News & Appearances

Portrait: Author Writes With and For Children by Kara Starzyk
from the Weston Gazette, September 9, 2009

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The author is available to speak at schools, libraries and bookstores. Her presentations are typically geared toward children ages 8-12 and combine readings from the book with lively discussions and interactive exercises.

Among the topics she can cover are:

  • “Facing Your Fears”
  • “Discovering Your Special Gifts”
  • “Mount Miapu Training”
  • “The World of Writing and Publishing”

She also enjoys discussions and answering questions with book clubs or other groups that have read the book.

To find out more or arrange an event for your organization, please contact Ellen Valladares at ellenwv@aol.com.