A community college English teacher and regular presenter, Rebecca Balcárcel leads adventures for grade-schoolers through adults. As part of her upbeat, interactive presentations, attendees explore the writing process, craft elements, and behind-the-scenes secrets of her novels.
At school visits, kids get a behind-the-scenes look at my writing process and the life stories that inspired my books!
“Prof. Balcarcel is such a sweetheart! I am currently taking her class and it exceeded expectations. She manages to engage all students with very interesting lessons. Her grading is amazing; she gives good feedback. She really strives to improve your writing. Would take this again!” — Composition I student
Responses to Keynote Address:
AMAZING! One of the best I’ve ever heard! Excellent!”Jan Peck, author
Your keynote speech was simply wonderful.”–high school teacher
Sample topics for writing groups:
- How to Get an Agent
- What Happens After Your Sign The Dotted Line With an Agent
- Surviving the Edit Letter
- Creating Your Online Platform
- The Magic of Voice
- Show, not Tell
- Using Metaphor Magic
- Plotting Your Novel
- The Heroine’s Journey as Your Plot
- How to Write a Novel (overview)
- Let’s Write a Poem!
Rebecca would be delighted to autograph books for you! Books can be ordered through Barnes & Noble on consignment, your local independent bookstore, or from Chronicle Books.
Single session, local: $300 (one presentation or one hour; book signing)
Half-day, local: $400 (two presentations on a morning or afternoon; book signing)
Full-day, local: $600 (up to four presentations, book signing, informal lunch chat with students or faculty/staff; can be divided between nearby schools)
15-min. virtual visit: FREE
Out-of-town (over an hour from my home in DFW, TX): add travel expenses/mileage and meals
**These are a guideline, but Title I schools can try to team up with a nearby school or contact Rebecca. Also, a visit can be customized to your needs.
Click over to Appearances to see already scheduled events.
Let’s have an adventure together!