Waterloo Region (Available for GTA, Hamilton, Niagara, London and parts in between). Writers’ Union Member. VPRS checked and logged with TDSB. English author. Middle grade, young adult. Grades 5 to 12. James’ rate is $300 for one 45-60 min session, $550 for 2, $750 for 3, $900 for 4 (max 4 per day), plus travel by car or transit). HST extra.
photo credit: Christine Saunders photographer
James has published three MG-YA fantasies, one YA-SF and has two YA fantasies coming in 2019. His YA-SF novel Icarus Down won the 2017 Prix Aurora Award for best Canadian YA SF Novel.
Two school presentations available: 1) The Author’s Journey – how I became an author and how persistence is the key to success. No special equipment needed; presentation includes props showing the writing and rewriting process. 2) How to Build Your Own Planet (requires computer projection) – a walk through on how to create your own special planet for your story, by showing what is possible on Earth and in the Universe around us. Both presentations feature readings and a Q&A session afterwards.
Maximum number of students per session: 40-80 (flexible)
Preferred venues: classroom, library, small gymnasium.
Equipment requirements: table, bottle/glass of water. Planets presentation require a screen with a computer projection.
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