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Brent Sherrard







Authors’ Booking Service is pleased to announce that children’s author Brent Sherrard is now scheduling visits to Ontario schools for the coming school year.   

Brent would love to plan a visit to your school or library. His rate is $200.00 per session. There are no additional costs for transportation or other expenses.  

Brent’s first two novels, Wasted, and Final Takedown, are part of the Sidestreets Hi-Lo series for reluctant readers.

Here's what educator Laura Kendall had to say when Brent visited Oromocto High School:

"Brent Sherrard visited our school and the students are still talking about it! The experiences he shared were heartwarming and certainly eye-opening. All of my students could relate to his novel 'Wasted' in one way or another. Alcohol and drug use is prevalent in our society and our students need someone to be ‘real’ with them about how it affects people physically, mentally and how it can destroy lives. The question and answer period was wonderful, as my students were completely engaged. It has been a long time since have seen students this excited about a book! The opportunity to meet the author has only added to the experience. They are now arguing over who gets to read 'Final Takedown' first! Many thanks to Brent for this wonderful experience."


Books

Wasted  (2009)

Final Takedown (2010)

Presentation Details

I begin my presentation with a discussion of why and how I became an author, emphasizing the importance of imagination.   

A short reading follows, with a passage that is selected specifically to lead into a discussion on some of the issues that are important to teens, including the role peer pressure plays in forming choices and opinions, fitting in while maintaining individuality, and being true to yourself.  Maintaining an upbeat atmosphere throughout, audience interaction is encouraged. I conclude with a question and answer period of ten to fifteen minutes.

At the educator’s request, my presentation can be focused primarily on the subject of substance abuse. Please let me know in advance.  
 

I distribute a signed postcard to each student 
 

I will present to grades 6 to 10  

Is this flexible? Please ask about other grades.  

Maximum number of students per session: 60  

Is this flexible? Please ask about larger audiences.  

Workshops available? Yes 

If yes, for which grades: 4 - 12  

Maximum participants for workshop: 15  

I am comfortable in a classroom, library, auditorium or gymnasium, but may require a sound system, depending on the acoustics.  

I require a small display table. A bottle of water is always appreciated.