I didn’t know I knew 173 people, but yes, that’s how many of you have joined my FaceBook fan page.
Thanks for joining and your interest in ACADIAN STAR. It has been a wonderful couple of months since the book was released here in Canada and I’ve had a blast reading your reviews and e-mails. ACADIAN STAR will be released in the US and abroad in just a few short months.
I’ll be signing copies at the Ontario Library Association conference this Friday at the Kate Walker and Co. booth (2:15), so Dew Drop Inn if you’re around.
And to others who’d like to find me on FaceBook, here I am:
I hope everyone’s keeping warm on this chilly January day!
Would you like me to come to your school or library for an author presentation?
Grades k-2: My 45 min presentation consists of:
-details about my picture book I Dare You Not to Yawn
-an exploration of how certain words, actions, and things can make you feel sleepy
-an interactive ‘I Spy’ game showing the before and after of illustrations
-a reading of I Dare You Not to Yawn and a yawning challenge
Grades 2-4: My 45 min presentation consists of:
-details about my junior chapter books Keep Out! and Water Hazard
-facts about endangered species
-fun facts about how books are published and what it’s like to work with an illustrator
Grades 5-8: My 45 min presentation consists of:
-details about my tween novels in the Real Mermaids series
-the business of writing
-Power Writing Techniques
Grades I will present to: Grades K to 8
Rates: $250 for one session, $450 for two, $650 for three, $850 for a full day (max four sessions), plus travel from Markham. HST extra.
Book Sales: If requested, I can provide books for students to purchase and have autographed. Please give several weeks advance notice for ordering.
Maximum number of students per session: 60-80 (flexible)
Venues I am comfortable in: classroom, library, auditorium, gymnasium
Is this flexible? Yes
Equipment requirements: LCD projector/screen/ lapel microphone for larger groups
Here’s what a teacher had to say about one of my recent presentations:
I was fortunate enough to have Hélène Boudreau visit my grade 4/5 classroom this year. I had been reading her novel, ACADIAN STAR, to my students as a Read -Aloud, which they looked forward to and LOVED listening to every day. She came in to read the last few chapters to them as a surprise. They were truly captivated by her. A positive experience for my students who would otherwise not have had this wonderful opportunity!!!
-Sara Uddin of C.D. Farquharson Junior Public School