I’m an Author Now! What I have Learned about the Teaching of Writing
For over 30 years I was a professional educator. I loved writing; I loved teaching writing. But it was not until I was a published author that I realized that what I taught to my students was exactly what authors do when writing professionally. With that understanding, I realized that I would approach writing instruction with students quite differently. I love to share those insights with teachers.

With your teachers I emphasize:


  • Involving students in the writing process – using what they know and can observe from other authors
  • Writing for multiple audiences
  • Emphasizing the business aspects of writing … a published book is 10% writing, 90% business!

Click here to review my 2013 Power Point Presentation developed for the Colorado Chapter of the International Reading Association.


Teachers will also receive free lesson plans with language arts standards highlighted.