For children Aged 4 to 7, Pat’s 20+ years as an educator make her uniquely qualified for presenting to children. She reads with great expression and keeps the children engaged throughout the story hour.

Pat enjoys sharing the writing process with older children in grades 2 through 5. A photo slide show guides kids through the making of The Stitches Fairy and includes information on word choice, editing, and revision. Students learn about the illustrator and view original artwork. Pat stresses the importance of her writing critique group, PBJ, the Picture Book Junkies.

Pat wrote a “reader’s theater” version of the story. It is written at a 2nd grade level. The trunk show includes fun props and scripts of The Stitches Fairy. Kids love reading and acting out the roles of Claire, Dad, and the fairy.

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Previous, current and future author presentations are listed below.

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Author Visit
Greeley, Colorado
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Patricia will visit her grandson Calvin’s first grade class. The presentation will include a read aloud by the author and a reader’s theater for the students.  The kids will pull props and scripts form the Stitches Fairy trunk and act out the story!


ABC Preschool Story Hour
Greeley, Colorado
Monday, April 18, 2015

The author’s granddaughter, Josie Joon is very excited to have her Babba visit her preschool! Patricia will read aloud from The Stitches Fairy and children will make edible fairy wands.

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