I am a retired fourth grade teacher with 35 years experience. I have my Masters’ degree in reading and language, and have been a published author since 2008. I do an interactive presentation for one classroom or an assembly, talking about writing and tips for improving a student’s writing, the writing process, revision, being an author, etc., including many points I know are important for elementary students to hear. Writing, reading, and language standards will be touched on during this program.
Grades 3-5: 60 minutes, with time for Q and A.
Grades K-2: 30-45 minutes, with time for Q and A.
Whole day, within 50 miles of Andover, MA: $750.00 with a negotiable fee to go back into individual classrooms to work on their writing with them on a different day.
For schools more than 50 miles from Andover, MA a moderate flat fee (to be discussed) will be added for mileage, meals, and lodging if needed.
A basic school visit includes three presentations per day and a book signing.
Skype visits are also available if an in-person visit is not possible. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss author visits further.
Carol is also available to present the workshop - "Using Picture Books to Enhance Curriculum for Elementary Students," at faculty meetings, workshops, or conferences.
June 13, 2020 Carol participated in Virtual NerdcampCT
March 31, 2020 Room to Write - Young Writers and Illustrators Meet, Greet & Create event at the Boys & Girls Club in Stoneham- postponed until June.
May 16, 2020 NerdcampNJ - canceled
November 2nd, 2019 Nerdcamp LI
October 20th - Boston Book Festival - 12:45-1:45 at the Roxbury Innovation Center Classroom. Carol will be on a panel with three other picture book authors, entitled, So You Think You Can Write a Picture Book?
October 12, 2019 - Strawbery Banke's Fall Fest & Children's Book Festival - Portsmouth, NH from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
School year '19-'20 - participating in #KidsNeedMentors, paired with Karen Bonner's third graders at Woodsdale Elementary School in Abington, MA.
You Know What? was a finalist for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Awards 2018 in the Northeast Region.
You Know What? received a literary award: CLEL (Colorodo Library Early Literacy) Bell Picture Book Awards Nominee for Talk (2018)
You Know What? has language editions coming out in Arabic and Chinese. Check back for updates and watch the book trailer here.
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Before I Sleep: I Say Thank You Wins Awards
Before I Sleep: I say Thank You, Pauline Books and Media, 2015 went into its third printing. It received 3rd place for the Catholic Press Association's Book Awards 2016, and was a finalist for ACP's Excellence in Publishing Awards 2016.
Massachusetts Law Firm Includes Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?: A Story of Divorce in its Resources....When parents separate, parenting becomes even more of a challenge than it already was. Successful co-parenting requires good communication, flexibility, responsibility, respect, and accountability. On top of all these skills that take time to develop, there are also many situations that arise that can be difficult to resolve. Who gets to make the major parenting decisions? How are punishments handled? What's the best residential schedule for both parents and their children? These can be difficult questions to answer. Luckily, there are resources available to help recently divorced parents work through the challenges of co-parenting. Carol's book, Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?: A Story of Divorce has recently been included as an invaluable resource for co-parents.
Children's Literary Classics selected Ruth the Sleuth and The Messy Room to receive the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children's Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.