Vicki has visited schools and libraries across the country. She’d love to visit yours.
She tries to gear her presentation to the interests of the class (and, of course, the teacher…) She speaks primarily about novels and what goes into creating them but is also delighted to discuss her work as an advertising copywriter and television screenwriter.
Presentations are generally one-hour long and workshops, two hours. Vicki has also worked as a mentor to young writers and as an author-in-residence.
To find out more about fees and availability, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s what teacher’s are saying…
“Down-to-earth, funny and informative.” Dan Rolo, Monsignor Uyen Catholic School
“We work with many adolescents who struggle with reading. Vicki’s books are a super addition to our program – her stories engage our youth as they are so relevant, touching and witty. We’ve seen our students become so engrossed in her stories, they don’t even realize that their reading fluency is developing.. and for the first time, these youth lose themselves in reading… doesn’t get better than that!” Sarah Arnold, Halifax Learning Centre
“She entranced our Grade 12 writing class.” Kathleen Hache, St. Paul Catholic High School
“Vicki spoke at our school a couple years ago, and I bought a huge collection of her books. They fly off the shelves! Her Orca books are at the heart of my collection for intermediate readers who want to read (or might consider reading …) but don’t. Once started, they read every book I’ve got! Quid Pro Quo and Res Judicata are brilliant and enjoyed by my brainiacs. Wonderful bibliography! Thanks, Vicki!” Paula Silliker Goepfert
“A wonderful rapport with students of any age.” Tracy Hamilton, Ellenvale Junior High
“Vicki is a delight!” Linda Arsenault, Pictou-Antigonish Library
“An excellent combination of telling about a writer’s creative journey and sharing some of the practical realities of a writing career.” Colleen Pierce-Price, Gloucester High School