Author Presentations

Two Children's Book Authors for the Price of One!

The DYNAMIC DUO!  The Beauty and the Beast!

David Davis and Jan Peck combine to give a program to reach every child.

The presentation includes:

An impromptu Jazz Band (with shades, musical instruments, and hats)
using Davis's Children's Choice Award winning book:  Jazz Cats.

A Giant 6'6'' Carrot, a dramatic improvisational play of The Giant Carrot,
and inspiration for reading and writing.

Encouragement, inspiration and help with taking the (TAKS) creative writing test for Texas 4th Graders!

Special surprises and gifts for all students and teachers!  For ages K-6th; large and small groups.

How to Grow a Book!

Get your wonderful stories planted and help them grow! This program combines elements of the other programs, plus playing the spoons, surprises and inspiration for getting your stories written down and sold!  For all ages; large and small groups.

The Giant Carrot

This presentation includes a dramatic play of The Giant Carrot, a giant carrot hunt, and inspiration for reading.  Peck also brings a giant 6'6" carrot and a special gift for each student. For ages K-5; large and small groups.

"Jan is a "peck" o' fun when she and her giant carrot team up to promote literacy.  The children loved participating in the story, and the bookmark and treat for each were just icing on the (carrot) cake!"
                                                                       --Patricia Butts, Librarian at Metropolitan Christian School, Dallas, TX

Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul

# 1 on Publisher’s Weekly
Children’s Non-fiction Bestseller’s List!
Winner of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Award

Students take part in this hands-on creative writing workshop. Using story starters, students  "Get Real" and write true stories about the everyday struggles they face.  This will give the students perspective, hope and the encouragement to make positive changes in their lives.
For all ages; large and small groups.

Past presentations include:

Fees: $400/half day (two programs); $700/full day (four programs); $250/Single Program.
If you are located outside the Fort Worth area, please add expenses (transportation, lodging, meals).

Please email me for more information and booking schedule.  Click here for a sample contract.


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