Author Visits

Thank you SO much for your interest in having me visit your classroom or school in person or virutally!

As a former elementary teacher of 16 years in North Texas, I am so excited to bring my love of literacy and storytelling to students everywhere!

WHERE WILDFLOWERS GROW, is based on my memories of living in a refugee camp in the Philippines as a child before my family and I were sponsored to emigrate to the United States from Vietnam.  It follows Hà in her final moments at camp as she tries to hold onto her best friend and the simple life that she loves while embracing a new future ahead.


To help bring this story to life, I would love to visit your class or school! 

PRESENTATIONS

  1. HOW I BECAME AN AUTHOR

This presentation will cover how I came to America, struggled to learn English, fell in love with books and writing, and grew up to become a writer and wrote my debut picture book, WHERE WILDFLOWERS GROW.  Focus is on writing from your heart and following your dreams.

Grades PreK-5th Grade

Recommendations

PK-1st: 30 minutes including Q&A

2nd and up: 40-50 minutes including Q&A

2. WRITING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A REFUGEE CHILD

This presentation will cover how I became an author and how I used my memories and experience of being a child refugee and growing up in America to write my picture book, WHERE WILDFLOWERS GROW.

Grades 4th -5th Grade

Recommendations

40-50 minutes including Q&A

My presentations can either be ZOOM virtual presentations or in-person presentations.

They can also cover my inspiration for the story, my writing process, how to play the Vietnamese childhood game in the story, what it’s like being an author, and lessons that I have learned that can help young writers to keep writing and believing in their voice. I’m excited to share my love of reading and writing with your students and create a presentation that best fits your students’ needs!

RATES

Rates are available for full day or half day presentations.

If your school is located in the DFW Area, there will be no travel fees.

If you are interested in hosting me for an author visit, please fill out your information below, and I will send you more information.

I can’t wait to finally meet you and your amazing students either online or in person!

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