Patrick Jennings Author Visit Kit
Patrick Jennings is a teacher and librarian. Currently, he is working as an author full-time. An important part of this work is visiting schools.
His first book, Faith and the Electric Dogs was a Booklist Editors' Choice and a Texas Bluebonnet Master List selection. It received three starred reviews. His more recent novels, The Wolving Time and Out Standing in My Field have each garnered glowing reviews. Of The Wolving Time, Publishers Weekly (in a starred review) wrote, "This page-turner delivers a fascinating commentary on what constitutes true goodness." Out Standing in My Field was a BookSense pick, a Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" book, and received two starred reviews.
Patrick says, "One of the most important themes in my work, and in my interactions with students, is the power language holds to excite the imagination, to express one's ideas and emotions, and to bring people closer through empathy and understanding.
"I prefer to work in collaboration with the teaching staff, to discuss the visit beforehand, to become a part of their plans and curriculum. My goal is to be an aide to them in the challenging and vital task of motivating their students toward valuing their own education and developing their own creative powers."
Author's Home: Port Townsend, Washington
Suggested Audience: Grades K–12
Honorarium: $1000 per day plus expenses. $1200 plus expenses for out-of-state visits.
Maximum number of presentations per day: 3 (depending on length)
For more information, visit http://www.patrickjennings.com/.
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