Beginning with a funny presentation on her creative process, students will learn how the author gets her ideas and polishes them (repeatedly) to craft a poem or story. They will see how a book is put together, including preliminary art work and text revisions to the finished product. Grades 3 and up will participate in a poetry jam that gets even reluctant students performing poems. Teachers may choose the grade-appropriate title they want her to present to students. The author provides related writing and/or art lesson extensions and donates each book she presents to the school library.