School Presentations

Loraine welcomes the opportunity to speak to children about her writing and illustrating. She talks about her early attempts at being an artist by showing her drawings (good and bad!) from grades 1-5. She discusses through fun drawings, how she began to use her powers of observation to enable her to draw.

She talks about how environments play an integral part of her stories. With the use of “what if” scenarios, Loraine’s shows how her stories take shape, using all the inherent dangers and advantages of settings.

Loraine explains her steps in creating an illustration for a book. She covers the process of deciding which scene will be illustrated, to researching, then how she physically composes a scene to illustrate.   Her highly interactive style, that includes many drawings, lures kids into her world of details.

After she reads an excerpt from her newest book, LUNA , there will be a short Q & A, followed by prizes of books and illustrations!

Presentation Details:

Length and Grade levels:

45 – 55 minutes depending on the depth required for each age group. Loraine requests groups no larger than 3 classrooms and the following age ranges: Grades 2-4, 3-5, 4-6.

Equipment required:

–  2 medium-sized tables to hold presenting materials

– computer and projector for displaying a PowerPoint presentation brought on a USB drive.

For more information, contact Loraine directly at

I look forward to hearing from you!