Happy to have been selected to tour, in person, the province I think of as my long lost home, Quebec. For these tours, the cost drops significantly so it’s a great opportunity for a school to engage their young readers with a writer they may not know yet. Having written for 35 years and visited libraries and schools across Canada for the same amount of time, I think of myself as a grandmother of literacy.. I love the kids and my work. Passion inspires across the board, not just for reading and writing. You’ll see if you host me. Because the profile I’ve posted here is a screen shot, the pink hyperlink button won’t work. Here’s the application link, nice and long: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPAM6jf7KIl2RN9LgJ2AzZ9swgizIOojcGXxcj8v07gQXTAg/viewform?pli=1
How do you create a book trailer?
I start with a short script that I run by my son Craig (EpiloguePoductions.com). For Blue to the Sky, I wanted to show my main character Ella training for her big CN Tower stair climb. Over the climbing shots, we would put a voiceover of her citing her goals: first climbing Chedoke steps and then CN Tower stairs, then reciting her allergy poem over the City of Toronto, then presenting in front of her class and conquering her public speaking fear. I hired my granddaughter Violet to climb Chedoke stairs and to read the lines.
Best stair climber I know and she has such a unique voice.
I can’t wait for you to see the video.