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Author presentations: NOW ACCEPTING BOOKINGS!


Would you like me to come to your school or library for an author presentation? Here are some of my presentation choices:


Grades k-3: My 45 min presentation consists of:

  • a reading of my picture book I Dare You Not to Yawn

  • the A-B-C's of how to write a book

  • an exploration of how certain words, actions, and things can make you feel sleepy

  • an interactive ‘I Spy’ game showing the differences between the rough to final

      draft of illustrations

Grades 4-8: My 60 min presentation consists of:


  • details about my tween novels in the Real Mermaids series

  • Power Writing Techniques, including

    • how to come up with a 'Big Idea'

    • story arc and outlining

    • adding tension and conflict to writing

    • writing in 5-dimensions (with all five senses)

  • the business of writing


Des présentations en français sont aussi disponibles!

Rates: $300 for one presentation, $500 for two, $700 for three, $900 for four

(max 4 sessions per day) plus travel from Markham, Ontario. HST extra.


Since I am a member of the Writers' Union of Canada, you may also apply for a

Writers-in-the-Schools  grant to help subsidize a portion of the cost of my visit.

You can find out more about the program: HERE


Maximum number of students per session: 60-90 (flexible)


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


So, if you’re a teacher or librarian and you’d like to book a visit, please CONTACT ME  

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