We love visiting classrooms, scout troops, book clubs, and libraries, and working with young readers and writers.
Of course, we love visiting in person but virtual visits—with Zoom or Skype—can be wonderful, too. In fact, in 2020 so far, we’ve “visited” over 70 schools and spoken to thousands of children, from India to Indiana- all for free.
Free Zoom or Skype with your class, troop or group
All Ages – (FREE! 20-30 minute visit with Debbie or Tami)
Bring STEM to your troop or classroom with Tami or Debbie, PERKIN’S PURPLE and INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED! We’ll share William Perkin, Betty, Jean and Kay’s true stories, our inspiration and some fun and simple science and coding games your kids will love to do at home or in the classroom.
The Thrill Of The Chase
Grades 2-5 (1 hour)
Research isn’t just educational. It’s a thrill uncovering clues and learning the true story.
Debbie or Tami will share our journey researching the lives of Betty, Jean and Kay and William Perkin- from the Smithsonian archives to snail beds in Ancient Tyre- as we create our picture book biographies!
This presentation can be expanded to a wonderful full day biography/women’s history/STEM project. Students examine primary sources, conduct mock interviews, prepare an outline, learn simple computer coding, practice the scientific method and/or write a short biography.
Chase Your Dreams
For Teens and Adults (1 hour)
You’ve always dreamed of writing for children but how do you get started? There are free resources and insider advantages to jumpstart your career as a children’s writer. Debbie or Tami will lead you on a lively tour of what’s available on line, where to find a critique group, how to submit a manuscript to agents and editors, and how to cope with rejection- and success!
How Do You Know When It’s Ready To Go?
For Teens and Adults (45 Minutes)
Nearly everyone has a great idea for a children’s book but that doesn’t mean everyone can produce a polished manuscript and make a sale. Avoid novice mistakes and put your best foot forward by following our tips for developing manuscripts that are too good to be ignored.
Design Your Own Program
Is there a topic you’d like us to speak about? Just ask and we can design a program to suit your audience.