Services I Provide :

Educator/Inservice Lecture.  School Visits. Manuscript Critiques.

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Online Class




I teach an online class available to anyone through the Mississippi Bend AEA entitled: LO – Picture Books to Augment Your Curriculum and Writing Exercises to Boost Creativity. It is offered 3 – 4 times a year and worth one AEA renewal credit for teachers/educators. 

AEA registration information

School Visits


Rates for School Visits:

1 hour visit: $150
1.5- 2 hour visit with extended craft components discussed: $300
2+ hour discussions, inservice, writing exercises:  Base rate $300 + $100/hour after 2 hours

At this time I do not have a published book, but that does not mean I don’t have much to offer a classroom of wide-eyed, eager children!

I am a practicing physician with an MFA in creative writing for children, and I have a passion to teach children and share anything and everything that I know. I have been a girl scout leader, I’m a mother of two girls, and I am not afraid to clown around in front of a class to get a few laughs.

Options for classroom education/presentations include:

  1. Using picture books to help with anxiety, diversity issues, combat gender bias, and sexual orientation. This would involve reading well known picture books and looking at them from a different point of view and reviewing how a fun book can also influence the way we treat others.
  2. Teaching writing craft techniques and structure – Educating young writers on the principles of character development, voice, setting, plot, or theme and how to fine-tune these principles. May involve writing exercises and examples from common picture book or middle grade texts.


Contact me for more school visit information.

Inservice Lecture


1-2 hour lecture: $200



Educator based lecture:  Specific discussions on anxiety in children and how teachers/counselors/educators can help students through books. This was the topic of a critical thesis I have researched and presented, and I feel this is an outlet that would be an excellent topic for a teacher in-service. Finding other tools outside of formal counseling to help children in an education environment is essential and needed when anxiety and stress prevails in so many. A formal power point presentation is available to educators to highlight literary options with a medical background to help with other resources.

Contact me if you are interested in setting up an Educator/Inservice Lecture.



Prices would be $75 for 10 pages of writing or one picture book manuscript.


Manuscripts critiques now available. Editing, molding, or fine tuning your essays, short stories, novels, or picture book manuscripts. I have my Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and would use these skills to help make your writing stronger. Line edits as well as an overall typed page of comments included. 


Contact me if you are interested in talking more about manuscript critiques.

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