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Everyone has stories to tell. Finding your own stories and being able to tell them in your own voice are great pleasures. Over the past years, I've enjoyed working with thousands of students, teachers, librarians and parents, sharing the excitement of storytelling, writing, illustrating, reading and making books. Both children and adults often can't wait to tell their own stories once we get started. I love working with people developing their own abilities, and it is one of my greatest rewards to hear comments like "I'm starting my story right now," or "I am going to make my own books!"

The Arthur makes a school appearance

I have visited hundreds of schools, conferences and libraries internationally, doing writing, illustrating and bookmaking workshops, teacher and librarian in-services, and as speaker at conferences of a variety of professional service organizations such as NCTE, library/media associations, and IRA. My visits are active and participatory--I often don masks, show photographs and do some on the spot drawing--all with the goal of encouraging the development of participants' own abilities. Children and adults share and develop their ideas enthusiastically at these meetings.

I look forward to planning a visit and meeting everyone at your school or conference.

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what people said
You were FANTASTIC! The ideas you gave the kids, your humor, pictures, all helped to make a day the kids and parents will long remember. My staff enjoyed hearing you so much that we would really like to have you spend a day next fall.
Principal, Tacoma, WA

Only wonderful reports from students, teachers, and parents.
Head of Library Youth Services,
Rochester, MI

I especially enjoyed the motivation of the students after the session with you. Comments such as 'Hey, can we do another book,' or 'Could we write our own stories now,' came readily.
Teacher, Orient, WA

I'm going to write lots more stories.
Student, El Paso, TX

Thank you for coming to our school. You make me believe in what I write or draw.
P.S. Come again.
Students, North Bend, WA

Your sessions were tremendously successful.
Adult Writers Conference Organizer, Tacoma, WA

Sparked everyone's imagination... had fun writing. Great suggestions. This was a great inservice!
Teacher, Colville, WA

The best.

Student, Germantown, MD

A new twist on the writing process.
Principal, Puyallup, WA