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 presentations revolve around the following themes:
- Challenging gender stereotypes
- Dealing with feelings
- Following sustainable practices
- Staying connected with culture and traditions
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 CREATING A PICTURE BOOK (45 minutes)
Presentation about the making of one of my picture books followed by Q&A, and read-aloud of one of my books, if time permits.
*ELEMENTS OF STORY CREATION (45-60 minutes)
An interactive presentation about the key elements of a story, followed by Q&A, and read-aloud of one of my books, if time permits.
*USING RESEARCH TO INSPIRE WRITING (45-60 minutes)
Presentation about using research to inspire storytelling and writing, Q&A, and read-aloud of one of my books, if time permits.
As a proponent of the oral storytelling tradition, I also enjoy putting on my storyteller's hat 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
"We learned so much about you through your slides. My students were excited to see that you loved to write when you were their age. Also, thank you for reading your story to them. They loved how the three friends supported each other. It’s a great story that portrays true friendship.”
- Ms. Jessica Duarte, Grade 3 Dual Immersion Teacher
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