For Schools

I love visiting schools, and chatting with classrooms and book groups on Skype. I offer free 20-30 minute Q & A Skype visits as well as a wide variety of in-class and Skype workshops, activities, and talks. I have experience teaching in a wide-range of levels, from elementary school students through to graduate school. 

Some examples of past workshop titles and talks include:

  • Writing from Life
  • Diversity in Children’s Literature
  • Writing, Revising, & Beyond!
  • A Day in the Life of a Writer
  • Character & Plot Writing Workshops

If you’re interested in discussing a workshop or visit, please contact me! I am happy to work with you to create material tailored to your students, and can modify material to support curriculum goals, to fit different time-length slots, and to suit both small and large groups.

Please contact me for a list of rates and availability. I’m based in Jamaica Plain MA, and available for in-person visits and Skype visits.

Free Downloads!

Please help yourself to these Cilla themed activities. I love seeing the finished products, and you can send me photos at, or by tagging me on social media!