Author Visits

Our 6th graders loved Cathy’s presentation. Especially her sense of humor! She didn’t just make them think, she made them laugh.” Olivia Hamaoui, 6th grade language arts, Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock ISD, Texas.

I love talking about writing more than I love the actual writing! For me, there are few things as wonderful as hanging out with a group of 8 to 12 year-olds who are interested in learning about how stories are created.

If you’re in Austin, I’d love to come visit. And if you’re not in Austin, I’d love to come visit online. There is no fee for visits to schools in Austin, or for virtual visits anywhere.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to help you plan an author visit, either as a stand-alone event or as part of a book festival. You can also request me through the Writers League of Texas Project WISE.

If you are an educator at a Title 1 school anywhere in Texas, please get in touch. Free copies of my books are available for your classrooms and libraries.

“The students were fascinated by Cathy’s talk about fairytales and their origins and I had requests all day from students wanting to check out and put her book on hold. Cathy’s presentation was wonderful.” Sarah Julsonnet, Middle School Library/Media Specialist Trinity Episcopal School, Austin, Texas.

“Cathy is an incredible story teller. Both the teachers and the students were entertained and educated by her exploration of fairy tales and the detailed insights she gave about her own creative process.” Kevin Moore, Co-Founder and teacher at Longview Learning, Austin, Texas.

“Thank you, Cathy! The feedback from our 6th, 7th and 8th graders has been that your presentation was fantastic.” Cynthia Bartek, Head Librarian at St. Stephens Episcopal School, Austin, Texas.

“Cathy did a fabulous job of moderating our tween panel on The Art of Storytelling for our 2023 Book Festival. With a packed audience, she kept the conversation moving with insightful questions specific to each author and their work, kept it engaging with questions where the audience could get the most value from the answers and facilitated a great discussion between the authors that kept the audience’s attention the entire time.” Jenny Hoff, Director of Communications, City of Bee Cave, Texas.