BOOK YOUR AUTHOR VISITS
HOW: Send Mary an email requesting a visit at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO should book Mary:
WHY BOOK an AUTHOR VISIT or SIGNING:
1. This book is of particular interest to anyone (adult, adolescent or child) worldwide that is into boating, water sports, and lives near water.
Reach the adults who want to reminisce about their boating trips as kids or when they took their own family or grandchildren out on boating vacations.
Entertain readers with a humorous context that all family members can relate to. Dave Alavoine (Pacific Yachting Magazine’s cartoonist for COCKPIT CONFESSIONS) is masterful at creating humorous vignettes around the reality of family sailing trips.)
Use the book as an incentive for kids to learn nautical language and want to use the words that they’ve picked up through this humorous context (the terms will stick- guaranteed!)
Encourage kids to write their own humorous stories and create their own cartoons through a writing workshop with the author/ master educator.
Techie families will appreciate the eBook version as they just have to click on the highlighted nautical word in the text or the cartoon and it will take them to the kid-friendly, quirky glossary to affirm their understanding of the word or phrase.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS/BOOK READINGS/WORKSHOPS to share WHO’S the CAPTAIN?
As a former Principal of an International Baccalaureate World School in West Vancouver, Mary is an inspiration when giving workshops, organizing assemblies and open houses, book launches, etc.
Titles for Mary’s Speaking Engagements could be:
“REMINISCING BOATING VACATIONS WITH KIDS ABOARD” (for Yacht Clubs) Fans of Pacific Yachting Magazine and Dave Alavoine’s cartoons will appreciate the collection of family cartoons in one book.
“NAUTICAL CARTOONS- WHAT NOT TO DO” (Understanding nautical terms with Summer Sailing Schools) Mary guarantees that young sailors will retain the nautical terms from the cartoons and sassy, comical glossary!
“The Writing Process for Creating a Humorous Cartoon Book” for schools/libraries: The kids would be engaged with the repetitive language during the reading. Several themes would be touched upon:
-Who should be CAPTAIN? Does it have to be a Dad? (gender discussions)
–Why do boaters use nautical language? (safety on the water is addressed)
-What elements make a cartoon picture book entertaining?
–Cartoon Challenge/Contest: Create a digital cartoon from something you’ve done on the water.