"How to Grab an Editor’s Attention was best of conference."
SCBWI Arizona Writers’ Conference

"I could have listened to you much longer as you were so knowledgeable, informative, inspiring, businesslike, charming, and funny (is this too many adjectives?). The evaluations were all raves..."
SCBWI, Florida Writers Conference

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