John Coy
John Coy
author • speaker • educator

School Visits

One of the reasons I like visiting schools and talking with students so much is the opportunity to demystify the process of making a book. I show examples of my rough drafts and revisions and talk about the process I go through when writing and how it is similar and differs from the process the students use. This connection through writing provides a foundation for teachers to refer back to long after the visit is over.
John with students at a school visit

As a student, I never had an author visit my school. Consequently, I grew up thinking books came from some place far away. I wonder if an author had come to my school and discussed the process of making books, I would have considered the possibility of writing stories for myself and started sooner.

I enjoy working with students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

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