Above Photo: Carlthorp School, Santa Monica

Dear Educators: One of my favorite parts of being an author is meeting and talking about books with children! ​If you'd like to schedule a virtual author visit, please send me an email at coffsay@gmail.com. If there is a type of program you are interested in that I haven't included, please reach out — we can brainstorm ideas and I can create a custom offering!

Presentation details:

  • Pre-K - 6 - Virtual Read-aloud followed by 20 min Q&A.
  • K-6 - 45 minutes (see presentation topics below)
  • School to provide hosting platform for virtual visits (test call available upon request)
  • Book sales not required. Personalized books can be ordered from Children's Book World in Los Angeles.

Presentation topics include:

  • Ocean/Plastic Pollution - looking at the ways trash and pollution impact the world around us (in connection to The Big Beach Cleanup)
  • Where do ideas come from? I will share the inspiration for my books and provide students with tools for generating their own ideas.
  • From idea to publication - an overview (and inside look) of how an idea becomes a picture book you can hold.
  • The revision process - writing is re-writing! I will share my own revision tools and help students apply them to their own writing.
  • Personalized programs for your school may be requested.

Above Photo: Virtual School Visit

Above Photo: Picture Book Structure Presentation 

Above Photo: Virtual School Visit

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Children's Book World LA Launch Event
Children's Book World LA Launch Event

Above Photo: NJASL Rethink Refresh Reboot Panel: 2021 Picture Books That Will Help Readers Rethink How They See Themselves And The World Around Them.

Above Photo: Author reading of The Big Beach Cleanup

Above Photo: The Big Beach Cleanup Launch Event with illustrator Katie Rewse and ocean advocacy group Heal the Bay, hosted by Children's Book World LA.