Author and Illustrator Appearances

We have several authors and illustrators who enjoy meeting and speaking with readers about their work, and about reading and writing.
If you are interested in inviting an author/illustrator to visit your community in person, or via Skype please contact McBookwords.


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Carol Gorman

Carol Gorman

Carol Gorman was born and raised in Iowa where she still resides.  She lives on a quiet street, in a quiet house that she shares with a cat or two.  She began writing professionally when she married Ed (a noted writer of genre fiction) and was still teaching English/language arts to seventh grade students.  Her first publication was a magazine article about the "Mayberry Method" and soon she turned to writing novels. During Ed's life he was her constant support and encourager. Now she has authored dozens of titles, and continues to write and publish for the middle grade and young adult reader.
For many years Carol taught Middle School Language Arts and later taught in the English department at Coe College in Cedar Rapids.  When Carol is not teaching, writing, or reading, she
enjoys traveling and has gathered writing background and talked to readers in England, Poland, France, and Japan.  
Carol speaks frequently at schools in Iowa, across the United States, and internationally. She has spoken successfully to all age levels -- in schools, libraries, and at a variety of conferences.

Gorman is the author of many middle grade/middle school novels including: Stumptown Kid and Games: A Tale of Two Bullies. Download these resources:

Resources for Author Visits

What to do with an author book box.

1. Use as a "favor" box at an author luncheon.

2. Include questions about the books/author for Jeopardy type games.

3. Put coupons/prizes inside as rewards for ...

4. Use as decorations on desks (teachers/librarians/student)

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