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How To Make Your Own Book!

Learn how a story becomes a book and create your own. Attendees should have paper, pen, and colored pencils.

Tina Shepardson

45 Minute Program



I'll show participants how a story blossoms from an idea into a hardcover book using my picture book as a model of the process. We'll review where to find ideas, creating a story using 5 story elements, and how to publish their story into a real book. There will be time for Q and A, and an invitation to show me their finished product for an autographed copy of Walkout.

About the Author

As an award-winning teacher for 32 years, Tina Shepardson has shared thousands of books with children. As a passionate advocate for children and reading, she finds her best stories are inspired through her favorite roles in life: mother and teacher. Her debut picture book, WALKOUT, centers on being passionate about social justice topics in ways that unite others! Tina uses her love of words and teaching to write about topics that inspire kids to the best they can be. She lives in Upstate New York with her family, enjoying the latest snowstorm with her Akitas.

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