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Sharon Biggs Waller conducts fiction and non-fiction presentations on the craft of writing for all grades and ages (tailored to curriculum or needs). She is also available for book clubs, book stores, and libraries.

For fiction she covers creativity, plot, characters, scenes, coming up with a story, general craft of writing, revision, the publishing process from start to finish, life and career of a writer, and more.

For nonfiction she covers interviewing sources, researching, finding the heart of the topic, putting together an article or “listicle,” and life and career of a journalist.

For older audiences, she offers a more in-depth discussion designed to open dialogue. She includes topics from her books such as plant exploration and environmental issues; the history of opium, the Opium war, and the early days of opium addiction (THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID). The history of the fight for women’s rights and subsequent punishments for protesting, and how this compares with today’s fights for justice (A MAD, WICKED FOLLY). Today’s reproductive rights and current issues regarding abortion and contraception for teens (GIRLS ON THE VERGE).

Her honorarium is $1500 per day plus traveling expenses. She charges an hourly fee of $100 plus travel expenses for local schools. She also conducts 45-minute Skype visits for $60. Books are available to order. She looks forward to hearing from you! Contact her by filling out the form below, or email her at shazwriter@me.com. You may also book her through penguinauthorvisits@gmail.com—website: Author Appearance Roster 

References

Sharon Biggs Waller visited our middle school book club and was amazing.  The students and teachers loved her novels, were fascinated to discuss her books with her and eager to ask her about her writing process!  We will continue to have Sharon work with our kids!  It was a great treat!  Cindy McCormack Media Department Head Ben Franklin Middle School

It was our pleasure to host Sharon Biggs Waller at Metea Valley High School.  Following the release of her book A Mad, Wicked Folly, she spoke to our upper level writing students about her creative processes and the path to becoming a published author. Her openness and friendliness put the students at ease so that there could be honest, uninhibited conversation about their own writing.  We would welcome Sharon back to MVHS anytime! Mary Lynne Stoller LMC Assistant Metea Valley High School

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