Here are some of my tried-and-true programs and workshops.


Each has a duration of about 40 minutes to one hour and can be targeted to any age group, from first graders to adults, in a classroom or assembly setting. Most include a PowerPoint slide show.

1. Wheels of Change
How the Bicycle Emancipated Women and Changed American Life Forever

2. Nonfiction Research Skills
Separating Fact From Fiction in Researching and Writing Engaging True Stories

3. Women in the Early Days of the Motor Car
How Some Stubborn Motor Girls Overcame Resistance to Women Behind the Wheel

4. With a Pen and a Gun
How Nellie Bly and Annie Oakley Made Their Mark in the Late 19th Century

5. In a League of their Own
The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

6. Hoop Dreams
Basketball and the Changing Role of American Women From 1896 to the Present

7. I Edited a Dictionary!
Memorable Encounters From My Career as an Author and an Editor

8. Forgotten Heroes of Women’s Sports History
An Overview of Amazing Athletes From the Past 120 Years

9. Your Choice!
I will work with you to tailor one or more presentations to your curriculum and classroom needs.


Writers’ Workshops

These hands-on, interactive writing labs can be targeted to students in grades 4 through 12 in a classroom or library setting. Each can last 40 to 90 minutes (one-to-two class periods).

10. Life Stories
Helping Students Write Biographies, Autobiographies, and Memoirs

11. A Picture Is Worth 125 Words
Using Photographs as a Starting Point When You Write