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Claudia McAdam

Claudia Cangilla McAdam is an award-winning children’s author with 24 published books, ranging from picture books to middle-grade mysteries to young adult novels.


Meet the Author

Are you curious about what it's like to be a writer? Ask me anything. Where do I get my ideas? How do I find a publisher? Do I need to find my own illustrator? What do I earn from my books? Nothing is off-limits . . . well, maybe, "How old are you?" :-)

Claudia McAdam

30 Minute Program

Let's Talk About It

Choose your own reading adventure! Pick one of my selected picture books. I'll provide a FREE Discussion and Activities Guide, and then we'll spend some time exploring the book in an online audio-visual presentation, followed by a discussion of the characters, plot, motivation, and lessons learned. After the visit, children are welcome to do the…

Claudia McAdam

30 Minute Program

Going from Idea to Published Book

Ever think about writing a book? Do you have any idea what the process is in going from an idea in your head to holding a finished book in your hands? This educational and entertaining visit with a much-published author gives kids (and adults) an inside look at the world of writing and publishing.

Claudia McAdam

30 Minute Program

You're a Poet . . . Even if You don't Know It!

Pencil, paper, and a great imagination will have kids embarking on a fun exploration of writing poetry!

Claudia McAdam

45 Minute Program

Knocking Out Great Creative Writing

Children will want to have paper and pencil handy for some entertaining impromptu exercises that will punch up their creative writing.

Claudia McAdam

30 Minute Program

Waking up with AWAKENING

An interactive, visual presentation with Q&A time provides an engaging and enlightening deep dive into the author's book AWAKENING.

Claudia McAdam

45 Minute Program

Claudia Cangilla McAdam is an award-winning children’s author with 24 published books, ranging from picture books to middle-grade mysteries to young adult novels. One of her picture books got her invited to the White House three times (yes, she attended!), and a former First Lady requested an autographed copy. In addition to making numerous in-person and online annual school visits and presentations to homeschooling groups, Claudia enjoys digitally sharing her books and Discussion and Activities Guides with families and teaching creative writing to children of all ages.

Claudia knew at age ten that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up, and that experience helps her guide kids who also would like to be authors . . . and those who just plain love to read good books! Her works include secular and faith-based titles, and she uses PowerPoint to share her books with audiences, young and old, so that all in attendance can feel like they actually enter into the story.

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