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Troy Cummings Author Visit Kit

Current home
Indiana, United States of America

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

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.

Description of the Author’s Presentation

Let's Make Monsters!

Grades K-5
30-60 minutes

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!

Virtual Visits

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 and Tech Needs for In-Person Visits

  • Easel with giant drawing pad and markers
  • Microphone, ideally hands-free
  • Computer with a projector
  • Room full of excited kids

Honorarium

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

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