Kids and FlagsI really enjoy sharing my curiosity as well as my love for writing with audiences of all ages. This includes author visits for students as conference and library presentations. Since 1990, I have had the pleasure of making presentations throughout the United States as well as abroad. I’ll spare you the hyperbolic “What They’re Saying About My Visits” comments that are so common on author/presenters’ sites. Instead, I’ll provide you with the names and contact information for people you can ask about my work. I’d also be happy to send you detailed information about my author visits and presentations. Please contact me at

Author Visits

With Kids 1 With Kids 2

One of the best parts of being an author is sharing my passion for writing. “Real Writing” author visits are based on my experience as an author as well as my strong belief in the importance of writing. My goal in working with students is to engage their curiosity in order to improve writing and reading skills. In planning a visit, I work with teachers to develop presentations that support their work in classrooms. Presentation topics include:

  • Starting with questions
  • The search for ideas
  • How ideas become books
  • How to make weak writing strong
  • How to make strong writing stronger
  • Real-life research
  • The writing life


  1. Gwen Gardner says:

    Hey Mr Young I hope to see you next school year.

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