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Judith Graves

Author

Contact Information

http://www.judithgraves.com

judithgraves [at] ymail [dot] com

Cold Lake AB

Selected Bibliography

Under My Skin: Skinned Book One
(Leap Books, 2010)
Second Skin: Skinned Book Two
(Leap Books, 2011)
Skin of My Teeth: Skinned Book Three
(Leap Books, 2012)

Location: Cold Lake, ABAvailability: nationalAvailable: Any time

Reading Location:

libraries, schools

Grades:

4 to 10

Audience Size:

20 - 60 (max 100)

Fees:

$250.00 per one-hour reading (plus related travel and accommodation expenses). Fee for multiple presentations is negotiable.

Language:

English

Readings

Author Visit (Grades 1-12): Fiction To Die For: Judith will discuss her journey from singer/songwriter to YA paranormal author, blather on about the joys of writing/reading, and share a host of tips and tricks she’s learned along the way.

Ask the Author – Judith could organize Skype visits or online chats with other Class of 2k10 authors (if technology available). Class site: http://www.classof2k10.com

Special Equipment:

Projector/screen/speakers/internet access (to play booktrailer). If workshop, then same for my laptop – plus whiteboard and marker, or flipchart and marker.

Book Sales:

Copies of books can be brought to the readings for students to purchase and have autographed.

Workshop Location:

libraries, schools

Grades:

4 to 10, plus adults

Audience Size:

20 - 30

Fees:

$250.00 per one-hour workshop (plus related travel and accommodation expenses). Fee for multiple presentations is negotiable.

Language:

English

Workshops

Writing Workshop (Grades 4-up): Fiction To Die For: Bring your coil notebook, your favourite pen/pencil/Sharpe, or a laptop if ya gots one. We’ll explore what makes fiction to DIE for, how to develop characters that ROCK, and the beast known as REVISION.

Special Equipment:

Projector/screen/speakers/internet access for laptop (to play booktrailer), plus whiteboard and marker, or flipchart and marker.

Book Sales:

Copies of books can be brought to the readings for students to purchase and have autographed.

Other Presentations

As a library technician I’ve worked in academic, legal, public, and school libraries. I can present or facilitate workshops which would appeal to library staff and educators, as well as those interested in pursuing a career in writing young adult fiction. Topics included: author collectives and debut author launches, a writer-from-a-small-town perspective on New York City Book Expo America, virtual author visits, social media and marketing for authors, etc.

Biography

If it has to do with words or music, Judith is so there for you. A singer/songwriter for more than 10 years, she often writes songs about her characters -- since they are beasties of the night, this makes for interesting listening.

Judith reads as much as she writes, devouring at least two books a week. She loves heated debates over character motives... she's been kicked out of several book clubs for just this reason. With her faithful sidekick at her feet -- that'd be, Willow, a yellow lab -- Judith remains unfazed by book club drama and is furiously writing more paranormal stories. Which hopefully, you'll read. Working in a school library, Judith is surrounded by children's and young adult literature (there's no escape!).