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 well as conference and library presentations. Since 1990, I have had the pleasure of making presentations throughout the United States as well as abroad. I am experienced with with all grade levels and a wide variety of audience sizes, and would be happy to provide references. If you have questions or would like more information, contact me at

Author Visits

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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
  • Argument (make-a-case) writing


  1. caydence.wobbe says:

    see ya tomorrow and again

  2. Courtney Olson says:

    I am going to see you tomorrow at cal young 6 grade zoom!!!

  3. Kyson smith says:

    . . .begining:Yay! .months later… .Please end!!!

  4. Hannah S. says:

    Dear Mr. Young,
    You recently read my school’s magazine. Knowing that you enjoyed our work is very encouraging! But, you didn’t actually say what you thought of my short stories… I would appreciate it if you could tell me.
    I am currently working on my first novel, so encouragement from a published author would be great!
    Thanks, Hannah.

  5. Kimberly Waldron says:

    Dear Mr. Young,
    On Monday I begin teaching a 1st through 5th grade Ecology class called, “Habitats are Where Its At!” and I am wondering if you can come and talk to us about your newest book about Wolves.
    Thanks for thinking about it!

    • areswhy says:

      Hi Kimberly,
      I would be happy to speak with your class, but my schedule is quite full now. How long will your class be running? What school are you working in? I’d be happy to send you information about my visits and then we can get you on the schedule.

  6. Gwen Gardner says:

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

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