Invite Wendie to Your School or Event

Author of two Wright Brothers biographies, one for lower elementary readers and the other for fifth graders through adults

Has written seven biographies and three picture books

Writes on subjects ranging from history to music, from the serious to the whimsical

Experienced storyteller for all ages, preschool through adult

Public children’s librarian for over 30 years

Published author for over 15 years

Celebrate Flight!

Wendie Old has written Wright Brothers biographies for younger and older readers.
An author visit is a great way to celebrate flight.

What Subjects Can Wendie Old Speak On?

Bringing Dead Guys to Life

Biography doesn’t have to be boring. Biographies are the stories of real people and how they did things. But more importantly, biographies are the stories of why they did what they did. Biographical topics include:

  • The Wright Brothers and flight: why did they succeed when others failed?
  • George Washington and leadership
  • Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and jazz
  • Hows and whys of famous lives
  • The search for the character of famous people

Biographies can be read for fun by both children and adults; or they can add an extra dimension to reports and the study of history. I can discuss these windows through which we see see how other people lived--and help bring these dead guys to life.

How a Book is Made: From Idea to Finished Product

Presentations concentrate on picture books for younger readers or biographies for older readers.

Help Me Write My Next Picture Book

We’ve done Toes and Fingers.  What should we write about next?
How should it sound?  Children help me create a picture book with rhythm and bounce.

Tell Me a Story

Children act out a familiar (or not-so-familiar) folk tale. Best done in small to medium sized groups.

The Best Books for Kids

And why kids like them.

So You Want to Be a Writer

The Ins and Outs of Publishing: helpful hints for writers young and old.

Other

Presentations also available for writer’s groups and for parent and family groups.

Speaking Fees

One evening presentation
$500

Travel fee: free within 100 miles of San Diego, CA; expenses if further away or overnight

$500
Full day with three presentations
$1000

One additional storytelling for kindergartners can be arranged.
Travel fee: free within 100 miles of San Diego, CA; expenses if further away or overnight

$1000
Additional evening presentation after full-day presentation
$150

Travel fee: free within 100 miles of San Diego, CA; expenses if further away or overnight

$150

Schedule a Visit!