Judith Graves, debut young adult paranormal fiction author from Cold Lake, Alberta, offers author visits with BITE!
Judith discusses her journey from singer/songwriter to Young Adult Paranormal fiction author. She explores what makes fiction to DIE for, how to develop characters that ROCK, and how to REVAMP your work (revision with BITE!). Presentation can be modified to suit all grade levels. Judith is also happy to do Skype / virtual visits to schools/libraries.
She has been a member of the Writer’s Guild of Alberta, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Young Alberta Book Society.
“Judith was knowledgeable, friendly and outgoing with a very passionate and positive energy toward writing and sharing her expertise with others. We are looking forward to inviting her back to our Young Author’s Conference in 2011 and would not hesitate to recommend her.”
~ Tracy Spilde, Director. Young Author’s Conference
“Judith is captivating to both young and old, so it only made sense that she had the students’ full attention. There was a buzz in the air. Students were eager to learn more about writing. As an English teacher, having someone like Judith come into the class is invaluable.”
~ Scott MacDonald, Assumption Jr./Sr. High
“A very powerful presentation on creating vivid images when writing. Judith reinforced the idea of staying away from cliches and building up students’ personal vocabulary to make their writing more interesting.”
~ Jose Lapointe, St. Dominic Elementary
“While I am not a writer, I certainly learned a lot about the process and what it takes to become one. I love to read and always have but I now have a new respect for the work that goes into writing a book. Judith is an excellent speaker, intelligent and funny and an absolute pleasure to be around! I look forward to hosting her again soon at our library in Edson.”
~ Suzy Miller, Edson Public Library
“Armed with commercial clips, a personal writing play list, dramatic activities as well as, of course, writing activities, Judith illustrated her message using media, action and words. She was independent in her set up, had everything she needed (including a swack of books and give-aways) and was ready to teach when the class began. Many of the students talked to me personally after telling me they loved what they learned in Judith’s class and later that night at the Spotlight Cafe we heard from several of her students who read what they wrote in her class. Judith is a talented writer, an entertainer, and a passionate and reliable instructor. I support her future employment in the literary arts wholeheartedly.”
~ Lisa Murphy-Lamb B.Ed., M.Ed, Coordinator,WordsWorth Youth Writing Program
Click HERE for the full reference letter from the Young Alberta Book Society.