Author Dori Hillestad Butler
“Q&A! I love the questions kids ask…there’s always one surprise! In every single visit.”
Dori Hillestad Butler is an award-winning author who is eager to share her love of story with readers of all ages. She is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the Haunted Library series and the Buddy Files series. Her books have been on children’s choice and teen award lists in 19 states. The Buddy Files #1: Case of the Lost Boy won the 2011 Edgar Award for best juvenile mystery. Dori grew up in southern Minnesota, spent the last 19 years in Iowa, and now lives in the Seattle area. She is on a quest to do an author visit in all 50 states. If she hasn’t visited your state yet, you may be eligible for a discount. For more information visit www.kidswriter.com.
Author David Patneaude
“I love the unrestrained enthusiasm of the elementary school audiences, but a shy chuckle from a middle-schooler can be just as rewarding. And then there are the questions, deep and thoughtful or as goofy as you can imagine.”
David is the prolific author of 9 books for young people (and counting!). He is a seasoned presenter at schools, libraries, and conferences. David is a three-time nominee for the Missouri Mark Twain Award for Deadly Drive, 2007-2008, Thin Wood Walls, 2006-2007, and Framed in Fire, 2001-2002. He is ranked as one of the top Mystery Authors to Investigate by the Irving (Texas) Public Library and was chosen as a Favorite Author of Boy Books by the ALA Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC). David’s publishing credits include: A PIECE OF THE SKY , DEADLY DRIVE, THIN WOOD WALLS , COLDER THAN ICE, HAUNTING AT HOME PLATE , and SOMEONE WAS WATCHING. David enjoys spending time at schools and making appearances at libraries and conferences. He tailors his talks to fit the group by offering a variety of workshops and presentations to students in grades K-8.
Author Teresa Funke
“1. Helping kids see that history is not “boring!”
2. Helping kids realize on a personal level how their writing will enable them reach their highest goals.
3. The little girl who said, “I thought I was a bad writer until you came.”
Teresa R. Funke is an author, speaker, and nationwide writer’s coach. She has written six award-winning works of fiction, including her multi-cultural, middle-grade series, The Home-Front Heroes, based on true stories from World War II.
You can learn more about Teresa’s books and her work with schools at: http://www.teresafunke.com/author/teachers
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