What People are Saying
“The students agreed: their discussion with you was
not only the most enjoyable and interesting of the presentations this year, but the most educational as well.”
--Suzanne Laker, Dekalb CHANGE Academy, Auburn, IN
"Our students loved
your presentation....the things they learned were revealed when we 'unpacked' your lesson."
--Cookye Rutledge, Director, Appleseed Youth Writing Camp, Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne
"Laurie Gray was excellent. She was informative, enthusiastic, and interesting.
Laurie really connected with a few of our teens who write. The overall message of Laurie's visit was incredibly encouraging
and positive, just what our patrons need. *** I had to laugh that of all the books I have read recently, I, a 24-year-old
public school-educated woman, connected the most to a 12-year-old, home-schooled boy...."
--Darcy Davidson, Teen Services Supervisor, Eckhart Public
Library, Auburn, IN
"A few or our sixth grade students have said it was one of the best books they
ever read. Over 150 students joined us to hear about Laurie's background and how she developed her story with the use
of poetry she had written."
--Dr. Robby Goodman, Principal, Northridge Middle School (Middlebury, IN)
"Your poem 'Someone, Anyone' is my favorite poem. I
think that's because that's how I feel all the time. It's like you understand."
--Madison D., 8th grade
" Tremendous presentation. Exceeded my expectations.
The kids were totally engaged and excited. Creating plot for these kids has always seemed very difficult. However,
Ms. Gray made it seem attainable for the students and teachers. Very impressive."
--Mr. Ottenweller, 4th grade
" I thought the presentation was fabulous....Thank you so much!"
--Mrs. Russell, 2nd grade
"I loved her enthusiasm, which spills over into my students."
--Mrs. Czartoski, 2nd grade
"The presentation was geared nicely for my age group, and it held
everyone's attention very well."
Meyer, 2nd grade
Thank you to Children's Author Kim Normann for including me on her list of Indiana authors available for school visits.