I still make Author Visits to elementary schools, selected middle schools, writers and reading conferences, churches, bookstores, book clubs, libraries, universities and colleges.
When you have me, my books, and the film Just an Overnight Guest based on my book (same name), you've got a winning combination!
Email me! Interested students and teachers should include their names, title (if teachers), and names and mailing addresses of their schools.
This unique national festival is sponsored by the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. (NABS), headquartered in Baltimore. I was NABS' national president from 1990-1992, and national South Carolina festival co-director in 1991.
For info about the 2013 festival and the association, founded by the late Mary Carter Smith and the very much alive Linda Goss, go to: www.nabsinc.org
The Brown Bookshelf is a celebration of books by African American authors and illustrators. Go to www.brownbookshelf.com
Celeste's Harlem Renaissance
Just an Overnight Guest
Retold African Myths
To Be Free
The Minstrel's Melody
A Blessing in Disguise
The Secret of Gumbo Grove
African American Musicians
Front Porch Stories at the One-Room School
Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!
Don't Split the Pole: Tales of Down-Home Folk Wisdom
Just an Overnight Guest, starring Richard Roundtree, Rosalind Cash, Fran Robinson, Tiffany Hill, and Elinor Donahue. Watch the trailer on YOU TUBE.
Phoenix Learning Group: www.phoenixlearninggroup.com
The Secret of Gumbo Grove , and Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!, narrated by actress Kim Staunton.
Recorded Books, Inc.: www.recordedbooks.com
Hamline University's Creative Writing Programs in St Paul, MN offers a two-year, intensive, Masters degree seeking low-residency program "Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults." Award-winning writers, sensitive editors, and guest writers will keep you inspired and writing. I'm pleased to be on the faculty.
Go to: http://www.hamline.edu/cla/mfac/
If you're interested in learning the basics of writing for children, the Institute of Children's Literature (ICL) is for you. We'll give you one-on-one guidance. It's headquartered in West Redding, CT, but you work from your home, in your PJs if you wish! Go to: www.InstituteChildrensLit.com