An experienced teacher, lecturer and presenter, I talk about writing, children’s literature, and historical fiction, as well as the life and work of Canadian author L.M. Montgomery to people of all ages. My presentations are adaptable to the skill and knowledge of the group and I incorporate my experience as an English college teacher to engage students in writing about what they are interested in. I bring props, which may or may not include my first writings. Geared to grades 5 and up, my presentations can be adapted to the grade level and/or size of group. All presentations discuss path to publication, writing life, with a focus on research best practices, and the writing process.