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Hi! Welcome to my page on Skype An Author. Details about my presentations are below but feel free to contact me about tailoring a presentation for your group.
Author Website: www.susancaseybooks.com
Author Address: Los Angeles, CA
Presentations: Susan travels nationally as a speaker for schools, conferences and young author festivals. She illustrates the fun and fascination of non-fiction writing as she presents information about her books on invention. Her presentations can be a combination of or exclusively focus on:
- Kids Inventing!
In talking about Kids Inventing! Susan tells stories about kid inventors and demonstrates their inventions-- basketballs, crayon holders, no-spill bowls, walkie-talkies and more. Students discover that inventing and interviewing people can be fun. She points out the math, science, art and language skills used by the kid inventors and engages students in a brainstorming session as she explains how to keep an inventor's log, read a trademark and patent and do an online patent search.
- Some kid inventors!
Krysta Morlan Lisa Wright Chris Haas Kaitlan Fairweather The Wave Riders Ryan Patterson The Water Bike Auto-Off Candle Hands-On Basketball No-Loss Lacrosse Dual Boogie Board with sensor The Sign Translator.
- America's Women Inventors!
Susan tells the history of America's women by sharing the stories and images of America’s women inventors and their patents. Inventors include Bette Graham, creator of Liquid Paper: Maria Telkes, inventor of the Solar heated house; Madam Walker, creator of hair care products and the first African-American female millionaire;Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar, the material used to make bullet-proof vests; and others.
- Some women inventors!
Madam Walker Rose Totino Martha Coston Maria Telkes Patsy Sherman Rose Totino Stephanie Kwolek Hair Care Products Signal Flares Solar Heated House Scotchgard Frozen Pizza Kevlar
- Non-fiction Writing is a Blast!
Susan is also a photojournalist. In her interactive presentations she shows images from her published work and interviews students to demonstrate interviewing techniques, making the point that non-fiction writing calls not only for book research but conversations with real people. She explains ways non-fiction writers come up with stories, how they do research and about the fun and importance of rewriting.
Audiences: Susan tailors her presentations for each audience.
- I've presented to audiences ranging from six-year-old first graders to family groups to adults. With the youngest groups I show them inventions created by kids or women along with some pictures of inventors then prompt them to try to think of ideas for improvements for household items. I also write a story with them based on an interview with someone in the audience. With the older students and adult groups, I use the same format but show many more images, tell lots more stories about inventors, and involve them in more sophisticated interactive activities, basically changing the presentation depending on the age and interests of the group.
Available Times: Contact Susan for available times.
No recording of Skype Sessions without permission from the author.
No Cost Meet the Author Visit: 10 minute session in which Susan shares some inventions of kids and women, explains what she does as a non-fiction writer and answers student and teacher questions.
In-Depth Visit Length: 45-60 minutes
In-Depth Visit Cost: $200
Prerequisites: Kids can be ready with ideas for inventions and non-fiction stories.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org 310 821-3824
Affiliations: SCBWI, PEN, California Readers, Children's Literature Council
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