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Services for Children's Authors

Whether you're launching a new book, planning author visits, or want to reach more readers, let me help you connect with educators and students by developing educational materials.

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Teachers Guide

  • Introduction to the Book and Author 

  • Pre-reading Activity

  • Comprehension Questions (broken down by chapters or page sections to gauge literal comprehension) 

  • Vocabulary and Language Lessons

  • 10-12 Discussion Questions 

  • Reading Responses and Writing Activities

  • Cross-curricular Activities (depending on the book, this might include: STEM, social studies/geography, art, and media)

The Guide will be aligned with the Common Core or State Standards of your choice.


Book Club Package

  • Introduction to the Book and Author 

  • 10-12 Discussion Questions 

  • 2-3 Activities

  • Supplemental Resources and Suggested Reading List


Author Visits

  •  List of Ideas and Activities for you to use during an author visit

  • Customized Worksheets and or Graphic Organizers ready for classroom use


"I loved the process of working with Laney. At least 90% of the activities in the guides are hers, but she was also very open to collaborating with me.


She produced the guides on time, and I thought her fees were more than fair.


Laney's teacher's guides still get downloaded several times a week from my website, a decade after my first children’s book was published.


There’s no question in my mind that my Neptune books are still selling well in part because teachers are using her guides in their classrooms around the United States and around the world." 

Polly Holyoke, author of the award-winning Neptune Trilogy and Skyriders 

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"I love writing books and talking to students about them, but I'm at a loss when it comes to innovative and multi-disciplinary ideas for how my books can be used in the classroom.  Hiring Laney has solved this problem.


Her exceptional work has both improved my profile among educators and helped me personally improve the quality of my school and library visits, where I often employ her ideas.


I will be hiring her soon (for the 6th time) when my next book pubs."

Amy E. Sklansky, award-winning author of more than a dozen books and veteran of nearly 200 visits to schools and libraries

My Experience 

Connecting young people to literature has been my passion and area of expertise for over twenty years. As a classroom teacher, I utilized books across the curriculum to develop my students as readers, writers, and critical thinkers.


With a dual master's degree in elementary education and special needs, I’m committed to reaching all learners. I believe in creating experiences where students will receive the support or challenge they need.


My advanced graduate studies focused on reading and literacy coaching, and I’ve worked with students and teachers across the grades (K-12). I’m also a published author who has presented at literary festivals and in classrooms.


I understand the challenge of reaching readers firsthand, so I offer these services! You've worked hard to get your book out in the world. Let's make it come alive for readers! I look forward to hearing about your project.

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