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Wendy Spinale Author Visit Kit

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Wendy Spinale is the author of the Everland series and a former Disneyland actress. Familiar with all things make-believe and magical, she brings to life a modern twist to classic stories. Her presentations are high energy, fun, and filled with often-unknown facts about the original tales and some insight of what it’s like to work in the happiest place on earth.

Wendy currently lives in the San Francisco, California area.

Description of the Author’s Presentation

The Magic Lies Within: Believing in the Impossible

Grades K-12
45-minute interactive presentation followed by a Q&A

Fairy tales are more than just good stories. Lessons lie beneath the allure of pixies, silly tea parties, and impossible creatures. Unlikely heroes rise up amidst the chaos of an unpredictable world and heartless villains. Real life can often mirror fiction. These beloved tales teach us to believe in ourselves when it seems like the world is against us. Invite Wendy Spinale to share lessons from Everland, Lost Boy, and Umberland. Students will be motivated to find strength, determination, and the iron will to believe in themselves, stand up to the villains (bullies) they encounter, and become the heroes they’ve always meant to be. Presentation can be modified to be appropriate for all age groups.

Featuring:

  • Pixie dust
  • A cast of unlikely heroes and villains
  • Valuable life lessons

Making Your Story Three-Dimensional

Grades K-12
30-45 minute interactive presentation followed by a Q&A session

Wendy presents tools she uses in her novels to groups interested in becoming better writers. In this interactive presentation, students will learn how to bring their settings to life, create heart-racing scenes, and develop unforgettable characters.

Conference and Festival Appearances

Wendy is available for presentations, panels, and moderating discussions.

Write Between the Lines: Making Your “Flat” Story Three-Dimensional

30-45 minute interactive presentation followed by a Q&A session

Wendy presents tools she uses in her novels to groups of authors and aspiring writers. In this interactive presentation, attendees will learn how to bring their settings to life, create heart-racing scenes, and develop unforgettable characters that will make your readers want to stay up all night just to see what happens in the end.

Virtual Visits

Wendy would love to drop in for a virtual classroom visits! Her standard presentation can easily be made via Skype, FaceTime, or other livestreaming platforms, followed by a live Q&A. She’s also available for 20-minute book club or library group discussions.

Skype visits can be made on short notice, as little as one week. 

AV and Tech Needs for In-Person Visits

Needed:

  • Projector
  • Audio system
  • Easel, paper, and markers

Wendy will provide:

  • Computer
  • Video Adaptors

Honorarium

20-minute Skype Q&A for book clubs and library groups: free.

For rates and fees for all other events please fill out our Author Request form and the Author Visits Manager will respond shortly.

Ordering Books

Schools and libraries may order books at a discounted rate by visiting The Scholastic Teacher Store or by calling 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.

Scholastic Dictionary of Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms

by Scholastic Reference

Grades

3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $6.99

15 Standards-Based Science Activities Kids Will Love!

by Gwenn Lei , Julie Fiore

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Professional Resources | eBook
Starting at: $11.99

Overhead Writing Lessons: Powerful Paragraphs

by Carol Rawlings Miller

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Activity Book
Starting at: $13.99

Overhead Writing Lessons: Exceptional Essays

by Carol Rawlings Miller

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Activity Book
Starting at: $13.99

A Home for Mr. Emerson

by Edwin Fotheringham , Barbara Kerley

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Lexile® Measure

830L

Books | Individual Titles | Hardcover Book
Starting at: $18.99

10 Easy Writing Lessons That Get Kids Ready for Writing Assessments

by Mary Rose

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Professional Resources | eBook
Starting at: $18.99
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