I have conducted author sessions at children’s literature festivals (such as the award-winning Bookaroo) as well as at libraries and schools in India, the United States and Singapore.
I enjoy interacting with students and am available for in-person and virtual school visits.
My books revolve around the following themes:
- Challenging gender stereotypes
- Dealing with feelings
- Following sustainable practices
- Learning about culture
Below are a few types of presentations I offer:
*STORYTIME (15 minutes)
Read-aloud of one of my books.
*MEET THE AUTHOR (30 minutes)
Q&A plus read-aloud of one of my books.
*HOW I BECAME AN AUTHOR (45 minutes)
Presentation about my writing journey, followed by Q&A and read-aloud of one of my books.
*THE PROCESS OF WRITING A PICTURE BOOK (45 minutes)
Presentation about the process of creating a picture book followed by Q&A, and read-aloud if time permits.
*STORY CREATION WORKSHOP (45-60 minutes)
Story creation using prompts and props, followed by Q&A.
As a proponent of the oral storytelling tradition, I also enjoy putting on my storyteller's hat to conduct sessions to share folktales and inspiring stories, often featuring rhymes, songs and other interactive elements.
*ORAL STORYTELLING OF FOLKTALES (30 minutes)
An interactive storytelling session featuring folktales revolving around predetermined themes.
Please use the CONTACT FORM to write to me with your inquiries. I'll be glad to customize sessions to suit your needs.
"During your visit, students were excited because they speak some of the same languages at home that you mentioned...they call their grandfather Thatha. Several students were chanting the song rhythm with you because they have learned the traditional dance featured in Dancing in Thatha's Footsteps. "
- Ms. Shadis, Librarian
"I wanted to share how special our event was with you... You are a beautiful example of what our community needs with regards to diversity, compassion and a lover of stories. I hope that we can continue to work together..."
- Mrs. Cerio, Librarian