Sunday, September 30, 2012


     Hello. I Skype classrooms, libraries, writers and writer's groups. 

EDUCATORS:   My fees are negotiable but if your school or library has NO budget, I am free. Most of my sessions are between 45 minutes and an hour, depending on the age and needs of the audience. 

 I have written over 80 books for young people K-YA in the last two decades. My work has won starred reviews, kids' choice state awards, and Kirkus "Best of YA" featured/reviews.

Skin Hunger, a dark, complex YA fantasy was awarded a National Book Award Silver medal. 

I've been on faculty for MFA programs, critiqued manuscripts at countless writers' conferences, and have spoken at many of SCBWI's Los Angeles international conferences. I was part of an SCBWI mentorship faculty 2012 and hope to do it again soon. I will be in Monterey CA teaching at their festival of the arts this summer and on faculty for the Wisconsin SCBWI conference this fall.

So. Skype is not as good as being there in person, but it is still a great way to interact with kids and writers without involving planes.

More about my sessions for writers:
contact:  kathleenduey @ earthlink dot net

more info for writers:


Candy Gourlay said...

I really like your honesty box policy re negotiable fees. i think I might copy you!

kathleen duey said...

Candy, hello! Please do. The truth: Kids need contact with authors and we need contact with kids!