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Angela Cervantes Author Visit Kit

Birthplace
Kansas, United States of America
Current home
Shawnee, Kansas, United States of America

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Angela Cervantes has conducted readings and writing workshops for school and adult audiences for over ten years. She can offer in-person and virtual visits to schools, libraries and book clubs, conferences and festivals. As part of her presentations, Angela enjoys sharing her Mexican-American heritage and telling her story of how she went from a shy book worm to a semi-shy children’s book writer. Angela currently resides in Shawnee, Kansas.

Learn more about Angela Cervantes on her website or in her interview with Johnson County Library.

 

 

Description of the Author’s Presentation

Book Reading
Grades 5–8
45 minutes, 2 presentations per day maximum

Angela will provide a 20-minute reading from her first novel, Gaby, Lost and Found, and follow with a 20-minute Q&A and/or book signing.

Writing Workshop: Take Me Home!
Grades 5–8
Suggested Audience Size: 24-30 students
45 minutes, 2 presentations per day maximum

In Gaby, Lost and Found, Gaby volunteers to write descriptive profiles of the pets at the shelter to help them find homes. She’s concerned that there are not enough “words,” and not enough adverbs and adjectives to describe the large number of cute shelter animals. Using special worksheets, the author will lead students to create their own animal profile, giving special attention to the colorful adverbs and adjectives to used describe them. Students can volunteer to read them.

How a Bookworm Became a Children's Author
Grades 5–8
Suggested Audience Size: Small and large classrooms
30 to 45 minutes (flexible), 1 presentation per day maximum

Angela tells the story of her journey from a shy girl who hid behind books to publishing her first novel. This interactive presentation will take the audience along the author’s debut novel’s journey to publication. Angela shares the story of how she moved through brainstorming, writing a first draft, revising, getting feedback from friends, revising, finding a publisher, sending a new draft, revising again (it never ends!), copy editing, book and cover design, and finally publishing. She will share tidbits from her first draft, photographs of her (often crazy) writing process, rejection letters (oh my!), and the first book cover that didn't make it to publishing! The presentation can be followed by a Q&A if desired.

 

Writing Workshop: Take Me Home!
Grades 5–8
Suggested Audience Size: 24-30 students
45 minutes, 2 presentations per day maximum

In Gaby, Lost and Found, Gaby volunteers to write descriptive profiles of the pets at the shelter to help them find homes. She’s concerned that there are not enough “words,” and not enough adverbs and adjectives to describe the large number of cute shelter animals. Using special worksheets, the author will lead students to create their own animal profile, giving special attention to the colorful adverbs and adjectives to used describe them. Students can volunteer to read them.

Request a visit.

How a Bookworm Became a Children's Author
Grades 5–8
Suggested Audience Size: Small and large classrooms
30 to 45 minutes (flexible), 1 presentation per day maximum

Angela tells the story of her journey from a shy girl who hid behind books to publishing her first novel. This interactive presentation will take the audience along the author’s debut novel’s journey to publication. Angela shares the story of how she moved through brainstorming, writing a first draft, revising, getting feedback from friends, revising, finding a publisher, sending a new draft, revising again (it never ends!), copy editing, book and cover design, and finally publishing. She will share tidbits from her first draft, photographs of her (often crazy) writing process, rejection letters (oh my!), and the first book cover that didn't make it to publishing! The presentation can be followed by a Q&A if desired.

Request a visit.

Writing Workshop: Take Me Home!
Grades 5–8
Suggested Audience Size: 24-30 students
45 minutes, 2 presentations per day maximum

In Gaby, Lost and Found, Gaby volunteers to write descriptive profiles of the pets at the shelter to help them find homes. She’s concerned that there are not enough “words,” and not enough adverbs and adjectives to describe the large number of cute shelter animals. Using special worksheets, the author will lead students to create their own animal profile, giving special attention to the colorful adverbs and adjectives to used describe them. Students can volunteer to read them.

Request a visit.

How a Bookworm Became a Children's Author
Grades 5–8
Suggested Audience Size: Small and large classrooms
30 to 45 minutes (flexible), 1 presentation per day maximum

Angela tells the story of her journey from a shy girl who hid behind books to publishing her first novel. This interactive presentation will take the audience along the author’s debut novel’s journey to publication. Angela shares the story of how she moved through brainstorming, writing a first draft, revising, getting feedback from friends, revising, finding a publisher, sending a new draft, revising again (it never ends!), copy editing, book and cover design, and finally publishing. She will share tidbits from her first draft, photographs of her (often crazy) writing process, rejection letters (oh my!), and the first book cover that didn't make it to publishing! The presentation can be followed by a Q&A if desired.

Request a visit.

Writing Workshop: Take Me Home!
Grades 5–8
Suggested Audience Size: 24-30 students
45 minutes, 2 presentations per day maximum

In Gaby, Lost and Found, Gaby volunteers to write descriptive profiles of the pets at the shelter to help them find homes. She’s concerned that there are not enough “words,” and not enough adverbs and adjectives to describe the large number of cute shelter animals. Using special worksheets, the author will lead students to create their own animal profile, giving special attention to the colorful adverbs and adjectives to used describe them. Students can volunteer to read them.

Request a visit.

How a Bookworm Became a Children's Author
Grades 5–8
Suggested Audience Size: Small and large classrooms
30 to 45 minutes (flexible), 1 presentation per day maximum

Angela tells the story of her journey from a shy girl who hid behind books to publishing her first novel. This interactive presentation will take the audience along the author’s debut novel’s journey to publication. Angela shares the story of how she moved through brainstorming, writing a first draft, revising, getting feedback from friends, revising, finding a publisher, sending a new draft, revising again (it never ends!), copy editing, book and cover design, and finally publishing. She will share tidbits from her first draft, photographs of her (often crazy) writing process, rejection letters (oh my!), and the first book cover that didn't make it to publishing! The presentation can be followed by a Q&A if desired.

Request a visit.

Conference and Festival Appearances

Book Reading

45 minutes, 2 presentations per day maximum

Angela will provide a 20-minute reading from her first novel, Gaby, Lost and Found, and follow with a 20-minute Q&A and/or book signing.

How a Bookworm Became a Children's Author
30 to 45 minutes (flexible)

Angela tells the story of her journey from a shy girl who hid behind books to publishing her first novel. This interactive presentation will take the audience along the author’s debut novel’s journey to publication. Angela shares the story of how she moved through brainstorming, writing a first draft, revising, getting feedback from friends, revising, finding a publisher, sending a new draft, revising again (it never ends!), copy editing, book and cover design, and finally publishing. She will share tidbits from her first draft, photographs of her (often crazy) writing process, rejection letters (oh my!), and the first book cover that didn't make it to publishing! The presentation can be followed by a Q&A if desired.

Request a visit.

Virtual Visits

Angela is happy to drop in for a 30-minute virtual booktalk and Q&A visit with classrooms, library groups, and book clubs using Skype.

She is available on Fridays between 11:30am–4pm (Central Standard Time) for 30 minutes. She does not charge for virtual visits.

AV and Tech Needs for In-Person Visits

For the PowerPoint presentation, Angela will need a projector and screen. She will bring her own laptop. A microphone would be nice for larger groups.

Honorarium

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

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