I’d love to visit your school, organization, or book club!
I can talk to your group about the writing process, elephants, plotting a novel, writing strong characters, or do a math-literature presentation with math problems that tie in with Chained. Presentations can be tailored to fit the needs of your students.
Honorarium: $600/day for up to four presentations, or $150 per presentation, plus travel expenses for locations outside the Greater Houston area
Save on travel costs by coordinating visits with other schools in your area
Also for Houston-area schools: ask about getting a “Lunch with the Author” return visit if your school holds a writing contest. See the current short story winners here.
“Chained has universal themes and a compelling story that pulled our readers right in. I liked hearing Lynne Kelly speak about her writing process and encourage students to enter her writing contest. The students liked her visit because she’s an entertaining speaker, they loved Chained, and she followed through with publishing their winning stories on her website.”
Dede Fox Ducharme, librarian
Collins Intermediate School, The Woodlands, TX
“Lynne Kelly was cool. She was funny and serious at the same time. Hearing about her life and how she wrote the book was interesting.”
Madi J., 6th grader, Collins Intermediate School
“Lynne Kelly did a great job with both informing and entertaining my 4th and 5th graders. All of us, students and teachers alike, were fascinated with the story of Hastin and Nandita from Chained and at the same time, we all learned a lot that we didn’t realize about elephants and their way of life. I would definitely recommend this book and its author!”
Cathy Lancaster, librarian
Giddings Intermediate School, Giddings, TX
“Young audiences are eager to learn about animals in the wild and ways that we can protect them too. Lynne Kelly’s presentation addresses both issues while teaching students about craft of writing.”
Paula Morton, Librarian, Garcia Middle School, Sugarland, TX