is an experienced, college-trained public speaker
who enjoys doing school author visits and convention
presentations. Her programs are always adaptable
and can include a slide show with pictures of
where she grew up, where she lives now and things
relevant to the particular book or subject she
is addressing. For older audiences, she likes
to involve listeners in her presentations, an
action which adds a lively, often humorous, touch
to the learning experience.
school programs are for elementary grades
and consist of three morning presentations
and, if desired, time for signing books. She
needs a dark
room with a screen, an overhead projector,
an extension cord, a projection stand, a table
to display books, and a Kodak carousel projector.
She will donate one of her books (your choice)
to the school library. The amount of her honorarium/traveling
expense is arranged for each visit.
choose a subject or book for school programs,
see the list of Joy’s books on this web
site. Suggested choices for different age groups:
(slide reproductions of pages), Sea
Sums (with a Big Book), or Mary
Clare Likes to Share.
on when times tables are introduced) Counting
the Open Door, Climbing
the Rainbows, Wild
If? or How
to Write, Recite, and Delight In Writing All
Kinds of Poetry.
about places these numbers are found in nature.
Words Waltz and Sounds Sing
to write, recite, and delight in poetry. This
program requires audience participation and
has received lots of laughs and a standing
by the Sea Becomes 3x3
concept to classroom. How an idea becomes a
published trade book that teachers discover
and delight to use to teach math.
Perks and Perils in the Process of Writing Non-Fiction
Includes audience participation where
individuals read poems (often humorous) that
illustrate all the points of the subject. I
consider this genre my specialty.