This drawing of Ivy was done student in Miss Luna's 3rd grade class at Lincoln Elementary School, Hanover County, Indiana. Ivy and I thank the young artist and look forward to meeting her and all the Lincoln third-graders in May when we visit the school.
The presentation below is the one I will do at Lincoln School in May.
The PowerPoint presentation 'Ivy's Journey' follows author Karen Kulinski on her eight-year quest to research, write, rewrite, and submit her manuscript for publication. Told in a fun and interesting way, the program provides vintage circus photos and explains the connection she found between elephants and Tootsie Rolls, and how a bantam chicken named Fayree ended up in her book. The program is suitable for students and adults alike and is flexible time-wise. The author also offers a Q&A after the presentation, and provides handouts tailored to the age and interest of the attendees.
MY AUTHOR VISITS
I was part of the Printer's Row Litfest program, "So You Want to Write a Children's Book?" in Chicago, Illinois, on June 12, 2016.
My author events:
Mooseheart, Illinois school visit
Joan Martin School, Lake Station, Indiana
The Indiana Writers Consortium Steel Pen Conference panel, "I Want to Get Published!"
Protsman School, Dyer Indiana
Montessori Children's Schoolhouse, Hammond, Indiana
Career Fair, Wadsworth School, Griffith, Indiana
Reading Celebration, Wadsworth School, Griffith, Indiana
Scheduled to appear in April at Lincoln Elementary, Hanover Community School Corporation, Indiana
Contact Karen at Depotkaren@aol.com to arrange for school or library visits.
This PowerPoint presentation, tentatively entitled, BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW THIS ABOUT GEORGE!, will be offered once THE MEDAL WITH A HEART is published in Fall, 2018. It features fun and little-known factual stories about George Washington that the author discovered while researching her book, THE MEDAL WITH A HEART, that will fascinate attendees of all ages. Topics include Washington's two warhorses, the British dog that followed the Continental Army back to camp after a battle, why Washington's soldiers had to get inoculated just like kids do, and at the end of the Revolutionary War, more than 500 women and children were part of Washington's army. The program is tailored to the age group it's being presented to, and is flexible as to time.