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D.L. Green Author Visit Kit

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

D.L. Green (also know as Debra Garfinkle) has written 27 books for children and teens, including the popular Silver Pony Ranch and Zeke Meeks chapter book series. Debra’s specialty is humorous books for boys and girls. Debra’s books have been translated into many languages, received wonderful reviews, and won several awards.

Debra lives in Orange County, California, but loves to travel. She has spoken at the International Reading Association conference, the National Conference of Teachers of English, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators national conference, and many other conferences, schools, and libraries. After earning a law degree from UC Berkeley, she spent nine years working as a lawyer for a federal judge and two years doing stand-up comedy. Visit her at www.DebraLGreen.com.

Description of the Author’s Presentation

Debra’s 45-60 minute programs for elementary school students are highly interactive and use lots of props, as well as PowerPoint for large groups. In her most popular presentation, Debra shows students how a book is created: the idea; plot; research; outline; many drafts; editor’s notes, illustrations; and, finally, the finished book. She also talks about her long road to publication. The children learn the value of research, writing multiple drafts, and not giving up. They also laugh throughout the program, especially when Debra wears her wacky hats and shows off her silly rubber chickens to teach children about humor.

Debra also conducts writing workshops for children, teens, and adults. Debra has enjoyed speaking at schools, libraries, conferences, and festivals all over the country, including California, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New York, and New Hampshire. She has taught workshops on writing humor, writing series, writing for reluctant readers, and other subjects. She is happy to tailor her presentations to the needs of the school, library, or other group.

Honorarium

Debra charges $150 for each 45-60 minute author visit or writing workshop, or $500 for a full day (four sessions) of talks or workshops, plus reimbursement for travel expenses outside of Southern California. Her fees are negotiable for Title I schools and for schools that purchase more than 100 of her books.

Debra charges $100 for a 30-minute Skype visit and Q&A with classes or other groups that have read at least one of her books.

Ordering Books

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

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