LIVE PROGRAMS & RESOURCES
If you'd like Beth to come to your classroom, program, book festival or more, you can contact her booking agency. Beth also does online programs and has provided a list of invaluable resources for aspiring writers below.
BOOK BETH FOR A LIVE PROGRAM
QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION
Invite Beth to your school, writers conference, or other function for a fun and interactive question and answer session. Depending on the size of the group, Beth will either accept questions prior to the event, or take them from students on the spot. A popular choice among schools and libraries, this option is low-key and encourages engagement.
WRITING WORKSHOP: CRAFT
Ideal for middle grade to high school audiences, this tried-and-true writing workshop includes a hands-on writing session where students share their work. Each student will walk away with a clear idea of how to write a scene. Lesson can be adapted to match state curriculum or current reading assignments/themes within the classroom. Time is allowed for students to discuss writing and ask questions. An included, short presentation prior to the workshop gives insight to students on what it means to write for a career.
WRITING WORKSHOP: INSPIRATION
For serious writing students, this workshop weaves an in-depth presentation about careers in writing with two hands-on activities that Beth really uses while writing. Students will walk away with a clear idea of voice and plot structure for a short story or novel (which can be a great kick-off to an entire unit).
Beth is comfortable speaking to any size group on topics on writing, inspiration, perseverance, and more. Her unique experience as a "ten-year overnight success" gives her a great foundation to build a speech on hard work and achieving one's dream.
WRITING INTENSIVE PROGRAM
Appropriate for adult students or serious high school students, this program can be adapted for one long course or a several-days long workshop at a convention.
With pointed, detailed lessons on every aspect of writing, this deep-dive into story takes students from idea to structured outline (or from rough draft to revised story). Students will walk away with packets of information and charts all about their work, and they will have a clear idea of what their next steps toward publication will be. With a section on querying and publishing, this is a must for any aspiring authors serious about their future career.
BOOK FESTIVALS, CONVENTIONS, PANELS & MORE
A fangirl herself, Beth loves attending book festivals, conventions, author signings, and other events that put her in front of her favorite people: her readers. If you are the organizer of any such event and would like Beth to speak, present, moderate or speak on a panel, please do not hesitate to reach out.
To book any live program with Beth, please contact her booking agency.
Beth travels frequently and can often arrange local rates when in the area
Discounts may be available for bundled visits with multiple schools and/or book sales through the event
BOOK ONLINE PROGRAMS
Beth offers two online programs, both of which can be conducted by Zoom or Skype. More information on both programs is below. To book an online session with Beth, please contact her directly.
QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION
DESCRIPTION: With experience in all aspects of publishing, Beth has the answers to the questions your students want to ask. Beth's experience in the classroom ensures that there's no "dead time" as she dives right into the rich stories of her career.
NOTE: It is often best helps if students are familiar with one of Beth's works. If your students aren't reading a novel by Beth, consider sharing the free short story "The Turing Test," available online with free teacher lesson plans available here.
First twenty minutes are free
$100 for up to one hour
Note: rates negotiable with book sales or Title 1 schools
ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOP
DESCRIPTION: Perfect for writing groups, this tried-and-true presentation offers hands-on, interactive activities. Students will walk away with a completed writing scene and a new perspective on voice and story development. While I teach online, teachers or aides are requested to be on hand to distribute materials.
Base program takes one hour to complete. This can be adjusted for class schedules and/or a question and answer session added on.
Program is suitable for all ages and adjusted to individual classrooms. Versions have been successfully presented to middle grade, high school, and adult learners.
Program works best in groups of 30 or less.
$250 for the first hour; $400 for an hour and a half
Beth is the co-owner of Wordsmith Workshops with fellow author Cristin Terrill. Wordsmith hosts a variety of online programs as well as in-person retreats and workshops. The all-inclusive workshop retreats are hosted periodically throughout the year at various major cities within the nation.
THE PAPER HEARTS SERIES
The Paper Hearts series came from Beth’s desire to give back to the writing community. After years of posting articles and comments in answer to aspiring writers’ questions, Beth compiled the book in Wattpad. After more than 100,000 reads in Wattpad, Beth rewrote the collection into a comprehensive 3-book series with hundreds of pages of new content, practical advice, philosophy, charts, and more.
In addition to the three nonfiction titles on writing, publishing, and marketing, Beth has also developed two hands-on workbooks for aspiring authors. The first workbook is designed to help the author map out an idea to a finished manuscript. The second workbook is constructed like a journal to help organize ideas and develop themes.