WORKSHOPS AND SPEAKING
I regularly speak at librarian/educator conventions on practical ways to get reluctant kid readers to read, as well as how to hold a successful Skype author visit. Most recently, I hosted sessions at CCIRA and the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival.
Want to find out how to add suspense to your writing? How to write middle-grade fiction, or how to manage social media as an author? I've spoken on all these topics at conventions like Pikes Peak Writers Conference, SCBWI Southern Breeze Wiki Conference, and Savvy Authors online, among others.
I love to meet booksellers, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents. Here are just some of the places I've been invited to teach or speak:
Denver ComicCon panel.
Contact Fleur: Fleur@ftbradley.com
One Book One Campus event at Campus Middle School in Greenwood Village, CO
“I would highly recommend F.T. Bradley for a school visit. Her presentations can be tailored to your specific needs and tie in nicely to the grade level audience. (..) A great experience for students and staff.”
--Mr. Mavel, EL Coordinator and Lead Mentor, Banning Lewis Ranch Academy
“Loved the ideas and discussions during the Reaching the Reluctant Reader session!”
--Sarah Moore, upper-elementary librarian attending Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISITS
With current restrictions due to COVID-19, I've adapted my school presentations to work on Zoom. For the 2020-21 school year, if restrictions are lifted, I will be available for in-person school visits once more. Let's hope we can get together again soon!
Until then, I'm available for free short Skype/Zoom visits, and longer visits (that meet Common Core Standards) at a small fee. Google Hangouts works as well, if preferred.
Skype/Zoom Q&A visits run about 20 minutes, and are always free. I have a limited amount of slots for these (so I can still do some writing, too) and they fill up fast; be sure to contact me early to book one. Zoom visits are longer (about 50 min.), include a Common Core tied lesson plan, and come at a fee; you can see the description below.
How To Plot a Mystery (Zoom)
Length: 50 min. (all ages, meets Common Core for grades 3-6)
Ever wonder how an author plots a mystery, how to pick the crime, the suspects, and how to plant to the clues...? I'll show you how I plot a novel, from idea and theme to rough outline. I'll discuss perspective, and reference middle-grade titles for example. The slideshow presentation runs about 20-25 minutes, with about 20 minutes for Q&A.
Contact me at Fleur@ftbradley.com for scheduling