As a former middle school and high school teacher (with a Masters in Education), the chance to return to the classroom is one of the highlights of my writing career. I am available for school visits, Skype-based presentations/book discussions, teacher inservice training, and writing conferences. Fees are based on the time commitment involved. Presentations can be about writing and publishing, inspiration for storytelling, Cause and Effect in writing and life, my specific books in schools that are using my series as part of the curriculum, and also technical editing as a career that works very well for writers. Send me a message through the Contact page and we can discuss the potential for an author visit.
Also note, I travel quite a bit during the year and will be posting, in advance, where I will be. Author visits while on my personal travels don’t require any paid travel expenses or hotel fees.
Comments about Julie Anne Nelson’s Author Visits
“One of the most talked about activities in my classroom this year corresponds with the book The Wild Wood. Our class was fortunate to have the author Julie Anne Nelson come and speak with students about her novel. Topics included the creation process, characters, plot line, and publishing. Students were able to ask questions about characters and why certain events happened. Ms. Nelson’s excitement for her craft was contagious and her characters became real for my students.”
Wendy Lane, 7th Grade Teacher, Las Vegas, Nevada
“Reading The Wild Wood with our high school students for summer reading was a remarkably unique experience. The kids came back from summer vacation excited about the projects they created, the characters they read about, and the creative imaginary world that is not so unlike their own. When we surprised them with a video message from Julie, they were so thrilled! Interacting with an author who is willing to make personal connections with young readers is a terrific way to increase literacy goals, and help make kids life-long readers. Not only did Julie Anne Nelson spark the minds of our summer readers, but she followed up with a visit to our school and talked to the kids about writing as well. It was a wonderful experience all around!”
Mrs. Carrie Deem, 11th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett County, Georgia
“We were fortunate to have Ms. Nelson come to our school for an author visit where she talked to students about her books as well as her writing process. She was so generous with her time, answering questions from fans of her books as well as aspiring authors. It was a wonderful experience for our students (and teachers!). I HIGHLY recommend having Julie Anne Nelson visit your school if you have the opportunity.”
Mary K. Donovan, Library Media Specialist, Mill Creek High School, Gwinnett County, Georgia
“Julie Anne Nelson came to talk with my freshman English classes about writing and her book, The Wild Wood. She really engaged the kids and even got them asking questions about writing. After she spoke with them my students asked to have the book in our school library and since being added, The Sevens Series has been a very popular choice for check out.”
Michelle Sambas, High School English Teacher