Directions for Authors

We are hosting authors of children and young adult (YA) publications.
Authors, we welcome your input and participation in creating what promises to be an exciting way to bring books to life for our students. A Skype visit is an excellent first meeting with authors who are invited to schools to make in-person presentations. Authors are listed in alphabetical order in the navigation list on the left.

Our goal is to set up a network of authors who are willing to participate in Skype conversations with students in classrooms and libraries. This wiki provides a page for each author who joins the network. Our author template ensures consistency of content and keeps things simple for authors, teachers, and librarians. The author pages provide procedural and contact information. Take a look at other authors' pages as an examples.

Arrangements for Skype visits are initiated via email and/or phone between the author and the teacher and/or librarian.

Authors offer two types of visits:
  • No Charge - Meet the Author Visits - 10 to 15 minutes
  • In-Depth Visits - Time and fee determined by each author

IMPORTANT:

  • USE FIREFOX OR INTERNET EXPLORER TO EDIT YOUR PAGE -- SAFARI & CHROME HAVE ISSUES -- YOU MAY LOSE YOUR WORK!!

  • PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR AUTHOR INFORMATION IN YOUR PROFILE PAGE.
    AN AUTHOR PAGE WILL BE CREATED FOR YOU ONCE YOU'VE BEEN APPROVED.
    ANY CONTENT IN YOUR PROFILE PAGE WILL BE DELETED.


  • Once we create your Author page, PLEASE update as soon as possible.
    We do not want blank entries on the site -- frustrating for visitors who are looking for authors!

  • Please keep to the structure of the page as we want all author pages to follow the same format.
    Questions: Email sachauncey@gmail.com OR rkerby@mcdaniel.edu

  • Please do not add any pages to this site -- your author page is your only page. Other pages will be deleted.
    If you would like a page to group fellow-authors etc. please send a request to sachauncey@gmail.com.

STEPS TO JOIN AND UPDATE YOUR AUTHOR PAGE:

  1. Sign up toas a Member - go tohttp://skypeanauthor.wikifoundry.com/and click the yellow sign-up button on the upper right of the page..
    Please make your User Name your first and last name.

  2. Email me at sachauncey@gmail.com to let me know you are a member. Include your website address in the email as this is the way we verify our authors.

  3. We will create your author page and give you "writer" privileges. I'll email you to let you know your page is ready for your updates.

  4. Sign In again -- Click your author link in left navigation bar and update your page.

  5. Genre:
    Here is a list of the genres/forms of writing that our teachers would be likely to search. In the Genre field on your author page, please include as many as apply with commas between them. If we left any out that work for your books, email me and I'll add to this list as it may help others.

    biography
    comic fiction
    coming of age
    contemporary fiction
    environment
    fairy tale, fairytale (use both)
    fantasy
    feature article
    female empowerment
    folktales
    health
    historical fiction
    history
    holidays
    how-to
    humor
    informational
    inspirational
    language arts
    literary fiction
    magazine short stories
    memoir
    multicultural
    mystery
    narrative
    narrative procedure
    nonfiction
    non-fiction
    paranormal fiction
    personal narrative
    personal writing
    picture book
    poetry
    question and answer books
    realistic fiction
    religious
    school curriculum
    school market
    science
    science fiction
    sports
    steampunk
    urban fantasy

  6. Let me know when your page is ready and I'll give it a look. -

  7. Questions: Email sachauncey@gmail.com OR rkerby@mcdaniel.edu

  8. New to Skype: Visit Skype Overview Page
Please let us know if you visited a class or library via a Skype visit. We'd love to feature author success stories on our home page.

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