writer  +  story coach   

I love to talk to students!

I spent over a decade as a public school teacher, and of all the things I miss about that job, daily conversations with students ranks the highest! 


FREE! 30-minute Skype sessions with whole classes or small groups (grades 3-8)

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • themes from my book and/or discussion of the book
  • writing habits and practices
  • finding stories in everyday life

In-person classroom workshops (grades 4- 8):

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • personal narrative writing
  • writing to generate ideas
  • telling a story through verse
  • story structure

For more information and/or to schedule a school visit in-person or via Skype, please email hello@stephaniedethlefs.com.