"Not all those who wander are lost."
I love visiting schools as a Michigan author, sharing my love of our state's rich history while addressing the importance and structure of the
We have fun! My presentations are interactive at all levels. The writing process of brainstorming, research, organizing materials, rough draft
and final draft is complemented by my books, Lilly's Way, Charlie Boy, Home to Mackinac, and Tending Ben's Garden. Students become
involved in my research for these historical novels, their organization and more. A Michigan History quiz often occurs at the end of the session
where students of all grades can test their memory. What is Michigan's state bird? State reptile? What about Michigan's state stone?
My presentations offer flexibility. The best audience of my books and presentations are upper elementary through middle school. Having
taught college composition classes, I am capable of creating a more advanced presentation revolving around research and the writing
process for high school students as well.
Teachers may have preferred areas of their language arts curriculum they would like me to address in my presentations and I am happy to do
so as is possible. It could be spending time on the research process using examples of primary and secondary research I've used in my books,
for example. Or stressing the importance of organization in writing and research. Simply sharing my experience becoming a published author
should inspire students to keep writing! If I can make it happen, so can they!!
At this time I do not charge for mileage.
I appreciate payment on the day of presentation by check made out to Kim Cory. I am happy to provide an invoice in advance of the presentation day for your convenience.