Kim Ventrella is a children’s librarian with a passion for storytelling. She believes that great books inspire readers to see whimsy and wonder in the everyday world. Her novel Skeleton Tree is a story about finding peace and friendship even in the darkest of times. Oh, and dancing skeletons! When she’s not racing her dog in the park, or defeating children in Minecraft, you might find her writing novels at one of the many coffee shops in the Oklahoma City area.
As a children’s and former teen librarian, Kim loves presenting to audiences of all ages. You can find her online at kimventrella.com.
The Wonderful World of Story
What do you see when you look at a pencil, a playground or a blade of grass? Even the ordinary objects and people around us can be extraordinary if you look at them the right way.
Author Kim Ventrella will help students find wonder and magic in the everyday world through the power of story. Students will learn:
- How to get inspired by the world around them
- How to turn that inspiration into a great story idea
- How to recognize the essential ingredients of engaging stories
- How to get started writing
- What it takes to write and sell a book from start to finish
Kim will even help the students create an interactive story using objects and people in your classroom, library or auditorium. Get your pens and your imaginations ready.