Troy Cummings Author Visit Kit
Troy Cummings has written and/or illustrated more than 20 books, including The Notebook of Doom series. He lives in Greencastle, Ind., with his nice family and mean cat.
You can see more of his work at www.trox5.com.
Let's Make Monsters!
Duration: Can scale from 30 to 60 minutes
Grade Level: Grades K through 5
Troy delivers a fully-illustrated presentation about creating characters and writing stories. He starts by stepping through his process for creating scenes from The Notebook of Doom. Then he plays a few drawing games in which he runs into storytelling "problems" and asks the students to help solve them. The presentation ends with an improv game, where students help generate a never-before-seen monster, which Troy must illustrate on the fly! If there's time, Troy will illustrate TWO monsters who engage in an EPIC MONSTER BATTLE!
Troy is happy to pop in for a 20-minute visit and Q&A, via Skype or iChat, with book groups or library groups who have read at least one of his books.
AV Tech Requirements
- Easel with giant drawing pad and markers
- Microphone, ideally hands-free
- Computer with a projector
- Room full of excited kids
For rates and fees, please fill out our Author Request Form and the Author Visits Manager will respond shortly.