Melanie Chrismer
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"If you want
your children
to be intelligent,
read them
fairy tales."

-Albert Einstein

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"Need a speaker?  I’m your gal."

Melanie Chrismer is available for school presentations and other speaking engagements. Contact Melanie for more information.

To book Melanie for a speaking engagement start the process by filling out the Contact Me form.

Melanie roping at Hancock ElementaryAuthor Visit Basic and Specific Needs

"I don't need much but these details make my job easier."


Each presentation has its own set up—quick and easy. We can discuss details when the author visit is booked. In every case it is helpful to have:
- A small table
- A chair
- Some water
- A clip-on hands-free microphone (Even a durable voice can disappear without notice.)


Tall Tale Talk - 20 feet of free space near my presentation area for roping "Medium-rare" my practice bull.

Chachalaca Chiquita and What's Out There? – A screen, an LCD projector (for my Power Point presentation) and an expert to hook everything up with my thumb drive or laptop.

Pulling A Story Out Of The Air - A black OR white-erase OR Smart board, with markers. Also: the students will need one piece of paper and one pencil for the presentation.

Melanie enjoys speaking to adults too!

Speaking Credits

  • Florida Reading Association Conference, Fall 2013
  • Harker Heights Public Library Young Author and Illustrator Conference, Winter 2013
  • Harris County Education Department Scholastic Art and Writing Awards ceremony, Winter 2013
  • Texas Word Wrangler Festival, Fall 2012
  • Enchanted Springs Ranch Wild Western Weekend, Fall 2010
  • 43rd Annual Church and Synagogue Library Association National Conference, Summer 2010
  • Literacy Council of Fort Bend Book and Author Dinner, Winter, 2010
  • 7th Annual “South Metro Performers’ Showcase” Winter 2008
  • 53rd IRA Annual Convention, Spring 2008
  • 2007 TSRA Annual Conference, Fall 2007
  • Savannah Children’s Book Festival, Fall 2007
  • Georgia Reading Association Conference, Winter 2007
  • 31st SW Regional IRA Conference, Winter 2006
  • Mid Dakota Reading Council, Fall 2006
  • Women Writing the West, Fall 2005
  • North Texas Book Festival, Spring 2005
  • IL Reading Council Conference, Spring 2005
  • 23rd SE Regional IRA Conference, Fall 2005
  • Juvenile Writers of KC, Summer 2004
  • 35th GA Children's Lit. Conference, Fall 2004
  • 22nd SE Regional IRA Conference, Fall 2004
  • AR Reading Association Conference, Fall 2003
  • Women Writing the West, Fall 2003
  • Mid Dakota Reading Council, Fall 2003
  • Tomball College, Continuing Education Program "Writing for Children"
    ...and more.

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