"Need a speaker? I’m your gal."
Melanie Chrismer is available for school presentations and other speaking engagements. Contact Melanie for more information.
To book Melanie for a speaking engagement start the process by filling out the Contact Me form.
Author Visit Basic and Specific Needs
"I don't need much but these details make my job easier."
Each presentation has its own set up—quick and easy. We can discuss details when the author visit is booked. In every case it is helpful to have:
- A small
- A chair
- Some water
- A clip-on hands-free microphone (Even a durable voice can disappear without notice.)
Tall Tale Talk - 20 feet of free space near my presentation area for roping "Medium-rare" my practice bull.
Chachalaca Chiquita and What's Out There? – A screen, an LCD projector (for my Power Point presentation) and an expert to hook everything up with my thumb drive or laptop.
Pulling A Story Out Of The Air - A black OR white-erase OR Smart board, with markers. Also: the students will need one piece of paper and one pencil for the presentation.
Melanie enjoys speaking to adults too!
Florida Reading Association Conference, Fall 2013
Harker Heights Public Library Young Author and Illustrator Conference, Winter 2013
Harris County Education Department Scholastic Art and Writing Awards ceremony, Winter 2013
Texas Word Wrangler Festival, Fall 2012
Enchanted Springs Ranch Wild Western Weekend, Fall 2010
43rd Annual Church and Synagogue Library Association National Conference, Summer 2010
Literacy Council of Fort Bend Book and Author Dinner, Winter, 2010
7th Annual “South Metro Performers’ Showcase” Winter 2008
53rd IRA Annual Convention, Spring 2008
2007 TSRA Annual Conference, Fall 2007
Savannah Children’s Book Festival, Fall 2007
Georgia Reading Association Conference, Winter 2007
31st SW Regional IRA Conference, Winter 2006
Mid Dakota Reading Council, Fall 2006
Women Writing the West, Fall 2005
North Texas Book Festival, Spring 2005
IL Reading Council Conference, Spring 2005
23rd SE Regional IRA Conference, Fall 2005
Juvenile Writers of KC, Summer 2004
35th GA Children's Lit. Conference, Fall 2004
22nd SE Regional IRA Conference, Fall 2004
AR Reading Association Conference, Fall 2003
Women Writing the West, Fall 2003
Mid Dakota Reading Council, Fall 2003
Tomball College, Continuing Education Program "Writing for Children"