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Adult Workshops

My audience goes beyond children. I'd love to talk to your adult group including teachers and writers seeking professional development! Please contact me regarding prices for these topics. 

I teach virtually and in-person. 

Please contact me for details. 

Teachers' Professional Development Workshops

Consider inviting nonfiction children's author Annette Whipple for an author visit and professional development. 

Educators' Facts Are Fun: A Nonfiction Writing Workshop

Annette shares strategies and hands-on activities to effectively teach the nonfiction writing process to students with an emphasis on student research. Participants will evaluate multiple resources, use mind mapping, and explore how "voice" changes a writing sample. Depending on the time allowed, Annette can focus on the full writing process or just one aspect such as research or revisions. She's happy to work with your ideas.

Mentor Texts in the Classroom

Mentor texts provide a model for student writers to study. Annette shares strategies to help teachers utilize a variety of mentor texts in the classroom. Hands-on writing time help teachers to understand the mentor text teaching/writing process even more.   

Teachers Write! Writing for the Educational Market

Teachers make fantastic children's writers. If you're curious and enjoy researching and writing about new topics, consider writing for the educational market. Learn how to get assignments from editors to write books and other resources for students like yours! If you're interested and want to know more now, check out this blog post about writing for the educational market. You can also watch the first few minutes of this class through Annette's on-demand video class here. (Want to purchase the class? Get an updated coupon code here.)  

Writers' Workshops

This list continues to grow and change. Programs are designed to be interactive and often hands-on. Please contact me for details. 

Skip the Pitch (Work-for-Hire Writing Assignments)
Facts Are Fun: Nonfiction and Informational Fiction for Children
Successful School and Library Visits
The Working Writer
Writing Science and Nature in Ways Kids Love
Beyond Book Signings
Make the Most of Newsletters

On-Demand Video Courses

Veronica Bartles and I have partnered together to help you find your voice as a KidLit Creator through on-demand writing videos. We have written picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult books published. Currently Veronica focuses on fiction, while I love fact-filled informational books.  

Each course includes a free preview! Visit us at

Other Adult Programs

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Beyond the Prairie Girl

Annette engages the audience in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder as she discusses how the pioneer girl we read about in the Little House books became an author and  about the adult life of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Learn to Read, Love to Read

(For parents of mixed ages, preschool, or school-age)

We want our children to read for fun and not just for school. Learn how to choose books to interest your child, as well as practical and creative ideas to foster the fun of reading with your children. Help your child read for the joy of reading.  

Cut the Clutter

What is clutter? When is it a problem? How can I overcome it? Cut the Clutter discusses these questions and more while motivating you to take action. Faith-based groups can request Clutter Crowds Out Jesus in addition to Cut the Clutter.   

Journey of Patience

Patience often looks like waiting, but it's more than that. Annette shares how her impatience gets in the way of relationships and faith. Though changing behavior and attitude are a start, it is the fruit of the Spirit which enables her to sincerely love others. 

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