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“Thank you in advance for your consideration. I am excited to work with students to inspire, empower, and educate through simple to use tools that combat bullying and build self-worth!” –Jaimie Engle, Award-Winning Author & Speaker

Below you can read about presentation topics, testimonials from previous author visits, and schools and events Jaimie has attended. If you’ve already booked a visit, choose your presentation page for details:

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PRESENTATIONS TOPICS

Can You Hear Me Now? – Grades 5-9

Sometimes, it’s hard for a young author to discover their writer voice. Other times, they struggle just trying to find their voice at all. In this concurrent session, author Jaimie Engle shares how to build voice as an author, through character, and as a person, based off her Kirkus Editor’s Choice awarded novel & Florida Sunshine State Book List Nominee Metal Mouth (2020).

The Power of Words – Grades K-12

In this fun, interactive program, Engle uses her novel Clifton Chase & the Arrow of Light to demonstrate the correlation between world building and people building, because words have power. Students will leave with a clear understanding of the types of bullying and how they can use fiction to find solutions to their problems. A positive focused anti-bullying message.

ConSERVEation – Grades 8-12

A STEAM based program, Engle shares her novel Dreadlands: Wolf Moon to discuss conservation, motivate students to think differently, and the history of the villainization of wolves in literature.

Coping with 2020 – Grades 4-10

In this session, we will take a look at the hero’s journey and story structure to share how our favorite heroes have overcome adversity and change to find their “new normal,” as it relates to life after Coronavirus, and prejudice/racism through mythical creatures using The Dredge and Clifton Chase on Castle Rock.

Writing Using the 5 Senses– Grades K-6 (and perfect for Family Nights!)

Using Little Red Riding Hood from The Toilet Papers, Jr., students will learn about writing using the 5 senses, with a particular focus on that of taste and smell.

Life as an Author – Grades K-12 (and perfect for Family Nights!)

In this presentation, attendees will discover an author’s journey, with all the defeats & successes, to encourage them that life is an adventure that can inspire others’ through story.

Cosplay and Character– Grades 5-12 (and educators!)

Using pop culture references and cosplay favorites, students will learn how to apply those same principles when building characters in their stories.

Get Ready for the Real World – Grades 10-12

The real world can be really tough. As students prepare to make the transition from high school to college, they need to know a few things. Author Jaimie Engle shares insight into building resumes that stick, writing college essays, and learning how to plan for “adulting.”

 Family Night – Grades K-6

After an introductory presentation about the process of writing her novel, Engle encourages families to interact in a fun game of win-lose-or-draw with book titles to demonstrate how pictures and words correlate. Reading and book signing to follow. (60-120 minutes)

Don’t take my word for it…

  1. “Jaimie Engle was an absolute delight to have at our school’s Young Authors’ Celebration! She provided our aspiring writers with wisdom, real life examples that students could relate to, and she sprinkled inspiring and humorous anecdotes throughout out. Her enthusiasm for writing was evident and her genuine attitude made all of us feel like instant friends. We look forward to having Jaimie Engle visit our school again in the future!” Julie Bosley, Media Specialist, Lewis Carroll Elementary School
  2. “Jamie Engle is a local author. We just had Jaime at our school and she put on her “Win Lose or Draw with Words” program for our 3rd-6th grade students. They loved her and didn’t want to stop. I highly recommend her if you’re looking for an author visit.” —Lee Alonso, Media Specialist, Roosevelt Elementary School
  3. “Jaimie is willing to come out to your class and tell her story of how Clifton developed into a story and the tenacity it took to get the book published. She can bring books which she will also autograph when students purchase them. While visiting at Quest Elementary School, Jaimie read aloud from the book along with my students. Everyone took a character parts (like Reader’s Theatre) which thoroughly engaged my gifted students who begged us to “just read one more chapter together.” —Susan Reiter, Resource Teacher, Quest Elementary
  4. “Very professional, engaging and laid back!  The perfect trifecta!  Students loved meeting you and learning about your craft!  Our middle-schoolers were truly inspired!” —Michele Hipolito, Media Specialist, Ocoee Middle School
  5. Jaimie Engle is my favorite classroom visitor. She establishes rapport quickly and easily with students from 4th through 6th grade and creates activities that educate about the writing process. The kids write with joy and enthusiasm under her tutelage.” –Kitt Kane, Gifted Teacher, Suntree Elementary
  6. Palm Bay Elementary School enjoyed a family night with author Jaimie Engle on February 19th. Jaimie has a natural way of drawing students and families into her love of writing. She demonstrated how words “build” others up. We enjoyed her time with us and expect to see her back to provide some writing workshops in the future. ” –Terri Rollins, Literacy Coach, Palm Bay Elementary
  7. “Jaimie’s presence in our Young Writer’s Camps has supported our mission as an organization – to celebrate every student’s unique voice and empower them to be a positive influence in their community. We appreciate you Jaimie! Thanks!” —Michelle Riddle, Youth Director, Page 15 Non-Profit
  8. “Thank you very much for the writing workshops this week in the Melbourne Writing Center of Eastern Florida State College. I have heard nothing but positive comments all week about your writing seminars. Your positive demeanor and conversational presentation style allow the audience to be set at ease, which further allows participants to absorb your wealth of knowledge shared during these sessions. People I talked to felt a connection to you, which prompted their willingness to share their own ideas and ask a range of questions.” —Sharon Cronk-Raby, Writing Center Director, Eastern Florida State College

Author Visits and Speaking Engagements (2013-Present)

Schools

Savanna Ridge Elementary Book Fair, Jensen Beach, FL

Mariposa Elementary Book Fair, Jensen Beach, FL

Arbor Ridge Elementary, Orlando, FL

East River High School, Orlando, FL

Lewis Carroll, Merritt Island, FL

Cocoa High, Cocoa, FL

Central Middle School, W. Melb, FL

Longleaf Elementary, Melb., FL

Discovery Key Elementary, W. Palm Bch, FL

Odyssey Charter, Palm Bay, FL

Ocoee Middle, Ocoee, FL

Turner Elementary, Palm Bay, FL

Port Malabar, Palm Bay, FL

Keene’s Crossing, Windemere, FL

Pinewood Elementary, Orlando, FL

Cape View Elementary, Cape Canaveral, FL

Royal Palm Charter, Palm Bay, FL

Suntree Elementary, Melbourne, FL

Endeavor Elementary, Cocoa, FL

Mims Elementary, Mims, FL

Palm Bay Elementary, Palm Bay, FL

Discovery Elementary, Palm Bay, FL

Community Christian, Melbourne, FL

Roosevelt Elementary, Cocoa Beach, FL

Holland Elementary, Satellite Beach, FL

Quest Elementary, Melbourne, FL

Palm Bay Charter Lower, Palm Bay, FL

Palm Bay Charter Middle, Palm Bay, FL

Palm Bay Charter Upper, Palm Bay, FL

Challenger-7, Cocoa, FL

Lockmar, Palm Bay, FL

Umatilla, Umatilla, FL

DeLaura Middle, Satellite Beach, FL

Southwest Middle, Palm Bay, FL

Fulmar Road, Mahopac, NY

Campus Charter, Titusville, FL

Instruction

UCF Learning Assembly, Orlando, FL

Eastern Florida State College, Melbourne, FL

Adult Education Program, Cocoa, FL

Writer’s Atelier, Winter Park, FL

Libraries

Hillsborough County Library System-Ruskin Branch

Brevard County Library System—Suntree, Cocoa Beach, W. Melbourne branches

Maitland Library System—Central branch

Orange County Library System—Downtown branch

Palm Beach County Library System—Mandel branch

Stores

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, throughout Florida

Events & Conferences

FAME 2019, Orlando, FL-Faculty

SCBWI Long Island, Webinar, Speaker

FL Christian Writers, Lake Wales, FL-Faculty

SCBWI Southern Breeze, Alabama-Faculty

Writer’s Atelier, Winter Park, FL-Keynote

Space Coast Writer’s Guild, Melb, FL-Keynote

Florida Council of Teachers of English, Cocoa Beach, FL-Keynote

State Small Business Expo, Melb., FL-Keynote

Other Words, St. Augustine, FL

Orlando Book Fest, Orlando, FL

Florida Writers Association, Altamonte Sprs, FL

Authors for Authors, Melbourne, FL

A Writer for Life, Melbourne & Cocoa, FL-Keynote

SE Spec Fiction Conference, Maitland, FL

SCBWI, Orlando, FL

NESCBWI, Springfield, MA

Space Coast Writers Guild, Cocoa Beach, FL

Be a Buddy; Stop Bullying, Melbourne, FL-Keynote

Christmas in the Park, Mt Dora, FL-Keynote

Meet the Authors, Melbourne, FL

Young Adult Book Bash, Winter Park, FL

Meet the Authors, Leesburg, FL

Speaking Engagements

South Florida Romance Writers Group, FL

Jr. League World of Reading Day, Lakeland, FL

PENN Women’s Group, Rockledge, FL

Mother’s Journey through Bullying, Cocoa, FL

Women of Excellence, Melbourne, FL-Keynote