Author Visits

Literacy is an important part of any child's education, which is why I love working with children. As a former preschool teacher, I have a lot of experience with younger audiences and have always loved sharing with them my love for reading and writing.

Each child's needs are as unique as a snowflake and I try to help bring out that uniqueness with a series of different presentations and workshops available for children of all ages. Each age requires different means for presentation, and I am more than willing to adapt as necessary for each age group.

Understandably, older students will want something more hands on and informative, while younger audiences will want something that entertains while still imbuing them with valuable lessons they can take into their continuing education. It is my goal to try and help stimulate that desire to create and appreciate the written word.

Having written and illustrated several children's books, as well as many young adult novels, I hope you will find me well qualified to not only aide in supplementing the core curriculum, but to help encourage greater self-esteem and acceptance of others and their differences, something that is as valuable in real life as it is in the writing world. I hope to teach that we can share and celebrate our differences in writing. Just as there are a multitude of genres, there are an innumerable variety of individuals out there who all want to feel accepted. I believe writing can give them that.

To discuss having me come visit your school or library, please contact me at or by calling me at 435-817-1271.

For an example of class and workshop offerings, please click here.

More information, including the Author Visit Packet, can be downloaded here.

Contact me about my rates.


We had an excellent start to our summer series. Karlie did a great job. She was dynamic and interactive with her young audience. She held their attention, and her dialogue and approach was perfect for the children. -

Charlene Lyles
Frisco Arts Ambassador

Previous engagements:

North Texas Regional SCBWI Writers Conference October 2020 - Adults - Presentation on Self-Publishing

McWhorter Elementary School Career Fair February 2019 - Children - Presentation on the process of creating a book

Frisco Arts Author's Summer Series June 2018 - Adolescents and Children - Presentation on reading and writing

Dallas Public Library-Preston Royal January 2018 - Adults - Presentation on publication basics

Carpe Diem Preschool Frisco, TX 2016 - Children -  Reading

Book Fair engagements:

Frisco Book Fest, Frisco, TX  May, 2019
North Texas Book Festival, Denton, TX April, 2018
Lewisville Public Library Book Fair, Lewisville, TX March, 2018
Frisco Book Fest, Frisco, TX November , 2016
Audelia Road Branch Library book fair, Dallas, TX July, 2016

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